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How Martin Luther King Jr Teaches Us To LiveFullOut

There’s no better day to explore what it means to LiveFullOut than on Martin Luther King Day. So much of what the great reverend stood for and taught us has incredible relevancy to where we are as a nation and a planet. But his lessons have much to teach us about being ever-improving and growing humans, to reaching our potential in business and in all of life.

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One Word Could Change Your Year

For the past 5 years, long before it was a “thing” all over the place with bracelets and Today Show coverage, I’ve been choosing my ONE WORD for the year and asking our team to do it with me. I happened upon the concept in a random article I read that December. One of those times when something finds you at exactly the right time. I was looking for a way to kick off the new year with intention but had long since come to believe that resolutions weren’t the ticket. I knew I wasn’t alone in having a pile of neglected disappointments and failures every year by around mid-February.

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Being Grateful When Life Splays You Out

I’m writing this on a Sunday morning after snapping this picture of our puppy, Mazel. His splayed-out self perfectly captures what our whole family looks and feels like after:

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Procrastination will delay your life

Procrastination Will Delay Your Life

We all procrastinate. Hell, just this morning I delayed my workout for 2 hours because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it before all the coffee had kicked in. Those little choices we make every day to push aside to-do items and push ahead deadlines can wreak havoc on our productivity. And, over time, can delay our success levels in a big way.

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How Husbands Can Help Their Wives This Holiday Season

Despite all the highlight reels on social media of holiday merry-making, December isn’t all mistletoe and eggnog, especially for entrepreneurs. It's easy to feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. And most of the stress is experienced by women. According to the American Psychiatric Association, holiday stress has a particular impact on women, who bear the weight of many of the holiday traditions and celebrations and the heavy lifting that goals along with it.

Despite living in a time when there is more gender equality than ever, women are still the main ones who are preparing meals and decorating the home. Doing the gift shopping. Wrapping gifts. Organizing the social calendar. Not surprising, women have a harder time relaxing during the holidays and are more likely to fall into bad habits to manage their stress, like comfort eating. Cheesecake and wine anyone? Or, if you're my wife, a bar of dark chocolate and a jar of peanut butter.

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What #GivingTuesday teaches us about Living Full Out

I’ve been lucky enough to land in a profession that’s built on the principle of giving. By giving to our teams with support, inspiration, collaboration and community, we not only reach our individual goals, but help all of them reach theirs, too. This way of doing business is the most fulfilling professional endeavor of my life and has had spilled over into my personal life and our family in countless ways. A big side benefit of this pay-it-forward business and life philosophy is the ability we now have to give more time and resources to our communities and the causes dear to our hearts. We have learned how much richer life is when you help lift others up – doing well by doing good. Continue reading “What #GivingTuesday teaches us about Living Full Out”

Is Our Obsession with Social Media Keeping Us from Living Full Out?

On a cross-country flight recently I was watching The Secret Life of Walter Middy, with Ben Stiller playing a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. And then he starts really living by having real-life adventures on a quest to find famed LIFE photographer Sean O’Connell (perfectly played by Sean Penn), a mysterious adventurer who has become a kind of rock star of the photographic world, renowned for his relentless commitment to chasing a story no matter the cost. Continue reading “Is Our Obsession with Social Media Keeping Us from Living Full Out?”

Fall In Love With Your Life

(This week Romi collaborates with her Valentine, her husband John, to share their thoughts on love.)

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and the unrelenting marketing push would have us believe that love is getting beautiful bling or having a dozen roses show up at the door. While we participate in the romantic rituals as much as the next couple, love isn’t about the physical things we get. We also know that romantic love is only one type of love that’s essential to live a rich life. Continue reading “Fall In Love With Your Life”

Choose Your One Word to Live Full Out

New Year, New You. We hear that all the time as we roll into another year.

But I’m not sure a New Me is what I’m going for. I’ve spent 43 years becoming who I am and feel like I’m just starting to get to the core of what I’m supposed to offer the world and what makes me really happy. So I don’t want a new me; I want to continue to become more of the me I’m meant to be.

So instead of joining in on the New Year New You bandwagon, I want to suggest New Year Better You. Or New Year, Renewed Purpose and Priorities. Sure, it’s not quite as poetic and catchy, but as we think about the next 12 months and what we want to experience and accomplish, and how we want to grow, isn’t it more fitting? Continue reading “Choose Your One Word to Live Full Out”