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Learning From Everywhere and Anywhere

Below is an unpublished piece from my partner in NuttyBuddy, Captain Ramrod, Mark Littell. He writes all the time and sends me his musings.  Most are funny but the below was super interesting to me.  I found a ton of value in reading about General Patton (I have read “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly as well) and know he was… Read more →

Urge Surfing

I’ve written a lot in these LIFEies about developing good habits. Now let’s talk about getting rid of bad habits. We all have bad habits, and in the past, I’ve tried multiple ways of getting rid of them. Quitting cold turkey, slowly phasing them out, replacing bad habits with good, you name it, I’ve tried it. Some bad habits are easy… Read more →

Hardiness

Hardiness is a set of attitudes that motivates you to respond to stressful circumstances in ways likely to produce resiliency, by turning potential disasters into opportunities instead. Read that again: Turning disasters into opportunities.  I like that. Developing this trait is done by embracing the three C’s as described below in the article from Outside: Commitment—The author Brad Stulberg says… Read more →

A Nap Should Be a Snack

Yes, I have an ongoing “thing” with naps. I am an avid napper, and the more I learn about how beneficial they are, the more I embrace a good nap. Here is one more tidbit:  View a nap as a snack, not a meal.  You can read more in the blog below or more here but a quick nap is all you… Read more →

The Case for Kids

I have 4 children and they have been the best thing I have ever been involved with.  That alone could be the sole message of this LIFEies.  If you want to live a Fantastic Life—have kids. Adopt kids. Mentor or coach kids. Just spend time around kids. Kids give us more than meaning.   They also give us: —Perspective.  I… Read more →

Finding Success Every Day

I’ve been thinking a lot about success AND the journey getting there.  One idea that I keep coming back to is: how can I find success every day?  How can I feel like I had a successful day? Win every day? We all know about big wins, but I want to really feel success regardless of what happens with those big… Read more →