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My 47 Practices for a Happy and Fulfilling Life

My 47 Practices for a Happy and Fulfilling Life

1. Sleep.
2. Exercise.
3. Eat a balanced diet.
4. Gratitude.
5. Mindfulness – Always be aware of all the wonderful things.
6. Non-attachment – Don’t let my emotions for people, things, and events affect me negatively.
7. The glass is half full, not half empty – Look at the positive things.
8. Compassion.
9. Empathy.
10. Forgive.
11. Self-Reflect.
12. Meditate – Zen (clear my mind).
13. Meditate/Pray – Send love to others.
14. Listen to Music.
15. Sensory Therapy – Hot or cold shower; Massage; lemon scented cologne; and vanilla and lavender scented candles
16. Outdoor Therapy – Ocean Therapy is my favorite.
17. Visualize my goals.
18. Vision Board – Pinterest, computer wallpaper, and/or on wall.
19. Schedule my daily goals for work and play.
20. Write and update my yearly goals.
21. Write and update my lifetime goals.
22. Count my wins daily.
23. Spend time with loved ones.
24. Be around positive people.
25. Make new friends.
26. Law of Attraction – Perform positive actions and I will attract positive things.
27. Follow my passion.
28. Visualize my ideas and how they could work.
29. Write down my ideas.
30. Share and give away my ideas.
31. Provide value for others.
32. Create services and products that solves problems.
33. Disrupt the market – Don’t just blend in with the market, but do things differently to make it better.
34. Do the work and learn everything I can about my business.
35. Learn for my personal enjoyment.
36. Better old skills and develop new skills – 10,000 Hours Rule (Practice)
37. Read fiction and nonfiction.
38. Watch documentaries and educational videos.
39. Watch inspirational movies.
40. Write fiction and nonfiction.
41. Learn from my mentors and virtual mentors.
42. Use the energy from negative experiences to motivate me to work on my goals.
43. Move forward on my goals every day. On challenging days, I ask myself, “What are one or two things I can do to make me feel good and accomplished for the day?” Then I execute.
44. Tell a story to get 1,000 true supporters.
45. Be authentic to get 1,000 true supporters.
46. Travel.
47. Reward my wins.

I update my practices as I move forward in my life, thus, I will post an updated list of my practices when I adjust it.  Have a great and peaceful life!


Jon Riki Karamatsu

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My sister Lara Karamatsu became the 2017-2018 President of ASCE

My younger sister Lara was sworn in as the 2017-2018 President of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section on the evening of Thursday September 28, 2017 at 3660 On The Rise in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was also MC for the program, the 2017 ASCE Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards Banquet. Attending the event was my father Richard, mother Laraine, Lara’s husband Ross, and I. We sat on Lara’s firm Parsons Brinckerhoff’s table. My other younger sister Mia and her family reside in the Bay Area, California and was not able to attend.

#asce #americansocietyofcivilengineers #hawaii #civilengineers #engineers #3660ontherise #honolulu 

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Merge Fantasy and Reality

Merge fantasy with reality until the two become one.

#quote #quotes #jonrikikaramatsu #fantasy #reality #imagination #dreamscometrue #execute #implement #dailypractice #action 

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance

Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance on Saturday August 18 and 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii was a success.  It feels so good to support culture and tradition that make Hawaii and our country so unique for all to enjoy! I’m honored to serve as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii for the past 7 years and board member for the past 12 years.

The food was great with barbecue sticks, saimin, gyoza, chili and rice, andagi (Okinawan donuts), shave ice, and more. The dancers and taiko did performed well. I’m sure our ancestors are happy.

Mahalo to everyone who volunteered, and to all who came to enjoy the festivities! See you next year and may peace be with you and all those you touch.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Obon Services

I attended Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Obon Services for all of our ancestors on July 23, 2017 with my parents and younger sister Lara. We also prayed to the souls suffering.

The wooden plank with my family name is our Karamatsu family otoba for my grandpa Maurice Karamatsu and grandma Bessie Karamatsu, great grandpa Yutaro Karamatsu and great grandma Shima Karamatsu (immigrated to Hawaii, United States from Yamaguchi, Japan sometime in the 1890s), and ancestors for obon services at Jodo Mission of Hawaii on July 23, 2017.
After the service, there was a nice taiko performance by Dragon Beat, a tenant at Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

#jodomission #jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshu #jodoshuhawaii #obon #obonservices #honolulu #hawaii

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Yuntaku on 7/13/2017 @ Artistry

With my parents at Yuntaku, a fundraiser for the organization, a member of the Hawaii United Okinawan Association at Artistry at Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii on July 13, 2017. My sister Lara (3rd from the left) was one of the organizers, helping out her friends.They did a dance together onstage. I’m very proud of my sister’s leadership in the community and engineering sector.

#yuntaku #hawaiiunitedokinawanassociation  #fundraiser #event #artistry #kakaako #honolulu #oahu #hawaii

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Keep moving fiercely towards your vision! 

Keep moving fiercely towards your vision! 

#vision #goals #goal #move #fiercely #tenacity #drive #determination 

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