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5 Ways to Lead a More Fulfilling Life

Here is a talk that I helped to develop with my Living Life Solutions partners a little while back. It's 19 minutes long and I hope you find this as meaningful to you as it is for us. Cheers to a better and more fulfilling life.

Giving Away Twenty Percent


Small business owners, particularly professionals, automatically get to wear at least three hats: Owner, Manager and Service Provider. And often it doesn't seem to stop there.


Successful owners often find themselves limited because they are doing too much. This not only can limit the business potential, it can also limit the growth and development of the team members, efficiency, effectiveness and the quality of service for clients. 

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Did you know that for Millennials, wellness is a daily, active pursuit? They’re exercising more, eating smarter and smoking less than previous generations. They’re using apps to track training data, and online information to find the healthiest foods. And this is one space where they’re willing to spend money on compelling brands. As a business owner, you might want to pay attention.

Check out this Goldman Sachs Infographic on the generation that exceeds Baby Boomers in numbers and is the upcoming generation that is profoundly shaping our world.


MARK MANSON's Screw Finding Your Passion

This 7 minute read from Mark Manson's blog on passion says it all. 


Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus football?” You just ran around the playground and played baseball and football. You built sand castles and played tag and asked silly questions and looked for bugs and dug up grass and pretended you were a sewer monster.


Nobody told you to do it, you just did it. You were led merely by your curiosity and excitement.

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performance vs. discovery

Many business owners are concerned about performance in their businesses. While this is an important aspect of any small business, the danger is that we can become oriented exclusively around it. The business becomes imbalanced and we lose the ability to enjoy what we're doing. 

One way to correct this is to turn our attention toward discovery. We look for something to learn. We look for things that are new.

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do you have a true calling?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating TED Talk: Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?


A video worth the 13 minute investment.