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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 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 ikigai guide you will ever need.
Welcome to Ikigai 2.0.
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Introducing the Ikigai 2.0 eBook
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 1000+ Readers are Saying
“The Ikigai 2.0 eBook is a wonderful new purpose-discovering tool I’ve recently found for more elegantly and systematically nailing down your own life purpose … That’s the last one that me and my sons went through because we’re always going through purpose-finding books … The Ikigai 2.0 workbook (at the end of the eBook) allowed us to even more deeply connect to our strengths, our natural abilities that we’re hardwired for, and what it is that we want to deliver to the world … Ikigai 2.0 is very good.”
— Ben Greenfield, human performance consultant, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author
“Great eBook, Kyle. Appreciate your efforts to spotlight the actual concept of Ikigai and how it has no link to money. The misguided 4-circles can be highly problematic for people seeking purpose in only things that have a financial translation.”
Sam U.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I’m so glad I found your website today. It’s changing my life rapidly. I hit a massive crisis over the last few months … As I’m reading through your wonderful eBook, I have been generating the Ikigai 2.0 for myself.”
Dale A.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“We spoke at the beginning of summer about finding our entrepreneurial paths, and you really helped me then with some personal insights from your own journey. Since then, I’ve read your Ikigai 2.0 guide, which helped me to better understand what I’m ‘encoded’ to do.”
Chiel M.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“The Ikigai eBook is brilliant. You take the most logical approach to this complicated concept (in my mind).”
Joe D.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“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.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I read the Ikigai 2.0 eBook and thought it was excellent and a solid framework for thinking about my own conscious direction in life.”
Bren H.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“There’s a ton of good writing and great links about ikigai here from Sloww.”
Jeremy C.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I stumbled upon Kyle’s work by Googling ‘Ikigai’ after a friend told me about the much inferior 1.0 version. Kyle’s ability to take this existing model, incorporate wisdom from disparate sources, and produce a much clearer and comprehensive structure for how to prioritize one’s life in his 2.0 version has given me immense clarity in this current chapter of life.”
Grant J.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“Kyle, I really want to thank you for being you and for Sloww. Know that in your responding to your existential crisis and discovering and living your Ikigai 2.0, you have inspired at least one person—me—and you have fed my mind, heart, and soul in profound ways.”
Bronson C.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“Your Ikigai 2.0 eBook has given me so much insight that I recently left my job. Currently, I’m working on building my own business to help people find their way in life.”
Sybren S.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“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.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“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.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“A fascinating read … I wish I discovered this earlier in my career, but I am in the process of pursuing it now.”
Mike M.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I discovered Sloww today and haven’t been able to stop reading. Your story immediately resonated with me, and I really appreciated your detailed explanation of how you defined your ikigai. I’m looking forward to digging into more, particularly the Premium content!”
Aashay M.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I’m finishing the eBook, and I love it … Thank you, it has helped me a lot. I like your views on money. I think today’s society, especially on social media, is totally obsessed with it which keeps them from really having a full life. You can earn money, but it will not give you completeness and happiness. There is no one talking about this, only you.”
Victor M.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“Thank you so much for this amazing insight … Ikigai and your explanation of it, changed the way I think about life.”
Carla J.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I really like Ikigai 2.0. It simplifies it with checks and balances. It’s easier to focus on what truly matters.”
Angela N.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“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.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
“I will definitely take the Ikigai 2.0 eBook with me on vacation for some reflective reading. Thank you all for the insights!”
Lauren P.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
Anamika I.Ikigai 2.0 Reader
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
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