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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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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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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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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Life Lessons

Dunning- Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a human condition where the least competent people in an area overestimate their skills the most AND the most competent think

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Meditation

Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness is a fairly common theme of your Fantastic Life.  I constantly want to gently remind myself and our LIFEies community to get more present in our

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Education

Procrastination

Today, we’re talking about the dreaded P-word —procrastination. Below is a great article with lots of ideas on how to procrastinate less. It’s worth the

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Suffering Pleasurably

I love writing about Type 2 Fun – the type of fun that is challenging in the moment but rewarding in retrospect. I normalized this type of

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Confident Humility

Since I started writing LIFEies, I now get inspiration for life lessons everywhere. Today, the lesson comes from a blog from the company that is

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Life Lessons

Optimism vs. Pessimism

I am an optimist.  A pragmatic optimist.  I have had to be because since 1983, I have been a 100 percent commission salesman.  You cannot

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Life Lessons

Time Across Our Lives

Below is a fascinating article about how we spend our time throughout our lives. Now that I am 60+ years old, I have experienced quite

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Life Lessons

Want Less

When I read the article after my comments, this formula stuck out: Satisfaction = what you have ÷ what you want The absolute key to

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