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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Your Gut

Our LIFEies today is about microbiota. “What now?” Don’t worry, we’ll start off with a few simple definitions:  —Microbiota – the microorganisms of a particular site, habitat

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Goals

Run Your Own Race

I love the title of this article AND the message. I got it from  the Farnam Street blog but wanted to share the message with the LIFEies

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Decision Making Part 2

This is the second part of decision making LIFEies.  Below is a great model and a fantastic article  on how to make decisions. —Is this

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Decision Making Part 1

Over the next two weeks we will look at making decisions. This week, I have a great article from Farnam Street on this topic.  Next week,

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Business

Meeting Madness

Here is a stat from the article below: The average professional now spends 21.5 hours a week in meetings (up from 14.5 pre-pandemic). Full stop.  Over the past

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Family

Productivity

I am always looking to be more productive. I have done this my entire career.  I want to continue trying to improve until I stop

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Family

YOU are a Startup

For a long time, I have recommended a book by Harry Beckwith: “You, Inc.”   This book was way before its time.  Now, everyone needs

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Family

Becoming Wise

The topic for today’s LIFEies is on becoming wise. I am a work in progress.  Every day trying to get a little better. I am

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Family

Experimentation

Let’s start with a quote from Jeff Bezos: “If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you’re going to double your inventiveness.” Today,

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Leadership Traits

I have learned…ok, I am still learning…that it’s not easy to become a great leader.   Leading requires lots of practice, patience, and commitment.  Breaking

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Family

Be Decisive

  One of my favorite words in business is velocity.  I LOVE velocity.  I love work flowing, no bottlenecks, and absolutely no black holes (ever).

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Brand New Sleeping Thoughts

Time for my annual discussion about sleep. Let’s start with some things we already know (Read more in LIFEies). —Sleeping less than 5 hours a

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Rewire Yourself

I’m going new age on this LIFEies.  Stay with me for a couple minutes.  Here’s why:  95% of your life operates from your subconscious. If

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Family

51/1 Rule for a Great 2022

What is the 51/1 Rule? I thought this concept was really interesting. Below is the full detailed The full, detailed explanation of this rule, but

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Fierce Conversations

I’ll confess — I’ve never had a problem with speaking honestly. I’ve never shied away from a hard conversation, and sometimes that’s to a fault.

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Anxiety

More and more these days you hear people talking about anxiety. As we emerge from over a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, anxiety became a

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Family

Naval is right..

If you have Twitter, you should be following @naval.  His tweets are fantastic, thought-provoking, and simplify complex concepts easily.  If you are cautious about who you follow, read

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Family

Rucking

I saw the below article and had to get the book, The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. Inside is a chapter

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Goals

Measuring Satisfaction

Created in 1985, Satisfaction with Life Scales (SWLS) is an interesting way to look at yourself and reflect on how you feel about your life

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A Few Quotes to Digest

Every week with LIFEies, I try to share an article that made me think about how I can improve my Fantastic Life.  This week, there

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