which means an attractive woman in Japanese.
When you hear attractive, what kind of image do you have?
Someone who is fashionable?
Someone who is looking smart?
Someone who is kind?
I believe everyone have their own vision of attractive (iionna), which is great!
But today, I would like to introduce her style of attractive, “iionnna”.
My friend and mental coach, Ai.
Her iionnna (attractive woman) is “well-balanced”.
As you can see she is already attractive, but because she was unbalanced mentally for a long time, she has a strong desire and eager to take control of yourself and create a happy ending story of your life.
And what is great about her is that she actually creates her own happy ending story!!
People around her cannot take an eye off, because she is so aggressive and never give up herself.
I believe that you start to get an image about my friend Ai.
Now her strong passion and ambition lead her to begin a seminar and share her message that people have a power to create your life.
And the seminar’s name is “iionnna”.
What she says is…
If you have the right job, with someone who brings you chances
and someone who cares about you, and a loving family, and a wonderful partner.
And if you have the power to stay together of yourself no matter what happens…
How would you feel?
How would you think about yourself?
How would you spend everyday?
I guess you will be calm and well-balanced.
Isn’t that an iionnna (attractive woman)?
This is Ai’s vision of iionna that she wants to share with people.
And I am one of them who agrees and jumped in to create my own happy ending story.
Now from here, I’d like to talk from my point of view.
What I have been going through and how I have changed.
The story starts after 2years since I started to take Ai’s session.
One day she asked me if I am interested to join her seminar.
That time she was trying to develop from an individual session to a group seminar.
Ofcourse I was impressed to her new challenge and said YES right away.
I don’t know what the others are and what they think.
But from my point, Ai is a coach 【who gets along with you】
I don’t want you to misunderstand but getting along is not like grieving together or becoming a best friend relationship.
What I mean is: A coach that make you realize that we are creating your own life right this moment.
Things happen every moment.
Bad ones and Good ones, that is life.
And enjoy everything that occurs.
But with someone who understands you and could share.
That is Mental Coach, Ai.
It is super hard to verbalize…but
From my experience, sometimes relationship between your coach is difficult. Because one can feel that they need to learn from them and look up.
Which means there is a power balance that one has a problem that they need to fix, and one is perfect.
But Ai says “With no exceptions I am a human that is living this moment like you”
” LET ME BE A HUMAN!!!”.
（Ai last day of the seminar 2016）
Because she doesn’t create any power balance, even if you feel something negative, you could treat yourself like a crying baby that wants the nappy to be changed.
Things happen at some point, but won’t last forever.
And you could meet those attractive people at iionna seminar!
When I started to join this seminar, the first thing that knocked me out, was my critical eye.
Because I had a strong complex about myself, I was so critical that I always compare with others and feel I am inferior than others.
So, changing this original NO.1 point of view to ONLY1 was the first challenge that I went through.
It seems like the same thing but totally different!
NO.1 is competing with others.
On the other hand, ONLY1 is just focusing about yourself which means there’s no need to compete.
A simple and easy mind.
Because you are committed to your own NO.1!
Thanks for the iionna seminar, by the time of graduation, I have stopped judging myself with others.
However, what I really feel is that learning isn’t enough.
You need to try.
Commitment to yourself that no matter what happens, keep living your life, and a courage to jump in to every chances and challenges will enable us to open up the talent and one’s life.
Before, I touched about my complex.
I didn’t like the way I looked.
I hated it so much that it lead to an eating disorder.
From my strong desire to change my look, I started to work at the sports gym.
Thankfully, my boss asked me if I am interested to be an instructor of aerobics and other fitness classes. But I kept saying NO.
One day, during the session with Ai.
She gave me a chance to jump in to the fitness world and challenge myself.
Her words encouraged me and soon I started to become an instructor.
Now, my complex have solved!
It took a certain time, but I was able to transform myself just in 2years!!
I feel that Ai’s encouragement brought my a chance to change myself.
And now, my great next step is to move to GERMANY!!!
Beginning of this year, I set a goal to apply for the visa in March 2018.
Finally a month ago, I have made an appointment and booked an airline ticket to Germany in March!
Still there are works to be done at the moment but I feel a comfort and rely on me that I can do it!
Further more, to continue my acting career in Germany, I am sending CVs and emails at the moment.
But I think I have this power and eagerness because I have been challenging and seeing agencies in Japan last year.
From that experience, I can keep on challenging and not giving up hope.
To be honest, I don’t know what happens next.
But I am sure that I can do it.
Every single step counts.
Every challenges creates a new path.
I recommend you to experience through your life!!
Thank you and lets keep on going!