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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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  • Being calm under pressure is a skill that can be learned. How do we learn it? By learning to control our breath.  Simple — right?  I have written a number of times about breathing.  In addition to cultivating calm, there are numerous health benefits, both physical and mental, to controlling your breathing. Here is a simple technique for remaining calm that the Navy Seals use.  It’s call... Read More
  • Let's start today's LIFEies with this crazy stat: 48% of ALL American households headed by someone over 55 years of age have NO retirement savings whatsoever. Now, let's look at the average retirement savings by age:I strongly believe, we can do better.  How? --Lower your lifestyle and delay gratification  We lived in the house I owned before we got married and had 4 kids before we moved to... Read More
  • Today I want to share a quick primer on note taking.  I take notes in every single meeting I attend.  I used to exclusively write them down on paper, but now I take notes on my phone all the time.  I've shared some great points and a few LIFEies from my 40 years of taking notes.  Also, below is a fine article with more comments, an app, and additional thoughts on why note taking is so importa... Read More
  • Let's start with a great quote: "If you are only willing to do what's easy, life will be hard. If you are willing to do what's hard, life will be easy."  T. Harv Eker I have been thinking about this quote for some time and how I want to incorporate it into my life.  There are lots of things I do naturally that others think are hard AND there are some things that are hard for me that others t... Read More
  • I have found there is never a set-and-forget cheat for motivation. Quotes that motivated me yesterday may not do it today. Certainly last year’s inspiration does not inspire much today. So today, I wanted to share 150 quotes to inspire you. Pick some, bookmark this LIFEies, and come back to it over time. Change it up. Get fired up and stay motivated….for a while. Here are a few that hit me to... Read More