If you know me, I’m OBSESSED with ikigai! I even have a YouTube video on it! I think it’s so important for people to pursue a life purpose or a career they find fulfilling and don’t have to “settle” for less on something that doesn’t make them happy, they don’t do well in, or just pays the bills or doesn’t even.
Ikigai was actually how I found out about technology consulting. I wanted to be a photographer, director, producer, CPA, entrepreneur, teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, designer, software engineer, etc. The list goes on. I basically swapped so many times more than I can count, but what really helped me focus on a tangible career that I actually like was Ikigai.
If you’re still trying to figure out your calling or to even see what’s the next step, try this out. The point is to be as broad and open-minded as possible and you’ll discover careers you never would have considered.
One big important point to consider is ikigai does evolve so as you learn more about what you like and don’t like, hone in your skills and knowledge, and more careers and opportunities pop up, it may change! It’s always an evolving process and that’s the beauty of life.
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