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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Goals

Do You Have Enough?

Today’s LIFEies is a quick one. Below is a very simple story from author Kurt Vonnegut about a conversation he had with the author of Catch 22,

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Brutal Truths

I continue to learn every day and that is one thing I want to do the rest of my life.  Sometimes…..ok, oftentimes, the truths are

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The Neuroscience of Trust

Below is a pretty detailed article from Harvard on building trust.  Trust is something I have been thinking about, working on and trying to coach

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Living in the Arena

I love the below quote from Theodore Roosevelt, now widely called The Man in the Arena.  It’s so good, it’s worth reading annually. Now is

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You Find What You Seek

I would imagine most LIFEies readers already know today’s subject line AND know it to be true.  So today, this is a simple reminder to

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Staying Motivated

I do quite a bit of public speaking.  Some of my best talks are to young leaders.  In 2020, I created a new talk—The Long

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Lies About Passion

How many times has someone told you to “Follow your passion”? Advice around this topic is given ALL the time.  Today, I wanted to explore

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Who Do You Want To Be?

The thought-provoking article below from Gary Brunison at Korn Ferry says the question is not WHAT do you want to do?  The question we should

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Goals

Yes-Walking!

Yes, I am promoting walking again this week.  Last week we learned that going on a walk and getting outside is vital for your mental

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Simply Going on a Walk

Going for a simple walk has never been more personally profitable than it is today.  Getting outside is a long-standing recurring theme of LIFEies —

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The Best in the World

I have to admit, I don’t listen to hard rock.  Nor was I really a Van Halen fan.  I am, however, a complete fanatic about

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Goals

Parable of the Oranges

I have a huge irritant in my life. Processing.  I hate processors.  Trust me there is a distinct difference between adding value and processing. For

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Goals

Life’s Hard Spots

I wanted to send a LIFEies for those who are going through a rough patch (who isn’t?).  The book Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic

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Solitude

I spend at least 30 nights a year on the ground (backpacking).  Sure, I love the exercise.  I absolutely love the time in nature.  But

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LIFEies for 300

Back in July of this year, LIFEies hit a milestone.  The 300th LIFEies was published—which was a nice marker.   This got me thinking about why

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What is IT?

In 1983, I got drafted and signed with the Minnesota Twins. It was the most significant event in my life at 21 years old.  In

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Complexities of Meditation

I have made the commitment to meditate daily.  That commitment alone has taken four years, reading over 10 books on the subject, and writing several

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Mindset Importance

A few years back, I wrote a LIFEies on a book by Carol S. Dweck called Mindset on how important having a growth mindset is for

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Why Velocity?

Almost every single day for the last 40+ years I have pushed myself to keep everything moving.  I have spent a lifetime on velocity.  I have

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Team Members to Focus On

I’ve run the vaunted Marathon des Sables.  I’ve run the Western States 100.  I’ve been a top producer at Lee & Associates for 25 years. 

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Business

Network Success

I have +-5,000 LinkedIn connections. We have an extensive +-12,000 contacts in our database at Coppola-Cheney.  LIFEies goes to over 25,000 people weekly.  My Commercial

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