Life Changes Show, July 29, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Healing Your Relationship with Money, with Guest, Ken Honda; and Musical Guest, April Henry

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Healing Your Relationship with Money,” with Guest, ‘Money Guru,’ Japan’s #1 Bestselling Personal Development Guru, Zen Millionaire, and Author of ‘Happy Money,’ Ken Honda; and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter, April Henry, on The LIFE CHANGES Show #539

Guest: KEN HONDA and Musical Guest: APRIL HENRY

Guest, Ken Honda

Guest Name: 
Ken Honda
Ken Honda
Guest Occupation: 
Author
Guest Biography: 

KEN HONDA

the story of happy money

Ken was 29 when he first “retired” to welcome his newborn daughter in the world. At the time, he thought he was “done” with work. He had owned a successful consultant and accounting business, so successful it had allowed him to close up shop and spend his days with the apple of his eye. Little did he realize his “second” career, impacting millions by helping them heal their relationship with money, was about to begin.

That career started innocently enough on a beautiful, sunny day. Ken took his daughter to the park to play. While there, he witnessed a mother and her young daughter, who was about the same age as Ken’s daughter, fighting.

The mother was upset and in a hurry. She yelled, “Your mom has to go to work! So, let’s go home.” But her daughter kept saying, “We just got here. I want to play more. Please?”

After a few minutes of battle, the reluctant girl was dragged home.

Ken felt so terrible for the little girl and her mother for having to choose her job over an afternoon playing with her child, he decided he needed to do something. Not just for that mother but for all the parents and people struggling to make ends meet. He wanted to take away everyone’s pain and frustration and stress around money.

So, that day, after he finished playing with his daughter in the park, he sat down and wrote an essay about all the wisdom he gained over the years about making money and becoming prosperous.

That essay was the start of what would become Happy Money, the book you see here now.

Even as a child, Ken was noticing the difference between happy money and unhappy money.

When he was eight, he worked in his father’s successful accounting practice. His job was to serve the clients tea, which allowed him to get to know his father’s clients.

He saw how some of them were always irritated, rushed and hurried, and others were relaxed and peaceful. He also noticed how over time, some of the clients became more wealthy whereas others went the other way.

In college, he also witnessed this dichotomy in wealthy people–happy and unhappy. This continued until the day he met a woman at a party who described the money in his wallet as “happy money.”

Ah ha!

Money is energy. It can be happy or unhappy.

If you have happy money, you have a happy life. Conversely, if you have unhappy money, you have an unhappy life.

The key to a happy life starts with happy money.

Since then, Ken has impacted millions with his message, selling over 7 million books worldwide.

Guest, April Henry

Guest Name: 
April Henry
April Henry
Guest Occupation: 
Award winning multilingual singer, songwriter
Guest Biography: 

APRIL HENRY

Singing in Japanese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, mostly English, in the woods, in the streets, in the shower, in bars, nightclubs and theaters, trotting around the world with a big smile and very big hair…
this is April Henry.

Her genres are as wide-ranging as the artists who have influenced her as a songwriter and a performer—from Billie Holiday and Tina Turner to Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Florence and the Machine, and Lana Del Rey to Janelle Monae. From tender whispers to the anthemic, pouring out of a song, April is interested in the raw nerve that connects us as human beings. She moves from sultry, soulful ballads and fragile torch songs to bright and sparkly pop tunes or the driving beat of a dance remix—and everything in between. Called, a “funny, fierce, force of nature” by reviewers, she explores polarity and humor. Just when you think you’ve defined her niche, she can surprise you with something completely different—yet always April.

An award-winning artist, garnering accolades in both singer and songwriter categories in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) among others, April’s talents have been recognized by industry luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Adele, Robert Smith, and Epic Records president Amanda Ghost. In opening for artists like Michelle Branch and Gavin DeGraw, she uses her particular brand of theatricality and high-octane vocals to take audiences on an almost 
otherworldly roller coaster.

Art, media, science and music are the worlds where April integrates her skills learned at the New World School of the Arts Conservatory into her 
projects. Her live performances range from the Bitter End and Feinstein’s in New York to the Fillmore Miami Beach to Bar Queen in Japan.

Recently becoming a Lewitt Microphone endorsed Artist, April can also be found camping out in the studio, giving her Authentica microphones a workout.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

Weekly Show
Station 1
Monday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT