what’s on your new year’s resolutions’ list

A strange thing happens on December 31st each year. People all over the world realize that the new year is upon them and decide that this is the year that they’re going to make the changes needed to live the life they want to live. We have people making diet plans, business plans, relationship plans,…

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never give up, because you just never know

Ever since I was in high school I have been interested in basketball and especially the NBA. I’ve never been a loyal fan to one team because I wasn’t born in America but I do have my favorite players. At present Blake Griffin, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Manu…

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we can all use a little rest and relaxation

Success involves¬†perseverance, dedication, hard work, and study to name just a few things. One area that I feel is overlooked is that of R & R. I respect people who want to get things done, especially in business but we should also realize that we have our limits. The human body and mind require rest…

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sacrifice is a lost art in today’s consumer society

Boy, do I love to shop! Back in the day I loved to head out to the local shopping mall to see where I could spend my hard-earned (not) pocket money. I’d take a cab downtown and wander around the shops just looking at all the things I wanted to buy. Today, all I need…

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what kids teach us about life

It is truly remarkable what kids can teach us. They give us a perspective on life that may of us seem to have forgotten. They don’t know the meaning of give-up.¬†They find joy in the smallest of things. They live a carefree life. Don’t we wish we did the same? One thing that I envy…

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even a 2-year-old can figure it out

The other night I was sitting across the table from my 2-year-old son as he played with one of the toys he had been given last X-Mas. It’s one of those educational toys that you push blocks through different-shaped holes on top of a large plastic hippo. Once inside you push down on this plunger…

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why it is we all have excuses?

Greetings from Thailand…what am I doing in Thailand some of you might ask? My parents decided to retire to Thailand, and I for one am mighty grateful. It’s just a short 6 hour flight from Osaka which is doable even with a 2-year old. On our way back from the airport I happened to pick…

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the hardest part is getting started

In a previous entry I discussed how important it is to have a blueprint available for us to refer to on our journey of self-development. With so many materials available it’s tough to know just where to start. Getting started is often the key as most of us give up before we have even tried.…

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a new chapter in life begins

My wife and I are very proud to be parents of a lovely bouncing baby boy. Most parents we know love to tell stories of how wonderful being a parent is and how much they miss being a parent of a young child. What they often neglect to mention is just how tough it can…

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choosing the right tools can make all the difference in life

A few years ago, I decided to take up magic because I wanted to invest my time to learn a skill rather than simply chill in front of the TV. Living in Japan I was limited with my access to find people who might be able to teach me so I did the next best…

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