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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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  • I spend a ton of time goal setting, planning, and executing on my priorities. But I don't always hit my goals.  What causes us to not be successful?  Benjamin Hardy spells out a number of ways below in the article.  Here are my thoughts for me and our LIFEies tribe: First, we don’t evolve/grow.  We need to continue to get better, to grow, to learn.  I love this from the... Read More
  • I know the amount of time I spent with my kids when they were growing up was way more than the time I spent with my own parents.  This is not a slam on my parents — the world changed. Below is some data from The Economist showing that parents are now spending twice as much time with kids now than they did 50 years ago.   Of course, between 1965 and today there have been countless changes, ada... Read More
  • Rule #6 of The Fantastic Life is Stay Out of the Matrix.  We need time to recharge our batteries, to gain perspective and to become more human.  If that is not enough (and it really should be), then how about learning more? Below is an article about lessons learned by going off the grid (out of the Matrix). - We have talked about this before, but the truth is that experiences are WAY more valua... Read More
  • Today’s LIFEies subject line is a sad statistic.  Money isn’t everything, but having even a small modicum of financial freedom can help you out when things get tough. Having financial freedom has been a top priority in my life and I have passed it along to my kids. When they graduated from college, we made sure the first thing they did was save for emergencies.  We started with 90 days of li... Read More
  • I am very focused on creating good habits.  Every day I am trying to improve my habits and add to them. Why?  Because at least half of my life is habits…mostly good, but not all.   Here are three ways I am working on my habits, and another article by James Clear for more back up. 1.  Start small: Initially, create an easy, repeatable goal that doesn’t require too much thought or effort. ... Read More