Life Lessons

Why Philosophy Matters

Ayn Rand wrote some of my favorite books: Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. She also has some great thoughts on the value of philosophy.  Below is an article from Farnam Street summarizing some of her thoughts. Of course, I have highlighted my favorite parts. It only takes three minutes to read the article.  Here are my thoughts: We need our own philosophy… 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 →

Happy or Satisfied?

What is happiness?  In the article below, Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel-prize-winning psychologist, says happiness is about enjoying things spontaneously and in the moment.  He goes on to say happiness is fleeting. Satisfaction, on the other hand, is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire.  Satisfaction sounds like The… Read more →