IKIGAI Revealed... the JAPANESE Way to Finding Purpose and Meaning in Your Daily Life!
Ikigai is a greatly misunderstood concept, with many people thinking it is the purpose framework involving doing something you love, being good at it, while serving the world, and getting paid for it.
Ikigai is NOT a sweet spot where everything in your life merges for you to suddenly find happiness, purpose, and financial success.
What is Ikigai?
Simply put, IKIGAI indicates the source of value in one's life, the things that make one's life worthwhile.
On a deeper level, IKIGAI is essentially the process of cultivating your inner potential and that which makes your life significant. It is a universal human experience that we all desire.
Finding Your IKIGAI Can Change Your Life!
For the Japanese, finding your Ikigai is the most honorable and rewarding thing one can do. It’s the key to a long and happy life. Ikigai is something you can have, feel, search for, and find. You know you’ve found it when you’re waking up every morning excited to start the day.
If you are working a job that you despise or living an uninspired life, then it’s time to find your Ikigai.
Find Your Ikigai and Transform Your Life!
Wake Up With Purpose
Wake up every morning with a sense of purpose, excited to start the day
Achieve More Harmony
Experience more harmony, connection, and sustainability in your relationships.
Feel More Satisfied
Find pleasure in the small joys of life - moment to moment, day by day.
Discover Your Life Roles
Achieve your goals and find more success in life as you pursue your unique life roles.
Become More Creative
Regularly reach states of flow and creativity in both your work and hobbies.
Self-actualize as you pursue your personal mission and live a meaningful life.
THE IKIGAI FRAMEWORK
Developed in consultation with Japan's leading Ikigai authority, clinical psychologist Professor Akihiro Hasegawa of Toyo Eiwa University, The Ikigai Framework offers a visual translation of what ikigai truly means to the Japanese.
Professor Akihiro Hasegawa
THE HASEGAWA-KEMP FRAMEWORK
KAMIYA MIEKO - THE MOTHER OF IKIGAI PSYCHOLOGY
Kamiya Mieko was a doctor, authored hundreds of medical papers, and worked as psychiatrist treating patients who suffered from leprosy. She was even a private tutor to Princess Mishiko, who would later be the empress consort of Japan.
She could be considered the Mother of Ikigai Psychology. It is in her influential book and other published works that we can discover what ikigai is and how it can help us find meaning and value in our lives. A cornerstone of Kamiya's ikigai psychology was the satisfaction of what she identified as the eight ikigai needs.
THE 8 IKIGAI NEEDS
Kamiya's Shimei-kan theory and Eight Ikigai Needs.
THE IKIGAI TRIBE APP
THE MEMBERS AREA
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THE FIND YOUR IKIGAI COURSE
UNDERSTAND IKIGAI & IKIGAI-KAN
Understand the true meaning of ikigai and how you can apply it to both your personal and professional life to feel more fulfilled and happier.
THE 4 IKIGAI CONTEMPLATION QUESTIONS
Learn how the Japanese appraise their ikigai with these four questions from the Mother of Ikigai psychology, Mieko Kamiya.
FIND PURPOSE WITH SHIMEI-KAN
Discover daily purpose with Shimei-kan and develop a healthy sense of urgency as you define and pursue a life goal.
DISCOVER THE 8 IKIGAI NEEDS
Discover the eight ikigai needs and how they can be used as a framework for a purposeful and meaningful life.
THE HASEGAWA KEMP VENN DIAGRAM
A supportive framework and methodology to help you identify your ikigai sources and experience ikigai-kan.
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT
Video content - 60+ videos you can watch on-demand anytime you want from your computer or mobile device.
Worksheets and exercises to help you find and pursue your ikigai.
INSIDE THE MEMBERS AREA
Here's a sneak peek of a video and module inside the members' area!
MEET YOUR SENPAI
Solopreneur and Japanologist
Nick is a solopreneur, business coach, educator, and online marketer. Having lived in Japan for 10 years, Japanese culture has become an important and influential part of Nick's life. Nick finds his ikigai in helping others, exercising, music, and sharing Japanese culture.
NICK KEMP / IKIGAI COACH
CHANGING YOUR LIFE IS NOT ABOUT TAKING MASSIVE ACTION
Finding meaning and purpose in life is not about "unleashing your power" or "awakening your giant within" or "taking massive action" - it's about understanding who you are, reflecting deeply on what you want in your day-to-day life, and then making small habit changes.
Ikigai is not the fist-pumping, chest-beating, self-help guru nonsense of "sucking the juice out of life" to have anything and everything you want. And it's not the ra-ra tactics of feeling good about making dramatic life decisions and setting near-impossible goals to achieve and then announcing them to the world.
Ikigai is the process of cultivating one's inner potential and that which makes one's life significant by living a life of day-to-day purpose in service to the people who define you.
THE FIND YOUR IKIGAI COURSE