Monthly Archives: April 2017

Anxiety and Depression with Entrepreneurship


Successful entrepreneurs achieve hero status in our culture but many struggled with dark moments of anxiety and depression. It’s like he’s riding a lion. People think, “Wow, he’s brave.” But he’s thinking “How the @#$% did I get on a lion, and how do I keep from getting eaten?” #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #business #ventures #venture #anxiety #depression #fear #stress #failure #failures #losses #loss #success #brave #comeback #comebacks #wins #win

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Desire Nothing


Desire nothing.
All cherry blossoms will die.
Memories will fade.

– Haiku #56, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 4/26/2017 –

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How do we deal with negative people?


How do we deal with negative people? My practice is to stay professional with them, do what we have to do, and get out as soon as we are done. Negative people are not happy with their lives so they take it out on others, or are numb to other people’s feelings. Sure, they swear and yell at us, or do bad things in front of us or behind our back, but the best way to live is always with positivity and happiness. Surround ourselves with positive people and the law of attraction will do its part. Hopefully, in time, those who are negative will awaken and find peace within themselves, and in turn share empathy and compassion with others. #peace #innerpeace #empathy #compassion #positivity #positiveliving #quote #quotes #awakening #awakening #karma #lawofattraction #forgive #forgiveness #buddhism #bodhisattva #awaken #nirvana #happiness #love #practice #habits #habit #domesticpeace #worldpeace #aloha 

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Let’s Laugh At Nothing.


Just one more moment.

Remember when it was fun?

Let’s laugh at nothing.

– Haiku #55, Jon Riki Karamatsu, April 25, 2017 –

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Memory of Making Seniors Chant “Let’s rock!”


7 years ago from today in 2010, while I was a politician, I made a speech at the Hawaii State Capitol to a big crowd of seniors from organizations that looked out for the interest of our elderly. When I shouted, “Are you ready to rock?” They yelled back, “Let’s rock!” I got them to this 3 times and our chant echoed throughout the capitol halls. It was so funny! Still can’t believe I made them do that! 😅 #politics #politician #hawaii #hawaiipolitics #hawaiirepresentative #houseofrepresentatives #chanting  #letsrock

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My Green Onions


​I get joy from caring for my green onions that I grew from my dad and a family friend down the street of my parent’s house in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii. I use it to garnish meals that I cook. Mini farm to table and healthy! #greenonion #greenonions #garden #gardening #farm #farmtotable #waikele #oahu #hawaii #gratitude #joy #pleasure #healthy #health #vegetablegarden #vegetable #vegetables

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Consistency is key in our journey.


Consistency is key in our journey towards making a dream a reality. Upon getting an idea, we act on it by planning, strategizing, and executing. We work at it day after day, and year after year, achieving all the little goals in order to attain the big ones. #quote #quotes #quotestoliveby #consistency #journey #idea #ideas #plan #planning #strategizing #strategy #executing #execute #work #habits #habit #dreams #dream #patience #tenacity #relentless #pursuit #drive #goal #goals #reality #achieve #positivity #desire #jonrikikaramatsu #jonriki

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