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How the Power of Your Mind is Keeping You Broke

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  “The man who never has money enough to pay his debts has too much of something else.” James Lendall Basford Aloha, I’m guessing when Basford wrote that quote, he was saying that a person who can’t pay their debts has too much “stuff” they can’t afford. Maybe that they haven’t learned to budget or […]

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Are You in an Abusive Relationship with Money?

Are You In an Abusive Relationship with Money?

Aloha, Fortunately, as a culture, we’re starting to reject the “inevitability” of abusive relationships. It’s no longer acceptable for parents to beat their kids, or for spouses to verbally, physically or psychologically abuse their partners. We’re cracking down on everyone who perpetrates domestic violence, from football players to politicians. We’re teaching our kids and teenagers […]

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Affirmations Suck!

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Affirmations Suck! Before you hit unsubscribe to my blog, take a deep breath and keep reading. Oh, and say something positive to yourself. Good…. And, now that I have your attention, let me also say, I use affirmations to power through many areas of my life. And they work really well! I know that may […]

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Introducing Dr John!

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Aloha, I’m really excited to introduce to you my new co-trainer Dr John Ryan!Dr John has been on the road co-training with me since January and he’s absolutely rocking it. Here’s a little bit about Dr John: John Ryan, MBA, MSW, PhD is a leading expert on communication, transformation, and business development. John shares his systems and strategies with thousands of […]

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Firing Up Your Motivation

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“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz Enthusiasm. Inspiration. Passion. Motivation. Excitement. Just reading those words, don’t you feel a little more energy in your body and mind? And if you think about their opposite—boredom, cynicism, apathy, numbness—don’t you feel that energy […]

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Ghosts of New Years Past, Present and Future.

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Aloha, Have you ever heard of the Ghost of New Years Past? Me neither. But I think Dickens’ old story, A Christmas Carol, is a good analogy of how too many of us run our lives: We remember who we’ve been in the past, act it out again in the present, then project it into […]

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Do It Again. And Again.

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  A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that. Reggie Jackson Aloha, In a previous post, I addressed the question I get asked periodically by my NLP and Huna students: “I was doing so well but now I feel stuck. What am I doing […]

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I’m Just That Kind of Guy

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Happy New Year! Many of us use this time of year to evaluate last year and to set up new intentions and goals for the months ahead. For some of us, it’s an invigorating process. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made and the new heights we’re preparing to climb. But for others, it can […]

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New Year. New Goals.

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Aloha, Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m SO ready for 2015. There are so many great things already unfolding in this year, I can’t help but be excited. One of the things I love to do at the start of a new year is to sit down and get really clear on […]

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Create Your Own Meaning for the Holidays

Create Your Own Meaning for the Holidays

  Aloha, The holiday season is upon us! And by “the holiday season,” I’m including not just Christmas but all the other traditional holidays—Hanukkah, Kwanza, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Yaldi, etc—celebrated at this time of year. Heck, even if your holiday of choice is Black Friday! In my recent Psychology Today article Create Your Own Meaning […]