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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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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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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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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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5 Scientific Studies that Prove Hypnosis Works to Stop Smoking

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Aloha, One of my favorite questions asked by my students is, “Are hypnosis and NLP validated by science?” As I’ve stated in previous articles, we at The Empowerment Partnership don’t teach any techniques unless research has been done. That’s why our graduates are so successful. In fact, our QS60 (Quit Smoking in 60) Specialists are […]

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Stop Letting Negative People Drag You Down

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Aloha, Do other peoples’ moods affect you? Many of my NLP and Huna students say that they feel tired and drained around negative people. It’s almost like they get sucked into other peoples’ negativity against their will. Like hanging out with people who are sick with a virus or cold, it takes a strong immune […]

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NLP and Reframing Webinar: How to be Persuasive in Business

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Aloha, Are you wondering how you can change peoples’ minds in a business setting? Reframing is a NLP term that’s used to describe shifting one’s thoughts and experiences on reality. It’s a technique that allows you to interpret “negative” events in a positive way. On 4/16/14 at 7:00pm PDT we will teach you the art […]