Yearly Archives: 2015

Do You Self-Sabotage?

  Boy, the below article and the concept of Self-Sabotage loopholes hit home with me when I read it.  I am GREAT at loophole numbers  2, 6 and 9, and pretty good at a few others.  Read below to see where you get off the train and rationalize why you are going to break your good habits.    Maybe all of us can eliminate one or two of these loopholes  in… Read more →

Why Aren’t You Doing What Really Makes You Happy?

  The Fantastic Life is created, not inherited.  In my book (that you can purchase by clicking here), there are 18 rules for living The Fantastic Life.  Below is an article from Time Magazine that sites numerous studies showing the science behind all my rules.  AND the science is compelling.    –Ambitious goals make you happier. –You think you want what is easy,… Read more →

A Simple Way to Save Money

There are simple ways to save money each and every day.  Do not go to Starbucks every day for your morning coffee.  Make your lunch at home.  AND, stay away from ATM surcharges.   I never use an ATM.  Ever.  Here is why:  They charge you money to get your own money.     What a business!  With the advent of ATM’s in… Read more →

My Favorite Four Letter Word

  Below is a short article that has me thinking about my favorite four letter word all day: Done!  I am a compulsive “complete or move the task forward” guy.  This word is pure symphony to my ears.  This week, let’s focus on finishing projects, creating work flow velocity and saying “Done” out loud throughout the week. Rule #12 from my book… Read more →

7 Payments to Passion

  Passion is a misunderstood word for getting what you want. After reading today’s LIFEies, you should have a better understanding of your own passion.  The article below puts it into context and spells out the costs of passion in your life AND the benefits.  I particularly love the list of items that trump passion—especially grit.   Here are a few other personal favorites from below: –Action fuels… Read more →

Diversification of Investments

  Investing is difficult.  I do not know all the answers when it comes to investing, but I do know that for 30 years, I have tried to diversify my portfolio.  I am never satisfied.  Then again, I am never devastated.  Below is why. Diversification is really the only sane alternative to betting everything on one shot.  Sure it is tough as some lucky people get… Read more →

Savor the Moment

  Savoring moments.  It sounds so simple, so easy to do.     If you are like me and you get focused on the grind, then you will really enjoy the below article.  If you want just my favorite tips, read my highlights.  If you want to savor this, read the entire article.   Now go forth. Rule #15 from my book The Fantastic Life: Take the… Read more →