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You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

We all  have  friends or colleagues who are negative? Then , you know they aren’t the most enjoyable people to be around , a problem for every situation . Negative people are  real downers in any conversation and situation. No matter what you say, they have a way of spinning things in a negative direction. Some negative people can be so negative that it feels draining just being around them , negetivity places a blanket over you .

Break free and enjoy a positive life . 

Tony Evan

Tokyo 

Jan 16th 2017

IMF tells  Japan needs to bring back Abenomics – 

Japan is on the receiving end of a warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the risk of slow growth, stagflation and a new round of turmoil in financial markets. The IMF has urged Japan to “reload” its Abenomics reforms to prevent this from happening.  Currently the Bank of Japan  quantive easing ¥80 trillion ($712 billion)  the same as the  GDP of the Netherlands , an extra 10 Trillion  in my option would weaken the yen by 5/7% and the Nikkei rise by 9/11%…

According to the Financial Times, IMF economists have said that Japan is seeing a modest recovery at the moment and that there would be annual growth of 0.8% by the end of the year, followed by 1.2% in 2016. However, the economy is fragile, the report states. 

This is because imperative structural reforms required to bring the economy out of its slow growth and back on track have stalled and it comes at a time when Japan’s public debts were expected to hit 250% of GDP over the next five years. 

The Bank of Japan has also been told that it needs to be ready to ease monetary policy further and do a better job of communicating its intentions to markets as inflation – which they forecast would hit 0.7% this year – continued to rise more slowly than expected towards the central bank’s 2% target. 

Overall the IMF offered a sobering assessment of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive the Japanese economy, arguing that his reforms were failing to deliver as promised. 

  

10,000 steps a day

  
“I don’t have dreams . I have goals . Now it’s on to the next one ” Harvey Specter 

To approach my health goals I broke it down to  smaller goals and then monitored the data .

I had a very simple approach by :

  • Increasing activity 
  • Monitor activity 

As mentioned in previous post I use Jawbone UP 2 to monitor my activity , sleep and food nutrients . 

I found an article on the NHS in the UK that the average person walks around. 3,000- 4,000 steps a day ! The article talks about how increasing steps has a mulitple health benefits NHS – The 10,000 steps challenge . So I thought why not ” in for a penny in for a pound ” ( loose pounds that is 😉  )  so every day 10,000 steps  , it became very easy after time to achieve this amount on a daily bases . 

When I saw the effect I started to increase my activity  by using ellipitacal machines at Tokyo American Club . I say easy what I mean  when you achieved it , you notice the numbers are not so big . So then I started hitting 15k , 20k ,30k didn’t seam that daunting .  It became a habit . Willpower is like any muscle in th body it need to be trained :

Few tips I found :

  • Don’t miss two days in a row , we all slip up but don’t slip up two days as that’s starting to form a bad habit . 
  • Habits are formed by repeating certain task over and over , so take it at your pace .
  • Cut your habit down into chunks .

It’s Monday don’t forget to be awesome 

  

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile 



Tokyo named safest city in the world

I was just reading the Economist’s Intelligence Unit that has released the ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top.

Of course for anyone that lives here understands and appreciates this .

There was different factors that came into account of the rankings .

•Digital security — This measures the quality of a city’s cybersecurity, the frequency of identity theft, and other factors related to digital security.

•Health security — This metric looks at average life expectancy of a city’s citizens as well as the ratio of hospital beds to the size of the population.

•Infrastructure — This looks at factors like the quality of roads and the number of people who die from natural disasters.

•Personal safety — This category looks at more traditional safety measures like crime, the level of police engagement, and the number of violent crimes.

The rankings were :

1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Stockholm
5. Amsterdam
6. Sydney
7. Zurich
8. Toronto
9. Melbourne
10. New York

If you like to work in the safest city drop us a email

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Wolves don’t loose sleep over the opinions of sheep

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