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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 negotiate on behalf of my clients every single day, and have for over 35 years. I sometimes forget how engrained negotiations are in my life. Negotiation is an obvious requirement for my job, but, as the below article explains, it's really necessary for everyone, not just those who work in real estate or sales. EVERYONE should know how to negotiate to get what they want. The below article brief... Read More
  • I loved the documentary, Free Solo.  Even though I knew Alex Honnold was the first person to successfully free climb El Capitan, my palms were sweating every time he was on the mountain. Below is an article from Harvard Business Review interviewing Alex.  I had some great insights reading the below and thought I would share the article and my thoughts. --Preparation is what stops the fear. I t... Read More
  • Created in 1985, Satisfaction with Life Scales (SWLS) is an interesting way to look at yourself and reflect on how you feel about your life as a whole. You can actually measure if you are living your Fantastic Life . I pulled this simple SWLS from this website. Rate the statements below based on the following scale, and then add up your total at the end. Here you go: 7 - Strongly agree 6... Read More
  • Every week with LIFEies, I try to share an article that made me think about how I can improve my Fantastic Life.  This week, there are so  many good quotes in the article below that prompted different ideas for me. Check out my favorites and then read below as well. I would love to hear what your favorites are AND why. -- “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good perso... Read More
  • “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day—unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”  - Sukhraj Dhillon That quote grabbed my attention in the article below.  Wow.  As I read on, the author, Patricia Williams called me out—If we say we are too busy we are simply making excuses and self-sabotaging ourselves.  I will add, it also means we ha... Read More