How NLP Helps Me Reach 80% of My Goals (and Actually Enjoy the Process)


Everyone talks about setting and achieving goals. But I’ve been thinking lately that the goal-setting process is getting a bad rap. It’s becoming like flossing your teeth or creating a budget or “creating an eating plan.” Boring. No! Goals are the juice of life! Goals don’t have to be only the shoulds/obligations/responsibilities/burdens. Goals aren’t only […]


How My Wife Got Me to Lose 85 Pounds

Aloha, In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I want to relay a story that reminds me of the strong and loving relationship I have with my wife, Sumi. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blogs for some time, I used to be 85 pounds heavier than I am today. During the years […]


SSDD – Same “Stuff,” Different Day

Photo: Rennett Stowe

I get it! Sometimes we are just running the motions. Meaning, you wake up, you get the kids ready for school, you start your work, eat lunch, pick up the kids from school, go home, cook & clean, pass out, and start all over. Or even worse, an issue pops up in the middle of […]


Who Else Wants to Feel More Gratitude?

Photo: Chris Buecheler

 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie As we head toward the New Year, many […]


Why Some People Almost Always Reach Their New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Aloha, The University of Scranton posted a fascinating study about New Year’s Resolutions that said only 19% of resolution-makers actually achieve their goals. That means 81% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions fail to reach their goals. Ouch! You may be wondering what is different about this 19%? That’s exactly what I cover in my […]


Learning You

Photo: Chris Florence

Here’s the deal, no one can tell you what to be or what to think. Many individuals who attend personal growth trainings learn how they think. They learn what they need to do to have success and then think, “Wow, if everyone thought this same way, things would be great!” That doesn’t work! The problem […]


Your Money IQ

Aloha, A while back I was doing research for a course on wealth and prosperity. That research gave me the opportunity to interview people who were congruent (or as we say in Huna, pono) with their Money IQ/prosperity consciousness. To be clear, I didn’t simply interview people just because they had lots of money. I […]


The Anti-Money Trap

money mouse trap

Aloha, With our Free Prosperity Evenings taking place this week, I felt inspired to write about money. Money is an interesting area of life that keeps too many people feeling trapped and unfulfilled. That’s why, with your permission, I’m going to be blunt and in your face about this topic. Most of us are consciously […]


How to Use NLP to Release Your “Limiting Beliefs”

Psychology Today

Aloha, Last month I wrote a blog about how limiting decisions are created and the different ways they can impact our lives. In that article, I recommended you unearth your own limiting decisions by asking yourself the following: What are the results you’ve produced in the various areas of your life? Where are your results […]


Free Prosperity Evenings in California

Free Prosperity Evening

Aloha, We just started the NLP Master Practitioner Training in Newport Beach and it is going great! Next week I’ll be traveling around in California with my good friend George Fokas for our free Prosperity Evenings. If you’re interested, click here to learn more information. Otherwise, feel free to check out this article I wrote […]