“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Siddartha Gautama/Shakyamuni Buddha, (about 563 BCE/480 BCE –
A practice that can be applied to everything we do. Buddha is one of my biggest influencers to live a positive life.
When you share the goals you’re working on and people think you’re crazy, you’re either really crazy or about to make history. There’s only one way to find out, you have to do it.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, June 21, 2017 –
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Linked below is one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve listened to. Entrepreneur, author, and podcast show host James Altucher interviews Jon Morrow who has been paralyzed from the neck down since birth, but despite his challenges he has done amazing things in his life including creating multi-million dollar businesses.
I cried several times as I listened to this podcast interview late one evening earlier this week while I was laying in my bed in the dark, in my attempt to sleep. Jon Morrow is such an inspiration.
When he was a very little boy, he almost died a number of times because his disease caused him to get pneumonia, and because his lungs were so weak, his mother would push down hard on his chest to get the mucous out of his lungs so he could breathe and survive. However, by doing this, young Jon was in great pain because his ribs got fractured by his mothers’ pressure.
At [26:25] of the interview, Jon stated: “When I got into kindergarten, another kid called me disabled, and I said, ‘What does that mean?’ And, he started laughing.” Jon’s teacher came over and said, “You don’t know what that means?” He didn’t. So he asked his mom. She thought about it and said, “It means you can’t do something as well as someone else. But it also goes the other way.” She said, “Everyone in the world can’t do something as well as someone else…” So everyone in a sense is disabled. Jon took inventory of his skills. Then he mastered them.
Later, Jon almost died from a multi-vehicle accident. He went through a lot of pain and surgeries. In another bad turn of events, Jon had been successfully raising multi-millions of dollars for his father’s development company but the company went down after the 2008 market crash and at that time, to make it worse, his mother lost her job. Despite these challenges, he went to Mexico where he could get better healthcare than the United States and spent long hours day after day in developing his online training and education companies in regards to finance, writing techniques, blogging, online web development, online marketing, etc. With great effort and perseverance, in combination with his prior years of work and blogging, Jon mixed his various skills and experiences to successfully launch his companies.
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How many more sunsets do we have left?
If we could count them, we would change the way we see today, and truly understand how lucky we are to be in every moment.
I would wake up with a smile and love you even more, attack my passionate goals, and always make an effort to experience new things.
Of all the things in the world, my time with you would be the most important.
I would do this every day until the orange glow tells me that I must say goodbye.
At that point, I would hug you so I can cherish every second until my last breath as I fade away into the darkness.
(My uncle Neil Akimoto inspired me to write this who is in a coma after a stroke caused internal bleeding in his brain on June 14, 2017 that is getting worse.)
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“My love, you’re riding me so hard.”
“Whatever you do, I can do better,” she replied.
I laughed. “That’s why I love you.”
Girls, you already face more than us boys such as inequality, the pain of bearing children, and a higher risk of being abused or sexually assaulted. So go hard and beat us guys in anything: school, skills, network, business, and whatever you choose. Plus, you don’t need to take our last names – we just want your love.
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