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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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  • I was drafted by the Minnesota Twins right out of college, but when they released me a year later I had to figure out what my next steps would be career-wise. My parents were both high school teachers and I knew I didn't want to follow in their footsteps. I identified three items for the career I wanted: --Be my own boss (I have always bet on myself. Always.) --Located in Metro Phoenix, Arizona... Read More
  • For the third year in a row, I am reading The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I love this book and its daily messages.  It turns out that Emperor Marcus Aurelius could have started my LIFEies back in the early Roman days.  I copied a page from the book below for you to enjoy.  If you want a little Stoicism in your life, The Daily Stoic is a great start. ... Read More
  • It is May, and wow, what a crazy first five months of the year.  I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how I am going to make 2020, not the year of COVID-19 but MY year.  A great year for me and my family. We got to spend much of this year with our kids (and a spouse).  Family meals, hanging out, watching the 40th season of Survivor — really this is our best life. Now, what am ... Read More
  • Interruptions and distractions. They happen. Just ask any parent/leader/manager. Distractions stop us in our tracks, halting any progress and luring us away from growth. There's a lot in our connected world waiting to distract us. Some of it is helpful, educational, and entertaining. But the bulk of it is not. Some is even harmful. In the article below, Mark Manson talks about going on an "attent... Read More
  • There are some areas of my life where I have tremendous self control — like waking up to hike every morning at 4:00 am or earlier (for over 25 years). But then there are other areas where I fail completely, like passing up a cookie (or five). Self-control is your ability to resolve conflicts between your short-term desires and your long-term goals. In my book, The Fantastic Life,  Rule #14 is... Read More