Life Lessons

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 →

4 Questions To Ask Yourself

In a recent Strategic Coach class, I was in a breakout session with entrepreneur Geeta Nadkarni. In that session, she shared that she asks herself 4 questions every single day (see below for these questions). Rule 1 of The Fantastic Life is to Know Your Story. Of course, we want to talk to ourselves in a positive and powerful way. We also… 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 →