The Fantastic Life


Writing to Think

Every week I write a LIFEies and a C2 Voice.  As the years have gone on, this writing has helped me grow as a writer and a person.  By writing out my thoughts after reading articles week after week for almost a decade, I have a better understanding of myself and the world around me. I’ve been better at comprehending […]

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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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I am constantly looking for ways to live my life as efficiently as possible. Every day, I live with the word Kaizen in mind. What is Kaizen you may ask? It is the philosophy that constant improvement with small positive changes can result in great success. I have included two articles about this topic today

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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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Own the Night

Twenty years ago, I hiked the John Muir Trail in 7 days (for context, most people take about 3 weeks).  We averaged over 30 miles a day. On the fourth night, my hiking buddy Brad woke me up at 1 am and said he was having sleep apnea. He would fall asleep and then wake

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