Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toyota and METI to introduce more Plug- in-Hybrid http://bit.ly/1at9sr and these are the first locations to get them: http://bit.ly/tAwUZ

Monday, September 28, 2009

Last poor week next up full steam ahead

September 21 - 27


Above Allan Edwards; Canada Consul; Nagoya
Colin Walker, GDI Exports
Takashi Kamio, Sr. Board Member Toyota Motor Corp.
David Emerson, Former Minister of International Trade for Canada
James Hedden, President, GDI Exports
Morikatsu Sakabe, President, Tomei Homes

Stabilizing: Bad week. Must turn it around soon. Must spend less about town.

Moving Ahead: Also not a stellar week. More effort needs to be put in here.

Optimizers: Made contact with the few who want to do it again. Personal points wanted 250, actually gained were only 130. Must double my efforts basically!

A decent effort with exercise, some decent eating and really good with the cleaning and organizing.

Again very little effort here, I must get back to reading or attending more web seminars.

While a decent week with phone calls to my Dad and some great time with the wife, we had some good success with the TJCS with a Business Committee breakfast in conjunction with the Nagoya Consul Allan Edwards with Mr. David Emerson who was Federal Trade minister for the Canadian government. It was pleasure and a privilege to be sitting at a table with Mr. Kamio amongst his many titles is a senior board member at Toyota, Mr. Sakabe the President of Tomei Homes, Mr. Allan Edwards from the Canada Consulate’s office and Mr. James Hedden, president of GDI Exports, my new corporate home.

Not bad but again slacking too much I have to get back to daily meditation and go back to the resources that helped me get out of the rut early in 2009.

Social Media Comments:Some interesting experiments in posting different pictures and video. I hope to become very efficient at these channels by mid October. Looking to assist a friend and look at business ventures with the new media.

Comments Overall: An interesting week with some disappointment and again learning how to bounce back quickly. As I enter the first full week in my new scenario (being self employed and contract work) I must improve my situation by utilizing my point system, and going back to the disciplined approach that worked so well at the beginning of the year. I also must commit to no longer spending time, money and opportunities standing or sitting at the bar. If one thing is clear to me this year it is that by avoiding the nightlife I can move ahead at pace that is nothing short of miraculous. The next week will be full of work, with October 1 being my first full day on my own officially. Most of my energy will be put into exporting i.e. finding customers, and teaching, i.e. finding my own students. I will use Social media to accomplish this. This is it as I continue to push for what I really want. The start of the next six months, please let me know what you are doing to change your life. positiveattraction@gmail.com . It seems that so many people I know are really putting themselves on the line and trying some new things. This great to see and could be a sign of more changes to come for many.

The next week will be the beginning of the new phase, both with the Optimizers program and with everything else I am trying to accomplish, wish me luck and keep checking in on me from time to time to see how I am progressing.

Friday, September 25, 2009

JIBE # 4

Well last night was saw me at another JIBE event. JIBE stands for Japan International Business Exchange and it is a casual forum that aims to be a place for businesses and organizations to meet new people and contacts and increase business through a casual networking environment. Both time I have left this event I have felt that I really received value and could meet new contacts that may serve to be fruitful.The previous photos were posted but I just wanted to mention that this type of event is something you may should attend if you are looking at doing business in the Tokai region and look to network in an English and Japanese friendly environment. Special thanks for putting the event on goes out to Robert Sanzalone. http://bit.ly/UyfCT

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coffe vending achine that has live video play by play

After another Nagoya-ite posted a Coffee vending machine I though I would share ours from yesterday, just learning the new iphone so there is no audio play by play but thought you might find it interesting

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nutrisystem to enter Japan http://bit.ly/10S9tb
Looking to go somewhere with wifey in Gifu, Aichi or Mie prefectures today, anyone have any ideas on a nice day trip for central Japan?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Interesting times now. I am preparing to launch my new life in a zero start income situation, starting the next installment of the Optimizers program; Fall Equinox and the wife and I have never been better. This could very well be one of the biggest transitions I know. The thought for the day is always stay in a positive frame set, if you find yourself wondering in to a negative state know that it is completely you, not your surroundings. The following link changed my life, check it out at http://bit.ly/12HcRK if you by in to this program and use it as it is shown, you could rock your own foundations. I will talk more about this soon.
all good, gotta keep pushing. I hope all the OLM staff make it back from Vegas safe.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I have been spending more time listening to podcasts from Stanford and I have started reading again. It has been great! These podcasts are so valuable. I still have to believe that if you are not learning and pushing yourself to grow than you will miss opportunities and fail to understand the mechanisms of the current situation. Society and business is changing in ways than many people still do not understand, the days of win – lose may not be over, but how you treat your colleagues, business contacts, employees and even your competition will be reflected very clearly to the world you live in. It is now becoming more about building and sustaining relationships and helping people achieve the results they desire. Big companies take notice, standard marketing practices will no longer apply, you must listen to every single one of your customers as there is very little room for mass marketing and response.
Looking forward to Camp Canada this year 3rd year! http://bit.ly/kLcYV