Podcasts at Chipmunk Speed

  I am dabbling in podcasts.  But this LIFEies is something I have just begun trying, and thought you might want to try it as well.  You’ve heard of speed reading but have you heard of speed listening? Podcast apps are now offering the ability to listen to episodes at up to 4x the normal rate. Here’s why: You can… Read more →

A Pause

  Scott Dinsmore wrote the below blog just before his death near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (read more here). I love his mindset and work. The below represents the essence of one of my rules for living a Fantastic Life–Getting out of the Matrix (click here to buy The Fantastic Life and read all of the rules).  Below, Scott talks… Read more →

Increased Efficiency Could Make Us Miserable

I love it when technology can make my life easier.  I am totally focused on efficiency as well.  Of course, there is a downside.  Below is a wonderful article on how people are changing, interacting less and becoming more isolated.  I see it in millennials where connections don’t mean relationships.  Getting my interns to just pick up the phone and call someone is difficult.  In my own business… Read more →

Great things are happening

  Below is a great article that my brother sent me about all the incredible things happening in American manufacturing today.  Sound boring?  Far from it.  The software company hackathons we have seen in the tech industry recently are now coming to USA manufacturing.   Rapid change, time to market, and continuous disruption; get used to them.  Make sure you are on the right side of this immense change coming NOW. Rule #10… Read more →

Stop before you send that text/email

  One of the best things about technology can also be the very worst.  Instant communication is great, until it isn’t.   Below is a short article from Michael Josephson about taking a little bit of time before you send out any communication to ask yourself a few questions.  Over the years, I have written over a dozen emails or letters and then taken… Read more →

Look Up

The below LIFEies was sent to our family by my daughter Kate.  Today is just a short video to remind ourselves that LIFE is going on right now.  Look up and live it.     Fantastic Life Rule #4: All of Life is Connected Take time to appreciate life and all that it has to offer. With all the technology… Read more →

Step Away From the Phone!

  Here comes the backlash to being on your phone when you are with other people.  There are some great ideas below for dinners and conversations without the phone interrupting you.  Enjoy.     The Fantastic Life Rule #18: Do Nothing in ModerationEven when it comes to your social life, giving someone or something half of your attention is a… Read more →