listen to what people don’t say, not what they do

When we are born we can’t see. Things are blurry and it takes about 6 months before we start seeing things clearly. From that time forward our eyes become our greatest source of knowledge. We learn from observing the world around us; observing others’ actions, seeing how people react, watching TV, and so much more.…

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Tony Robbins shares his wisdoms in a 20 minute TED Talk

TED is a truly innovative way of listening to the movers and shakers of our ever changing world. Authors, speakers, innovators, politicians, scientists, and directors are just some of the people that have been invited to speak in front of their audiences. You’ll be surprised just what a wide range of speakers they have. A…

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how education pays off big, it’s not what you think

Education is, in my opinion, the best investment we can ever make. No, I’m not talking about going to school and getting a degree. I’m talking about finding what you’re passionate about and learning everything you can about it. Now that’s a real education. We’re unique. Some of us like dancing, others like literature. There…

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the dangers of success that people don’t talk about

The other day my friend hooked me up with Eben Pagan’s Self-Made Wealth and in it he said one thing that stuck in my mind – A friend of his once told him “That making money is much easier than keeping it.” How true that is. So many of us are looking to make more…

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don’t want to end up being a starving artist, read this

The other day I ran into a friend at the park who told me that he was leaving Japan. It came as quite a shock as his wife is Japanese and I just figured he’d be around for years. We chatted about what we’d been up to and I mentioned to him that my book…

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with so many “experts” out there, who can I trust

Back in high school doing research for a project was like pulling teeth. This was pre-Internet so I was limited to three libraries; the one at my school and two others located quite a ways away from my house. As these reports weren’t do or die most of us simply relied on the books in…

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Blake Griffin one of the great NBA success stories

A pro-athlete’s life can be tough. There are hours of grueling practice. There’s lots of pressure to achieve. And the constant fear of an injury. We’ve all heard of athletes who were up and coming stars only to see their careers ended on a fall or collision during a game. Blake Griffin is one such…

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mission 1 complete of my master plan

12 years ago I got my first full-time job teaching English to kids here in Japan. I was able to pick up some extra jobs and quite quickly was earning quite a decent salary. Each month I put aside a set amount of money and felt I was on my way. That seems so long…

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A fool and his money are soon parted which is why education is so valuable

I’ve known people who are poor and I’ve known people who are rich and a lot in-between but I’ve found that there really is no upside to not having money. People might say that they don’t need the hassle of dealing with money and that they like to live a simple life. Well, having money…

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brewster’s millions, a movie not to be missed

Over the years I’ve lost count how many movies I’ve watched. Ever since I moved overseas and we bought a Betamax I was hooked. In high school it was my weekly chore to select 8 movies for the week as at the time Thailand didn’t have any English TV available. Each week I’d jump in…

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