March 23, 2023
An avengence, if you will.
March 22, 2023
Don’t even worry about making a move
March 21, 2023
Don’t let impossible goals get in your way
March 20, 2023
Within the unpredictable, there is predictable
March 19, 2023
My idea for a tour company in Sakata City
March 18, 2023
Don’t let too many small things in, and don’t ignore the big picture!
March 17, 2023
Make up their mind for them
It just is
Is it necessary?
How many yamabushi are there? And other questions about yamabushi
Ideas and execution
January 19, 2022
Don’t make it an excuse
May 7, 2019
Locals and the Default Option
February 16, 2019
Hit Publish and mean it
January 25, 2022
What to do with the injustice of others
September 6, 2020
My first month of blogging daily
February 1, 2019
Pain vs. Glory
February 5, 2022
March 1, 2019
Play your game: Turn your anger into positive energy
February 4, 2022
Learning and realising. Learning to realise.
July 9, 2019
No one can master nature
April 8, 2021
History and second languages
June 17, 2019
Sometimes you just can’t take the culture out of someone.
February 10, 2019
February 25, 2019
The problem with living in Japan when NZ is clearly the better option
April 24, 2020
Beginning Investing in a Bear Market
January 26, 2022
June 12, 2022
What you’re evaluated on
December 24, 2019
Back with a vengeance
Don’t make move until you really have to
Close to Perfection
Go By Experience
How to Put Sakata City on The Map
Coffee: The Metaphor for Life
Hate Indecisiveness? Use this mind trick to help people make up their mind
The mind is an ocean
My Idea of a Good Life
That little bit extra is worth more than you think.
If you’re still in the race, you give it your best.
The ultimate combination of sports for a healthy body
What to do with the bad days
Say Sayonara to Sayonara: Japanese words that are misunderstood
Dealing with detractors in creative enterprises
The last spurt
What’s the silver lining?
You have a really strong mountain
What are the takeaways? Making the most of tough life experiences
What I learned translating 100 Japanese Mountains
One foot in front of the other: The Yamabushi Way of Living
Our Obligation to Humanity
Disproportionate relationships: A take on the Japanese Ichigo Ichie
Do whatever it takes to get as far as you can
Yamagata: You should probably just go there
In spite of, or because of?
Accept and Dance
A Trick to Get Things Done
The Missing Ingredient in Your Language Learning
An Easy Trick for Learning a Second Language
Just accept it
Give your ideas the respect they deserve.
You want to want to go the extra mile
Happy Yet Hungry: The Way to Live
It’s not the tools. It never was.
The Black Jellybean Theory
The magical number
How to learn to come up with good ideas
Can you do the Asian squat?
Make it a forethought
You’re in the wrong profession
The cliche that keeps on giving
Radical Acceptance and Uketamo
Make yours an unhealthy obsession for helping people
Why you don’t need a website in 2023
Put your best foot forward, every step of the way
Do Yourself A World of Good
Bake your cake, but don’t just eat it.
Change of direction, change of perspective
Don’t wait until retirement to do what you want!
Something worth writing home about
Aspiring for the Aspiring
The Job is Never Done
Making the Most of That Compounding Interest
Focus on finishing
What Buddha Teaches us of The Power of the Subconscious
Can we please stop ‘translating’ Japanese
Don’t ask for permission. Get started.
Uketamo, and Everything Else is a Bonus
Ready enough is ready enough
How to Make Everlasting Friends in Japan
Freedom Through Restriction
Struggling with big numbers in Japanese? This trick never fails
When Taking Your Time is The Best Thing You Can Do
One Advantage of Daily Disciplines
Use The Uketamo Mindset to Take Charge
Build Stick-to-itiveness With This Ancient Japanese Philosophy
Anxiety or regret? Why you should focus on the current moment
The unseen advantage of Atomic Habits
Atomic Habits highlights something the Japanese have known for millennia
Stuck in your creativity? Try Third-person thinking
My Favourite Hikes in Yamagata So Far
How to gain from any situation
Play your own game
Zen and the art of Savouring Borrowed Time
Keep the scoreboard ticking over
A world of difference
Why you should prioritise tasks by utility
Wanna write a daily blog? Do this.
Made a mistake? Use this simple Japanese philosophy.
Start with what you can do
5 Japanese mountain practices to change your life
Why you should always put the team first.
‘Are there any enlightened people?’ — What a Zen monk told me.
The guaranteed way to grow
Let nature be the teacher
Three best mountains to hike in 2023
How to live Uketamo on a daily basis
How to create a daily writing discipline
Trust the unknown
Use this Stoic philosophy on a micro scale to get things done
The Time on Task Principle and making it a habit
How I got featured on the Japanese Prime Minister’s YouTube
No More Excuses
Two keys to living well
The ability to say no is a core leadership trait
The Creepy Legend of the Yokai of Chokai-san (Mt. Chokai)
Use this powerful Yamabushi phrase to help get through