Life Lessons

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 →

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 →

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A Sincere Apology

Mistakes happen to the best of us, and believe me, I have had to apologize more than anyone I know.  I have learned (the hard way) how to make a sincere apology.  The way we apologize or respond to mistakes displays personal character and can be used to leverage growth, trust, and credibility within relationships. The first step is owning… 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 →