Two months ago, I picked up some gloves and started training at Shadowbox. After a hard couple of weeks, I feel fortunate to have built up mental/physical strength and confidence in the studio to lean into while I need it most✖️🥊
In this talk, I interviewed Masato Mario Fukuda who has just returned to Japan from backpacking. He shares his perspectives on career pathways and his passion to be creative.
Our dialogue was the result of many conversations revolving around one question: how to build a meaningful career.
I personally think building a career is not only about moving forward but also about having that adaptability towards that professional change. In doing so, Masato reminds me of the importance of serving others, and that people skills and creating meaningful relationships are far more important than your professional legacy.
His story also reminded me the importance of being able to create opportunities and also be able to move beyond our comfort zones. He reminds us the important life teaching that both successes or failures can equally help us grow and challenge ourselves to strive for excellence.
There is no such thing as an overnight success. When you build an unconventional career, people will see you in your career and think “wow”, but no one will ever know how hard you’ve worked to get there. You need to develop an unwavering self-belief, feel confident in your skills and start to change people’s perceptions.
I hope Masato continues to connect with people throughout the world, make an impact with his creative work, and spread the creative love to each and every person he encounters.