Life Lessons

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Things to Give Up

  Tim Denning (author of today’s article below), looked around at his successful friends and realized they think and speak differently.  They also work harder than his less successful friends.  From the first two sentences you should glean my first takeaway from the below article:  If you want to live a Fantastic Life, hang out with people who truly have one. Then… Read more →

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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 →

Good End of Life

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 →

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Pick 3

  Living The Fantastic Life requires sustained sacrifice (The Fantastic Life Rule # 5) that takes away from other facets of life.  Here is your choice—work, sleep, family, fitness, or friends:  Pick 3 to win this week. Each week, throughout your life you get to decide which ones will get your time because there are only 24 hours in a day… Read more →

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 →