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In a Learning State of Mind: Samurai Reading is Samurai Singing

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 … Continue reading

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Happy Feelings Bring Happy Learnings

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 … Continue reading

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Use Time Limits: Samurai Time is On Your Side, Part 3

“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 … Continue reading

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Push, Relax, Have Fun, Repeat: How I ‘Read’ Japanese News

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 … 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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Life is an SRS: Create your Learning Environment

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 … Continue reading

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One Minute, One Action, Every Morning Change Your Life: Samurai Book Thruview

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 … Continue reading

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The Power of Morning and Evening: Samurai Slumbering–Samurai Rising

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 … 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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The Power of Five Minutes: Mutant Samurai Turtles, Activate!

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 … Continue reading

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