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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!


  • 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
  • Brian Kight has some great thoughts and blogs.  I love his work.  I particularly loved his blog below on investing in what truly matters.  I have been thinking about this idea from a Fantastic Life perspective.  Here are some thoughts: 1.  First, I believe we cannot over-invest in our biggest goals. {Click to Tweet} To that point, on my top 5 goals for 2019, I have a full page that only says... Read More
  • My Mission for writing my LIFEies:  Live YOUR Fantastic Life. I started this Fantastic Life/LIFEies quest for my kids and it continues to grow and grow, taking on a life of its own. Why did I want to put these out into the universe?  Research shows 70 percent of Americans hate their job.  You would think that the simple answer for these people is to change your situation immediately, right? U... Read More
  • Long time readers know I view balance as something to be achieved weekly, monthly and annually, but rarely daily.  I found the below article by May Busch, the Senior Adviser and Executive in Residence in Arizona State University's Office of the President to express my feelings about balance in a similar way.  Ms. Busch does not believe in balance, rather she believes you need to be “in sync”... Read More
  • Sometimes I slip up.  Alright, I'll be honest, when it comes to food, I slip up all the time. I went looking for some strategies on what to do when you falter and how to get back on track.  One of my favorite bloggers/authors, James Clear,  has a very good article below on just this topic.  We all have transgressions.  Let’s see if we can learn to minimize them. Goals and habits are deepl... Read More