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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 wanted to send a LIFEies for those who are going through a rough patch (who isn’t?).  The book Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and WWII survivor.  I am sending three quotes from the book and there are a ton more below in the article. --“It’s important to be hardened to life.” All of us will get to experience hardship, some more than others. We need to... Read More
  • I wanted to send a LIFEies for those who are going through a rough patch (who isn’t?).  The book Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and WWII survivor.  I am sending three quotes from the book and there are a ton more below in the article. --“It’s important to be hardened to life.” All of us will get to experience hardship, some more than others. We need to get stronge... Read More
  • I spend at least 30 nights a year on the ground (backpacking).  Sure, I love the exercise.  I absolutely love the time in nature.  But the most interesting byproduct of my backpacking and training in the desert alone or with my hiking partners has been me becoming a better leader/thinker. --I have written over 20 pages of notes while backpacking just in 2020.  AND I have executed all these ac... Read More
  • Back in July of this year, LIFEies hit a milestone.  The 300th LIFEies was published—which was a nice marker.   This got me thinking about why I was able to hit this goal and what is one of the most common mistakes I see when working with people on their personal goals.   I will give you two huge reasons: 1—People don’t write down their goals and review them.  I have talked about the ... Read More
  • In 1983, I got drafted and signed with the Minnesota Twins. It was the most significant event in my life at 21 years old.  In 1984, I got released after only one season of A ball...not a very long career. Here are my stats: Four years earlier, Kent Hrbek got drafted, played in the same league, and had these stats: By 1981, Hrbek was in the big leagues where he played for 14 years, helped w... Read More