Take a nap? What are you nuts?

The benefits of napping are many and varied, NASA has said that nap can increase productivity by up to 34%. Researchers on napping and long term memory function taught two groups a specific task with a series of steps. They then let one group stay awake and the other group had a 90 minute nap […]

Stop screwing around.

“When I started with Kenji I was totally overwhelmed – now I’m feel more on top of everything and am much more productive in getting things done. What’s more my clients are happier and I have different tools and techniques to use when I hit a wall. Kenji’s coaching helped me find creative ways to […]

Mr. Impatient.

Mr. Impatient, the part of me that believes in the Zero Sum Game of Abundance, thinks the that world works like this: I give to you, you give back (or else), I hold the door for you, you say “Thank you.” Then If I seemingly get nothing in return I’ve lost out. There’s never enough […]

“I did what he suggested that I do: fire him.”

“When I started with Kenji I was totally overwhelmed – now I’m feel more on top of everything and am much more productive in getting things done. What’s more my clients are happier and I have different tools and techniques to use when I hit a wall. Kenji’s coaching helped me find creative ways to […]

Woke up!

I once nonchalantly asked an older neighbor, “How’s your morning?” and without missing a beat he shot back “Woke up!” About 10 steps later it sunk in; he was saying: I’m still here, that’s a blessing, and my life is a miracle. Last night,with my take out dinner in hand, I leisurely walked down Castro […]

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, […]

I’ve been able to grow our company 60%.

You’re a kick ass coach. No, not a rah, rah, “get out there and get it done” type coach. I mean kick ass in the way that you have a gentle yet powerful way of helping me see the best in myself. Also, in the way that you have helped me design simple structures in […]

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 […]