Is this a status symbol?

Could the status symbols we all chase make our lives worse? Seriously, this is an important question to ponder. We have all chased one, or more, status symbols and I’m starting to think that avoiding them may be an important operating principal to follow. I certainly chased the big, lakefront home for years. Thankfully, my…

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How to live a good life

We are constantly bombarded by hundreds of commercials and advertisements showing us the pathway to a good life. Supposedly we must… …drive a certain type of car to be successful. …have a large home decorated according to the latest trends. …have a busy social calendar with “cool” people. …have high-profile jobs providing status and power.…

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The Important Things in Life…

This is a follow-up to my YOLO and YODO article, which you can find here. If you haven’t read this already, read it first and then come back to this! In the YOLO vs YODO article, I suggested structuring our lives so that we can enjoy both the short-term and the long-term. This seems fairly…

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YOLO or YODO?

I recently shared that a good friend and partner passed away from cancer at the age of 48. His passing brought me back to the important question of how to live a good life. It’s a question I ponder all the time. Life challenges seem to elevate this question for me, as a way for…

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A Spanish Toast…

In my last email diddy, I shared a little bit from the John MacDonald book, “Dress Her In Indigo.” In every Travis McGee story by MacDonald, you’ll find a few gold nuggets about how to live a good life. Another example from the same book: “The ice and mix came. We fixed our own drinks.…

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