Hi, I'm Tal Gur, author of The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals Around the World, SMARTER Goals: A Wiser Approach to Setting & Achieving Goals, One Year To Freedom: A Life-changing Roadmap to Living Life On Your Own Terms, and several other works.

I founded Elevate Society for the purpose of helping others to elevate so they can make a bigger, more conscious impact on society. I'll be using this space to share transformational journeys, elevating insights, and impactful lessons I've learned along the way.

You're in the right place if you want to explore more about:

  • Elevating into your potential
  • Designing your dream life
  • Realizing big goals
  • Becoming financially abundant
  • Living a conscious and meaningful life


My Journey

For as long as I can remember, I was intrigued by the endless possibilities of self-expression. I have traveled extensively and spent a decade pursuing 100 life goals around the globe.

My journey, however, had its challenges. Like most people, I faced self-doubt, hurdles, and uncertainties. But as I progressed in my journey, I began to realize this is just part of the deal and that behind every challenge there is a life-changing gift.

Here's a quick summary of my journey thus far:

At the turn of the millennium, after several years of working in the high-tech world and feeling that there was something missing, I decided to change direction and follow a lifelong dream of mine: living and studying in Australia.

While being in Australia, I found myself constantly seeking new challenges, overextending myself in all aspects of life, ultimately resulting in writing a long list of life goals. That list inspired me to leave my stable job, become an entrepreneur and live in different parts of the world for close to a decade.

A few of the journeys I went through:

Reading through my list can mislead you to believe that my life was all rosy. Trust me, I had my share of struggles as well, which I talk about in detail in my book, The Art of Fully Living.

To me, struggles are not the enemy. They exist to teach us lessons, make us stronger, and prepare us for the road ahead.

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Life Goals List

One evening, on a seemingly regular night, I made a decision to pursue every big dream I have. I wrote a bucket list of 100 life goals - from Ironman triathlon, to non-stop travel, to becoming financially free - and gave myself 10 years to achieve them all. Little did I know that that night would change the course of my life.  Read More



Elevating Articles

The main motivation behind my sharings is to help us elevate into our full potential. Thank you for trusting me with your attention. More

Elevating Society

A portion of all proceeds from Elevate University and its personal development programs supports Kiva, a non-profit organization providing micro loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

It’s our mission to empower individuals to reach their potential and help creating equal opportunities for all. See our impact illustrated on the map, or check the latest figures on the Elevate Society's team page at Kiva.

Stand with us on this transformative journey as we aim to make a lasting impact. Join us in our collective mission to reach the one million mark by the end of this decade. To join, simply subscribe below, and when you receive our email, reply to it. We will promptly send you the link and provide all the necessary details for joining our goal.


Why Kiva? Kiva advocates lending, rather than charity. What often happens with charity is that it can lead to dependency rather than empowerment. Lending through Kiva, on the other hand, does not assume we know better than the locals. There is no teaching involved, nor dependency, just simple empowerment.


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