After being stuck in my 9-5 job. I needed a burn-out to wake me up. It was only then that I took the time to go and travel to Bali. I went to Africa to enjoy the beach and snorkel in the ocean. But most important: I started looking at what kind of job could give me fulfilment.
To live a long and happy life, that’s where the Japanese concept Ikigai stands for. It’s a treasure guide to find your life’s purpose. A job is what you do to pay the bills. Work, on the other hand, is there to achieve a purpose or a result. That could be a more meaningful you.
Where does Ikigai come from? It’s originated in Okinawa: the most over 100 year old live here. But besides Ikigai there’s another thing from Okinawa: Karate. It literally means: empty hands. Ikigai means: life’s worth.
Ikigai has 4 directions:
• Do what you love
• Do what you’re good at
• Do what the world needs
• Do what you can be rewarded for
I got my yellow belt in Ikigai in my fourth year in college. I did choose to be a copywriter. I read all about it. And took all the effort to get a job in advertising. But after some time doing it. A question in my mind kept repeating: why am I doing this?
Just this last year I have found what my Ikigai is. I want to help people find their purpose. How would I do that? By being a life coach and create value with a digital business.
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