368: Nothing chases money away in your business growth trajectory, a large deal, or your net worth like a grumpy, stingy attitude with guest expert Ken Honda

Ken Honda, author of “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money” (June 4, 2019, Simon & Schuster)

Bill Ringle and Ken Honda discuss how to improve your attitude toward money for the sake of your business, your staff, and your personal wealth for small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.

Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways

  • If we focus too much on not wasting our money and our time, we may not enjoy life. We can be cost conscious at work but not hesitate to spend money and be generous at home.
  • Managers should be in the same boat regarding how money should be allocated.
  • Money becomes what we want it to be. It is an ingredient, not the chef.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Ken’s father, a successful tax accountant, is a massive inspiration to him growing up. [01:19]
  • Because he was actively observing his father’s work, Ken already has a strong understanding of the power of money at a young age.[02:01]
  • His eagerness to learn the ins and outs of the business, from hiring people to firing people as a young boy, didn’t go unnoticed. [03:07]
  • A negative behavior by one employee can have a ripple effect in the workplace. [04:42]
  • Ken defines money. [05:50]
  • A helpful attitude to have towards money. [07:40]
  • The skill sets we can embrace to earn more.[09:55]
  • How our priorities influence our business and how we earn money. [11:06]
  • Ken proudly talks about his mentor, Dr. John Gray who authored Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and how he taught him that money is abundant everywhere. [12:33]
  • Managers can fix it. [14:16]
  • How our relationship with money improves our relations at work and at home. [16:00]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round. [22:35]

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Expert Bio

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 and English; lived in Boston, Massachusetts for two years; and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more at KenHonda.com.

Contact Info and Social Media for Ken Honda

  • Travels from: Saluda, NC

Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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