If you have been to Japan you might know that in the land of the rising sun, Kit Kat reigns supreme.
With a plethora of seemingly odd flavors such as wasabi and green tea, Kit Kat is the King of Candy in Japan.
Why? How did this come to be?
You Will Surely Win
Well, it’s not just for its bright red packaging and tasty goodness.
The name Kit Kat is similar to a classic Japanese phrase, “Kitto Katsu,” which roughly translates into, “You will surely win.”
So in Japan, when you pick up a Kit Kat, it is more than a treat. Like a wedding band, it is a symbol with much deeper meaning.
In my world, we refer to such symbols as “anchors.”
The Power of Anchors
Like those that hold a ship steadfast at sea, an anchor keeps you tethered to something of special meaning.
If you were to visit my place in New York, you would see it filled with anchors.
On my hallway wall, a decal of a quote by French poet, Anatole France—”To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Taking up half the wall in my kitchen, a quote by Canadian educator, Claude Bissell—“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.”
In my office I am surrounded by enormous Yin Yang and Ohm decals, as well as Buddha, Ganesh, cats, dragons, and other symbols that lend me their power!
On my desk, benches, and tables you will see my coins stacked up; the anchor I give to my clients to reinforce our work together.
No matter what they are headed into or going through, by picking up my coin they are reminded that, as the decal in my study says, “The anchor holds in spite of the storm.”
Surround yourself with powerful anchors—You will surely win!