What are you excited to create in 2020?

One thing that can stop you from really achieving the goals you attain is by forcing yourself to set goals (and almost dreading the process of creating those goals).

It’s pretty much a losing formula from the start.

When I took the time to set goals this year, I went to Wi Spa in Koreatown for 5 hours.

I spent:

  • 2.5 hours relaxing in the hot tub, sauna, cold pool, jade room, and clay heated room — which were very meditative and tranquil.
  • 30 minutes or so were spent in a Joe…

According to Charles Duhigg, the author of NY Times Bestseller, The Power of Habit, he coins a specific kind of habit known as KEYSTONE HABITS.

Keystone habits are habits that can start a chain reaction of positive changes in your life.

In his book, he delves into a Kaiser Permanente study that was done where 1800 obese participants were instructed to track their food 1x/week (what they ate and what time they ate).

It was longitudinal study and they found out that those who ended up turning food logging into a DAILY HABIT lost twice as much weight as those…

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE SIMPLEST MEDITATION PRACTICE I’VE EVER COME ACROSS THAT NAVY SEALS USE — AND YOU CAN DO IT IN 3 MINUTES?

I have spent the last 9 years trying out different meditations, from Eric Ho’s guided law of attraction meditation, progressive body relaxation, Vishen Lakhiani’s 6 Phase Meditation, so on and so forth.

Sitting down to meditate has been a difficult journey for me..

“My butt hurts.”

“I have other things to do.”

“I’ve tried it before, it doesn’t work.”

“It seems like a waste of time.”

Whatever the reasons that would have me stop…

I look back on my life and remember the shy scrawny Asian boy who started a year later than everyone in class, but was average in everything else.

The one in the middle.

The one who always felt like he had to compete with his siblings in order to prove his adequacy — and still fell short.

The one who discounted his self-worth like it didn’t mean a damn thing.

I remember in 5th grade, our class (Purple Cluster from Open School) performed a play called Lucy Whipple. We all had to play a part. …

Gavin Masumiya

Gavin uniquely blends his love for public speaking and mindset coaching to help people-pleasers transform into fierce leaders.

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