Posts Tagged ‘self-improvement’

Karate Teaches Fitness: A Before and After Portrait

My fitness improved considerably just by going to class and advancing through the ranks. I was consistently challenged, but not too much so. As I became an advanced student, I realized the importance of practicing my moves at home and on my own time.

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Self-Improvement in One Minute

I once used the “one minute principle” for self-improvement with my five-year-old, without even knowing it. My son had developed the habit of sleeping in bed with me, and I felt he was old enough to sleep in his own bed. So, when I tucked him in I said, “Just stay in your bed for one minute.…

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By Jenifer Tull-Gauger One of my mentors, Michael Newland Renshi, was the founder of East Valley Martial Arts – Kenshin Kan.  He taught me the importance of writing down goals.  Newland Renshi taught me the “SMART” goal-setting system: goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and have a Time table.  I still have more to…

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