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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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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Family

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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Life Lessons

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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Goals

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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Life Lessons

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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Family

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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2 Minute Rule

Today’s LIFEies is a simple one. I’ll start with the 2 minute rule from David Allen: If it takes two minutes to start a habit,

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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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Family

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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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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