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  • Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. Hector Garcia.

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What is Ikigai?

What is Ikigai?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that roughly translates to "a reason for being." It is the intersection of four key elements: what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. When you find your Ikigai, you have found your purpose in li...

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The power of Your true self

The power of Your true self

Finding your Ikigai can be a powerful tool for discovering your true self and living a life of purpose and fulfillment. As the Japanese proverb goes, "Fall seven times, stand up eight." Even if it takes time and effort, it is worth it to find your Ikigai and live a life that is true to yourself.

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Identifying your strengths

Identifying your strengths

The next step is to identify your strengths. What are you good at? What skills do you possess that come naturally to you? By identifying your strengths, you can use them to pursue your passion and create value in the world.

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HECTOR GARCIA

Your Ikigai is at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.

HECTOR GARCIA

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Finding what you love

Finding what you love

The first step in discovering your Ikigai is to identify what you love to do. This could be a hobby, a passion, or a particular interest. It is something that makes you feel alive and brings you joy.

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Discovering what you can be paid for

Discovering what you can be paid for

You must identify what you can be paid for. This is not just about making money, but about finding a way to use your passion and skills to create value and support yourself financially.

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Aligning with what the world needs

Aligning with what the world needs

Finding your Ikigai also means aligning with what the world needs. What problems can you solve? How can you make a difference in the world? By finding a way to use your passion and strengths to make a positive impact, you can find true fulfillment.

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Are you feeling lost or lacking direction in life? Are you unsure of what your purpose is or what you truly value? The Ikigai method is a powerful tool to help you discover your true self and find meaning and fulfillment in your life.

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Life Value

Life Value

The Japanese have a secret that embodies the idea of happiness in living, and it is called Ikigai.

Essentially, Ikigai, loosely translated to life value, or life worth, is a concept of living that the Japanese culture imbibes for decades.

Ikigai and Longevity

Ikigai and Longevity

Japanese have a large number of senior citizens, including many centenarians, with the average lifetime being 87 years for women and 81 years for men.

Ikigai has been a major reason for the long life of the Japanese, along with special kinds of diets.

The Secret to Longevity from Ikigai

The Secret to Longevity from Ikigai

Authors of Ikigai, filmed conversation with the eldest member of the community about their life, their Ikigai and the secret to longevity. They share some inspiring and meaningful statements.

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