Life Design Partners

President Tomohito Asakawa

Message to young people
Have courage to make a decision and act on it. Knowledge is not might. Unless you make a decision and act, nothing changes. At the time of decision-making, nobody knows whether that decision is right. You will know the meaning of that decision in retrospect, depending on what kind of actions you take. You only live once. Make a decision to design your life by yourself and act with courage.

In my college days, I was seriously striving to be a professional pop singer and formed a duo with a senior student. I was in charge of singing and songwriting. We performed on the street and at festivals on campus. I was also the representative of the university’s long-running English-speaking club. Both experiences laid the foundations for my future career.

After graduating from university, I joined a venture firm. As a secretary to its president, I was assigned to the important task of corporate planning and new business development. I won high recognition inside and outside the company for my performance, but I began to wonder whether it would make sense to engage in planning and marketing with no experience in sales. I came to the conclusion that I should gain sales expertise in my 20s and achieve the goal of becoming No.1 in the world of sales. I quit the venture firm and moved to a firm disseminating the philosophy of personal development conceived by Napoleon Hill, the American author.

At this company, I won the annual top salesman award and could produce major results as chief of the branch offices. One day, at a personal development seminar, I heard some words by Michael Bolduc -- a noted American coaching expert known as the proponent of what he termed the “science of achievement” -- to the effect that there are only two types of people in this world: ones who narrowly focus on one’s survival and ones who focus on the designing of one’s ideal life. That's when I made up my mind. I decided to set up my own company to maximize my capabilities without fearing failure and to focus on the designing of my ideal life. This was the memorable decision-making moment in my life.

From now on, I would like to concentrate on the task of elevating the social status of salespeople. My conviction is that sales is an art. One can enhance one’s dignity and grow as a human through the profession as a salesperson. I also desire to be a world-class motivational speaker. My ultimate dream is to open a “success university” aimed at fostering successful leaders on an Asian scale, where people from various generations can join and learn about the philosophy of success and business skills.

Company Profile

Life Design Partners
Consulting and coaching services for sales promotion