Yearly Archives: 2018

A More Inspired Life

  Every now and then, I like to reinforce a great idea (or several).  In May of 2015, I sent out a LIFEies about Bill McRaven, a retired Navy Seal commander’s commencement address at University of Texas.  (Click here to revisit that talk.)  He has now come out with a book on the same topic. It can be hard to… Read more →

Tedious Small Talk

Tedious Small Talk

  Want to live a more engaged life?  Change the way you make small talk.  Why not become more interested AND interesting? Here is how: Don’t answer simple questions with dead-end replies (How are you?—Fine).  Rather, ask thoughtful questions. Keep conversations moving vertically (How was your sunrise this morning?  What was the highlight of your day?) Socializing and an ability to communicate will enhance your… Read more →


Be Happier in 10 Seconds

  I’m sure you’ve heard someone tell you that success requires the right mindset. But when it comes down to the moment of truth, how can you ensure you have the right mindset you need? To put yourself in the right mindset in 10 seconds, create a mantra. Here is why: Repeating a mantra as simple as “I can do this”… Read more →

self improvement

Who Are We Seeking to Become?

  What are you doing to make yourself better? Today, and every day…we get the privilege to live our life. Today, do something to take yourself down the path toward who YOU want to become. It’s not just a privilege. I think it’s an obligation–to yourself. Rule #8 from my book The Fantastic Life: Play Where You Can Win Every day… Read more →