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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!


  •  Amir Goldberg, a professor at the Stanford School of Business, and Sameer Srivastava from Berkley teamed up for a research project in which they studied how people acclimate in professional environments and which of those acclimation strategies work the best. They have broken employees into four categories of people:- Assimilated broker— People high on culture fit and low on network cliq... Read More
  •  I love everything Malcolm Gladwell writes, or in this case, talks about. The below article covers a discussion between Gladwell and Lance Armstrong that captures a great message for all of us on the journey to be successful.  When talking to Armstrong, Gladwell points out: "The job of running a complex organization or starting a business is all about four or five different things that have ... Read More
  • Over the course of our life, we should become more confident each year.  But many of us don’t.  I'm not sure why exactly, but I do know people who just can't seem to increase their confidence, no matter how much time passes.  Whether it is their mindset  (read this book for more on this topic), or because they have been kicked around by life, they are unable to grow in this area. Let’s ta... Read More
  •  What is discipline?  In the below article, Inga Stasiulionyte describes discipline as: The difference between being in control of your future and letting your environment dictate you destiny.  Living The Fantastic Life means following a set of rules that are designed to help you develop discipline.  Here are some from the article below: Set Big Goals---Fantastic Life Rule #9: Set GoalsS... Read More
  •  Before you stop reading—know that EVERYONE networks.  If you aren’t networking, keep reading anyway.  Why?  Because you should be.  Networking is just another way to get ahead in life.  We all want The Fantastic Life, don’t we? Here are three simple ways to help you network: -  All the time, everywhere. You don't have to go to a work event to start networking. Networking happe... Read More