The Oakland Tribune

By Saitia Faaifo

Oakland Tribune, Apr 11, 2007 by Martin RicardSAN LEANDRO -- Shortly after Saitia Faaifo moved to the Bay Area in 1988, he began looking long and hard for a Hawaiian restaurant. In vain. For a young Hawaiian native who grew up in a small town on the island of Oahu, it was an isolating experience. "It made me realize our culture wasn't in the mainstream yet," said Faaifo, now 41. Fast-for

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Business In Blue Jeans

By Jay Handler

Allen owns a major transportation company in the Charlotte area. When I met him today for the first time, he had just come from church and was dressed in a pressed, button-down shirt and Dockers. Allen told me how much he had enjoyed the service this morning, but what REALLY impressed him was this young musician who had performed during the service. This young man came in wearing a pair of jean

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Don't Use These Three Words

By Roger Neumann

Your words are powerful when people take action on your words. Using the right words in the right order will enhance your rewards. When you hear the word communication, you probably think of speaking words. Most people do think of words. Words will allow you to perform well in the game of communications. We have heard the phrase the art of communication. That phrase means t

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One on one interview with Hawaii's #1 Author and Speaker!!

By Saitia Faaifo

Saitia Faaifo -- On The Move!~ Fran BriggsGrowing up as a youth on one of the most beautiful islands in the world is when Saitia Faaifo says he learned the "true" meaning of respect for others, and loving his family. The Hawaiian native -- every bit as handsome as he is charismatic -- says: "There is greatness in all of us. All we have to do is tap into our true potential."In 1987 when he

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Your Success Right Now (Issue 4)

By Darshan Shanti

One of the biggest reasons people don't achieve the success they want is they get distracted. Put another way, they are not focused enough. They've got too many things going and they are pulled in too many different directions. As a result, people end up doing too much of the "wrong" things and not enough of the "right" things. So, it comes down to how focused you can get and what can you elim

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Your Success Right Now (Issue 3)

By Darshan Shanti

In the last issue, I talked about having a whatever it takes attitude as the number one factor to determine your success.Why? Because if you have that, it will enable you to overcome any obstacles and any stuck points, etc.Although having that attitude is the most important, its certainly not the only thing you need to have.So, what are all the ingredients to being

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Your Success Right Now (Issue 2)

By Darshan Shanti

In the last issue, I asked you to define success for yourself. I hope you did. If you didn't, think about it right now.What does success really mean to you?Why do you want it?What would it mean to you to have it?Answer those questions and you'll bewell on your way to having a lot moreof it in your life... starting right now.If I had to say what the number onemost importan

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Your Success Right Now (Issue 1)

By Darshan Shanti

If success has eluded you if you cant seem to break the code, figure out how they do it and make yourself into the success you know you can be, then what I want you to do is read this very carefully.You see, there really is no secret to success. There is no trick.Success is not an accident, nor is it a matter of luck.And if anyone tells you otherwise, I sugge

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THE TROLL UNDER THE BRIDGE

By Patrick Astre

THE TROLL UNDER THE BRIDGEIn the age of the internet a troll is someone who posts inflammatory or insulting comments on a blog or website. But the legendary description of a troll is a grotesque and dangerous supernatural creature that hides under a bridge waiting to pounce on hapless travelers. Being a fan of horror movies, I like the second definition better. But this is a financial co

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IT'S NOT WHAT YOU (OR YOUR BUSINESS) MAKES THAT COUNTS...ITS WHAT YOU GET TO KEEP.

By Patrick Astre

Its Not What Your Business Makes That Counts Its What You Get To Keep!By Patrick AstreThe hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.-Albert EinsteinThere are two things in life you dont want to watch closely as theyre made; the first is sausages, the second is tax laws. While death and taxes are inevitable, deat

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