“I even win when I lose because losses are lessons.”


In this insightful episode, we explore the realms of financial mastery and the art of maintaining a happy, conscious relationship with money. Our esteemed guest, Ken Honda from Japan, brings his extensive expertise to the table, discussing insights from his best-selling book, “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money.” With over 8 million copies sold worldwide, Ken’s influence in the field of self-development and financial wellbeing is undeniable. Whether discussing the opportunities that arise from economic crises or the importance of honing one’s skills and talents, Ken’s message is clear: financial prosperity and personal growth go hand in hand. Join us for this engaging conversation and discover how you can cultivate a healthier, happier relationship with your finances.


[00:02:48] Happy Money Concept.

[00:04:37] Attitude Toward Money.

[00:09:43] Myth of scarcity.

[00:10:10] Money mindset and economy

[00:14:48] Wealthy mindset and passive income.

[00:18:28] Financial market turmoil.

[00:21:07] Financial IQ importance.

[00:24:19] Market Psychology Dynamics.

[00:26:16] Invisible Assets Importance

[00:31:34] Preparing for Economic Downturns

[00:35:57] Precious Metals Investment.

[00:37:01] Gold investment risks.

[00:41:02] Money’s diminishing significance.

[00:46:31] Discovering your money type.

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Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing eight million copies since 2001. His latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money” (June 4, 2019, Simon & Schuster). Ken studied law at Waseda University in Tokyo and entered the Japanese workforce as a business consultant and investor. Ken’s financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. Ken provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses.

Ken is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of personal and professional development leaders. He is fluent in Japanese, English, and Spanish; lived in Boston, Massachusetts for two years; and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more at KenHonda.com.

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