Happiness Is Choice

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln Well put, don’t ya think? I do. What about you? How happy are you? Do you think about your happiness? Do you regularly evaluate your life so you can figure out if what you are doing is bringing you closer, […]

Your Past Can Make You Or Break You

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost Think about the last time something “bad” happened to you. Remember the thoughts that raced through your mind: Why me? This is terrible! I’m so unlucky Poor me Now think about the days and weeks that followed: Did […]

Struggles and Desperation: Absolutely Necessary?

“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.” -Jim Carrey I totally love and agree with this quote. But does that mean it’s easy to embrace, even seek out, desperation? Nope. I […]

Life Is Tragic

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” –Stephen Hawking Life is tragic, though. We spend our entire lives yearning for what we don’t have while completely ignoring what we do. We kick, yell and scream when we don’t get our way, as if the way we want is the only way. We search for […]

Life Is Surfing: It’s About How You Surf The Waves

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz This ratio basically means that it’s really how you respond to life that matters (in case that wasn’t obvious). I think if the quote went like this, “Life is not what happens to you, but how you […]

Read Biographies. Trust me. Read them.

“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” -James Russell Lowell You should read biographies. I didn’t realize how useful these were until I started reading them. Here are a few I recommend: Screw it, Let’s Do it by Richard Branson Delivering Happiness by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh The Everything Store: Jeff […]

Book: 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 50 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight and Burn Fat Without Wasting Time, Money, Or Your Life In The Gym

I decided to write an expanded version based on the popular Gym Life article: 50 Ways To Lose Weight. Thus my new book was born:  50 Ways To Lose Weight: 50 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight and Burn Fat Without Wasting Time, Money, Or Your Life In The Gym I’m super excited about sharing this […]

Sometimes It’s Not What You Read But When You Read It

“We become what we think about.” –Earl Nightingale I read a lot of books. But I don’t always finish them, especially if they don’t “hook” me in the first few chapters. Naturally I have plenty of unfinished books taking up digital space on my kindle and physical space in storage. The quote above reminded me […]

5 Books That Changed My Life

The following 5 books will change your life. No joke. Read these books, absorb the material, and make changes in your life, and you will find success beyond your wildest dreams. If you aren’t after millions, and just want to live a simple, happy life, you can still learn a ton from the lessons in […]