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Depression is a Disease of Civilization: Stephen Ilardi at TEDxEmory

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Aloha, Did you know that nearly 1/4 of Americans will experience depression by the age of 75? Research shows that depression is on the rise. In fact, within the past 20 years, the use of antidepressants have gone up by over 300%. Wow. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that […]

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The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different

The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different

Aloha, Do you know the difference in habits, beliefs and strategies between successful vs. unsuccessful people? (I’ve written about this concept previously when I talked about eliminating the word ‘excuse’ out of your vocabulary.) According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, there are two basic categories that peoples’ behavioral traits tend to fall into: fixed and […]

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Emotional Openness VS. Rationality and Logic: – A CEO’s Perspective

Emotional Openness vs. Rationality and Logic: – A CEO’s Perspective

Aloha, Do you know what the best advice is to new CEO’s? According to Eric Schmidt, the Chairman and CEO of Google, his best advice to new CEO’s is to “have a coach.” Check out this blog I just read on Psychology Today. It’s a well-research article that details why CEO’s need coaching. Whether you’re […]

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Boost Confidence with Hypnosis and NLP

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Aloha, Most of us pop out of the womb with a fairly high degree of self-confidence. We haven’t yet started to judge ourselves as smart or dumb, handsome or homely. We haven’t yet built up notions of possible versus impossible, safe versus risky. And most importantly, we haven’t had time to absorb the judgments, fears, […]

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The Science of Persuasion: How to Get People to Agree With What You Say

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Aloha, I just finished reading this thought-provoking article on persuasion. It talks about how metaphors, similes and analogies are key in bringing others into your model of the world. Before reading it, I recommend checking out the video below. For those of you who have attended our NLP Trainings, you might recognize the Selective Attention […]

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My Wife Hates Facebook and So What!

My Wife Hates Facebook and So What!

Let’s avoid the temptation to make everything about NLP. In other words… Speak English, please! We were at a recent training and I announced from stage that my wife Sumi does not like Facebook. In fact, she can’t stand it. After making a couple of jokes, a student responded from the audience that she has […]

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Can NLP Help Prevent Degenerative Diseases?

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” – William Osler In my seminars, I’m often asked about various degenerative diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis or diabetes. After getting a taste of what Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can do, they start to wonder if NLP techniques could have a […]

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Be 33% More Successful at Acheiving Your Goals – A REAL Study

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Aloha, I read some research on goal setting that I just had to share with you. If you’ve been in the personal growth & development field of a while now, you might have heard about the “1953 Yale Study of Goals.” This study supposedly states that writing down goals makes you more likely to achieve […]

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What to do When “Anger Management” Doesn’t Work

Aloha, I wrote a new Psychology Today blog on how to deal with anger issues. Yes, I know it’s big topic to cover in a small article. And as I do, I guarantee I’m going to ruffle some feathers and make a few folks angry. So be it. First, anger itself is not an “issue.” […]

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Overcome Depression This Summer

Overcome Depression This Summer

Aloha, Summer’s here and surf’s up! Especially as the 4th of July is upon us, it’s time to pull out the barbeque and party! And summer is like that for a lot of us. But for others, summer can be the difficult time of the year. How so? Well, some people suffer from seasonal affective […]