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 share an interview that I did with James W. Heisig in 2006. As you’ll [...]
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Posted in Deliberate Practice, Guitar, Mind, Reading, Samurai Time Management, Uncategorized, tagged 5 minutes, learning, memory management, reading, success, zen mind on August 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
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 [...]
Eighteen minutes left on my timer. One more hour left in the manga cafe. Day 440 of 595 of a paid Japanese immersion experience called Silverspoon. (I’m listening to Japanese Youtube as I write.) ￥900 to be in this booth. I paid a heck of a lot more to get motivational emails and study sprint [...]
“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 [...]
Posted in Mind, Reading, Samurai Time Management, Uncategorized, tagged 30 minutes, 5 minutes, creativity, flow, immersion, learning, lifehack, memory management, mind body, notebooks, self-help, success, zen habits on May 25, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Little pieces floating back to the edge of consciousness. Samurai reviews old pages. Review your notebook, change your mind.
Posted in Deliberate Practice, Mind, Samurai Time Management, tagged 30 minutes, flow, learning, lifehack, memory management, motivation, reading, success, zen mind on January 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I normally don’t like formulas but Furuichi-san drew me in with this one. Drum roll please: Y= A x B x X² + C Did you feel the earth shaking? Y is the results of your studies. A is the quality of materials and service if you are attending a school or program. B [...]
Every effort creates an echo or even a dissonance to be listened to, to build on. Even a “failed” effort creates a lingering question. The question is, can you persist and grow from it?
I haven’t gone bowling in years, but three weeks ago I was back at it, funny shoes and all. I think I’ve played mini-golf more times than I’ve gone bowling, and that isn’t saying much. I only played two games. The first game, I was getting used to bowling again. I kept experimenting with different [...]
Posted in Deliberate Practice, Mind, Reading, Samurai Time Management, tagged diet, libraries, lifehack, memory management, motivation, self-help, success, time management on December 27, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Okay, not completely true. When I forget to turn in my daughter’s DVD of, let’s say, Barbie: A Fairy Secret (a cinematic tour de force-harrumph!) and am asked to fork over six bucks, my heart doesn’t sing. But then I remember that it is a forced donation to an organization that I have voluntarily given [...]