What is Ikigai

Ikigai yis, above all else, a lifestyle that strives to balance the spiritual with the practical.

  • This balance is found at the intersection where your passions and talents converge with the things that the world needs and is willing to pay for.
  • To discover you Ikigai, you must first find what you’re most passionate about. Then, you find the medium through which you can express that passion.

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How To Find Your Ikigai And Transform Your Outlook On Life And Business

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Steve Jobs is a fantastic example of this idea. It’s easy to think of Jobs as a titan of technology, but that would be inaccurate. Jobs was a lover of fine craftsmanship, first and foremost.

Apple and Pixar were merely his chosen mediums of expression.

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  • Ikigai is about finding joy, fulfillment, and balance in the daily routine of life.
  • Whether you call it Ikigai or Enlightened Entrepreneurship, the truth remains. It is possible to be true to your passions, live a life of consequence, and still use business as a medium of expression.
  • At the intersection of all of this are feelings of peace and lasting happiness that can sustain us throughout our entire lives.

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