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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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  •   Over the last decade there has been tons of talk about work-life balance. But the new generation of workers actually want to live it not just talk about it.  I have my own take on this (of course).  I believe balance is thought, practice and (here comes the most important part of this LIFEies) an understanding of what work-life balance actually is.   Let me state a few “ru... Read More
  •   I have this joke I tell about waking up, rolling over and whispering “You're right, honey”, then starting my day.  :) If you want a happier marriage, the first and best way to begin is to express gratitude. {Click to Tweet}  Simple to type and simple to do.  Tell your spouse "thank you."  We learned this in kindergarten, and it still applies today. This doesn't just apply t... Read More
  •   I like to think of myself as mentally tough.  I have run over 60 marathons or longer, including the Marathon des Sables (see photo in the header). I have worked really hard to build my commercial real estate business, and with Tracy, I have raised four incredible kids.  When I see an article like the one below, I look to see if the items are me… Sure enough I do some of them great (I... Read More
  •   We all want success, but there are two sides to EVERYTHING.  I know this firsthand.  I spent 25 years sleeping less than 5 hours a night.  What did I get?  Tons of success and accomplishments...and cancer. There is a balance that, once found, needs to be constantly reviewed, adjusted and reevaluated on your path to success. Here are some things to keep in mind when chasing succes... Read More
  •   LIFEies are a short lesson each week.  This week is just a simple graphic showing some interesting stats Fast Company compiled about how the most productive people work.  How do your habits compare? I found it telling that 71% of those surveyed work in an office, while only 4% used co-working space, so keep this in mind. Some takeaways, for me, included: -Most of us work in sp... Read More