The Quick 6-Step Simple Focus Your Day Process

How to focus yourself, map out what you have to do, be more effective, and jump start your day. Another 6-step simple process that only requires pen and paper, and about 10 minutes of your time.  

The Promises – building a future

At the end of the 12-step meetings I attended back in Boston a volunteer would read aloud “The Promises” from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. My friend Paul would, without fail, emphasize the word “always” near end of the reading. “Always” hasn’t been a word that I’ve trusted: maybe, possibly, might – those were […]

What If I let go of my security blanket?

Recently my Coach (yes coaches need coaches) pegged me on a ’story’ that I was clutching to, like the little blue security blanket I had as a child, all tattered and worn out (with a satin edge, quite frayed from being chewed on). What is this story doing for me? What’s the purpose? Think about it, […]

A Buddhism Primer – “Right Mindfulness” or Detach and Enjoy

Part One – destination MFN In this mini-talk I’ll reiterate “destination MFN” and touch on simplicity and “right mindfulness” (as there is, by the way, “wrong mindfulness” which Mushim pointed me towards). Mindfulness (or as I like to abbreviate it as an airport code “MFN”) is about trying to see things as they are, something […]

Write 5 Minutes a Day And Change Your Life …

… or at least enjoy it a hell of a lot better. I have known about, and preached about daily writing, for as long as I’ve been a coach. If you want to keep on doing same thing, and create the same results, then keep doing that. When Tim Gunn, a fashion guru, is approached […]

Own Less – Do Less – Be Happy

“Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, “I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.” – Jack Kornfield How do I manage my ADHD? I have less to manage. Here’s what it gives […]

The Father No Longer: a 10-minute self-coaching trick

Before my elderly father passed away I decided to examine some of my negative thoughts about him. He wasn’t an easy dad but he was my dad: did I still want to relate to him like I was 14? On his visits I noticed that like many elderly, his cognitive abilities had waned: he retells his […]

The Daily Habits Worksheet

Hey There! … it’s me … Coach Kenji … The worksheets I’m going to suggest to you are some of the simplest, most powerful tools that I use on a daily basis (truth, not b.s.) and are based on the awesome philosophy of the best selling book The Slight Edge.* Here’s my own realness: if […]

Don’t give up!  Call Kenji.

“I honestly don’t really understand how Kenji does what he does but he’s very, very good at it.  I have been so much more productive and happier at work and the rest of my life since working with him.  He has a lot of great suggestions for ways to be more organized, starting with what’s […]

Optimize Your Life (if you dare)

Some people love this guy. Some can’t stand him. But in either case his material is very, very useful. My favorite are his Plus One’s. “Just a little more today.”  These are daily teachings that bring short “Optimize Your Life” solutions. Here’s his freebie: Cheers!     “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them […]