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Mayumi and I took a break in the middle our bike/run yesterday to play at the playground we were passing through. While on the teeter-totter, I repeatedly launched her several inches off the seat during my down stroke while she laughed but held on with white-knuckled grip. She asked, “Dad, even when you get older, will you always stay like this and play with me?” I told her of course I would… Read More

I’ve written about time management more than once. Maybe it’s the forty-something in me but I’m obsessed with it. There is no commodity more valuable than time. Jim Rohn would say that effective time management is the best-kept secret of the rich (rich meaning successful, not wealthy) and I could not agree more. I also learned many years ago that time management is a kind of misnomer because you can’t actually manage… Read More

I’m an unshakable believer in personal responsibility and that you either design your life or it will get designed for you. One of my top 5 desert island favorite movies is 13 Tzameti. I won’t spoil it for you but the plot revolves (see why I did there) around the game of Russian Roulette. Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in… Read More

My good friend Robert recently reminded me that, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is just the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” It’s a quote by the late teacher, Jim Rohn. (See Lessons Of A Lifetime.) It’s was also the foundational concept of basketball’s legendary coach and leader, John Wooden. This might offend you: I was lurking, I’ll admit it. I couldn’t help it. On my flight to Phoenix… Read More

Last week I posted on Facebook that I had signed up for my first triathlon.  A Half Ironman in fact, along with another fact, I can’t swim. Not properly anyway. I now need to find a good teacher for lessons as soon as possible because I’m pretty certain they frown upon people drowning at these events. This came as little surprise to my friends and they responded with some pretty funny posts… Read More

I’m flying to Hawaii today for some exercise and meditation. I take these trips at least a few times a year; usually for just a few days but sometimes longer. I regularly practice meditation and gratitude during these ‘resets’ too but like yoga, these things are very difficult to master. To calm your mind, to focus and hold one’s attention for more than thirty seconds let alone hours can take years of… Read More

John Krakauer, Bruce Lee and Anonymous walk into a bar… 1. Any challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all. – John Krakauer 2. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it simply serves as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee 3. Study the world and you gain knowledge, study yourself and you gain enlightenment. – Anonymous Shortly after moving to the west coast… Read More

If you are like me, you love planning vacations – love every detail from the travel to the activities to the food – especially the food! What’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit? Think of your dream adventure destination and now really picture it. And now imagine you finally get to go, but there is one catch. It will only be for a weekend, just one weekend and you will never… Read More

These are ten books that have influenced me more than most any others.  They are the books I read, re-read, and then read again; some more than a dozen times.  They are instruction manuals for health, wealth, relationships and happiness. And I consider them some the best investments I have made in my life… Act Accordingly – Colin Wright  “You have exactly one life to do everything you will ever do.  Act… Read More

Finish this sentence: “In life, you get what you_______________.” What was your answer? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night when the room is just a little too cold.  This sometimes happens to me. It’s not freezing but it’s certainly not comfortable. You consider getting up to fetch another blanket but you don’t quite want to leave the bed either. And so you stay there for a while,… Read More

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