Ikigai. Have you heard the word? Maybe you’ve seen the four-circle diagram (hint: it’s not ikigai):
If that isn’t ikigai, then what is ikigai really? Like most things, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around online. This ikigai eBook exists because it’s what I would have wanted to read when I was first beginning my search for life purpose. My goal is to make it the only guide you will ever need.
Welcome to Ikigai 2.0.
Thank you so much for this amazing insight … Ikigai and your explanation of it, changed the way I think about life.— Carla J.
Introducing “Ikigai 2.0” — A New eBook for Finding Life Purpose & Making Money Meaningfully
Over the last five years, I’ve given myself a self-directed education in life purpose. I’ve read five books about ikigai and conducted countless hours of research. What I noticed is that every author and source of information takes a different angle on the concept. I believe I’ve been able to put many of the puzzle pieces together and redesign the diagram to better reflect the true meaning of ikigai.
What Readers are Saying
“I’m so thankful for this … I feel the need to correct the popular, westernized, Ikigai Venn diagram every time I see it. Thank you for taking the time to clear things up!” — Risa T.
“I really like Ikigai 2.0. It simplifies it with checks and balances. It’s easier to focus on what truly matters.” — Angela N.
“This is great stuff … Everything you suggest here resonates with me, and I especially love your point of emphasizing a weighting / prioritization system.” — Marc F.
“This is beautiful, and talking about your own experience is awesome. I have this printed out and made tons and tons of notes. I am going to reflect on it deeply.” — Nilesh M.
“Ultimately, it’s unlike anything I’ve read before. There’s a novelty to the synthesis style of writing … bite-size pieces of content held together by common themes. Very interesting rhythm that’s good for stopping, thinking, and starting up again.” — Jason C.
The Ikigai 2.0 guidebook takes you on a 70-page, step-by-step journey.
You’ll learn the origin of of the four-circle diagram, the history of ikigai, and its true meaning. From there, we’ll evolve the four-circle diagram (what I call Ikigai 1.0) into a redesigned model (Ikigai 2.0). But, a model is only useful if it can be applied to real life. So, I put myself to the test and show you exactly how I use Ikigai 2.0 in my own life.
A key part of Ikigai 2.0 is that making money is optional. For those who want to make money as a byproduct of their life purpose, there are additional chapters that show you exactly how to do it—and how I’m doing it in my own life.
The Workbook (Bonus)
Your Ikigai 2.0 workbook is 20 pages and follows the flow of the guidebook so you can find your own ikigai.
It can be used as an actual workbook or as a reference guide along with your favorite notebook or journal. Brainstorm. Take notes. Fill in all the blanks.
You may need multiple attempts of trial and error before you feel good about where you land. You may also have multiple ikigai you want to complete separately.
Full Title: Ikigai 2.0: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Finding Life Purpose & Making Money Meaningfully (+ Bonus Workbook)
Page Length: 90 pages (Guidebook: ~70 pages; Workbook: ~20 pages)
File Format: PDF (More file type options coming in the future)
Writing Style: The guidebook is presented in a synthesis style of writing to give you the highest insight-to-word ratio (similar to my posts on Sloww). All fluff has been stripped out to give you only what is most essential to help you find purpose in your life. Each chapter builds upon the prior one, but take your time. It’s designed in a way that allows you to pause frequently and reflect on your own life.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: The Origin of Ikigai 1.0
- Chapter 2: The Truth about Ikigai
- Chapter 3: The Evolution to Ikigai 1.5
- Chapter 4: Introducing Ikigai 2.0
- Chapter 5: My Ikigai 2.0
- Chapter 6: Money as a Byproduct (Ikigai 2.0+)
- Chapter 7: My Ikigai 2.0+
- Workbook: Your Ikigai 2.0 & Ikigai 2.0+
- About the Author & Sloww
🔒 Purchase & Download
For the launch, the eBook is only available to Premium Members. In early 2021, it will be available as an individual purchase and eventually on Amazon Kindle as well. Read it now and start making progress on your purpose by joining Premium today.
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