Author Archives: Ari Koinuma

A Cautionary Tale about Financial Problems: A Reader Testimonial

Living above one’s means is surprisingly easy.  I’ve been there, done that — it just takes some time of not facing the reality, just conveniently avoiding to check the books.  I received the following testimonial from Katie Lupo about the … Continue reading

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7 Life’s Lessons I Witnessed at Wormen’s World Cup 2011 Final

I’m a big soccer fan and am quite high from witnessing Japan lift the World Cup trophy for the first time ever.  That being said, US played better football over all and my opinion is that luck wasn’t exactly on … Continue reading

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Problems Are Opportunities. Mistakes Are Lessons.

I’d like to banish those words from my dictionary.  Problems are opportunities.  Mistakes are lessons. Problems arise because something needs to be solved.  That solution has the potential to benefit you and everyone around you from that point on.  I’m … Continue reading

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Using Pride and Hollowness to Separate Good Work from Hard Work:

First the definitions: “Hard” Work: work that is done at such a pace, amount, or intensity that it strains you. “Good” Work: work that is self-rewarding.  You have much higher tolerance for this work.  Even when you do it at … Continue reading

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