TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Do what’s in front of you

There’s a coffee shop a little ways away from me that is my absolute favourite for pour over coffee, both for the coffee he serves and the beans he sells. Not only that, the guy demands respect.

People who know this area know who I’m talking about, but this guy does everything possible for his current customers. Including purposely not promoting himself unnecessarily, and even going out of his way to decline requests for media coverage.

That to me is the ultimate service to your current customers. He knows that he’s sitting on a gold mine of coffee goodness, and he knows that what he does has enormous potential (at least he should). Yet he chooses to serve only the people in front of him, and he does a good job at it too.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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