The word Kobo has many different meanings, and is used by many different cultures. In one language, it means coin, or money. In another, it stands for a particular type of tree.

However, a Japanese folktale best illustrates one way we interpret the meaning of Kobo. In essence it reads:

In the mountains near a certain village, grow trees that bear chestnuts, which are called “Kobo” chestnuts. These trees bear fruit very young, even when they are only 3 feet high.

Hundreds of years ago, there was a big chestnut tree on this same pass. Some were able to climb it to pick its chestnuts, but many could not. One day a traveling priest passed by, and saw those saddened by the inability to reach into the big tree. The priest said, "You shall be able to pick the chestnuts from next year on."
The next year every small young chestnut tree bore chestnuts so that everyone could pick them easily. The villagers thought that the traveling priest must have been St. Kobo, and since then, they have called the trees Kobo chestnut trees.

My practice is like a Kobo tree, providing advice and financial services to all who desire, even those who believe they would be unable to do so. My business is like a Kobo tree - bearing fruit early - and nourishing all those who seek me out.
So, when you think of me, think of access to advice and financial services that make it easy for you to live the way you want.

Thank you for choosing to work with me.

Jon ‘Kobo’ Kehl