Family

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 →

Bill Lee is my friend

  In 1991, I was one of eight Founding Principals of Lee & Associates Arizona.  Bill  Lee, the Founder of Lee & Associates,  recruited us to be the first Lee office outside of California.  I have said many times that being a part of creating this company and being a Principal here for the last 28 years has been the… Read more →

A Good End of Life

  Since my bout with Lymphoma in 2013, the passing of my parents in 2018, and now going through my parents’ possessions and closing down everything, I have been thinking quite a bit about a good end of life. This is a topic we all should probably spend a bit of time pondering.   For me, this has been breaking down… Read more →

Social Readjustment Rating Scale

  How interesting is this?— A rating scale to see how much stress you have in your life. This scale adds up all events that have you have experienced in the last year.  Simply look at the scale below and multiply the value (life changing units) by the number of occurrences if there has been more than one during the… Read more →

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 →