Category Archives: Career

Let Your Samurai Flowers Bloom!

Yesterday, I had a curious experience.  I was doing a six-month review of a samurai notebook.  In the notebook, I was beginning to imagine how I want to reconstruct my work experience and life.   The shocking thing is that six … Continue reading

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Samurai Networking: Skip the Baloney

This is one of those cases where I’m going to give you advice about something I’m not actually too good at yet–networking.     Part of the reason I may be developing in this area is because previously associated networking with oil … Continue reading

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The Samurai Questions: The Tipping Point

Though I am still on the fence about Words Can Change Your Brain, reading it inspired me to keep a “happiness journal.”   Once a day since mid-October, I’ve been reviewing the day or the previous day and searching for three … Continue reading

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Samurai in the Cloud: Bookmark Your Life on the eCloud

I resisted for the longest time but I am finally on the Kindle “cloud.”  It started with a used Kindle that I bought from a friend, and then I became a real convert when I realized that I could stay … Continue reading

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Ronin Samurai: Go for Nuggets

Yeah, well I don’t really know a lot about samurai despite the title of the blog.  But I do know that ronin samurai were masterless samurai, who lost their position through various events.  According to Wicker-pedia, in Japan “ronin” also … Continue reading

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Honey in the Crack: Find It!

Sometimes I am as optimistic as a Russian novel set in gulags of Siberia.  However, I am finding that optimism is not necessarily something that just magically happens but something you can develop as a habit.  I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Flow Like Water: Financial Samurai

…the sage, traveling all day, does not lose sight of his baggage. Though there are beautiful things to be seen, he remains unattached and calm.”— Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching (Feng and English translation) If we’re on a quest for … Continue reading

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The Happiness Decision: Samurai Book Review

Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.  –Ben Hogan You don’t have to “feel”happy to put your mind in happy places. Focusing on happiness is a decision. It’s possible that happiness is a habit of turning your mind to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Browsing: Samurai Browser

Now that I am in Japan for the summer, I find myself browsing a lot.   In the mornings, I go to write at a manga cafe where I can have some semi-privacy.   When I goof off, I browse through the … Continue reading

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The Power of Five Minutes: The Condensed Version

The Benefits of Taking Five Minutes Each Day To Do Part of Your Dreams: Starting is better than thinking about starting Five minutes each day keeps your brain “myelienated”.  You keep the thread of practice or the thought of your … Continue reading

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