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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!


  • Today’s LIFEies subject line is a sad statistic.  Money isn’t everything, but having even a small modicum of financial freedom can help you out when things get tough. Having financial freedom has been a top priority in my life and I have passed it along to my kids. When they graduated from college, we made sure the first thing they did was save for emergencies.  We started with 90 days of li... Read More
  • I am very focused on creating good habits.  Every day I am trying to improve my habits and add to them. Why?  Because at least half of my life is habits…mostly good, but not all.   Here are three ways I am working on my habits, and another article by James Clear for more back up. 1.  Start small: Initially, create an easy, repeatable goal that doesn’t require too much thought or effort. ... Read More
  • 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 real estate brokerage was that path and I have not had a ... Read More
  • I have a confession to make.  I have not always been the best friend.  For a long, long time, my focus and determination to succeed (at everything) drove me to the point that I was not good to my friends. It didn't help that I had a commission-based career and four kids to raise. When I saw the below article on losing friends in adulthood, it caught my attention. I would like to say all that ha... Read More
  • Communicating effectively is the #1 soft skill we all need to develop and continue to work on throughout our lives.  Communication runs our life.  And there is all kinds of communication - written, spoken, unspoken. I have a quote I use all the time: “Communication IS the relationship.”  Below is an article about why communication is not going away. As the father of four millennials, I a... Read More