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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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  •  The heaviest weight we carry is that of emotional and stressful pressures that we have created or that have been established within our own minds. Our mental weight impacts our outlook on life, ultimately influencing the simplest everyday routines. Here are a couple points that we know to be true but are hard to correct:       “How we talk to ourselves impacts everything we do.” ... Read More
  •  A part of the Fantastic Life is meditation (prayer, time out, whatever you want to call it) but damn it is hard to get the habit fully integrated into my life. I read Russell Simmons's Success through Stillness and send myself the "how to" chapter to read every month.  I schedule time in my calendar to take a break. Still, I am a work in process. Below is an article about how to stick with... Read More
  •  We all struggle to achieve our career and personal goals.  Today, I argue that the problem may not be how hard you’re doing something, but what you’re actually striving towards.  Clarity of purpose is Rule #2 of living the Fantastic Life. You have to love what you're doing, be passionate about it, be willing to do anything for it.  Here is the word of the day: obsessed.Below is an ar... Read More
  •  Getting ahead in the game of life takes grit, persistence, goals, hard work, and more, over a long period of time. Want an easy way to get ahead? Dress better.The below article explains why you should dress 25% better than your peers and the normal dress code at the event you are attending. Proper attire and sharp dressing portrays confidence that all leaders, from CEO’s to military gener... Read More
  •  For most of my career, nobody (nobody!) out worked me.  But that did not mean I didn't value time. Living The Fantastic Life requires you to do NOTHING in moderation.  Clarity of what your priorities are is mandatory. A research project recently conducted at UCLA gives insight on the question of what is more important, time or money?When given the choice between time and money 64% of th... Read More