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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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  • We all make mistakes but living The Fantastic Life is all about living YOUR life. It's not about keeping up with the Joneses or trying to live life the way others want you to.  It's all about finding your path and walking it. Here are three ways to do this: Stop wasting money! Don’t buy that new TV/Car/Clothes.  Instead save and acquire intelligent assets so you can buy experiences. ... Read More
  • In an economy that is at full employment, finding and hiring A Players is harder than ever.  And A Players are already hard to find in the best of economies.  Here are some guidelines to help as you try to sort the wheat from the chaff when building your team. What classifies someone as an A Player? They are the top 5% of people. They work hard, go over and above, are well liked and respe... Read More
  •   Even if you don't like this week's article, this week’s LIFEies proves one point: You CAN find anything you want on the internet to prove your point.  :) Below is an article about why leaders should back their car in Batman style.  I have been doing this, to the chagrin of my wife and kids, for the past two decades. Why do I do it?  Because I like being prepared in advance. I li... Read More
  •   I have not received a paycheck since 1984.  That was the year I became 100% commission-based.  Because of this, I have had to be my own critic. Instead of a boss grading my performance, the market tells me if I wasn't very good.  One of my favorite quotes that has guided me is: Now, I lead a team of 11 people.  I have to coach and criticize.  Here is a great way to deal with crit... Read More
  •   The Forbes World's Billionaires list is always a hot item.  I love to read about the roots of billionaires and see how they carved their own path to success.  Below is a very cool infographic examining the backgrounds of the world's billionaires.  Let’s break it down: Toss the first 30—they inherited their wealth.  Good for them. 17 started their own business—These are m... Read More