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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 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, the premise is even... Read More
  • I have a simple LIFEies for you today.  Save money for emergencies.  A good rule of thumb is to have 6-8 months of living expenses set aside in liquid assets. Unfortunately: -- 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account. --21% of Americans don’t even have a savings account. --Across the board, a full 80% have less than $10,000 at any one time. So, 80% of Americans cannot... Read More
  • Let’s start with the obvious.  For a happy life,  read LIFEies every Monday.  Second, buy The Fantastic Life and incorporate the rules into your life.   I have to include a plug every now and then. :) I love tracking the Harvard Study of Adult Development.  Since 1983, Harvard has tracked the lives of more than 700 men.  The results give us guidance for a happy (Fantastic) life.  You ... Read More
  • 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 the power to transform our attitudes and actions. Tha... Read More
  • 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 the power to transform our attitudes and actions. Tha... Read More