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How You Can Reach Your Unreachable Star

Do you have a “star” that looks impossible to reach, but you know deep down in your heart that you can reach it? This was the case for Coach Doug Wilkins. Forty-four years ago, he had the dream of leading his high school football players to consistent victories. How did Wilkins fulfill his dream? In […]

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If You Hope to Win, You Won’t

There’s no doubt about it, everyone wants to be on the winning team. Some of us have the idea that if our team is more talented than the other team, or if we’re lucky enough or having a good day, we’ll win. But is that true? Does winning just happen? Not according to Coach Doug […]

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Stop Kissing Frogs!

The change began with a homeless man in a San Diego park. My friend was talking with various homeless people as part of a Heart of the Samurai exercise, when she looked into one particular man’s pale green eyes. His eyes took her beyond his filthy clothes, the stink of his unbathed body, and his […]

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Clarify Your Intention to Get Results

Often, people who have been exposed to the concept of intention confuse it with will power. As explained in chapter 2 of If How-To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy, intention is not will power. Will power comes from the conscious mind, or head. Whenever there is a conflict between the […]

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Increase Your Intention Through Visualization

In a recent newsletter we talked about making commitments in order to raise the level of intention and reach our goals. Another way of increasing intention is visualization. If you doubt the power of visualization to do this, then go to a car lot and stare at your dream car. It will not take long […]

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What Do Your Clothes, Car, and House Say About You?

We are all creatures of habit. We have habitual ways of brushing our teeth, of communicating with others, and habitual levels of risk we’re willing to take. But if we want to move forward in our lives, we have to break habits. A great way of doing this is to use psychological trigger devices. A […]

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Three Disciplines of a Compassionate Samurai

As a graduate of Klemmer & Associates and one who practices the art of being a compassionate samurai, you understand the importance of maintaining a sharp edge on your thinking. This is an ongoing journey that requires several disciplines. Here are three things you can do to hone your life. Cultivate Relationships: We become like […]

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Two Facets of Leadership

There are two very different facets of leadership: doing the right thing and doing things right. What is the right thing? A right thing is something that is in alignment with a person’s purpose. The difference between having a significant life and a successful life is knowing what your purpose is and how it fits […]

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Be Aware of How You Listen to Improve Your Growth

In a previous newsletter we talked about one of three ways of listening, “being with.” What are the other two ways of listening? One is to agree with whatever is being said, and the other is to disagree. We often listen from a standpoint of whether we’re going to agree with what’s being said, or […]

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What Viewpoint Do You Use: Victim or Responsible?

All of us have a choice in how we look at our circumstances. One choice is the victim viewpoint, the viewpoint that the events in my life are the result of something being done to me. The second is the responsible viewpoint: I am the cause for my experience because of choices I have made. […]

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