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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 →

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 →

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 →

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Your Best Holiday Gift Ever

During this holiday season, we are all looking for gifts for our family and friends.  Let’s give ourselves the best holiday gift ever.  Spend some time with those friends and maybe make a new friend. Friends make your life fantastic. Below is a great way to look at the type of friends need in your life.  I never thought about… Read more →

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A Living Tribute

Almost a year ago, my mom passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. I wrote a LIFEies Tribute to her after her passing (click here to read).  I realized that I didn’t want to wait until my Dad passed to honor him, so here is a living tribute to my 83-year-old father. So this Thanksgiving week, I say thank you to my father and try to… Read more →

Tibetan Monks and Navy SEALS

For a long, long time I have read everything I can about Tibetan Monks AND the Navy Seals. Steven Kotler wrote an article below on what the two have in common.  You can bet I read that as soon as I saw it. Kotler says that both Navy SEALS and Tibetan Monks have the ability to rewire their consciousness and change their state… Read more →