What do you love? What are you good at?
If you can’t answer these two questions you’re not alone. Most people don’t understand what they love to do and what they are good at. It’s part of the human condition.
Yet everyone (including you) has special gifts that you can offer to the world. Your gifts will bring you joy AND give the world exactly what it needs from you. Your gifts are your Ikigai.
Tim Tamashiro is the author of the non-fiction book How To Ikigai. His Ikigai lets him provide the world with his unique gifts and the world rewards him with thanks and support.
Tim has learned that his Ikigai is "to delight". He offers keynotes, workshops and music performances that demonstrate how Ikigai is a meaningful way to add more joy into the work of each day.
What is Ikigai?
Ikigai is an ancient philosophy for life's purpose. It comes from Okinawa, Japan. Ikigai has four simple directions:
1. Do what you love
2. Do what you're good at
3. Do what the world needs
4. Do what you can be rewarded for
In other words, “Do More You”. The world needs more you. You need more you.
In March of 2018, Tim contacted TEDxYYC (Calgary, Canada) to see if Ikigai could be an “idea worth spreading”. TEDxYYC enthusiastically invited Tim to present a TEDx Talk in June of that year.
While writing (and rewriting) his TEDx Talk Tim realized that writing about Ikigai felt like pure joy. One day he told his daughter about how much he loved the research and writing. He said, “I think I’m going to write a book about Ikigai.” His daughter enthusiastically replied, “Go for it dad!”
The very next Monday, a month before his TEDx Talk, Tim found an email in his inbox. A book scout from England had emailed him to ask if he’d be interested in writing a book about Ikigai. Tim’s answer was, “Yup!”
How To Ikigai released to the world on Jan. 31, 2019. It became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
The most surprising thing about writing a book is that the thoughts and ideas you once had only to yourself are now available in a package that anyone can enjoy. Tim’s Ikigai has opened up the world to the possibilities of more Ikigai. Speaking opportunities began presenting themselves. Trips to all parts of Canada started taking place. Then, out of the blue one day, an invitation to attend a conference in Paris. Oh yes… he’s going. It’s an adventure after all. It’s astounding to experience how Ikigai can open up the world for the ones who embrace it.
Is it the law of attraction? Is it the power of positive thinking? No, it’s not any of those things. Ikigai is about being your true, authentic self. It’s who you were born to be afterall. Do More You!
Here’s Tim’s TEDx talk called How To Ikigai:
What is YOUR Ikigai? Tim’s here to help.
Tim is available for speaking engagements, collabs and adventures. Here’s the thing: if your event / adventure would benefit from an enthusiastic, happy, positive and outgoing gentleman… get ahold of Tim. If you think that Ikigai is a message you’d like to know more about (and share) contact Tim directly below.
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