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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Life Lessons

Stoicism Made Simple

I have been into Stoicism for some years now and have written a few LIFEies about this ancient school of thought in the past.  I

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Life Lessons

In Praise of Anxiety

Anxiety seems to be at an all-time high these days.  Over 100 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an anxiety disorder in their

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Life Lessons

A Technique For Maximum Retention

Watch for an important announcement about The Fantastic Life and LIFEies coming soon! I am constantly looking for places I can save time. If I can carve even 5

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Family

Waking Time

We are always on our phones. That’s no secret. But I was surprised to see just how much time people spent on their phones. According

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Family

Dying Peacefully

I have written previously about Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh and all the value I have received from his writings, talks, and life.   As

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Stressful Situations

We all get into stressful situations. As a 100% commission broker for 37+ years, I know stress. Over time, I have figured out how to

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Breaking Rules

Below is a simple graphic with 15 so-called life rules that are worth breaking. Take a few minutes to check it out below. Here are

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Family

Overthinking

The below article caught me on the first line:  Overthinking is the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.   How do you not

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The Secret of Happiness

Over the past few years, making a conscious effort to be grateful and show gratitude has become a big part of my life. It’s more

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Business

Email Etiquette Rules

I spend over 20 hours a week on emails, both reading and writing them.  So, I wanted to send the below article on email etiquette

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Education

Intensely Present

I am working on being intensely present. This was a top 3 goal for 2021 and has continued at the top for 2022. I am

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Ordinary Mind

Below is a very interesting talk given by Zhang Yiming, the CEO of ByteDance and translated into English. This philosophical speech gives great insight into

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Mantra`s for Loved Ones

Buddhist monk and Vietnamese philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh passed this past January.  I followed him for years and loved his messages, which have not died

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Life Lessons

5 Lessons in Meditating

Yes, I have spent a lot of time on meditation in LIFEies.  But I still have more to say about this topic. Why?  The lessons

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Family

The Secret of Happiness

Over the past few years, making a conscious effort to be grateful and show gratitude has become a big part of my life. It’s more

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Calm Under Pressure

Being calm under pressure is a skill that can be learned. How do we learn it? By learning to control our breath.  Simple — right?

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Family

The Average Savings of Americans

Let’s start today’s LIFEies with this crazy stat: 48% of ALL American households headed by someone over 55 years of age have NO retirement savings whatsoever.

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Business

Taking Great Notes

Today I want to share a quick primer on note taking.  I take notes in every single meeting I attend.  I used to exclusively write

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Quotes, Quotes, Quotes

I have found there is never a set-and-forget cheat for motivation. Quotes that motivated me yesterday may not do it today. Certainly last year’s inspiration

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Every Moment Matters

Here’s a simple reminder for the week.  Every moment matters. Time passes.  We simply need to make sure we live our lives every single day…every single moment.

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Consistency

Living a Fantastic Life requires a lot of natural and developed attributes.  One of them is consistency.  Why? Change requires time AND consistency. Creating a habit cannot

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Goals

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

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Family

Choosing Time

We all know that time is our most precious resource: It’s the one thing money cannot buy. And with smartphones in every pocket these days,

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Your Own Enemy

I know who my biggest enemy is — Me. I am my own biggest obstacle in many areas of my life.  I also know that

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Inner Peace. Now.

One of my favorite people to follow on Twitter is Naval and something he shared has really stuck with me: find peace and then happiness is

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