IS COACHING YOUR IKIGAI?
Ikigai has become one of Japan's most misunderstood words and culturally appropriated concepts.
Ikigai is not a term from Okinawa. It’s not the Japanese secret to longevity. It's not a Venn diagram showing you how to find your bliss or become a successful entrepreneur. And it’s not the pursuit of a single life purpose.
A concept relatable to eudaemonia and existential positive psychology, ikigai offers you a way to guide others to live with motivation and resilience in times of hardship, opening them up to the path of self-actualisation.
If you are a coach, psychologist or educator then ikigai is a life philosophy that you can use to help your clients live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
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- NICHOLAS KEMP
“I have had a love affair with Japan ever since I first visited the country at the age of five. Some 40 years later my relationship with Japan has never been more intimate. The older I get the more I seem to discover how unique, beautiful and wise the culture and people of Japan are.
It was in 1998 when I returned to Japan to teach English that I was introduced to the most amazing word when a co-worker asked me what my “ikigai” was. I hadn’t heard the word before and was astounded to discover that the Japanese language had a single word to encapsulate one’s reason for living.
Twenty years later, after stumbling upon the westernised “Ikigai Venn Diagram” it became my personal mission to correct the misunderstood perception of ikigai and share with the world what ikigai means to the Japanese. "
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The below Venn diagram does not accurately represent ikigai. It is not a framework of doing something that you love, that you are good at, that the world needs, and that you can be paid for.
WHAT IS IKIGAI?
'Ikigai translated into English as ‘life purpose’ sounds quite formidable, but ikigai need not be the one overriding purpose of a person’s life. In fact, the word life aligns more with daily life. In other words, ikigai can be about the joy a person finds living day-to-day, without which their life as a whole would not be a happy one.' – Akihiro Hasegawa (Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist)