Family

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 →

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… Read more →

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 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

  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 →

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 →