The Fantastic Life

Rule #12

Joy

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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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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Rest

You might think you know what rest is, but there are a few things your definition may be lacking. Read the full article below to see how to define it for yourself but here are few thoughts:   1. Rest is not watching TV, being on your phone, or hanging out with other people.  Rest is

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Losing Bad Habits

I have written a bunch on developing habits. I have tons of habits…..most good and a few not so good. Today, let’s take a quick look at getting rid of some of our “not so good” habits. While the standard reply is to replace the bad habit with a good habit (read Atomic Habits or

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Kipchoge…amazing!

I have previously written about some of the greatest athletes of all time.  Today, and next week, I want to take a look at the GOAT of marathon running: Eliud Kipchoge. I’m a former marathon runner and ultrarunner, and when I see what he has accomplished while staying at the top over time, I am….well….amazed.  I wanted to get inside his head and the

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Learning From The World`s Best Climber

I loved the documentary, Free Solo.  Even though I knew Alex Honnold was the first person to successfully free climb El Capitan, my palms were sweating every time he was on the mountain. Below is an article from Harvard Business Review interviewing Alex.  I had some great insights reading the below and thought I would

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