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You Can’t Buy Happiness

In 2010 I read this study that revealed what I always felt to be right. That money only makes you happy to a certain level. Once you have enough money to meet your basic needs and a little extra…


All stories fit into one of these 7 plots

Ever realize that most movies are the same after a while. That’s because they are. Here are 7 plots that make up all those blockbuster movies we watch: 1. Rags to riches 2. The quest 3. Overcoming a monster…

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I never knew meditation would be so powerful

I started meditating because I was stressed out and had heard that it could help. I made it a daily habit and gradually I started to get less anxious (It even helped me give up my life-long addiction to…


How to get over your fear of rejection

The real driving force behind the fear of rejection is a lack of confidence. The good news is you can develop confidence with practice. You’ll need to expose yourself as often as you can to the possibility of rejection…


Choosing to be happy

Friday I was walking my dog in the morning when I saw this lady that lives on my street who must be in her 90’s. I said hello and I exlaimed in an excited voice “it’s going to be…


How to succeed in the longterm

A friend of mine has been delaying working out and eating right because he wants to have everything perfect before he gives it 100% of his energy. I told him to just start by doing a small bodyweight workout…


I gave up alcohol for good

I stopped drinking alcohol about a month ago. I realized through meditation that the only reason I was drinking was to fit in. I don’t even like the taste and every time I drank I felt like shit for…


Death as a teacher

Last Saturday my team at MIYAGI and I were cleaning up the beach as part of our commitment to creating a better community. While we were there I noticed an old man in a wheel chair that looked quite…


Awareness and the power of meditation

When we watch movies we become completely submersed in them. We may be sitting right next to someone on the couch but because the media is so powerful everything else around us disappears. In a sense we become part…

Book Reviews

6 great books about storytelling

Power branding by Steve Mckee Into the woods by John Yorke Do story by Bobette Buster 7 basic plots by Christopher Booker All marketers are storytellers by Seth Godin Made to stick by Chip and Dan Heath…


True love isn’t found, it’s built

Disney did a great job of advertising the romantic story of love at first sight. People have trouble with relationships because they still maintain this false expectation that someone out there will be so perfect they will satisfy all…


What is an artist?

A lady in the gallery this morning asked me if I was an artist. I answered yes and she asked me if I was a painter or a sculptor which I replied that I was an entrepreneur. She smiled…