Best Grief and Sadness Advice

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Giving advice for grief and sadness is not something I normally do. I am naturally happy, rarely sad. I wake up that way, and I realize it’s a blessing. But a few…

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Best Way to Face Difficult Challenges

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The best way to face difficult challenges in life can be gleaned from two of my favorite age-old stories. I rewrote them as inspiration for 2019. A challenging situation In a…

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The Man Who Invented Real Estate

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My youngest son, Casey, was nine when I heard him tell a friend, “My grandpa, Chubby, is the man who invented real estate.” Who was the man who invented real…

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Why Smart People Make Dumb Decisions

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We all make mistakes, sometimes obvious ones. Why do smart people (like you and me) make dumb decisions?There are proven reasons why we screw up. Below are a few that…

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52 Amazing Dad Stories

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I’ve written a lot about my amazing dad, Chubby. Like me, Chubby was plump as a kid. He eventually lost the weight, but his nickname stuck.Chubby grew up with no…

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The War on Henry Ford

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/yDIzEBl8tz4Henry Ford. An anarchist. An ignorant pacifist. That’s what they said.A great American industrialist was under attack. The year was 1916, and the Chicago Tribune had just published a scathing…

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Why People Struggle to be Happy

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People struggle to be happy.One of my friends is always happy. She sings, smiles, and brings joy to everyone around her.Another friend is consistently a grump. His glass of life…

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Look for the Big Moments in Life

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In the late 1970s I was invited to give a 20-minute presentation to over 1,000 Shaklee distributors in Cincinnati, OH, where I grew up.I had just completed the Dale Carnegie…

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