Life Lessons

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 →

The Truth about Success

We all strive for the satisfaction that comes with achieving success in life. For me, I get an endorphins blast from the simplest tasks to the biggest wins—everything! I am achievement and success orientated in every area of my life.  I think all of us love to highlight the positives from a task, project, event or a goal. But, there are the… 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 →

Self-Confidence

All of my life I have been fairly self-confident.  I have my moments of insecurity and doubt, but I tend to believe in myself and have ALWAYS bet on myself.  After getting released by the Minnesota Twins organization and having a less-than-stellar boss at my first real job, I made the decision that I would become my own boss.  Commercial… Read more →