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All my life I have tried to make sure I was heading in the right direction. From a young age I knew where I wanted to go and worked hard to achieve my goals. Now, I’ve raised four kids, competed in a ton of athletic competitions, and run a number of businesses. I also know that the world is filled with things that I can do or learn to make my life better.

Have you ever wished you had more time to read and uncover information that matters? Have you ever wanted to know more about a topic that could be helpful to you, your coworkers, kids, and friends?

My solution to this problem was to read and share. I have always been an obsessive reader of just about everything. Whenever I uncover interesting articles I share them with friends and family, always adding my own comments to make them personal. Most of these topics focus on how to live a better life – with my family, coworkers, and friends.

I have decided to share them with you. I call them LIFEies; weekly emails full of motivation, lessons, and simple facts of life. A LIFEies could contain a thought, an idea, a lesson, action item, or simply an interesting topic that any of us could benefit from learning about.

If you would like to be a part of the LIFEies weekly email, please sign up on the right. If you know someone who might enjoy this kind of reading, please share.

Hope you enjoy!


  • Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don't believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside down? How long did it take for you to overcome the resulting funk? On the other hand, can you recall the last time someone's positive praise lifted you so high you felt untouchable? Words have the power to transform our attitudes and actions. Tha... Read More
  • I thought the below WSJ article on questions we want to ask our parents was thoughtful.  Why not, RIGHT NOW, ask any and all questions of our parents we might have?  I have lost both my parents, so I sent this to my kids and said—now is the time, ask away. If you are good with your parents, congratulations.  Now how about your spouse?  Best friend?  Partner?  Sibling? Here are three gre... Read More
  • I follow a very motivational guy named Tom Bilyeu (you can see his Instagram here or visit his website here).  He did a live talk in Phoenix back in January that I went to with my son.  I thought I would share some key takeaways with you for your use.   Below my top three highlights are all my notes. 1.  Consistency is what gets you into elite groups.  Hang on long e... Read More
  • I look for and find mentors everywhere I go. Some are people I speak with regularly, have known for decades, and get to learn from all the time (Thank you Bill Lee, and Jim Watkins).  I also learn from people I have never met.  I am constantly trying to get better. I view these people as personal mentors as well.  I have found one of the best ways to achieve my goals is by observing those who... Read More
  • Most LIFEies readers will have heard of the ‘The Negativity Effect’ which basically says that bad events and emotions affect us way stronger than positive ones.  What I didn’t know is that this was just discovered less than two decades ago. I wanted to know how can we use this knowledge to overcome the tendency to go dark and help us with our Fantastic Life.  Here is an example: I do quit... Read More