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Automatic Samurai: Sprinkler Systems On!

I just finished my Building Your Personal Foundation course through CoachU, taught by Susan Abrams.   I was excited and challenged and by the idea of creating “automatic sprinkler systems” to fulfill various needs.   For example, I realized that one of … Continue reading

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Samurai Grammar: Pullin’ Ain’t Pushin’.

Grammar is a big block for people who are learning a foreign language, but grammar can be one of your many friends as you learn a language.  Here is one way how! With my mind on my grammar and my … Continue reading

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The Law of Language and Skill Attraction

First of all apologies for the title but it just spoke to me.  I’m not some guru who has mastered all skills/languages and can dispense laws from a mountain top.   I am on the path like everyone else, though now … Continue reading

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Samurai Getting it from All Directions

I loved it when Daniel Coyle, author of The Little Book of Talent and The Talent Code, mentioned the skateboarders highlighted in the documentary Dogtown and Zboys.   These outsiders and misfits changed skateboarding forever.   Part of how Coyle explains how they … Continue reading

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How to Keep a Samurai Mind Notebook

I’ve mentioned samurai notebooks lately, but haven’t really gotten into detail about them for a while.   Samurai notebooks are notebooks where you put positive ideas, plans, information, etc and review on a regularly spaced basis.   My samurai notebooks aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

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“Stare at Who You Want to Become”

“Don’t wait for your mojo to get to the dojo.”………… me 🙂 A funny thing happened on the way back from the dojo.  My oldest daughter takes karate lessons.   My wife takes our two year old daughter, who just watches.  … Continue reading

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One-Minute Tips for Effective Studying: A Samurai Minute Review

I am on a “one-minute” book roll.  This weekend, I had to spend expiring gift certificates at a Sanseido bookstore in New Jersey.   So many books so little time.  Fortunately, I chose an “illustrated” version of 1分間勉強法:  One Minute Tips … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Edge: Interview with James W. Heisig

Samurai Mind Online is dedicated to helping people take on whatever they want to learn whether they think it’s impossible or not.   Last night I almost gave myself a concussion when I realized that I hadn’t taken the opportunity to … Continue reading

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