The Silver Lining of Pain

Many of us have a hard time naturally embracing change. Change represents volatility, volatility makes us uneasy - it causes stress, induces a fight or flight response, and generally throws life out of balance. As a general rule, we try not to rock the boat - but sometimes, we have no choice in the matter … Continue reading The Silver Lining of Pain

In Defense of Love

We all know what Valentine's Day is all about - roses, chocolates, stuffed bears, etc... Droves of men stop on the way home from work to pick up flowers. Kids write cards to their friends with buzz-phrases and cute pictures. While these things may not seem important in and of themselves, what is important is taking … Continue reading In Defense of Love

Words Matter

If we can't afford to eat "clean," does that mean we are "dirty?" Does someone telling us to "pursue our best self" make us feel like we're currently an inferior version? Why are we more likely to understand "costs" versus "fees?" In reflection, how many times have we used words as weapons? Maybe during a sibling squabble, … Continue reading Words Matter

Your Comeback is Calling

Read below to discover the five elements of a comeback, and how to stage your own legendary turn-around. Reading time: 3.5 minutes If you live under a rock, you probably haven't heard yet about the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI in truly dramatic and unprecedented fashion. You missed the Patriots coming back from a mounting 28-3 blowout, … Continue reading Your Comeback is Calling

Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool

We're very excited to introduce a new tool to help you lead a Level 1 Life full of of purpose, spirit, and well-being! Find your focus today, with the Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool™. This self-assessment tool is meant to be simple - just grab some crayons, markers, colored pencils, or a pen/pencil, go to a quite place where … Continue reading Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool

American PI:E – More than Money

This is the first post in a series on American PI:E™ - the recipe for early retirement, true autonomy, and reclaiming your American dream. “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It … Continue reading American PI:E – More than Money

Lesson from a 3-year-old

Sitting around the dinner table last night, my family and I started in on the "how was your day" question that typically kicks-off conversation as we eat, listen to music, and enjoy time together to reflect. Usually I will ask my three-year-old: "What did you do today, sweety?" and she'll tell me about the games she … Continue reading Lesson from a 3-year-old

Ask More Questions

What's your asking-to-telling (A:T) ratio? Throughout normal discourse with others, how much time do you spend asking questions versus telling them what you know? The answer matters, and your relationships may be negatively affected if your A:T ratio is too low. Let's dig a little deeper: Why do we enjoy being asked questions? It satiates our … Continue reading Ask More Questions