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Jan 12, 2018

In this episode, Devi chats with Lori Tsugawa Whaley about the Samurai Code and how to apply it to Spiritual Entrepreneurship. Lori is a third generation Japanese American and a descendant of the Samurai Warrior. 

Devi and Lori discuss:

  • How she came to know her Samurai Heritage
  • The history of the Samurai
  • The principles of the Samurai
  • Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The Samurai spirit of never giving up
  • The special diet that is recommended for traumatic brain injury
  • The practices that Lori has used to heal her brain from TBI
  • Business processes that Lori uses to manage TBI
  • Applying the Code of Bushido to Spiritual Entrepreneurship
  • Interesting Japanese historical facts
  • Japanese cultural practices in business
  • Lori's mother's legacy of "Try your hardest, do your best, never give up and go for broke. There is always a way."

and more…

Connect with Lori on her website @

By Email:
By Phone: +1 253-318-3768
On Facebook
On YouTube
Her book: The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success

Resources Mentioned:

Brian HQ:
Amen Clinic and Dr. Amen:
Five Stones Coffee in Seattle, WA:

More about Lori:

A third-generation Japanese American and a descendant of the Samurai Warrior, Lori Tsugawa Whaley is an inspirational speaker on a mission to empower others to reach their God-given potential, no matter their path, heritage, or circumstances.

Whether she is inspiring prison inmates at the local correctional facility to create better lives, empowering women business owners at Money Wise Women conferences to honor their financial resources, or addressing business executives at the Project Management Institute to celebrate cultural diversity, Lori Tsugawa Whaley captivates attention and compels listeners to live inspired, purposeful lives of powerful contribution that extend far beyond the day to day realities of commerce.

Growing up in a predominately Caucasian farming community, Lori struggled with being different.  She channeled her unrest into tireless research and curiosity to study and embrace her Japanese heritage.  Today, she models the ways of the Samurai Warrior with every story she tells and every move she makes.  Without judgment and with a full heart, she lives the principles of honor, courage, benevolence, rectitude, honesty, honor, and loyalty, while inspiring others to do the same.

Having endured and painstakingly continuing to recover from not one, but two auto collisions, Lori’s resilience has been strongly tested.  It is one thing to model the ways of the Samurai Warrior in good times.  It is another thing to do so after being diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), endure years of rehabilitation, and now is a TBI survivor.  Her compassion to guide others through tough times is informed by her own journey to regain wellness against demanding odds.