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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!


  • Fear is a double edged sword. On the one hand, fear can be a primary obstacle to living your Fantastic Life. Fear of failure, judgement, risk, etc. can be a blocker that prevents you from growing in the right direction. And right now, fear has gripped the world. The spread of the COVID-19 virus has created so much fear in such a short time. Insane. On the other hand, and as explored in the below ... Read More
  • Ayn Rand wrote some of my favorite books: Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. She also has some great thoughts on the value of philosophy.  Below is an article from Farnam Street summarizing some of her thoughts. Of course, I have highlighted my favorite parts. It only takes three minutes to read the article.  Here are my thoughts: We need our own philosophy to develop our values AND to defend... Read More
  • After my Dad passed in late 2018, I wrote a couple LIFEies on death (you can read them here and here).   My longtime friend Joe Blackbourn sent me the below Yom Kippur sermon from Rabbi Steve Leder and I thought I would share it with our community. I think the whole sermon is worth reading but if I had to sum this up in just a few thoughts they would be: --Death is coming to us all – be at p... Read More
  • I LOVED the movie "The Dawn Wall" on Netflix.  If you have not watched it, please do. It's well worth your time. Below is an article about Tommy Caldwell, the man who took seven years of his life to figure out how to climb The Dawn Wall in Yosemite.  In the article below, he talks about two types of fun and I loved the distinction. Turns out, I own Type Two Fun. Type One Fun: fun in the mome... Read More
  • I have spent a lot of time in these LIFEies discussing  sleep.  For regular followers, you know I am committed to being in bed 7 hours a night, 25-28 nights a month.  I have been able to do that since I was declared cancer free in 2014.  Why?  First, I went 25 years with less than 4-4.5 hours of sleep.  I did tons of great work and achieved a lot.  Then, I got cancer. Now a new study has ... Read More