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Self Improvement Magazine Inspires Hope During an Economic Downturn

by admin Posted in Press Releases, Uncategorized Despite the growing fears and concerns surrounding economic scarcity today, Self Improvement Magazine shows that wealth and abundance is readily available for us all. San Diego, CA (December 6, 2008) – Americans are starting to squeeze the penny more than ever. Large retail stores are shutting down. Layoffs are happening all around us. The fear of scarcity is taking hold of everyone around. Yet, a new magazine called Self Improvement, challenges the scarcity mindset and suggests instead that abundance and wealth are available to us all. Bob Proctor, an internationally-recognized motivational speaker and contributing writer to Self Improvement Magazine says, “Money is the reward you receive for the service you render; the more valuable the service, the greater the reward. Attempting to ‘get’ money without providing service is also a violation of the law [of abundance].” Todd Goldfarb, a Business Coach and contributing author to Self Improvement Magazine says, “Every day you encounter a number of opportunities that can lead to more money coming into your life. Are you the kind of person who 1) has enough awareness to see these avenues and 2) has enough guts to explore them in greater detail?” Wealth comes from providing value to other people. The more value that you can deliver to others either by the products or the services that you offer, the more wealth you can accumulate. So instead of trying to make more money in 2009, why not instead, try to figure out how you can deliver more value to other people? Contribution – That’s where the real money is. For more information or to subscribe to Self Improvement Magazine, visit the Self Improvement Magazine website About Self Improvement Magazine The mission of Self Improvement Magazine is to inspire people all over the world to create positive and meaningful changes in their lives by providing practical advice for life success. Self Improvement Magazine focuses on the five core areas of life success: Wealth & Abundance, Personal Growth, Well-Being, Personal Effectiveness, and Relationships. Self Improvement Magazine was founded by Author, Life Coach and former Police Officer, Tristan Loo of the Synergy Institute.

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30 Apr Quote of the Day

by admin Posted in Success Quotes Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. William Feather

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22 Apr Quote of the Day

by admin Posted in Success Quotes If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life? Brian Tracy

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22 Apr Book Release: Living Your Purpose is Now Available!

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates I’m happy to say that my newest book, Living Your Purpose: Discover your Path to Everlasting Success is now available through the Synergy Institute and through Amazon.com. Living Your Purpose is a short read that guides you through the process of identifying, clarifying and taking action on your major definite purpose in life. Here’s the text from the back of the book: Imagine having a road map to guide you towards everlasting happiness and success in your life. Your major definite purpose in life acts as that road map and all you need to do is know how to use it. The problem is that most of us never define our life’s purpose, and instead we suffer the fate of wandering aimlessly through our lives, never obtaining the happiness or the success that we deserve. This book will show you how to tap into the unlimited potential within yourself that can be unleashed once you’re Living Your Purpose, helping you achieve personal greatness faster than you ever thought possible. Living Your Purpose Helps You:

Discover Your Core Values – The guiding force for all the decisions that you make.

Explore Your Passions and Talents – The things that you love to do and the things that you are really great at doing.

Design Your Ultimate Legacy – How you would like your life to be remembered and honored by others.

Create Your Life Purpose Statement – The most important and powerful words that you will ever write.

Tristan J. Loo is the Founder of the Synergy Institute and an internationally-recognized authority on human potential and performance psychology. As a Life Success Coach, author and educator, Tristan has inspired thousands of people all over the world with his passionate message of overcoming adversity and creating the ultimate life they desire. His vision is a world where everyone is able to achieve their dreams in life and he has committed his life to facilitating that dream. You can purchase Living Your Purpose here.

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18 Apr Welcome to the New Synergy Institute Blog

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates One of the things that has always been an eye-sore on this sight was the primitive blog that we were using before. Well, today we’ve corrected that by upgrading our blog to an entirely different wordpress-based blog. Please excuse the mess at the moment as we still need to arrange the content and everything to fit this new blog module, but in the end, I think visitors to SynergyInstituteOnline.com will have a better experience.

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02 Apr Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Success Quotes “The best helping hand that you will ever find can be found at the end of your arm.”

Author Unknown

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02 Apr Printing Option Added to Site

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates

March 10, 2006 We have installed a new printing option with the website that will enable you to print article from our Article Library. In the past, when you printed directly from the site, some clipping of the text occurred. Conceptviews, LLC, our website developers have worked this problem out by creating a print friendly version for each article. You can find this link at the bottom of each article.

It’s our aim to provide you with quality resources in our library of articles, so that you can expand your research and your knowledge from the topics we provide you. We will continue to build and improve upon the FREE resources that we provide you. Any comments or suggestions can be sent to.

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02 Apr Tristan Loo’s Writing Featured on Pacifico House

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates Author and Personal Development Consultant, Tristan Loo, is a featured author at Pacifico House. Pacifico House offers over 40 years of experience and knowledge in physical fitness, training, and a holistic approach to life. One of the founder’s of Pacifico, Patti Pacifico, was inspired by Tristan’s writings on Conflict Management. In a letter sent to the Pacifico House, Tristan expressed his admiration at the Mission of the Pacifico House and his honor at helping them achieve their mission through his innovative teachings and writings on conflict management and interpersonal communication.

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02 Apr Just Released–Ebook Version of Street Negotiation

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates March 5, 2006 (Escondido, Ca.) Management consultant, negotiator, and conflict trainer, Tristan Loo, released his new book, Street Negotiation, in electronic version on the web on March 5th, 2006.

Street Negotiation is a two-part book–the first part discusses critical interpersonal skills necessary for any person who deals with other people. The second half of the book is a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a negotiation whether it be of a business or personal nature. Mr. Loo wrote a book using his experiences as a street cop and his Zen and martial art background to tackle the often business-specific topic of negotiation and made it not only applicable to the general public, but also palatable for the masses. “I wrote Street Negotiation with the everyday guy or gal in mind. We all negotiate on a daily basis, whether it be in an office, or at home, or on the street. The ability to communicate what we want is one of the most critical skills that we can learn as social beings, yet its often the most misunderstood and mispracticed skill that we use. Street Negotiation aims on teaching people how to reach agreements together.” The hard copy version of Street Negotiation will be available in May, 2006.

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02 Apr Local Mediator Teaches Community How To Win Without Fighting

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates, Uncategorized

Former police officer launches new mediation service to help community members deal with disputes without waging war on each other. Escondido, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2005 — As a former police officer, Tristan Loo, knew that there had to be a better way to address local community conflict. Too often did he have to respond to the same disputants time-after-time without any recourse but to explain to them that it was a civil matter and that they would have to take it up in court. Loo felt frustrated that angry individuals were using the police as their personal harassment tool, taking valuable service time away from higher-priority calls for police service. Everyone is entitled to public safety services. There is no argument there. It?s when people abuse that privilege and take those services away from the people who really need it. That?s where I have a problem. Through his research and experience, Loo realized that conflict could not be fully resolved without addressing the inner emotions and needs that are driving the conflict to begin with. Traditional litigation may address the problem, but rarely does it address the underlying needs behind that problem. The answer to this was mediation?the process by which two disputing parties discuss their situation with a neutral third-party who doesn?t make the decisions for them, but rather helps both parties reach a solution for themselves. Surprisingly, Loo only found a few centers that offered mediation services to the community. Admittedly, even as a police officer, Loo was unaware that community mediation existed. Loo set out on a mission to spread the word about the power of mediation, and as a result, Alternative Conflict Resolution Services was born. As founder of Alternative Conflict Resolution Services, it’s my goal to help people win without fighting by empowering them with the ability to handle their own conflicts responsibility with the aid of a neutral third-party mediator. Too often in a conflict we become locked into a battle over right versus wrong; demand versus demand; or winner versus loser and the main objective is lost in the flurry of emotion. My job is separate the people from the problem so that they can focus on the solution.? Loo, a former champion martial arts fighter, likens conflict to that of martial arts principles. ?Force against force relies solely on strength and accomplishes very little. Now, if you step to their side and avoid their attack, then not only do you save yourself from injury, but now you also have their energy to use against the real enemy?the problem that you both are faced with.? Alternative Conflict Resolution Services can be reached at

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02 Apr Quote by Peter Drucker

by admin Posted in Success Quotes “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

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02 Feb Synergy Forms Bank RSS Feed

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates I’m happy to announce that the Synergy Forms Bank now has a fully-functional RSS feed. What does that mean? It means that you can keep up to date on the newest personal development forms that are published on SynergyInstituteOnline.com Our goal is to make SynergyInstituteOnline.com the biggest repository of free downloadable personal development forms on the internet.

Warmest Regards,

Tristan J. Loo

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31 Jan New and Improved Personal Development Forms Bank

by admin Posted in Synergy Institute Updates Several months ago, SynergyInstituteOnline.com launched a new module called the “Forms Bank,” which was a unique resource full of proprietary forms created especially for the Synergy Institute for use in our workshops and coaching practice and made available for free to our visitors. The Forms Bank was a great success and it attracted tens of thousands of visitors in only a matter of a week.

People have been asking if the forms can be better organized, so last week, SynergyInstituteOnline.com launched an entirely new, fully upgraded, version of the personal development forms bank with the ability to organize each form according to a specific category, almost identical to what we have designed for our article library. I feel that this organization method will make it very easy for people to find the forms that they need.

Although, not currently active, in approximately one week, SynergyInstituteOnline.com will be adding a new RSS feed to the personal development forms bank so that anyone who subscribes to that RSS feed will know when we release new personal development forms and tools for life coaching.

SynergyInstituteOnline.com also has a new section called “Media” which will house media, speaker and coaching information related to myself.

Please check out all that SynergyInstiuteOnline.com has to offer.

Warmest Regards, Tristan

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26 Jan Living Your Purpose Scheduled to be Released in Mid-March

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I’m happy to say that the first of several booklets that I will be releasing this year is almost complete. The booklet that I am working on right now is called, Living Your Purpose and it will be a 50 page, information-packed book on how to create and follow your major definite purpose in life. I chose to write this book first because your life purpose is the foundation from which all your goals and daily actions spawn from. Your life purpose is the reason you get up and go do the things that you do every day and if you’re not happy with what you are doing, then it’s best to start at square one and re-evaluate and even re-create your life purpose statement. That’s what this booklet will do. Living Your Purpose will be available Mid-March at SynergyInstituteOnline.com and through Amazon.com and most major online retailers.

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06 Jan Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “Three people were at work on a construction site. All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what the job was, the answers varied. ‘Breaking rocks,’ the first replied. ‘Earning a living,’ the second said. ‘Helping to build a cathedral,’ said the third.”

– Peter Schultz

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06 Jan

Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Success Quotes “Writing a check and spending time in a classroom doesn’t make you an expert.”

– Dan Kennedy

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06 Jan

Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”

– Ken Hudgins

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06 Jan

Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.”

– Richard Bach

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06 Jan

Personal Development Quote

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “The best helping hand that you will ever find can be found at the end of your arm.”

-Author Unknown

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25 Dec

Negotiation Planning Worksheet Posted in the Synergy Forms Bank

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I’ve posted a new worksheet in the Synergy Forms Bank entitled, Negotiation Planning Worksheet. This worksheet falls in line with the information in my book, Street Negotiation and is designed to be a one-sheet for planning a successful win-win negotiation with anyone you deal with. You can find this worksheet along with many other useful personal growth forms at the Synergy Forms Bank. Or you can download the Negotiation Planning Worksheet direct from this link.

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23 Dec

Internal Energy Tracking Worksheet Posted in the Synergy Forms Bank

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I’ve just posted a new form in the Synergy Forms Bank entitled, Internal Energy Tracking Worksheet. This worksheet allows you to track your daily energy cycles, with specific attention to your energy highs and lows, commonly referred to as your “prime time” and “slug time.” By knowing your natural energy cycles, you can then structure your daily activities more effectively by performing activities that require the most mental and physical energy during your prime time and activates that require low amounts of mental and physical energy during your slug times.

You can find this form along with many others in the Synergy Forms Bank. You can also download this form directly by clicking on this link.

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23 Dec

The Top 10 Timewasters

by admin Posted in Uncategorized The Top 10 Timewasters

Telephone Interruptions

Drop-in Visitors

Ineffective Delegation

Meetings

Lack of Objectives

Crisis Management

Attempting too Much at Once

Personal Disorganization

Procrastination

Inability to say “No”

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23 Dec

Quote on Opportunity by Earl Nightingale

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “There will come a time in your life when you will clearly have the opportunity to accomplish more in 12 months than in the previous 12 years.”

– Earl Nightingale

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22 Dec

Time as Money Chart Posted in the Synergy Forms Bank

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I’ve posted a new form in the Synergy Forms Bank called, “What is Your Time Worth?” This form is to train your mind to see time as money as well as spend time as though it were money.

The main difference that I’ve seen between highly successful people and the not-so-successful is that the highly successful people out there value their time as though it were money. They don’t waste their time and if they are going to spend time doing something, they weigh the costs versus the rewards of doing it. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, spend their time carelessly as if they were given a bunch of free poker chips at a Vegas casino. They spend all their time on low value activities and then after a while, they finally realize that they have nothing meaningful to show in their lives at all because they squandered their time. You can download the Time is Money Chart in PDF format along with many other personal development forms here. Or you can download the Time is Money Chart directly by clicking this link.

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22 Dec

Time Management Self-Assessment Posted in the Synergy Forms Bank

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I just posted a new form in the Synergy Forms Bank section of this site. The new form is a Time Management Self-Assessment that is designed to give you an initial idea on your competency level with respect to time management skills.

This form is great to use with your clients before any time management coaching session and it’s the first activity that I give to my students prior to any time management workshop. You can find this form along with many other useful personal development forms here. Or you can download the Time Management Self-Assessment direct from this link.

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22 Dec

Time Management Quote From Peter Drucker

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

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22 Dec

Time Management Quote From Mark Twain

by admin Posted in Uncategorized “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

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22 Dec Time Management Poem

by admin Posted in Uncategorized Here’s a great time management poem that I came across recently. The Clock of Life Is wound but once And no man has the power To tell just when the hands will stop. At late, or early hour. NOW is the only time you own. Live, love and toil with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow

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21 Dec

Alex Blackwell Interviews Tristan Loo at TheNext45Years.com

by admin Posted in Uncategorized I was recently interviewed by Alex Blackwell who owns, Alex is a relationship and marriage expert as well as a prolific writer and he has some very good advice on his website with respect to building and maintaining superior human relationships.

He recently interviewed me for his website on who I am, my background, the two main reasons why people don’t turn dreams into reality, as well as my own personal goals for 2008. Here is an except from the interview: What do you consider to be the biggest obstacles people face that keep them from realizing their hopes and dreams? The top two obstacles that probably hold 90% of people back from their dreams in life are: fear and procrastination. Most people have dreams of what they want in life, but many of those people don’t realize that in order to get what they want; they have to make the necessary changes in their life right now in order to chart a new path towards that dream. Most people are not willing to make those changes because they fear change and, according to Freudian psychoanalysis, fear is interpreted by the mind as a source of pain and we as human beings tend to avoid anything that causes us pain in our lives. So, as a result, most people are more willing to remain in their comfort box instead of taking a leap of faith to get the life that they truly deserve for themselves. Procrastination is the second killer of dreams. Procrastination is the opposite of action. It’s a lack of action and surprisingly enough, it’s dysfunctionally married to the word “dream.” Procrastination is what keeps a dream only a dream it’s what holds that dream back from ever becoming something real. It’s not enough that we know what we want in life. That’s just half of it. The other half involves actually getting off your butt and doing what we have to do to get what we want, or in other words, taking action! Procrastinators are what I refer to as “someday people.” They go through life putting their next actions and goals off for someday in the future. Eventually, their “somedays” turn into regrets when the opportunity has passed and their dreams are no longer realistic. Then you hear the bitter first words, “If I had only…” When this happens, these people are no longer living because their life no longer contains passion or challenge or adventure. The sad fact of it is that when we no longer have a compelling reason to live, we are basically just waiting to die. Don’t be a “someday person.” Be a “do it now” person instead. To read the complete interview, please visit.

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17 Dec

Step Away From the Whopper!!

by admin Posted in Uncategorized Okay, so I was recently tagged by Chris Melton, owner of SoupOrNuts.com, in regards to a challenge started by Daylle Schwartz, called the Change Your Habits Challenge. Chris and Daylle

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