Stop Relying On Your Old Ways

by Takashi Shiihara

ISBN978-4-7631-3706-7 C0030

211 pages / August 2018 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)

Choose a color you haven’t chosen before.
Change your ways gradually by starting small.


“I’m not succeeding at the things I’m usually good at.”

“Things aren’t quite the same as they used to be.”

“I see my friends differently now.”


Do any of these statements sound familiar?


There are different ways to handle and process each of life’s stages.  The key is whether or not you can throw out your old ways at each new stage, creating a turning point and the chance to clear a new path in your life.


So explains Takashi Shiihara, a leading consultant who has won the trust of his extensive client base that includes elite businesspeople and housewives.


His unique abundance of experience includes having become a professional pachinko player after graduating from junior high school, during which period he earned up to 2,000,000 yen a month, and also having enjoyed success in the restaurant management business.


Witnessing the rapidly changing lives of successful people around him, Shiihara conducted thorough research into the correlation between their success and happiness.  He then started offering “consulting for finding your true purpose in life,” and many have claimed their lives turned around drastically after only one consultation. His consultations are now of legendary status, as it’s becoming more and more difficult to book a session.


It isn’t easy for us to change our ways. On the other hand, surely many people understand that sticking to familiar methods keeps us from reaching our ultimate goal.


This book provides the tools needed to transform your inner chrysalis into a beautiful butterfly. What needs to be discarded in order to transition into the next stage of our lives? What needs to be carefully reflected on? What things should we consider to be our weapons? I guarantee the fog will clear up and new doors to the world will open up before your eyes.

If you feel gloomy and that your life is stagnating, this is your chance. Start by choosing one habit to exclude from your usual routine, and feel exhilarated.  This will lead you to drastic change and to the next stage in your life.

From the editor "HANA"

I met Shiihara after hearing about him as a young consulting genius who is apparently greatly impacting the lives of many. I understood within one hour of speaking with him exactly what all the fuss was about. Two phrases really struck me while editing this book: “People grow in both the most hopeless and lowest of times,” and “All actions should come from love. No matter how negatively you’re seeing things, they should all come from love.” You might expect someone with the ability to alter people’s lives so drastically to have piercing eyes, but Shiihara actually has gentle eyes, much like the red panda chosen for the front cover. Just meeting with him soothes the soul and gives you a boost of energy, and you can sense Shiihara’s profound love when reading this book. This book is the perfect companion both for when you’re feeling high and for when you’re feeling low.


Takashi Shiihara

Takashi Shiihara is a consultant born in 1981. Rather than continue schooling after graduating from junior high school, he spent countless hours in pachinko parlors, soon becoming an expert and earning as much as 2,000,000 yen or more per month. He later became a business owner without any substantial academic background or qualifications, living a flexible life but at the same time enjoying great success. He conducted focused investigations into the habits of successful people and is currently a professional consultant. Numerous clients have claimed their lives were instantly changed after only one session with Shiihara, and he is in such high demand that people are having difficulty booking a session. His clients come from all walks of life, including businesspeople, students, and housewives. He helps all of his clients become aware of their own unique qualities and live more meaningful lives.  He is also a devoted husband and father. Stop Relying On Your Old Ways is his first authored work.