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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!

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  •   Boy, this was one of the toughest LIFEies I have written.  I HATE to lose.  I HATE losing a client.  I HATE losing a sales pitch.  And yet I have.  Way too many times.  And I have not always followed the advice below when a client decides to leave.  But I am trying and this LIFEies is therapeutic for me. Here is the best way to handle losing a client (I know it’s not easy): ... Read More
  •   I did not get to travel as a kid.  The minute I had the opportunity to begin traveling (and no, you don’t need a lot of money to travel), I was off. Over the past 25 years, I have been all over the world backpacking, learning and growing.  Along with having some spectacular experiences, travel has helped me with my personal growth, deepened my relationships with my wife, kids and ... Read More
  •   When you choose to live The Fantastic Life you inherently make a decision to commit to a focused life. As Tony Robbins says below--Focusing on our decisions and responses allows us to be in control of our outlook toward life, regardless of our circumstances. Our brain is designed for survival, not happiness.  We have to constantly work on happiness.  AND it all starts with taking co... Read More
  •   It's surprising how often we can be our own worst enemy. Below is an article on the 10 ways people make life tougher on themselves. But first, here are a couple tips I am using to counteract these. Do not take things personally - Happy people don't worry about the unintentional actions of others.  I am letting it go.  Ok, I am trying to let it go. Let others have their momen... Read More
  •   Everyone has dreams.  Everyone. Some just dream and then snap out of it, returning to their reality.  Others spend time working towards their dream, but ultimately give up when the going gets hard. And then there are those few, that live the dream.   They are the ones who truly grab the brass ring.  That is how I have lived my life.  In everything I want to do I am: determined, ... Read More