the not so golden years in America today

The other day I got a call from a friend of mine who’s American, but he lives here in Japan. We talked for a bit about business, then somehow we got on the topic of our families and I mentioned how tough it is for many people living away from their families. He agreed and…

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why is it people don’t invest in themselves?

Last week I decided to take one day off from writing here. It had been about a month since I hadn’t written anything but I wanted to test something out. You see, accessing the power of computers I’m able to see where in the world my readers come from and how long they’ve spend on…

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time management tip #21 what difference does a few minutes make?

You may have had the chance to read some of my time management tips that I write about from time to time here so you might realize the importance I place on this in my life and believe you should as well. But at the same time I know that it isn’t always easy. And…

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the questions we ask ourselves affect us more than we know

We love asking questions. It’s part of being human. Ever since we come into this world we are programmed for learning and therefore want to know. We want to understand how things work. We want to speak. We want to communicate. We want to find out why people do the things they do. And sooner…

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why do people spend so much money and time to pass college entrance tests

As I write this post the end of February is just around the corner and we’re well into the entrance test season here in Japan. Here test season is no joke. Parents spend thousands of dollars to prepare their children for such tests in the hopes of their children getting accepted into a good school.…

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3 small habits can change your life

One of my favorite quotes regarding habits comes from Keith Cunningham, a close friend of Robert Kiyosaki. He said, “If you do not consciously make good habits, you will unconsciously make bad ones.” Habits don’t just happen, we create them, over time by continually doing the same thing. There are all types of habits; health…

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when it comes to success, it’s always about desire

People often think that success in linked to the people we know, how much money we have and where we live. And while all of those things to play a part I have found that it’s one simple thing that separates the winners from the losers – desire. Desire is something that can never be…

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just how important is timing in life?

You may have heard the expression “timing is everything,” and for good reason. If we look back at our lives it’s amazing how some things seem to fall into place while others just never work out no matter how hard we try. I remember back when I was 23, I had to choose between going…

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the blame list that we’re all too familiar with

One of my favorite books on the topic of success is David J. Schwartz’s, Thinking Big, in which he discusses the power of our dreams and the things that derail them. In it he talks about a disease that plagues so many people. He called it excusitis. When I read that I couldn’t help but…

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two good questions that every blogger needs to know the answers to

It’s always nice to hear from our friends. Just the other day I got a call from one friend who I hadn’t talked to in quite some time. Naturally we talked about our lives and what we’d been up to. Work, family, friends and what not. During the course of the conversation they happened to…

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