The Fantastic Life

Life Lessons


Our family’s word of the year for 2024 is Joy.  How to get it and how to grow it.    We have the power to decide if we view the world half empty or half full. We also have the power to be joyful. Joy is great pleasure or happiness. Joy is a state of mind. Scroll down to […]

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Japanese Concepts

Last year, I was able to visit Japan with my daughter Claire and we fell in love with their culture.  Below are seven Japanese concepts that, when used properly, could change your life. One of them, Kaizen, is a nonnegotiable for my team, Coppola-Cheney and has been for 20 years.  ( Kaizen means to constantly improve and applies

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Getting to Great Ideas

In my life, I have continually tried to create and innovate. Writing books, creating our C2 Voice and LIFEies blogs, and trying to compete with Fortune 500 companies in our commercial real estate business — these are all the ways I am innovating weekly.  The new year has begun and I am ready to continue to grow

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Evaluating Character

Today, I am sending a blog on character by Ted Gioia.  In his post, he gives 8 techniques for evaluating character.  If you are going to build and have a Fantastic Life, then you have to curate, grow, and sustain a core group of people in your life — your tribe. We all want our tribe

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Change Your Mindset

When I first read the below article, I found myself smiling quite a bit.  Why?  Because it felt like reading my books, The Fantastic Life and The Fantastic Life Revisited. Change is hard. Changing your mindset is exceptionally hard.  Check out the list in the article below for more, but to start, I’ve summarized a few

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Exercise Snacks

I LOVED the idea presented in the article below — an exercise snack. What is it? 1 minute of intense exercise. Why do it? Turns out, it is GREAT for you.   An exercise snack is….  –Short—approx. 1 minute.–Intense—pick something that is not easy (deep squats, push-ups, and jumping rope are a few ideas). Here is one way I

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