Ken Honda is a renowned happiness expert and bestselling author of “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money.” He shared in CNBC that in his 30 years of research on money and happiness, he learned a lot from a Japanese entrepreneur and investor named Wahei Takeda.
Takeda was often referred to as the “Warren Buffet of Japan” and was known for his philosophy of “maro,” which is short for magokoro, meaning a sincere heart. According to him, the money game is a never-ending game, much like baseball. He told Ken that being wealthy does not guarantee that a terrible event won’t leave you destitute.
Takeda’s success and philosophy inspired thousands of people to become more giving and open to the flow of money both into and out of their lives. He believed that kindness and generosity were the keys to happiness and prosperity.
Takeda’s philosophy of Maro is rooted in inner contentment and gratitude. Honda stated in CNBC Takeda’s philosophy that when you are in touch with your Maro, you become more magnetic, passionate, and express more gratitude for life. This creates a cycle of happiness and abundance that surrounds you with positive energy, good people, and things you genuinely care about. As a result, you become more intuitive and able to choose the best way to live your life, leading to new and exciting opportunities.