Self-Discipline

The Differences Between Amateurs and Professionals

  Over the last few years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about the difference between amateurs and professionals. Professionals and amateurs vary on how they apply themselves to the world around them.  Here are some differences. Amateurs: a-stop when they achieve something b-focus on being right c-blame others Professionals: a-have a process b-see failure as part of… Read more →

Habits reminders

  Habits can make your life better…way better.  Below is an article on the science of new habits and what you can do.  As you know, I am a huge believer in habits. If you want more, check out Atomic Habits by James Clear — it’s a must read. Here are a few of the suggestions and some of the habits… Read more →

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 →

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

  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 →