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Hi, I'm Reona.

An Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Unshakable Optimist dedicated to helping you create the life of your dreams.

Born and raised in Japan, I was a shy introvert young kid, who always strived to make a positive difference.

Japan Chureito Pagota by Reona Saito
Chureito Pagota, Japan shot by Reona Saito ©

Since I was little, I always understood and felt intuitively that there’s more to this world than what meets the eye.

Since I had my first spiritual awakening at 12, I’ve been on this journey of self-discovery and seeking the universal truth.

Toady I’m traveling the world with nothing more than a passion, a laptop, and a dream, while running an online business that helps over 1,500,000 people from all over the world realize their goals and dreams.

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What is MindsetDev?

I created ‘MindsetDev’ with the goal to inspire YOU to create a life that is truly extraordinary using the power of mindset and manifestation.

I believe mindset is everything.

What you think, what you become.

On this website, I’ll help you become the master of your mind and life.

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This is what I do

As I said in the beginning, I’m now traveling the world while making my living online doing what I love – inspiring people.

Reona Saito
Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

To this date, I’ve worked with many individuals and businesses – from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Coca-Cola to optimize their social presence and grow their revenue.

Shortly, I help people and businesses succeed. 

I teach people how to develop an unstoppable mindset that gets them results they want, both in business and personal life.

So they can unleash their full human potential and create a truly fulfilling life, just like I did with my life using the power of mind…

Traveling the world while running a 7-figure business that inspires millions of people from a laptop.

No leasing. No debt. No boss.

Free from all the responsibilities and obligations.

Just me, doing what I love every day.

It’s been an absolute blessing for the past few years.

Somewhere in a deep jungle of South East Asia

I’m not here to brag.

I just want to show that you can manifest the life of your dreams no matter where you are right now.

Because I did it, turning my life around in just a few years.

So can anyone with the right mindset, I believe.

And no, I’m not someone who got lucky nor came from a rich family.¬†

Rather I grew up in a poor household with a single mother.

There were many days where we struggled to put food on the table, or even had to worry about keeping roof over our heads sometimes.

I know exactly how it feels like to be at rock bottom in a developed country.

You see my life today is drastically different from what it used to be.

I was no one. Broke and lost.

I honestly didn’t know what to do with my life until I turned 21 and started this business.

You may be wondering…

How was this random Japanese kid able to transform his life so radically in a few short years?

Did he just get lucky? 

How did he grow his brand to over 1,500,000 followers on social media, work with Fortune 500 companies, and travel the world?

I’m not going to tell you how I did these things here.

Maybe another time. 

But let me share with you my background and life journey so far hoping my story would inspire you to go out and create the life you truly want.

They will give you a grasp of my foundational beliefs and how I see the world, which should help you push forward in life.

This is the story of mine that I’ve never personally shared with anyone else except 2 people who are very close to my heart.

But I’m willing to share it with the world here and now.

For the sake of helping and inspiring somebody who’s possibly in rock bottom like I was or facing any major difficulties and feeling like giving up.¬†

It’s going to be long, straight and raw.

So buckle up and bear with me for a little longer.

This is my story

I grew up with two younger siblings under the parents who were lost.

My mom just turned 20 when she gave me birth.

My dad was older, but he was lost as a man.

The kind of father without job, but always getting drunk, and beats his wife and kids. 

Yes, that was my father.

I don’t have much happy memories from my childhood.

All I remember so vividly is my father screaming and my mom crying.

Growing up under a parenthood far from ideal, I had to learn myself how to stay strong and push myself whenever it was needed.

When I turned 7, my mom decided to escape from my father, literally.

She took us and we left home.

Since the day I never saw my father again.

Our life finally became somewhat more peaceful. 

But our life was still very tough. 

There were days where we had the electricity cut, and food run out.

Imagine being a young single mother with 3 kids all of the sudden, having to work day and night tirelessly. 

My mom did whatever she could to raise us.

We didn’t have money, but we were happy.¬†

And that’s all it mattered to us.

But deep inside, I was angry and hated my life, this poverty. 

Some kids from my school used to make fun of where we lived.

We didn’t have the things that other kids had.

But I never complained, because I love my mom dearly.

Even as a kid, I knew she’s doing everything she could.

She could just leave us to some orphanage and go on with her life.

It’s obviously a much easier option for her, and there are many parents who choose that option.

But she didn’t, and she raised us with unconditional love.¬†

I’m thankful for her beyond imagination, that’s why I never complained.

Looking back at my own life… getting abused by father, my brother getting jailed, my mom being depressed, losing the love of my life, struggling financially all my life (until I started my own business).

My life sucked, literally.

I was nothing and I had nothing. 

But now I can say I’m beyond grateful for these experiences.

Because all these hardships made me who I am today.

This is why I always had strong drive to improve my life and myself, because I was just sick of being so broke and miserable, and I wanted to help my family.

Broke to millionaire...

At 20, I graduated from college and I got into the real world.

Just like everyone else, I got a job… and I absolutely hated it.

So I went against the advice of everyone and quit after just 2 weeks.

Mom wasn’t happy. Grandpa was angry.¬†Friends thought I went nuts.

I mean who quits a job (he worked hard to get) in just 2 weeks, huh?

And yeah, I quickly regretted the decision very soon.

I got broke and I remember I was worrying about things such as how am I gonna pay the bills and so on all the time.

I was very desperate and had to find a way to make money fast.

Yes, just go get a job, right?

Easy. It was an option, but I realized how much I hated working under someone by actually doing it (even though it was just 2 weeks).

When I had quit, I kind of vowed myself not to ever work for anyone else but myself. 

I found that internet business may be a solution to what I wanted.

So I quickly had set up a website.

I worked my ass off for 12-15 hours, EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next half a year.

No holiday. No bars. No girls.

I even stopped socializing with my friends. Some of my friends thought I was dead or went missing. lol.

But in reality, I was living like a monk staying in my room 24/7 – working on my computer to figure this thing out all day long.

Honestly, it was boring and very stressful.

My mom thought I was just playing video games on my computer all day.

First 3 months?

No results.

But I kept going, believing I would be rewarded soon.

After 6 months. The results?

I had to accept the truth.

I failed, BIG time.

Well… I barely made $100 in total. F*ck Adsense.

How pathetic and miserable is that?

So much for working 12 hours every single day for the past half a year.

I’m not kidding at all.

The truth? 

I worked super hard and it didn’t pay off in the end. That was a reality.

I felt lonely and sad because no one really understood what I was going through…

At this point, I spent most of my savings and had very little left. I felt like a total failure and giving up…

But I didn’t, I made points and analyzed why I failed and made another website which is this one MindsetDev.com.

I became the monk again – staying in my room 24/7 and working every day.

I barely made any money for the next half a year.

But after 1 year since starting this crazy journey…

At 21 my business was generating me around $1-2K a month, and in just a few months, I was already making $5K per month.

From there it was relatively quick, all I had to do was scale.

From $10K, to $30K, to $60K, to $90K I was easily pulling 5 figure incomes every week.

At 22, I became a self-made millionaire and I started traveling the world and was living like a baller. Kind of.

Staying at a villa which costs $1K a night, and spending money for things I didn’t even need, to impress but who.

5-star hotel in Cebu island, the Philippines

I was still trying to figure how to use this amount of money.

It was something very new to me. After all, I was just a broke student until 2 years ago at that point.

On top of that, I was running my business in a very risky way.

Back to zero...

And one day, it just happened.

Everything started to collapse at the same time.

What happened was that my business got ruined over a night.

I lost most of my income sources all of the sudden.

At that time, I was also investing most of my savings into crypto because I thought I didn’t need to save money.

… because ya know, I was literally making 5 figures a week.

So why just keep ’em in banks with 0.1% interest, right?

How stupid I was.

Thanks to whales in Crypto market, and my stupid ass.

Basically, I lost my cashflow and most of the money I earned in just a few month span which is very ridiculous, yet all real.

So I was a millionaire for only a few months.

From broke to millionaire. From millionaire to broke. 

Did both in the first 2 years.

That’s one hell of an achievement, huh?

Seriously, when you lose that amount of money that fast you wouldn’t even be sad about it (at least for me).

I was just confused all the time what the fuck just happened.

It’s usually after a few months that things start to sink in and you’ll start understanding what a stupid ass you were.

After working so hard for the past almost 2 years, and traveling the world for few months straight, I finally decided to go home to focus on backing up my business.

And I finally came home… but soon I got depressed.

I didn’t know what I wanted anymore…

I was burned out and stayed in my room watching TV and just sleep all day long without going outside at all.

I had no energy to do anything at all.

All those crazy thoughts flowing through my head, it was a mess…

Betrayal. Billionaire. Death.

But deep inside, I knew I couldn’t live this way forever.

So I had to get up and remind myself what I wanted.

And one of them was to go to New Zealand, which had always been my dream since I was 15.

So I used my brain and quickly made $30,000 from almost nothing in just 2 months and bought one-way ticket to NZ.

Mind you, it was only possible because I had the experiences and skills I gained in the past 2 years. It’s the mindset.

I admit it was scary and uncomfortable.

My life was messed up. So was I.

Going somewhere you’ve never been, being so far away from your friends and family…

Just yourself in a foreign land…

Fast forward today…

Been more than a year since I went to New Zealand.

Guess what?

It was the best decision I’ve ever made so far in my life.

The time in NZ, had changed my life forever…

NZ Lake tekapo
Lake Tekapo, NZ shot by Reona Saito ©

I definitely had the time of my life there and I made so many truly unforgettable memories.

Some of them are…

Living in Queenstown which had always been my dream (this is the place I’d live if I ever settle down).

Queenstown
Queenstown in dusk, NZ shot by Reona Saito ©

Living in a huge house right in front of the lake, with a bedroom view exactly like this.

Room view in Queenstown, NZ shot by Reona Saito ©

(It costed me $1,200/week but it was totally worth it in my opinion).

Getting scammed $8,000 by a person you were best friend with. I helped this guy with everything, from rent, food, car, and even bills for 3 months (we lived together) because he was almost homeless in Queenstown during the winter.

Having road trips in Middle Earth with two beautiful British girls.

On our way to Tekapo, NZ.

Making friends with a crazy gay billionaire guy from a really powerful Jewish billionaire family along with families like Rothschild.

He never ever leaves you sober, you are always either super high, or drunk with him, usually both.

Birthday morning at the top of Sofitel Wellington, NZ

Cheers J, you were a damn experience!

And surviving a deadly car accident where your car rolling up 4 times on a very narrow road above 200-foot cliff. Airbag didn’t even work!

Yes, I got fucked. No explanation needed. 

Seems like the Universe wanted me alive that day.

Seriously thank God! (I only got some small scratches, that was all!)

I admit my life was going way too fast.

Relationships, responsibility, business, and many other things.

It was just too chaotic and crazy and overwhelming that I just wanted to leave everything behind. Though I could, but I didn’t.

After all, I was too in love with NZ (now more in love).

Its incredible nature, its kind people, its rich culture, its good food, and most importantly the wonderful friends I made there.

It was always the people that made me stay.

Despite all the crazy stuff that happened there, I enjoyed every second. 

I know I’ll go back to that country in the case of the world ending, or when I ever settle down. I found my paradise.

To be honest, I was stuck and lost when I went to New Zealand.

Now here I am, almost 1 year after spending my time in the Land of Long White Clouds, I was able to re-discovered myself.

I was reborn.

My passions and my new dreams.

I am no longer lost or stuck.

I clearly know what I want to do and have to do with my life.

My business came back stronger and I’m now working hard to scale it to a much higher height so I can impact and influence more people’s lives.

I’m also working on new projects which I hope to share with you soon.

So what I do really want now?

My ultimate goal

It may sound silly, but I truly want to change this world.

For the people and this beautiful planet.

That’s my ultimate dream, and most likely a life-long mission.

And I really believe in it, and I owe myself to the world.

If you are intelligent, you know that our current money-driven system is not sustainable.

It’s crystal clear that we’re destroying this planet’s eco-system faster than it can recover itself…

Albatross killed by excessive plastic ingestion (National Geographic)

The current system may have served us well for the past few centuries, but at the expense of lives of millions, millions of people and animals.

Polluting water and air we breathe, causing massive environmental destruction, and extinction of too many kinds that will never come back.

We’re killing this planet, our only home for the sake of pursuing economical growth, so we can accumulate what, more fucking papers.

Which will not save us in the end.

These papers won’t save us, but fixing the system WILL.

If you think, there would be no consequence for what we do today to this planet, you need to educate yourself better.

Maybe, we’d not be there to see the doomsday if we got lucky.

However, it’s certainly our future generations that have to pay for these consequences.

And even now, so many people are already getting affected by those drastic environmental changes happening all over the world. 

With the global population increasing, and the decline of our natural resource, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that our society is not sustainable, and needs to be changed.

I believe with all the resources and technology we already have, we can save so many people’s lives and erase poverty from this planet if we choose to do so and try our best, instead of spending trillions for military and wars every year.

Look, there’s nothing that divides us on this planet.

Separation only exists in our heads and maps that we created.

It’s the stupid ideology and identity fueled by national patriotism and propaganda that keep us separated and killing us.¬†

I’m from Japan, and I’m Japanese by label but I see myself as a human, from Earth. And so is everyone.

I may sound pessimistic about our future (yeah, maybe a little)…

But I’m pretty hopeful and optimistic about our future as a specie, I believe in humanity.

To some of you, I may sound crazy for talking about these things.

But I’m not afraid to say what I want, even it may sound impossible or absurd as hell.

Ever since I was a child, I always said what I wanted, and I achieved everything I wanted (for the most part).

Now understanding the power of manifestation…

I’ll say it again.

I want to create a world without border, poverty, war, and money.

A kind of utopia you see in Star Trek movies where all the races and ethics of people living in a beautiful harmony and working together with one planetary collective and purpose. Each one of us are working on our own self-enlightenment and the betterment of society as a whole.

This is WHY I do what I do.

That’s why I want to help you create a life you want and live up to your full potential. I really do.

Because I believe you would make a positive difference in this world, no matter how big or small.

And the more people wake up from this matrix and start living their dreams, the better the world becomes in so many ways.

If an ordinary guy from Japan with broken english, no money and no skillset could build a 7 figure business from scratch and turn his life around in just a few years, so can anyone do it.

I’m living in my dreams. I just want to show you that it’s possible by being a leading example, so I can inspire you to pursue your dreams, and you’ll inspire others to do the same, which creates a positive upward spiral.

I really believe in the power of Butterfly Effect.

We all have our roles to play, and each one of us was born on this planet at this specific time for a reason. 

And it’s for making positive differences, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here.

That’s why I want you to live your life to the fullest.

Everything you do, is interconnected with something which is part of everything, in one way or another.

Be bold and think big.

Because you are way bigger than you think you are.

Now here’s to you.

Ask yourself…

What kind of reality do you want to create for yourself?

What kind of future you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in?

Think about that.

Because as you’re here breathing on this planet, you are here to create and make a difference.

As Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

You can do it. And we can do this together.

Let’s change the world!

To living your wildest dreams,

Reona Saito
Founder, MindsetDev