Ikigai is an established way of thinking and provides a reason for being. I don’t know about you but during the pandemic, I spent time considering what I was doing in terms of career and life and whether I was getting back what I wanted from it.
Ikigai is a great philosophy to use to consider your reason or your why.
Ikigai has developed from the Japanese culture as a way to live. Ikigai is a life purpose or bliss and it helps you become more positive within. It supports you to feel at peace with yourself and your life. It was first popularised by Japanese psychiatrist and academic Mieko Kamiya in her 1966 book 'on the meaning of life'.
There is a western interpretation and this is to use this philosophy as a way of finding your dream career.
But what does that mean and how can you apply it?
Ikagai is personal to each and every individual and is based on your; personal history, values, beliefs, hobbies and personality. Therefore by applying the model above you can study to identify what your Ikagai is.
How can Ikagai help?
By using this philosophy you can work to:
When you know your Ikagai and understand it, its means that you are aligned with the work you've longed to do and the work that the world needs you to do
Ikagai is a 3 step process:
Why am I sharing this?
I believe for individuals to find peace, meaning, motivation and drive they need to know what it is that drives them, what their meaning is and therefore what motivates them. Part of this journey is self-discovery and Ikagai supports that personal development and awareness, that’s why I am so driven by motivational maps, as it is part of this journey of discovery.
Can I support you?
Yes of course. This support and empowerment would come through the form of coaching where the focus could either be on identifying your Ikagai or taking time to look at one area of the process.
After all the service we offer to our customers is based on what they want, their needs and therefore enabling our customers to be themselves.
How can I find out more?
Please <contact me>.