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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 […]

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Feeling Stuck? How to Tell if NLP is Really Working

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“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations.” – Nikola Tesla Every once in a while, one of my students (sometimes even an advanced student) will approach me and […]

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Dispelling Myths About NLP

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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy All through my career, I’ve had to respond to a variety of myths and misconceptions about Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP has been called a pseudo-science, a cult, even […]

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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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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 […]