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Be the Poet of Your Samurai Song: Samurai Mind Notebook

Be the poet of your life’s song.  Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living When I first started teaching up in the South Bronx, I started to notice that some of my students had notebooks where they … Continue reading

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Take the Toys and Run!: Samurai Mind Notebook

I keep what I like to call a samurai mind notebook.  It is a notebook where I keep project ideas, inspirational quotations, and useful information.  I review the notebooks so that eventually everything is reviewed after 2 days, 4 days, … Continue reading

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Fight for Your Life: Samurai Mind Notebook

But there is Boddhidharma, fierce eyes, teeth showing, intent and determined, a free spirit who [will not accept] the propaganda of mediocrity.  He challenges you to be free enough of society to transform it for the better.   —L. Boldt  Zen … 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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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 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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Review Your Notebook, Change Your Mind: Samurai Mind Shift

Little pieces floating back to the edge of consciousness.  Samurai reviews old pages.  Review your notebook, change your mind.

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Spaced Repetition Systems: How to Forget About Remembering

When in doubt, space it out.  Spaced repetition is a simple habit that has turbo charged my language learning.  Now I am using it to shake other things in my life.  

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Samurai Time is on Your Side

Yeah, sing it, just like the Rolling Stones. “Sa-mu-rai Time is on my side! Yes it is!”  Don’t know how to sing?  That’s okay, sing it badly.  Don’t know who the Rolling Stones are?  Abandon all hope ye who enter. … Continue reading

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