Category Archives for Happiness

The Next Phase (Part 3): Downsizing and Lyfting

The transition from a house to an RV has begun. I started downsizing, which is ruled more by emotion than logic. And I became a Lyft driver!

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The Next Phase (Part 2): Time to Hit the Road

I’ve moved into a new phase of my life. I’m ready to give up the house and create a different life for myself. The RV lifestyle may be just the ticket!

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The Next Phase (Part 1): More Questions than Answers

I’ve reached a new phase of my life. I’m ready to make a big move but I’m not sure where I’ll go. I have more questions than answers at this point.

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9 Months Post-Fired: No Worries!

Nine months after being fired, and two words best express my sentiment: NO WORRIES! Despite the loss of  my income, my net worth actually increased. Life is sweet!

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5 Fun Things about Turning 55

Aging has its perks, and turning 55 offers a moment of reflection. Here are 5 fun things about turning 55. It’s time to celebrate!

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Month 7 of Freedom: The Irony of Self-Confinement

Here’s my 7 month report of life beyond the office. I’ve created a dysfunctional approach to entrepreneurship that demands a redesign.

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3 Months Post-Fired: Can’t Stop the Happiness!

Three months after being fired, I’ve experienced a new “high.” Not only has my net worth increased, I’ve created a new business that I am passionate about and have experienced unprecedented levels of freedom and happiness.

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The Secret Relationship Between Time and Happiness

Time management tools, the science of timing, and understanding the tradeoff between time and money can lead to real happiness.

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5 Things I Didn’t Expect after Being Fired

Being fired isn’t so horrible if you’ve reached a stage of financial security. But 5 things in particular have surprised me.

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How a Fictional Character Saved my Life

Suicide rates in America are at record levels. I came close to being among the statistics. But I clung to a sliver of  hope and created a fictional character that helped me escape into a better world.

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Hello, this is the Universe Speaking…Take a Chance!

How do you deal with big changes in your life? You can learn a lot from the Change Cycle. And stop and listen to the Universe…it might have the answers you’ve been seeking!

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And the Word of the Day Is … Discombobulated

Sudden semi-retirement and living alone has thrown me for a loop! Discombobulated sums up my current state of mind. So I’ll be taking steps to stay connected socially and to bring routine back into my life.

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