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Nov.07.2009
 Intuition is that “thing” or feeling that sends messages to you, presumably from your inner self which you should pay attention to, but usually do not because of a fundamental lack of trust in your self. The value of intuition is overlooked for the very fact that it is not trusted. Webster defines...
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Nov.04.2009
  COMING THIS MONTH FROM HANSHI WARRIOR PRESS From the back cover… The phenomenal success of the author’s original interpretation of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings was the inspiration that eventually led to the creation of this book. A chance meeting of two incredibly diverse human beings led to a...
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Oct.31.2009
 An abundance of good is a wonderful thing when acknowledged and accepted as a normal aspect of your life. The Universe gives freely of Itself and does not consider abundance as a factor in Its giving. The Universe is constantly expanding and there will always be more of it to give, which is...
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Oct.24.2009
Many people have problems when they contemplate voluntary change. This is because they fear inconveniencing others–usually for the wrong reasons. Worrying about the results of disassociating themselves from the people and conditions holding them back, they may unwittingly seek an excuse to keep the...
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Oct.18.2009
Everyone is successful by virtue of experiencing the life desired and the life not desired. Success, though, is usually confused with an accumulation of “things” such as houses, cars, clothes, etc., and many people who appear to have an abundance of “things” in their lives are often dismally...
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Oct.07.2009
Life is based on personal choices, for better or worse, and the desire to see them through to completion. Sometimes it is easy to bring about change, perhaps, but a clear idea of what you desire to experience is essential. Limitations that have been in place for as long as you care to remember must...
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Aug.02.2009
  Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement for my continued efforts to produce what will be one of the next books from Hanshi Warrior Press. It is titled, 52 Weekly Self-Revealization Acceptances - A Companion to the Original Self-Revealization Acceptance that is starting to take off in...
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Jul.31.2009
In 500 words or less? This should be an interesting experiment. As a writer, (a person who makes their essential living from the "craft") I look forward to the completion of this exercise to be precisely 500 words without using clever little tricks and foibles though I will experiment...
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Jul.30.2009
  "What was a misstep that you (or your publisher) made with publishing your first book--and how would you do things differently if you could?"   I remember the day very well when I heard from my first publisher the great news that they were going to publish my treatise on...
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Jun.03.2009
  Having just returned from an extraordinary trip to Israel on Sunday, I am still getting back to normal with the jet lag syndrome and have yet to absorb and internalize the incredible vast majority of experiences that I encountered including the obvious holy sites but also the reality of the...
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May.10.2009
The bane of the small publisher.  No doubt I will get a lot of flak on this one (assuming of course that someone actually reads these blogs, but that’s another story) and a lot of author’s will praise Amazon to the Heavens.  NOT ME!  As a small press I find it ludicrous to even sell to them any...
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Apr.23.2009
This is an astonishing week for me, personally. I sit and look into the mirror and while thinking about my life in general, a sudden smile comes over my face and I begin to laugh giddily like a child as I begin counting my blessings. All of my blessings including my children, my accomplishments, my...
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Apr.19.2009
Have had some interesting contacts recently through regular email (sfk422@gmail.com) about some of the projects I am presently at work on. I don’t usually like to boast about what is happening but when I took a look at the output load I quickly realized why my associates are impressed. As most...
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Apr.11.2009
Having so far enjoyed a substantially successful career in the ‘craft’ as it is affectionately referred to by those in the know, I analyze what I am doing and always come up with the same answers for my endeavors pro and con. It is really simple. Persistence and determination win the day. I...
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Mar.20.2009
How pleasant it is to be appreciated for your work! Last night I gave an introductory talk on my book, Sword in the Boardroom. Aside from having sold a lot of units, I was pleasantly surprised when folks were actually buying multiple copies along with my various other titles. It appears to me that...
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