Let the Samurai Be Your Guide: The Seven Bushido Pathways to Personal Success
Apply ancient Samurai teachings to personal development,life success and professional advancement in the modernworld.In Let the Samurai Be Your Guide, life coach andmotivational speaker Lori Tsugawa Whaley traces the far-reachinglegacy of the Samurai and their meaning in the modern world. TheBushido—the traditional code of the Samurai—has permeated allaspects of life and society in Japan, and its influences are stilldeeply felt today. In contemporary Japan, bushido concepts ofbravery and skill in battle are now brought to bear on less martialrealms, in the corporate and sports worlds, for example. Hard work,company loyalty, a dedication to quality and the spirit of teamworkextend the "way of the warrior" into the reconfigured battlefieldsof the twenty-first century.In her unique approach to personal development, Whaley presents thepower of these principles by pairing a discussion of seven keystrategies for success with profiles of individuals whose livesexemplify those principles.These stories include:Esteemed former senator Daniel Inouye, whose distinguished WorldWar II record paved the way for his life of public service as thehighest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history.Chiune Sugihara, sometimes referred to as the Japanese Schindler,summoned courage and compassion in saving thousands of Jewish livesduring World War II.Michi Nishiura Weglyn, whose selfless quest brought wider attentionto the internment of Japanese Americans and helped open the door tothe redress efforts begun in the 1980s.Let the Samurai Be Your Guide inspires and encouragesreaders to embrace their inner warrior—a figure of reason, soundjudgment and outstanding moral character—by understanding thatpersonal power and success doesn't necessarily derive from physicalprowess or effective attack strategies. Instead, readers learn thatleading lives of fullness and meaning can be achieved by applyingBushido principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect,honesty, honor and loyalty.