Ideal Life

Semi-Retirement – Experience Freedom Now And Later

Semi-Retirement – Experience Freedom Now And Later

For business owners semi-retirement is simply when your business operates just as effectively whether you are there or not. For career minded professionals it’s a little different. It’s when your compensation is tied to the value you deliver not the number of hours...

The Annual Summer Wake Up Call

The Annual Summer Wake Up Call

I love summer. I tend to slow things right down in the summer and take time for myself and my family. I use the time to reflect and reconnect with my bigger picture and what matters most in my work and my life. I usually end up being reminded of several things I need...

Happiness, Life’s Too Short For Anything Else!

Happiness, Life’s Too Short For Anything Else!

It all starts with a simple question! Are you happy? I was reflecting on a post about happiness that I wrote way back in 2012 called “Daddy Are You Happy?” after a powerful experience with my, then, 3 year old daughter. It got me focused, once again, on what a perfect...

Facing Fear Can Lead To Amazing Experiences

When it comes to facing your fear how do you respond? Jump in without thinking or do they paralyze you into avoidance at all costs? Might depend on the specific fear, right? Me too! When Gail and I travelled to Panama we ended up in Boca del Toro. It’s an idyllic...

Daddy-Daughter Time

Since Kindergarten I have been walking my daughter to and from school on most days throughout the school year. Over the years I have come to love this daddy-daughter time.  Sometimes we’d just walk and not say anything, while other times we’d talk the whole way. We’d...

Your Ikigai – Know It, Align With It, Succeed

Do you know your ikigai? It’s a Japanese term meaning “reason for being”. It’s all about having a direction or purpose in life and in business, that makes living it worthwhile. You know, that thing that gets you up every morning. To put it into perspective I’d like to...