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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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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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Get Rid of Procrastination Once and for All

Get Rid of Procrastination Once and for All

Aloha, I wrote a Huffington Post blog this week on how to stop procrastinating. Just in case you’re one of those people who doesn’t participate in the universal sport of procrastination, let me define it for you: • to put off intentionally and habitually • to put off doing something that should be done • […]

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Happy vs. Successful: Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Happy vs. Successful: Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Aloha, Everybody and their grandmother (and probably your grandmother) will tell you that setting goals is the key to success. I was taught goal-setting at an early age and I’ve taught goal-setting and goal-getting to thousands of my NLP and Huna students. And for the most part, students get really stoked as they work with […]

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Who Else Wants to Feel More Gratitude?

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 “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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]