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All my life I have tried to make sure I was heading in the right direction. From a young age I knew where I wanted to go and worked hard to achieve my goals. Now, I’ve raised four kids, competed in a ton of athletic competitions, and run a number of businesses. I also know that the world is filled with things that I can do or learn to make my life better.

Have you ever wished you had more time to read and uncover information that matters? Have you ever wanted to know more about a topic that could be helpful to you, your coworkers, kids, and friends?

My solution to this problem was to read and share. I have always been an obsessive reader of just about everything. Whenever I uncover interesting articles I share them with friends and family, always adding my own comments to make them personal. Most of these topics focus on how to live a better life – with my family, coworkers, and friends.

I have decided to share them with you. I call them LIFEies; weekly emails full of motivation, lessons, and simple facts of life. A LIFEies could contain a thought, an idea, a lesson, action item, or simply an interesting topic that any of us could benefit from learning about.

If you would like to be a part of the LIFEies weekly email, please sign up on the right. If you know someone who might enjoy this kind of reading, please share.

Hope you enjoy!

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  • 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 read the rest? Before you dive in, here are some of my thoughts from the article: --Overthinking is usually focused on the past or the future. Be present. Meditate daily. --Be open to anything. Closing your mind and heart is a path to overthinking. Here is ano... Read More
  • Managing is hard. I started managing a team in 1989, got my MBA in 1992, and am still working on my management skills to this day. I'm a better manager now than I was when I started, but I know I still have work to do.  One area I have worked on for years and finally feel like I can execute is delegation.  Here is the main takeaway from the article below on delegation: work on getting 85% of ... Read More
  • 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 important than ever, and, as the article below explains, may be the key to achieving true happiness.  This is a lesson I learned during my cancer diagnosis — there is always something to be grateful for. A sunrise, a good book, a conversation with a friend.  Gratitud... Read More
  • 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 and maybe help a few of us get better with our communications. Here are some of the best thoughts on what to do/not do: --Avoid ALL CAPS.  This is like yelling at your recipient. --Stop with all the !!!!!! Limit yourself to one ! per email. 😊 --Limi... Read More
  • 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 the topic of living a Fantastic Life. One thing Yiming is proccupied with is the idea of the Ordinary Mind — the concept of being more relaxed, with no internal distortions, and having more patience. People who achieve the Ordinary Mind ge... Read More