We would like to welcome Dr. Jan who now released the Japanese translation of her book, 125 Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life" following the Japanese translation of her 3 picture books "The Cantaloupe Cat", "The Reading Rabbit", and "The Quiet Dog". First of all, how do you feel about this book newly released in Japanese the market?
It is very exciting to me to see my book, 125 WAYS TO MEET THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, now translated and available in the Japanese market. As a sociologist and as a happily married mother of two, I am so excited about helping people to find the love of their life. A shared life is such a wonderful accomplishment!
Secondly, could you please explain briefly about the book? I've read the book, and it has a great knowledge of time scheduling, and it includes 125 ways of being approachable to someone you don't know yet. How did you come up with this great idea of writing it as a book?
I decided to combine two of my areas of expertise - relationships and time management -- into a book that applies time management principles to the search for the love of your life. So my approach was based on my knowledge and credentials in those fields. But it was also based on my own experience. When I turned 35, I suddenly realized that I didn't have a husband and if I wanted to have a family, I would have to do something soon to find the love of my life. So I applied the principles of 125 WAYS TO MEET THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE to my own life. Instead of putting career first, and taking a very casual approach to dating and finding a romantic partner, I made it a PRIORITY!
That is the key point that I share in my book, in addition to the 125 annotated ways to find the love of your life, and the other chapters about time management and finding, and developing, a positive relationship. Instead of waiting for love to just happen, what about making it something that you put time and effort into? Perhaps that is what is needed to get better results.
So I personally applied the principles in this book, met potential romantic partners through a variety of ways that are suggested in the 125 annotated ways in this book, and met, and married, my wonderful husband, with whom I have been fortunate to spend more than 30 joyful years together.