The Fantastic Life

Over my lifetime I have become an avid reader of all things personal and professional growth. I’ve also come to learn that many people don’t have time to read, don’t like to read or don’t know what to read to help them live a Fantastic Life. This blog is a shortcut to articles and stories that I’ve found helpful. There are thousands in this library, organized by topic and by Fantastic Life rule.  Even better, I’ve summarized each entry and highlighted what’s most important. So you don’t have to.

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Goals

Lead Measures

What are lead and lag measures?  This concept is essential for business management.  Lead measures are things that you can control and are real time

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Goals

To be the Best

I have always strived to be the best CRE broker I could be for 40 years now.   I started with this mindset on day

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Rule #3

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

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Life Lessons

The Importance of a Discussion

Have you ever had a discussion that changed your life? In the blog below, Joe Polish explains the important role that discussions have in overcoming

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Meditation

Master Your Breath

In LIFEies, I have talked a few times about breathing (Three Breathing Exercises, Calm Under Pressure, & Inner Peace. Now.).  Now there’s a bestselling book about breathing called Breath by James

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Education

The Feynman Learning Technique

The Feynman Learning Technique, developed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, is a powerful method that uses the act of teaching to improve learning and

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Life Lessons

Longevity

If you could live as long as possible, would you?  I love what Ray Kurzweil says:  I know I want to live tomorrow and I

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Goals

Crafting Your Life Stories

Rule #1 of The Fantastic Life is Know Your Stories.  We each have the opportunity to craft, refine, and own the stories we tell ourselves

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Goals

How To Be a Good Mentee

For today’s LIFEies, I went to two of my team members at The Coppola-Cheney Group: Nick Whitehouse and Kaeli Cabral.  They are great young people

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Goals

Be a Winner

What makes a winner?  I took a few minutes to ponder this question along with the article and here is who I consider winners.  People

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Goals

The Growth Zone

As we grow older, our comfort zones grow with us.  A lot of things that made me uncomfortable when I was younger, no longer bother

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Life Lessons

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

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Goals

Kaizen

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

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Life Lessons

Impulse vs Perspective

The big quote I currently have on my bathroom counter is:  “The reason most people fail instead of succeed is they trade what they want

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Life Lessons

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

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Life Lessons

Master Your Thoughts

We are in the New Year.  Congratulations on getting to 2024.  Now, let’s make our life Fantastic. We will start 2024 with your mind.  I’m

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Life Lessons

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

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Goals

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

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Life Lessons

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

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Life Lessons

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

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Life Lessons

Not Feeling It Today

Not feeling it today?  I’ve been there. You and I both know we will not be operating at 100% all the time.  We KNOW this. 

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Life Lessons

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

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Life Lessons

Inspiration is Powerful

This is a first for LIFEies – my only comments in this blog are quotes from a Richard Hamming speech, the full text of which is

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