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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!


  •   We are all trying to get ahead in life.  Financial independence was a 30-year goal of mine.  I wanted to know I could take care of myself and my family without worry.  There are lots of reasons why people are not wealthy.  Sometimes they simply do not want to be.  For others, they get stuck in wealth traps. Here are the seven traps Tanz Loudenback talks about below in her article... Read More
  •   We get 37 seconds to make a difference, an impression, and to get more time to deepen the relationship. Take advantage of those 3 seconds, and make them yours. In emails: --subject lines matter --your opening sentence matters --getting to your point matters In meeting in person: --how you dress matters --how you smile matters --how you shake hands matters. In short…It al... Read More
  •   The way people work is changing at a rapid pace and in this highly innovative time it is important to not get complacent. How can we build on our existing skills and stay employable over the next decade? You have to step out of your comfort zone to stay relevant {Click to Tweet}—all the time. Here are my key takeaways from the article below by Gwen Moran: Find trusted sources ... Read More
  •   In 2017, I read the book Extreme Leadership for the first time. Author Jocko Willink writes about how to get your first win of the day as soon as you wake up. When the alarm goes off, you have a choice - do you win or not? I got my first win as soon as I read the book and now months later, I have separated thought from action and put this practice into place. The idea behind this... Read More
  •   Below is a 3-minute article by Elisa Boxer on finding a mindful minute anywhere, at any time throughout your day.  Slowing my day and my life down has been on the front of my mind for a couple years now.  This is a great way to actually do it. -- Find a simple physical sensation and focus on that sensation. -- Don’t go further with the thought, just enjoy the sensation. -- Learn... Read More