How the Spirit of the Hawaiians Brought Me to Tears

How the Spirit of the Hawaiians Brought Me to Tears

From my very first trip to Hawaii over two decades ago, I felt Hawaiians were among the most amazing, beautiful group of humans I had ever encountered. Today, all these years later, I feel exactly the same.

I thought I was going to Hawaii on the final days of 2019 to share with these extraordinary people all about the ability to grow their businesses at top speed in 2020. Well… shame on me, the real sharing and learning flowed in the opposite direction and I was the one who received abundantly.

Before I even started speaking, just hearing the heart-filled introductions and stories of this unique group of entrepreneurs had tears welling up in my eyes. The spirit of these triumphant people began to speak to me the moment I was within their energy field, long before their words ever could.
 

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It is always so interesting to hear the stories we’ve never learned. The stories that were never taught and the stories that are yet to be learned.

From the first time I came to these islands over two decades ago, I knew there was something special here. There was something different from other places I had visited. The spirit of the Hawaiian people is nearly palpable.

After the event, while talking to Kaue, a Hawaiian father who used the pain of losing his son to help support others in healing during difficult times and grief, I learned about some of the the greatest challenges Hawaiians face at this time. Oddly, similar to the story of African-Americans on the mainland, many Hawaiians struggle with challenges from drug abuse to finding their wholeness in a land that is no longer their own.

I will be covering many of their stories this year. From the telescope controversy where Hawaiians physically blocked the road to prevent the building of the world telescope on their sacred Mauna Kea mountain top to the stories of those who are fighting to keep the history and culture of the native Hawaiian alive.
 

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I look forward to giving a voice to many here. And lending my voice to those who are standing firm in the last designation of what they know and claim to be their own.

I am excited and grateful to spend time with my Hawaiian brothers and sisters in 2020 on their native land. And to bring life to some of the most uncommon stories of the extraordinary people on the islands of Hawaii.


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Are Full Time and Part Time Entrepreneurs Created Equal? I Think Not.

Are Full Time and Part Time Entrepreneurs Created Equal? I Think Not.

All entrepreneurs are not equal. They are not all the same. I was recently thinking about entrepreneurs versus non entrepreneurs. How entrepreneurs think differently, behave differently, dream differently, grind differently. And while I was thinking about that another question crossed my mind.

Are all entrepreneurs the same? Specifically, I thought of the difference between full-time entrepreneurs versus entrepreneurs with a day gig? Are they equal or are they innately different?
 

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I think they are very different. Both types of entrepreneurs can understand particular experiences. They both understand how to see something other than what currently exists. They understand that by doing something different, you can create something that never existed before that is self sustaining. But what is uniquely different is that the part time entrepreneur will never know or understand the level of the grind and the impact of it if they always remain part-time.

I often say that some of my best, most successful clients are those that lost their jobs. And the reason they are more successful is because they have a different kind of grind. Especially the ones that take care of their families. There is no back up plan. They have to make it work. Their lives and their family’s lives depend on it. And when that occurs, a new something deep down on the inside comes to life in a different way that a part-time entrepreneur really can’t understand at the same level.
 

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Before you’ll start posting, I’m not suggesting that one is better than the other. They are both entrepreneurs. Both with the opportunity to do and create amazing things, but that full-time, only time, all consumed and absorbed 24/7 entrepreneur is a different type of beast. And until that part-time entrepreneur, becomes a full-time, all-time entrepreneur, they will never really understand the depths of what it truly means to be an all consumed, all in and at risk, full blazing entrepreneur.


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The Top 3 Reasons Why Travel Should Be an Essential Part of Your Life – Part 2

The Top 3 Reasons Why Travel Should Be an Essential Part of Your Life – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1.

2. It Will Renew You

Ongoing travel can renew your mind, your body and your spirit. Changing your environment can help to breathe fresh energy through all areas of your life. It can renew you in a way that gives you greater strength to run on. To endure whatever may lie ahead, because you’ve been renewed in a way that makes you feel refreshed and strengthened mentally and emotionally.

Many times when we are overwhelmed with our daily lives, burdens and challenges, we become consumed with the things that are not going the way we want them to go or desire them to be at any given time.

It is when we can remove ourselves from the ordinary, mundane lives that we often create and experience a new environment, have a new perspective that we can create a significant shift. Without the ability to remove ourselves from the stress in our normal environment and go into something new, we never get the renewed perspective to tell ourselves that life isn’t nearly as negative as it may sometimes seem to be when the stress of life wears us down.
 

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3. It Can Bring You More Joy

The change of your environment and your perspective can change all areas of your mindset and thinking. It can shift you from seeing the glass half empty to seeing the glass half full. It can restore you. It can remove the mental weights, stress and change your mood. It can inspire you again.

The ability to have many of these negative things fall away, in and of themselves, is enough to create the space for more joy in your life. To help you see more positive in your life than negative. To help you believe again – dream again. You will be amazed at what life has to offer you when you simply open yourself up to being in a different environment for a period of time.
 

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Your travel doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to go to the other side of the world. You can simply go someplace that’s just a car ride away. It’s all about removing yourself from the ordinary and immersing yourself in someplace new, fresh and different to you.

I promise your life can be transformed simply by consistently injecting travel into your life.


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The Top 3 Reasons Why Travel Should Be an Essential Part of Your Life – Part 1

The Top 3 Reasons Why Travel Should Be an Essential Part of Your Life – Part 1

Traveling is good for the soul. It allows you to get out of your own world, your own space and your own head. It grants you the opportunity to see what’s possible in your own life by viewing what is possible in others.

Depending on where you travel, you can experience a world that doesn’t even remotely look similar to yours. One that can inspire a new level of living. A new level of being.

These are the top 3 reasons why travel should be an essential part of your life:

1. It Will Expand Your Mind

Traveling allows you to see how other people live, other people’s experiences and other people’s perspectives.

When you leave your environment and go to a new one, it allows you to see things differently in a way you weren’t able to see before. You can experience different cultures, lifestyles and ways of living. You can experience different religions, cultures and mindsets.
 

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Whenever I travel, I am excited to see and experience what I have yet to learn. An environment totally and completely foreign to the one I know.

For some, this can be fearful – to be removed from their comfort zone. But I believe that it allows you to see if your comfort zone is really not worth leaving. Perhaps for you it is, but you will never truly know unless you see and learn another way, which will allow you to test the one you have and measure it up with the one you choose to live.
 

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For others, it’s like the air that allows us to thrive. I have friends who literally work just to travel. They come home, back to the US, to work really hard for three months in preparation for them to travel to some far away place for a month or two at a time. The beautiful thing is that we live in a world that allows us to do this fairly freely.

A plane ride away can change everything that you thought you once knew and open you up to a new higher way of being.

Continue to Part 2.


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The Top 3 Things I Did to Mend a Broken Heart and Increase the Joy and Happiness in My Daily Life – Part 3

The Top 3 Things I Did to Mend a Broken Heart and Increase the Joy and Happiness in My Daily Life – Part 3

This is a continuation of Part 2.

#3 Choose One of the Things that Bring You a Great Amount of Joy and Do It Regularly

Many of you have seen this play out in my life in recent years. After having several years of significant traumas, I decided to physically and manually input something that brings great joy to me in my life. And for me that is travel.
 

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Now, many people think if that’s the case, I should be joyous all the time, because I am always traveling. But what the vast majority of people don’t understand is that when I’m traveling, I am completely traveling for work. So, I cannot enjoy a place in the same manner working as I would if I didn’t have to work. It is often the case as well that when I’m traveling for work, I am going to the same places repeatedly.

Therefore, I decided a couple of years ago to force myself to go on vacations. After not taking a vacation for nearly 13 years, I decided that I was going to go on vacation every 30 days. It didn’t have to be far nor an exotic place, but it had to be work-free and enjoyable for me. What that time did was grant me freedom and removed a great deal of stress that had been accumulating over the years in my life. It allowed me to slow down an ever so busy schedule and just focus on me and the things that bring me happiness and joy.

This one input into my life gifted me an amazing opportunity to de-stress and refuel so I could be ready to run on a little bit further in my life.
 

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Your joy and happiness are your responsibility to find. On this life journey, we will all experience an abundance of things and many can and will bring you great pain, unhappiness, and uncertainty.

It is each of our responsibility to do whatever is necessary to find and obtain joy, happiness and peace in our daily lives. You cannot fully give it to anyone else if you don’t first give it to yourself. Go get it. Go find it. Go be it. The world awaits a happier more joyous you and all of the fruits the new you will bear.

My outfit is by Sole Much More Boutique.


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