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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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  •  Listening is one of the most underrated skills in life, and one I continually find myself working on.  I am in sales, and making the pitch is what I do, right?  Well not completely.  Below, Jeffery Gitomer talks about listening, how to develop your listening ability and what state of mind you should be in to fully hear what is being said. Here is a quick summary of the three best state... Read More
  •  “Passionately curious” is a term used by some people to describe their greatest characteristic.   The Wall Street Journal asked some interesting people their take on the subject of curiosity. Here are my takeaways:Ask more questions than you make statements - Joseph Gordon-LevittEmbrace that anxiety and fear of the unknown are a powerful driver for curiosity - Taryn SimonCuriosity ... Read More
  •  Psychologists have determined the quality of your life is in large part dependent on your perspective.  I believe I control my destiny.  I also believe I can continue to grow, learn and as it turns out—get smarter. Below is an article by Richard Friedman that was in the NY Times about how you can become smarter.  Here are a few of the key points to incorporate into your life: --First ... Read More
  •  “Do Nothing in Moderation” is one of The Fantastic Life's 18 rules. We must use every opportunity to be stronger, wiser and better than we were yesterday. Below is an article outlining strategies that will help you achieve a level of production you’ve been striving for.  Here are the ten with a few comments from me:Create systems. This is essential to leveraging yourself. Focus on ... Read More
  •  Can you believe there are three easy ways (for some of us) to be awesome?  We know these.  They are not a surprise. But they are important to work on daily. --Hang around people you want to be.  Who you hang out with will change your life.  Hang out with FANTASTIC people.--Make friends.  You will be making happiness. One friend increases your likelihood of being happy by 9%.--Introduce... Read More