Ikigai: “reason for being”

Ikigai: “reason for being”

Ikigai.
A term made up of two Japanese words; “iki” (life) and “kai” (the realisation of what one expects and hopes for). To further grasp the concept of Ikigai, it is helpful to see it as the convergence of four elements: what you love (your passion), what the world needs (your mission), what you are good at (your vocation), and what you can get paid for (your profession).

ikigai

Although originating in Japan, the concept of ikigai is universal; the thing

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#livingyourpurpose: Leading a Purposeful Life. How?

#livingyourpurpose: Leading a Purposeful Life. How?

One of my favourite books is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a Jewish psychologist that survived the holocaust and his moving story is one about survival, resilience and grit.

We often hear about these factors in pep talks and inspirational speeches; however, I often find that the “why” driving your resilience, the “why” to get you up when you fall down, is missing when I listen in.

Read more: On Honing Self-Awareness

Frankl’s short,

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#livingmypurpose: Personal Leadership & Growth - 5 Tips to Find Your Purpose

#livingmypurpose: Personal Leadership & Growth - 5 Tips to Find Your Purpose

“Sheryl didn’t actually play, she just organized the play of others.”

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s brother

In college, I dreamed of being a “manager.” I know, it sounds like a Dilbert cartoon come to life! One of my super techie, successful entrepreneur friends then told me, “one of my biggest aspirations is to make this an amazing place to work for my employees”. That was an “aha” moment for me. My desire to empower people and solve for

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#livingmypurpose: Olympic Athlete, Swimmer Camille Cheng, Hong Kong

#livingmypurpose: Olympic Athlete, Swimmer Camille Cheng, Hong Kong

Camille Cheng represented Hong Kong at Rio Olympics 2016, taking part in the 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley.

This authentic, grounded and intelligent lady has demonstrated resilience and remarkable strength, attributing much of her growth to inspiring coaches and teammates, especially while at University of California, Berkeley.

In this interview, she shares her challenges faced, including body image insecurities, as well as the importance of practicing gratitude as a simple, actionable step towards a more fulfilling life.

camille cheng olympics

How do you

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[EVENT] Move & Live: What is Your Life's Purpose? an Experience by The Busy Woman Project X WeWork

[EVENT] Move & Live: What is Your Life's Purpose? an Experience by The Busy Woman Project X WeWork

Hong Kong, 8th Feb 2018 (Thursday)

In 2018, The Busy Woman Project set its intentions to raise more awareness on building resilience; with a focus on overall wellbeing. Why do some people suffer real adversity and not buckle? Resilient people have been theorised to possess three characteristics: a firm acceptance of reality; a deep belief that life is meaningful, and exceptional improvisation skills.

"Move & Live" is conceptualized upon this premise and in-line with 1Q18 theme: Living a Purposeful Life.

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#livingmypurpose: What Do I Want My Impact To Be

#livingmypurpose: What Do I Want My Impact To Be

What is the impact you want to create in YOUR lifetime?

A desire to make a difference, to leave an imprint on this world - perhaps to positively influence one person, a collective, or leave this earth in a better place; that is what #livingmypurpose is all about.

Goal of #livingmypurpose: Create awareness among individuals & the broader community to just take a pause to think...if they actually have a purpose? If yes, are they living their purpose? If

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A Step Closer To Your (Resolution) Goals: Knowing Your Values, The Things That Are Important To You

A Step Closer To Your (Resolution) Goals: Knowing Your Values, The Things That Are Important To You

2018 - the new year’s here. Are you grateful for where your life is at? Are you happy to keep doing what you’re doing...or did you just resolve to fulfill a list of 100 new goals this year - running a marathon, improving your social / dating life, giving your time to causes that matter to you like depression, cancer, or perhaps, sleeping more?

What drives YOU to make these decisions?

Being well allows us to actively pursue

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