Business

Network Success

I have +-5,000 LinkedIn connections. We have an extensive +-12,000 contacts in our database at Coppola-Cheney.  LIFEies goes to over 25,000 people weekly.  My Commercial Real Estate Narrative goes to over 35,000 weekly.  Why am I sharing all this? The number one predictor of career success is working with a large open network. While the article below was written years ago,… Read more →

Stealing Success Habits

Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don’t believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside down? How long did it take for you to overcome the resulting funk? On the other hand, can you recall the last time someone’s positive praise lifted you so high you felt untouchable? Words have… Read more →

The Truth about Success

We all strive for the satisfaction that comes with achieving success in life. For me, I get an endorphins blast from the simplest tasks to the biggest wins—everything! I am achievement and success orientated in every area of my life.  I think all of us love to highlight the positives from a task, project, event or a goal. But, there are the… Read more →

The Differences Between Amateurs and Professionals

  Over the last few years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about the difference between amateurs and professionals. Professionals and amateurs vary on how they apply themselves to the world around them.  Here are some differences. Amateurs: a-stop when they achieve something b-focus on being right c-blame others Professionals: a-have a process b-see failure as part of… Read more →

Bill Lee is my friend

  In 1991, I was one of eight Founding Principals of Lee & Associates Arizona.  Bill  Lee, the Founder of Lee & Associates,  recruited us to be the first Lee office outside of California.  I have said many times that being a part of creating this company and being a Principal here for the last 28 years has been the… Read more →

Work Life Balance

  Over the last decade there has been tons of talk about work-life balance. But the new generation of workers actually want to live it not just talk about it.  I have my own take on this (of course).  I believe balance is thought, practice and (here comes the most important part of this LIFEies) an understanding of what work-life… Read more →

Do Less

  Prioritization is an important part of The Fantastic Life (Rule #2- Be Crystal Clear on What You Want). This means not just knowing what I want but knowing the difference between good and great.  At this stage in my life, I have worked really hard to clear out all the bad things and relationships in my life.  Every year… Read more →