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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Family

A Happy Life

Let’s start with the obvious.  For a happy life,  read LIFEies every Monday.  Second, buy The Fantastic Life and incorporate the rules into your life. 

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Stealing Success Habits

Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don’t believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside

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Changing People’s Minds

Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don’t believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside

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Say No to Negativity

Most LIFEies readers will have heard of the ‘The Negativity Effect’ which basically says that bad events and emotions affect us way stronger than positive

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Goals

Picking a Career

I was drafted by the Minnesota Twins right out of college, but when they released me a year later I had to figure out what my

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Today is the Day

For the third year in a row, I am reading The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I love this book and its daily

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An Attention Diet

Interruptions and distractions. They happen. Just ask any parent/leader/manager. Distractions stop us in our tracks, halting any progress and luring us away from growth. There’s

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Peak Wellness

These days, everyone is looking for a “cure” or “answer” to their problems. They are stressed so they sign up for a yoga class. They

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NEVER Do These

Do you know why most New Year’s Resolutions fail? Of course you do.  Many people set their goals once a year and then they never

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Mastering Fear

Fear is a double edged sword. On the one hand, fear can be a primary obstacle to living your Fantastic Life. Fear of failure, judgement,

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Why Philosophy Matters

Ayn Rand wrote some of my favorite books: Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. She also has some great thoughts on the value of philosophy.  Below is an

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Type Two Fun

I LOVED the movie “The Dawn Wall” on Netflix.  If you have not watched it, please do. It’s well worth your time. Below is an

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Get your 7+

I have spent a lot of time in these LIFEies discussing  sleep.  For regular followers, you know I am committed to being in bed 7 hours

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A True Mentor

I get asked quite a bit if I have any mentors.  I do — lots of them. My first and most important mentor was my

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Giving Up Stuff

When I worked at Grubb and Ellis in the 80s we had a broker who was a nuclear scientist, John Irvine.  I’m not sure why

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Stop Being Lazy

I am going  all the way back to 2014 today.  The below article is from August, 2014.  Why am I sending today?  Because the value

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Finding an Internship

For 25 years we have been hiring interns.  Some have been good, some bad, a few GREAT.  I’ve learned a lot about internships from both

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