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Advice From the Self-made

I look for and find mentors everywhere I go. Some are people I speak with regularly, have known for decades, and get to learn from all the time (Thank you Bill Lee, and Jim Watkins).  I also learn from people I have never met.  I am constantly trying to get better. I view these people as personal mentors as well. … Read more →

A True Mentor

I get asked quite a bit if I have any mentors.  I do — lots of them. My first and most important mentor was my dad (read my LIFEies on my dad here),  but I also found mentors in our Founder, Bill Lee (read my LIFEies on Bill Lee here), my coach of 27 years, Dan Sullivan, and many others.  Today,… Read more →

Never Settle for Mediocrity

Since I was a junior in High School, I have not settled…for anything.   Not everything has gone my way, of course, but I have never lost because I didn’t give my all.  I now understand this is not normal.  Everyone wants to have good things happen to them, but most are not willing to pay the steep price to get… Read more →

The Tail End

Below is a great exercise in time and gaining clarity on what is important in you life (FL Rule #2).  Take a moment to break down the time you have left in your life and then compare it to what you still want to do and who you want to do it with….WOW!  This was an eye-opening exercise for me at… Read more →

Not Being Successful

I spend a ton of time goal setting, planning, and executing on my priorities. But I don’t always hit my goals.  What causes us to not be successful?  Benjamin Hardy spells out a number of ways below in the article.  Here are my thoughts for me and our LIFEies tribe: First, we don’t evolve/grow.  We need to continue to get… Read more →

Time for Kids?

I know the amount of time I spent with my kids when they were growing up was way more than the time I spent with my own parents.  This is not a slam on my parents — the world changed. Below is some data from The Economist showing that parents are now spending twice as much time with kids now… Read more →