Starting from scratch, I launched a
new firm at a young age, with no money and no personal connections, and even no
knowledge of management. But after forty years, I found I was a successful
business entrepreneur directing one of the most recognized brands among
Japanese ladies, with many good reasons to account for this “miraculous”
What are the reasons?
Put simply, I think I made good use of the energy of “ IntangiblePower”. There is a limit to the Power that a
man can generate, but if his Power is put together with other energy, and they
fuse effectively, a kind of nuclear fission will result, opening up all kinds
of possibilities further and further. That has been my experience, and by
putting this simple method into practice in time I found myself on the road to
success in business, benefiting myself as well as our corporate members.
But to achieve a good result we must keep in mind two fundamental attitudes: 1.
Try to have penetrating eyes that really see things, people, and goods, and
make this a routine: 2. Be humble enough to remember that the Power any one
person can yield is limited. It is not a handicap at all to lack money and
knowledge, since I, for one, started from scratch.
Well, at the top of the list of the energies emanating from my cherished
is “Vision”, which leads you in the direction you wish. Without a clear set
direction, the precious energy you finally obtain will have nowhere to go,
stall, and eventually fade away. Once given a definite direction, full-throttle
energy is sure to get your life or business right to where it’s headed.
As nothing can be achieved alone, support from others or collaboration with
other organizations will bring you several-fold Power. I came to know this fact
from experience and made it a basic philosophy of our firm, using a word from
Zen wisdom, “Kanno-doko”: spiritual and spontaneous communication with Buddha.
The word “responsibility” might sound heavy to our ears these days, but we
should remember that it is a big source of energy as well. It is not something
to be grasped for when a problem crops up but rather an ongoing essential basis
for carrying out our tasks. With this in mind, it is hardly possible for us to
exhibit irresponsible behavior. If you make it a habit to use this energy,
thereby reducing problems associated with legal compliance, thankfully new
sources of energy such as “Trust” or “Confidence” will surely follow.
Looking back I realize I was lucky enough to start from scratch, having not a
thing that was “tangible”.
Faced with difficulties in business, I used to think: In the providence
of nature which direction would energy flow ? Water flows from a high to
a low place. There is no beginning without an end. And I suddenly realized
that the same principle could be applied to the flow of energy. It is the
very same providence of nature at work in “ IntangiblePower”.
Energy is invisible but it exists. This revelation guided me at all times in my
business and private life.
I won't rebuke you if you say you want to come out on top, earning much
more money than others or standing out in whatever other “visible way”,
but let me offer a friendly word of advice. You can hardly ever obtain
a good result unless you use the energy from “ IntangiblePower”. If you overestimate the energy you believe you have, the fate that awaits
you is a dreadful ending ruled by the negative IntangiblePower
called “Arrogance”. But, alas, the world seems to be taking this wrong course.
I hope you have already gained a glimpse of the world of “ IntangiblePower”
and are curious to know more about it. Let us translate this abstract concept
into easily understandable words such as “Vision”, “Kanno-doko”, “Trust”,
“Confidence”, and “Effort” and think about its Power and application.
is often found in financial terminology. Why not broaden its meaning to enrich
your life and business further?