Today I would like to share with you a very committed client, good friend, and all-around gentleman. I have known Taisei Fukaya since May of 2016. He came to train with me at that time and our friendship has grown very powerfully over the years through our open and honest conversations that have unfolded since then. Taisei is intelligent, patient, deep, kind and is always doing his very best to improve himself. He has upgraded his health, lowered his body fat percentage and has increased his strength and lean muscle mass through our training together and on his own at home on his chin up-dip station. He loves good food, musicals, Mickey Mouse and so much more. Taisei Fukaya is definitely a deep and interesting fellow.
Without further ado, I am very excited to introduce you to Taisei, as I believe that you will receive the goodness and value that comes from this man, as I do every time I see him.
Welcome, Taisei. Please tell us a bit about your history.
B: Who is Taisei Fukaya?
T: I am an Entertainer and a Project Manager of Tokyo Disney Resort.
B: How old are you?
T: 37 years old.
Taisei Fukaya’s Roots
B: Tell us about your roots. Where did you grow up?
T: I was born and raised in Tokyo.
B: A Tokyoite! What did you learn most from your Mom?
T: I learned the importance of family.
B: Beautiful. I know that your dad passed away when you were younger. Please tell me what you learned most from your Dad?
T: Many things…but after all, he taught me the importance of time. He taught me through his death that “time is limited, so live your life”.
B: What a great thing your father taught you. Strange question, but did you have any unique or paranormal experiences in your childhood?
T: Yes, I did! I saw a burning UFO flying through the sky in my childhood with my friend! We couldn’t believe it.
B: I remember you sharing that extraordinary story. Amazing! What is your most precious memory before the age of 20?
T: Before the age of 20, I remember spending good times with my family, especially in parks or in nature.
B: Nice. Living in Tokyo, it’s good to connect with nature and those who are near and dear to us. Share your most precious memory between the age of 20 and now?
T: Hmm, after 20, my first performance as the lead actor in a play is my best memory. My best memories are always with good friends and family.
B: Let’s move into what you do for a living. What is your present job?
T: I’m a Project coordinator at Walt Disney Imagineering.
B: Well that’s cool! What is the best thing about it and what is most challenging about it?
T: The best thing about it is that I am working for Disney. Everything about my job is challenging for me, but I am able to enjoy every part of it!
B: You and I have Mickey and Minnie in common, as I worked for World Family, also known as Disney World of English for many years as a musical performer. We both know first-hand the delight that Disney brings to others.
T: (Laughs) Yes, we do!
B: Let’s talk a bit about health in fitness.
B: What is your sports history?
T: I was into swimming when I was younger and now I’m into acting – it’s a kind of sport, you know.
B: Acting is a sport? How so?
T: As with sports, there are physical challenges, mental challenges, rivals and also good teamwork and the chance to make great friends.
B: Very true! Very true! Ok, now let’s talk about training. Why did you decide to train at Gym with me?
T: My friends from Ryozan Park, the share house where I used to live, recommended your training to me.
B: Smart friends (smiling). What do you enjoy most about training?
T: I enjoy feeling my progress.
B: Awesome, and what do you enjoy most about training with me?
T: Our Conversation. (smiling)
B: Thank you. The feeling is mutual. What do you want to achieve with your training goals?
T: I want to attain a sturdy body & a sturdy mind.
B: Solid answer. What is your definition of a sturdy body and sturdy mind?
T: That’s a little bit difficult to express… but when I feel sturdy, I’m sturdy! I’d like to train myself until I can feel I’m sturdy.
B: I believe I get what you mean.
B: What do you want to achieve with your diet goals?
T: A flat stomach.
B: Good goal! How close are you on your “Journey to a flat stomach”? If 100% flat is your destination, how far are you along the journey percentage-wise? 70%…80%
T: Now 20%… I should lose weight more and gain muscle!
B: OK, that means we have quite a distance to go! What is your biggest obstacle in the way preventing that last 80% of the journey?
T: Hmm… the amount of exercise, I suppose. I’m trying to work out every day.
B: Let’s see what we can do about that. Please share any approaches to training that you believe would help others.
T: Love someone : )
B: I didn’t expect that answer in regard to training, but yes, truly loving someone is training the most important muscle in the human body – the heart. Good one, Taisei.
B: Ok, I’d like to change things up a bit and talk about sleep. On average, how many hours do you sleep per night?
T: 7 hours.
B: Good, what time do you go to bed and what time do you wake up?
T: I go to bed by 12:00 am and am up by 7:00 am.
B: Do you feel you are getting enough sleep?
B: Perfect. What would be your most ideal time to go to bed and to wake up and why?
T: 1 hour earlier than above. I would like to have more free time in the morning.
B: OK, so you would get up at 6:00 am and what would you do with that extra hour?
T: I’d like to think about myself and my life.
B: I understand. Why are you not making that happen now? What’s in the way?
T: You’re right! Actually, drowsiness has been a problem for me since I was a child…
B: It might be wise to change up your food choices and your sleep habits to see if we can solve this issue. I’m certain changes in these two areas could make a huge difference in your QOL.
T: You may be right.
Top Recommendation for Deep Sleep
B: What is one step you recommend people take in order to sleep better every night?
T: Enjoy the aroma of a relaxing fragrance in your bedroom! I am a certified aromatherapist, and I recommend Spa Ceylon for purchasing top-notch fragrances. My sister bought me this gift Sleep Intense Dream Balm from Spa Ceylon and I love it. I recommend that you choose fragrances intuitively; just trust your gut.
B: Wow, I didn’t know this about you. I knew that you have a sensitive sense of smell, but didn’t realize that you are a certified aromatherapist. Thank you for sharing with us. It appears that Spa Ceylon is available overseas and also in Japan.
B: OK, my friend, now we know about your approach to good sleep, let’s talk about your dream in life and how you are pursuing it.
T: Sure, my dream is to be a true entertainer, so I’m writing scripts!
B: Fantastic! Please share any current projects that you are working on towards your dream.
T: Yes, we’re planning to present a play in a moving train with a script I am working on, so I’m trying to create some plots now.
B: That’s awesome news, Taisei!! How unique! Congratulations! Once you know more details about this, please update me and I’ll share it here.
T: Will do.
Favorite Things in Life
B: OK, let’s dig a bit deeper into who Taisei Fukaya is. What are your favorite 3 hobbies and why do you like them?
T: Writing, Acting & Cooking, because they are all creative!
B: What’s your favorite book and why?
T: ”Who Will Cry When You Die” by Robin Sharma. It changed my whole life!
B: I am a fan of Robin Sharma and even met him in person at a seminar in Toronto years back. He’s a very wise and humble guy who contributes good stuff! In fact, he directly inspired me to name my company GRIT KK (Kabushiki Kaisha).
T: I didn’t know that! Cool!
B: What is your favorite music to listen to when you want to feel happy?
T: Jazz, especially cheerful Jazz.
B: Cheerful is good. Tell us your favorite musical and why you love it.
T: 1) Wicked 2) Lion King 3) Spring Awakening 4) Avenue Q….. Oh, I cannot explain why! Just go out and see them if you haven’t and fall in love with these amazing musicals. If fact, go out and enjoy many musicals because there are so many great ones to experience!
B: Please share your favorite attraction at either Tokyo Disney Land or Disney Sea and why you love it.
T: I love ”Turtle Talk” …because I was a member of the construction team.
B: What is your favorite color and why?
T: I like all the colors of the rainbow. I like the state of being colorful.
B: Nice. What is your favorite food and why?
T: I like hamburgers. American’s love hamburgers, right?
B: Yes, for the most part, they do. Tell us your favorite restaurant and your favorite dish there.
T: I love Skipper’s at Shiomi, Tokyo. Their hamburger is one of the best burgers in Japan!
B: Coffee? Tea? Beer? Other? What is your favorite drink for relaxing and feeling good?
T: There is nothing like having a good beer outside in nature!
Tips for Being Extraordinary
B: I hear you. What is a food you eat virtually every day that if you gave up would improve your health?
T: Processed food!
B: YES!!! Significantly decreasing and ultimately eliminating processed food can do wonders for our health.
T: I believe that, too.
B: Taisei, you always seem calm and patient to me, please share your #1 hint on how you overcome stress.
T: I think the better I eat and the deeper I sleep, the calmer and more patient I am.
Where to Find Taisei Fukaya Online
B: True words from a wise man! Ok, how can we be fans of Taisei Fukaya? How do we find you online?
T: Right now, you can find me here on facebook. I’m planning to have a blog in the near future.
B: Thank you, my friend. I am grateful for your friendship and that you graciously made the time to share yourself with us today.
Here’s the last question: If Taisei Fukaya were to share just ONE THING he believes is most important to looking, feeling or being extraordinary, what would it be?
T: I believe that “It’s never, never, never too late to do anything”. In other words, “You are the youngest you will ever be RIGHT NOW”. There is a certain limit to time, but we still have plenty of time to do what we choose, always.
B: Well said, Taisei Fukaya. I agree wholeheartedly! I’m really looking forward to seeing you share your gifts fully in these days ahead, my friend. Thank you!! Continue to be extraordinary!