Yearly Archives: 2019

work life balance

Work Life Balance

  Over the last decade there has been tons of talk about work-life balance. But the new generation of workers actually want to live it not just talk about it.  I have my own take on this (of course).  I believe balance is thought, practice and (here comes the most important part of this LIFEies) an understanding of what work-life… Read more →

Happy Marriage

A Happy Marriage

  I have this joke I tell about waking up, rolling over and whispering “You’re right, honey”, then starting my day.  If you want a happier marriage, the first and best way to begin is to express gratitude. {Click to Tweet}  Simple to type and simple to do.  Tell your spouse “thank you.”  We learned this in kindergarten, and it… Read more →

The Other Side of Success

  We all want success, but there are two sides to EVERYTHING.  I know this firsthand.  I spent 25 years sleeping less than 5 hours a night.  What did I get?  Tons of success and accomplishments…and cancer. There is a balance that, once found, needs to be constantly reviewed, adjusted and reevaluated on your path to success. Here are some things… Read more →

Work Habits

Work Habits

  LIFEies are a short lesson each week.  This week is just a simple graphic showing some interesting stats Fast Company compiled about how the most productive people work.  How do your habits compare? I found it telling that 71% of those surveyed work in an office, while only 4% used co-working space, so keep this in mind. Some takeaways,… Read more →

Prune the BS

Prune the Bullshit

  A broker I mentor sent me the article below that mirrors what I say in some of my Fantastic Life talks. In my talk, I use a quote from McKenzie Barney of comfortheory.com,  “How I spend my time is how I spend my life.” And the corollary, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is… Read more →

Do Less

Do Less

  Prioritization is an important part of The Fantastic Life (Rule #2- Be Crystal Clear on What You Want). This means not just knowing what I want but knowing the difference between good and great.  At this stage in my life, I have worked really hard to clear out all the bad things and relationships in my life.  Every year… Read more →

Resilient People

Resilient People

  In his book, Resilience, Eric Greitens says resilience does not mean you bounce back from the hard experience.  Instead, resilient people find healthy ways to integrate hard experiences into their lives. All this adversity and energy spent redirecting your efforts and focus drains your reserves.  One key part of being resilient is to learn how to replenish your reserves, grow stronger… Read more →

Suffering

Suffering

  Below is a great article on two topics we never tend to think about.  Suffering and Dying.  I originally typed this LIFEies after being in a car accident and having 3 fractured ribs, so there is the pain.  Couple that with all my athletic endevours, I know short term pain on a first name basis. Ha. Learning how to… Read more →