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How to Kick Your Inbox Habit

The inbox habit is deadly unless managed effectively. What you don’t realize is that this inbox habit left uncontrolled will steal your energy second by second. It’s like death by a 1000 cuts versus one big cut. “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy 76% of Samurai Innovation clients report to […]

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Why You Don’t Get What You Want

Getting what you want can be answered in two simple words: Toleration & Focus “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” – Jim Rohn Over 3 years ago, I purchased our current house. One area of the home that never impressed me was the back yard. For 3 years, […]

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Make Your Next Project Successful!

Your Next Project – Successful! “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter Drucker Have you ever built your own home or office from the ground up? I recently managed a development of a brand new office space for one of the businesses that I operate.  We were excited […]

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Defeating the Enemy of Average

The only thing standing in the way of you achieving your most essential priorities in life and your business is the Enemy of Average.  Who is this foe that we need to understand and defeat in order to accomplish all the worthwhile things we are here on this planet to do? Your Toughest Decision I […]

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What You Can’t See Yourself

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”- Ken Blanchard I had an interesting experience the other day while teaching at the Aikido dojo I train at.  One of the other black belt teachers approached me and complimented me on a specific technique that I had demonstrated for the group. He commented that he had done the […]

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Under the Kimono

Personal Drivers Yield the Greatest Results Personal Drivers & Corporate Drivers: Great businesses and organizations have systems and drivers that determine their highest value actions. For many of these entities, it has taken years to develop these standards that guide their performance.  Yet, the great businesses maintain these standards through a thorough process of reviewing […]

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Everyone's A White Belt At The Start

Everyone’s a White Belt at the Start

In our last article, 2012 New Year Intermission, we spoke about how Canada Day or Independence Day marks the halfway point in the year. This is a great place to evaluate your progress towards your most highly coveted goals. In the first half of the year, did you achieve the goals you set for yourself? […]

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Starting Over Today

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha Starting Your Year Over In the martial arts, every student I have ever trained with or trained reaches a point of ultimate frustration.  This frustration is born when the student feels they […]

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Are you going to finish strong this year?

2012 New Year Intermission

Think back to January this year  when everyone else was setting their New Year Resolutions.  Did you participate in the party? Does January seem like a long way back in the rear-view mirror? Do you recall if you set any New Year Resolutions? What were the goals you set for yourself back then? Do these […]

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How do you define innovation?

Samurai Definition of Innovation

I was recently with a high level group of business people and senior executives of a prominent company.  The focus of the day was to develop further insights as to how these leaders want to strengthen and grow their business in the coming decade.  A very forward thinking group indeed. Naturally, at one point, the […]

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Is Mastery Hours or Reps?

10,000 Outliers Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book titled Outliers. The basic premise of the book is that to achieve mastery or the highest level of proficiency may require around 10,000 hours of practice or experience. I believe a stronger focus is developed when we focus on the number of repetitions (reps) in order to achieve […]

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Boost Your Productivity Now!

Your owner’s manual for being productive?

Think of the last time you purchased a significant item in your life such as a piece of technology, house or car.  Did you read the owner’s manual from cover to cover?  You most often never do, you just expect plug and play service. Last year I purchased a new vehicle.  One of the features […]

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