Finding your Ikigai

If you’re feeling dissatisfied at work, discovering your Ikigai could well be the answer.

Ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) means “a reason for being” and is at the heart of our purpose, passion and mission in life.

The concept originates from the Japanese island of Okinawa and is said to be home to the largest population of people aged 100+ in the world.

Ikigai draws on what you love, what the world needs, what you can be paid for and what you are good at.

To work out your Ikigai, begin by asking yourself these questions:

* What do I love to do?
*What am I good at?
* What does the world need (that I can offer)?
* What can I be paid for?

Finding your Ikigai is said to bring fulfilment, motivation, happiness and can even make you live longer.

Even if you can’t change your main job, could you weave your Ikigai into it, or could you set up a side business in your spare time or find a voluntary outlet?

So what’s your Ikigai?

If you need help discovering yours, then book in for a coaching session and we’ll work it out together. 🤲