Countdown: One Month to Life Lessons

The long-awaited day is almost here—the release date for my newest book, Life Lessons: A Guide to Creating and Living Your Best Life. I’m SO excited for the book to be released, and I hope you are, too. We’re planning a huge book launch on June 9, so check back often to read all the [...]

Harvard Grad Serves Squash to Inner-City Youth

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending time with my friend Derek Aguirre. Derek is Executive Director of Racquet Up Detroit, an after-school youth development program which uses the sport of squash, in combination with fitness development, academic tutoring and support, community service opportunities, and mentoring to make a difference in the lives of Detroit [...]

Joan Lunden Writes Foreword for Life Lessons

Great news, everyone! Television journalist, best-selling author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur Joan Lunden has written the Foreword for Life Lessons. I am so happy for her participation in this project, and I’m very humbled that she liked the book enough to write the Foreword. Here’s a “sneak-peek” at what she wrote: “When Brian Bartes asked [...]

Praise for Life Lessons

I’m so excited for the release of the book, which is now slated for June 9! (Put that date on your calendar!) The feedback so far has been very positive. Here’s what people are saying about Life Lessons: A Guide to Creating and Living Your Best Life: “Wonderful coaching for a great life! If you’re [...]

Thank You For Being A Friend

If someone asked you—in the midst of your already busy life—to critically read and review a 300-page book you had just written, would you do it? It was a big “ask” on my part, but that’s exactly what I did with Life Lessons. I was looking for people who I knew would point out the [...]

Miss Maine Puts Sister Ahead of Pageant

When the Miss USA Pageant was moved from its traditional date in April to a new date in June, Miss Maine USA knew she wouldn’t be competing. Emily Johnson said she would miss the pageant because her older sister is getting married that day. Emily, a Baylor University graduate and accomplished pianist, can still keep [...]

Life Lessons from Jay-Z

When you think of how to achieve success in your career, I’m guessing that hip-hop icon Jay-Z doesn’t enter your mind as a role model. One of the traits of successful people, however, is they learn what others are doing to create success, and attempt to apply those lessons in their own lives. Whether or [...]

Who can benefit from Life Lessons?

For high school and college students who are getting ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives, and for adults who are looking for the motivation and action strategies to improve their lives, Life Lessons is a great playbook for your life journey. I suggest the book as a great gift for graduations, [...]

Kristi Yamaguchi Dreams Big

Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has always dreamed big dreams. On the ice, Kristi won the Olympic gold medal in 1992, the U.S. national championship in 1992, and was World Champion in 1991 and 1992. Off the ice, she is married to former NHL player Brett Hedican, and is the mother of two young daughters. She [...]

Welcome to Life Lessons!

Thanks for visiting the Life Lessons blog. I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you enjoy the book. Writing the book has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me, and I’d love to know what you think. Check in with me on Facebook and Twitter, and let me know what you think. I feel like [...]