Toku's taken a different path in life. It was intentional path to learning life and what was important to him. Asking the deeper questions helps us to define our goals and take the steps toward achieving them.
Take away: Be intentional and know what you want.
Action step: Take on the practice of pausing and asking what would I like.
Money Learnings: Toku's parents talked a lot about money with him as he was growing up. He noticed that money didn't make people happy.
Bio: My name is Toku, but my birth name is Samuel.I worked more than 30 jobs before I was 30 years old, including running a Sumo Chicken Boxing Ring (no chickens were harmed or even involved), and working as a guitar tech for a well-known rock band.
After leaving the music business, I lived at a Zen monastery in Oregon for 2.5 years, where I took vows and the Dharma name Gentoku (which means manifesting virtue). I left to become a preschool teacher, but decided I wasn't cut out for making paper puppets.
I trained for triathlons, started a personal training and mindfulness business, and then moved from there to running an executive coaching business.
This is where I found my passion and first taste of real success, breaking six figures in the first 18 months of my business. Then I met a girl who also had a passion for coaching and we started a side thing to help coaches learn the art of mastery on a foundation of spiritually and scientifically based deliberate practice.
She and I now run three businesses together from St. Pete, FL, after relocating from NY in 2017.
My purpose is to be a general in an army of enlightenment, helping leaders wake up and create success without killing themselves. And to create tools, resources, and communities that bend the culture of coaching—away from the cheap and inauthentic, and instead toward the deep, powerful, and masterful.
Highlights from this episode:
What's the purpose of life?
The fallacy of: If (blank) then I will be happy.
Gratitude in the moment.
Toku's 30 jobs before 30.
What's the lens you look at life through?
The journey to India.
How to deal with uncertainty in life.
What do you want?
The power of the philosophy degree.
Doing less so you can enjoy more.
How to deal with breakdowns in life.
The power of masterminds, coaches and mentors.
Creating space for our humanity.
Richer Soul Life Beyond Money. You got rich, now what? Let's talk about your journey to more a purposeful, intentional, amazing life. Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Let's figure that out together. At the core is the financial well being to be able to do what you want, when you want, how you want. It's about personal freedom!
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