About Author: Nicklaus

Nicklaus
Website
http://japanesemartialartscenter.com
Description
Nick has studied the martial arts and philosophies of Asia for 44 years, and has used their principles to start five successful businesses, including SEO Ann Arbor. He's an attorney, entrepreneur, consultant, and author of four books on martial arts, including Budo Mind and Body, which was featured in Black Belt Magazine. He advises a wide variety of businesses and individuals on marketing, motivation, mastery, success, and kicking your ass into gear.

Posts by Nicklaus

  • Whether you tell your story for therapy, just to share it with people who care about you, or to re-cast your life in a light that helps to embolden and energize you, I highly recommend it.

    Story Therapy

    After all, what's more interesting than YOU?
    Whether you tell your story for therapy, just to share it with people who care about you, or to re-cast your life in a light that helps to embolden and energize you, I highly recommend it.

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  • Quitting is hard, but it can be really helpful. Ian and I wrote about it in our new book 101 Ways to Kick Your Ass Into Gear. But if you can't quit, then you can try to replace your current habits with ones that help you become happier, more motivation, and potentially more successful!

    Your Inner Dialogue

    If you can't QUIT, you can at least decide what to say to yourself!
    Quitting is hard, but it can be really helpful. Ian and I wrote about it in our new book 101 Ways to Kick Your Ass Into Gear. But if you can't quit, then you can try to replace your current habits with ones that help you become happier, more motivation, and potentially more successful!

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  • The truth is, most of us have several things we do that keep us from being as awesome as we are capable of being.

    Quit One Thing Today!

    You just might find it gives you the edge you've been looking for
    The truth is, most of us have several things we do that keep us from being as awesome as we are capable of being.

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  • If you write one page a day, you can have a 365-page novel by the end of 2012.

    One Thing Right Today

    That's 365 things this year, ya know!
    If you write one page a day, you can have a 365-page novel by the end of 2012.

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  • Here are 7 critical ideas that you should make sure you understand if you want to become one of those "switched on" people who are not just good at what they do, but outstanding, and outstanding at a lot of different things.

    How to Be Incredible Now

    If not sooner!
    Here are 7 critical ideas that you should make sure you understand if you want to become one of those "switched on" people who are not just good at what they do, but outstanding, and outstanding at a lot of different things.

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  • At a business networking event today, our moderator asked each of us if we had anyone to give thanks to. An entrepreneurial woman I gave some advice to last week stood up and publicly thanked me for the advice. I can't tell you how much that meant to me.

    Say Thanks!

    I can't tell you how much it means to me
    At a business networking event today, our moderator asked each of us if we had anyone to give thanks to. An entrepreneurial woman I gave some advice to last week stood up and publicly thanked me for the advice. I can't tell you how much that meant to me.

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  • While it's right and just for a business to earn a profit, it may only do so by providing a real benefit to its customers. That's integrity.

    That Integrity Thing

    Your situational ethics aren't going to bring you happiness
    While it's right and just for a business to earn a profit, it may only do so by providing a real benefit to its customers. That's integrity.

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  • I've always found that fewer simple carbs - and fewer pre-prepared foods in general - helps me maintain an energetic, positive attitude. When I'm less tired, I'm much less often frustrated, and when I get more done, I'm happier.

    The Happiness Diet

    Is there such a thing?
    I've always found that fewer simple carbs - and fewer pre-prepared foods in general - helps me maintain an energetic, positive attitude. When I'm less tired, I'm much less often frustrated, and when I get more done, I'm happier.

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  • The number of blessings each of us has is virtually unlimited.

    A Lesson in Gratitude

    When the teacher is the student
    The number of blessings each of us has is virtually unlimited.

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  • It hit me like a dope-slap from the Jolly Green Giant - I was creating the same sorts of conflicts in my new relationship as I had done in my first marriage! Two different women, same dude. Two wonderful, talented women, same unpleasant Mr. Grouchy-Pants.

    It Takes Two To Tango

    So what if YOU'RE the lousy dancer?
    It hit me like a dope-slap from the Jolly Green Giant - I was creating the same sorts of conflicts in my new relationship as I had done in my first marriage! Two different women, same dude. Two wonderful, talented women, same unpleasant Mr. Grouchy-Pants.

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