IKIGAI: The Japanese Concept to find meaning and purpose
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means your ‘reason for being”:
‘Iki’ in Japanese means ‘life,’ and
‘gai’ describes value or worth.
So, your ikigai is your life purpose or your bliss. It’s what brings you joy and inspires you to get out of bed every day!
Specifically, it is a tool that helps you to find the right balance among:
🧡 what you love, 💪🏽 what you are good at, 🌍 what the world needs and 🤑 what you are paid for!
I am a great fan of Ikigai. I have used for my self and for my clients.
You can apply it in different ways and perspectives: more theoretical, analytical or creative. And why not, from all these points of view at the same time?! Personally, I like it the most. In the workshops I facilitate, this is the way I accompany people to find their ikigai.
A concrete example has been a challenging training day session at Nova Terra Coaching Training & Corporate Development on alignment and flow to improve the quality of “presence” as a coach. I applied a creative version of an Ikigai exercise applied to future professional coaches looking for meaning and purpose (photo above).
It was a great session and I am very grateful to the students for their energie, active participation and insides!I really recommend it!
FIND YOUR IKIGAY AND ENJOY IT!!!
PS: Contact me if you would like more practical info!