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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A PAID JOB YOU LOVE AND THRIVE IN | How IKIGAI Can Help You Find Your Calling!

Friends and family always wondered how I always seemed to know what I want and where I see myself in 5, 10, 20, or even 30+ years. The thing is, I DON’T. But what I do know is Ikigai. I’ve been using it to help guide me into a life of happiness and purpose, but no matter how much you think you know what your life is set for, it’s important to always be flexible and pivot. I show you how I apply it and things to look out for. And also, what the heck is Ikigai?

This could be used for careers and side hustles. I get the question a lot on how to find a good paid job that you love, and this is good for this and how I stay on the right direction!