How to Ikigai, Tim Tamashiro
Tim Tamashiro

How to Ikigai

Live Your Best LifeAncient, time-tested wisdom: Okinawa, Japan is a tiny, tiny island south of the Japanese mainland where people live their life’s purpose every day. How is it possible for so many to live each day in such meaningful ways? The Okinawan concept of Ikigai. How to Ikigai describes the lifestyle choices that have led to an island full of fulfilled, long-living people.
Magical reality come to life: Examples of ikigai in action are often magical. Take David Michiels. David stuttered severely well into his adulthood. In clinical terms, his stutter was difficult to treat. But David started to work in a liquor store. Before long, his focus turned to one specific section of the sales floor: the scotch section. As he spent more of his days learning about scotch, he began to share his knowledge with customers. Eventually, David noticed that his stutter vanished when he talked to anyone about scotch. Over time, David’s passion led to a new life. Today, he is a renowned whiskey expert, traveling the world tasting and purchasing whiskey on behalf of his employer. He feels his life is meaningful because of ikigai.
A humble look at happiness: Bringing together an exploration of joy not unlike that of The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a look inward reminiscent of The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, and deep truths like those explored by Singer in The Surrender ExperimentHow to Ikigai describes the concept of Ikigai with clarity and meaning.
How to Ikigai explains a simple but abstract map for living a meaningful life. After reading this book, you will understand how to implement Ikigai’s four directions in your own life:
Do what you loveDo what you’re good atDo what the world needsDo what you can be rewarded for
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How to Ikigai: Lessons for Finding Happiness and Living Your Life’s Purpose

Library of Congress Cataloging

ISBN: (print) 978-1-63353-900-6 (ebook) 978-1-63353-901-3

Library of Congress Control Number: 2018957862

BISAC category code: HEA049000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Longevity
Jose Chang Salazar
Jose Chang Salazarhas quoted6 days ago
As with Dave, your Ikigai is the reason you get out of bed every day. It is your purpose. Ikigai is an attribute that every person has. Sometimes it’s obvious, as it is with Dave. Other times, it’s not so obvious.
Sabina Kamza
Sabina Kamzahas quotedlast month
Thanks to the Ama. the shells were a valuable part of the Ryukyu economy. Eventually ikikai then morphed into meaning more than life shell. Ikikai became Ikigai. Ikigai then is made up of two words: iki translates to life, gai means worth. Ikigai = life’s worth.

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