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Get in a Learning State of Mind The time that you can wake up to what you can do is now.  As you follow your dreams and learn what you’ve always wanted to learn you need persistence.  You also need to bob and weave.  You can change your materials and your learning approaches like a [...]

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Yes, I guess my mind is turning into a Japanese t-shirt.  That’s a good thing  While I’m at it, here is a whole string of truisms coming at ya: Do what you love and love what you do. Love what you learn and learn what you love. Bored or frustrated with what you are learning?  [...]

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“Prepare yourself in the subject so well that it shall be always on tap: then…trust your spontaneity and fling away all further care.”” William James “A man grows most tired while standing still” Chinese Proverb ‘Deadlines and things make you more creative…’  Jack White of the White Stripes I am at a mangakissa in Japan [...]

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Here’s a quick little Samurai success formula to take on whatever you want to do or  know more about in life: Push.  Find little windows where you can push yourself to learn a little more and push.   Write down a new word, concept, do push ups until you are tired. Relax.  Congratulations on pushing yourself.   [...]

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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 free movies available through their Cinema Channel. Sometimes I even get up and look through [...]

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One of the more fun lessons I’ve gotten from ajatt and other sources is that you become what you surround yourself with.   If you want to learn Japanese, surround yourself with Japanese people, music, and experiences.   Maybe it works for other things as well.  If you want to be rich, surround yourself with rich people, [...]

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Summer is finally here and I am following the read ‘em or leave ‘em strategy for finishing books.  If I am no longer interested in a book (especially those in Japanese), I am leaving them in the dust even if I paid bookoo dollars for them.   I am inspired by AJATT’s column on “Reading and [...]

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A Japanese self-help book, a samurai self-help blogger , and a Japanese immersion website meet at a bar and talk about the best time to “do it.”  Morning and night. Morning and night might be one of the best times to set your intentions, embedded knew knowledge, and change your life. Anchors Away! Khatz talks [...]

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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 novel, composition, graffiti bomb masterpiece in your mind instead of losing it. Five minutes sometimes [...]

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I did it!  I headed to the post office, got the right postage and sent my book proposal to an agent I worked with years before.   (I will tell you later what it was my book proposal was about.  I like to let creative projects incubate until they are ready.)   What’s amazing that even though [...]

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