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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!


  • I learned the path to becoming financially independent from Robert and Kim Kiyosaki when I was 28 years old.  They taught me that getting out of the Rat Race is simple: have enough passive income to offset your living expenses.  The key part of that statement is you have to live very inexpensive.   There is a new trend called Minimalism (check this out) that teaches to live WAY below your mea... Read More
  • I never knew about The Diderot Effect.  Did you?   The Diderot Effect says that obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. This leads to buying things that we never needed to feel happy or fulfilled.  I have seen that happen….to me. We have this saying in backpacking — First you buy all the gear you need and then… bu... Read More
  • Since I was a junior in High School, I have not settled…for anything.   Not everything has gone my way, of course, but I have never lost because I didn’t give my all.  I now understand this is not normal.  Everyone wants to have good things happen to them, but most are not willing to pay the steep price to get there.  To be excellent in life, you MUST wake up every morning with the intent... Read More
  • I don’t normally have any problem falling asleep.  However, in my years writing these LIFEies, the number one topic most people come up to me wanting to discuss is sleep. One recurring theme is the time it takes to fall asleep or waking up and not being able to go back to sleep.  Today is your lucky day.  I have two different techniques for you to try out. 1.  The first process I recommend ... Read More
  • What is happiness?  In the article below, Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel-prize-winning psychologist, says happiness is about enjoying things spontaneously and in the moment.  He goes on to say happiness is fleeting. Satisfaction, on the other hand, is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire.  Satisfaction sounds like The Fantastic Lif... Read More