Ikigai, Your Life’s Purpose & Career Happiness

What is my life’s purpose? This is a question we often explore with our coaching clients when they are stuck or have no ‘conscious’ goal in life at that point in time. Most people may not know how to easily define their life’s purpose which is understandable, it is a big question. The problem is often not knowing how to go about defining their life’s purpose and then being motivated to take the actions make it happen.

To learn more, Get Your Complimentary ‘Ikigai’ Life Purpose Resource

Some people may also feel that they cannot have what they want, or the answer is too complex. Others tend to focus on what is available, rather than what they want. A more empowering and successful approach is saying, “This is who I am and what is important to me; this is the value I bring and problems I can solve. Who is looking for people like me?” This shift in mind set opens a whole range of career possibilities and creates an increased level of confidence and focus. In essence, getting ‘on track’ in life requires several factors to be working together and a positive mindset to make it happen!

Essentially, your life’s purpose is a key driver to career success as it acts as a guide to your career choices. It is really the basis of what you are interested in your career. It may change over time too.

The image summarises the core ingredients to finding your life purpose and how they are interrelated and how they combine to reach your Ikigai. The concept of Ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy) was developed by clinical psychologist, Akihiro Hasegama based on Japanese life philosophy. It roughly translates into English as ‘your purpose in life’ or ‘your reason for being’.

Are you ready to start defining your life’s purpose & be motivated to make positive changes?

To learn more, Get Your Complimentary ‘Ikigai’ Life Purpose Resource

Interested in exploring working with a career strategist & coach?

If you are interested to explore working with a career strategist and coach on your Ikigai, you may like to book a complimentary 30 minute coaching session with one of our coaches via calendly.

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