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20 reasons why I love Japan

Success isn’t something that’s taught in school. So if one decides to make success a study, where should we start? Earl Nightingale talks about attitude, Tony Robbins talks about state, Robert Kiyosaki touches on mindset. And they’re all right. Success is based on building a strong foundation of fundamental concepts of which attitude, state and …

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something wicked this way comes – our financial future

My book, iSucceed, and this site are devoted to doing one thing – sharing ideas that make a difference in people’s lives. I tend to focus my posts around success principles and business ideas because I find that they are the most practical and easy to implement. In many ways they are one and the …

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a great lesson of success from the movie Ice Age

One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is that of language. In my case that means English and Japanese as I’m British (though I sound American) and my wife is Japanese. As we live in Japan and our son attends a Japanese daycare we’re not concerned about him picking up Japanese but …

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the weather in Japan has a little something for everyone

Anyone who has studied Japanese for more than a few years will have studied how to write a letter. While in English we’re free to start off the letter any way we see fit, in Japanese letters often begin with a comment about the weather. I remember our class asking our teacher why that was …

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serious bloggers must learn how to monetize their blog

A client of mine has a unique group of friends of about 12 people. She calls them her walking group. Back in college they started a tradition of walking to a certain destination each New Year’s Day, braving the cold Japanese winter. They continued this tradition for many years and have stayed close despite the …

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