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Not Just Appreciation

So many things are going on for the past two weeks that I got too many blog topics to choose:)
Today, I would like to write about the biggest realization that I have had among them.

I won’t go into details here, but for some reason, SOPHOLA’s sales suddenly dropped by 90% last month. We haven’t had such a sudden drop in sales since the company was founded, so I spent the last month feeling overwhelmed by a lot of emotions and thoughts. However, I knew that it was not going to make things any better, so I decided to take various measures. One of them was to talk to my trusted friends, acquaintances, and fellow CEOs about the situation and ask them to introduce me to projects. Many of them took time out of their busy schedules to help me out. Then, I realized that for me, it was far more important and gratifying to know whether they grabbed my hand or not, rather than whether the referred case resulted in an order or not.

Now I also feel frustrated that I am not able to immediately repay those people for their kindness due to my lack of ability, lack of achievements, and lack of depth and breadth of bonds with people around me. I promised myself that I would not stop with gratitude, but would quickly become able to help the people who helped me this time when they were in trouble. By the way, the other day I had my horoscope read and it said that my life will be a repeated “destruction and rebirth.” Hahaha.

At the end of this blog post, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who support me. Please continue to contact me if you have any problems and if there is anything I can do for you. (I get a lot of questions about statistics from a certain mentor. I can do more than that! (laughs) I look forward to working with you.

Masaki “Mark” Iino
Founder & CEO
P.S. I’ll try my best to keep this kind of smug face even when things get tough:)