How entrepreneurs can find satisfaction and happiness through ‘Ikigai’

Let us first try to understand what Ikigai is as a concept.

sketchnote on Ikigai by Piyuesh Modi
  1. What can you be paid for?
  2. What does the world need?
  3. What do you love?
  • What you can be paid for, and what the world needs, equals Vocation.
  • What the world needs, and what you love doing, equals Mission.
  • What you love doing, and what you are good at, equals Passion.
  1. What you are good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs meet to give comfort, but a feeling of emptiness.
  2. What you can be paid for, what the world needs, and what you love doing meet to give excitement, but a sense of uncertainty.
  3. What the world needs, what you love doing, and what you are good at meet to give delight and fullness, but no wealth.
Ikigai and happy work life

Now, this is how you can apply Ikigai on yourself.

This is super easy. Try to fill the Ikigai chart for yourself, focusing on the big four circles. Try doing this without linking your thoughts with practicality or social acceptance or situations around you. Think of these circles independently and try to fill them up. Take, for example, what I filled for myself:

  1. What can you be paid for? — Teaching, Counselling, Consulting
  2. What does the world need? — Free education
  3. What do you love? — Public speaking

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Curious Piyuesh

Curious Piyuesh

👁️‍🗨️Visual Storytelling Trainer 🎯Webinar Marketing for high ticket trainers 👔Keynote Speaker 👨‍🏫University Lecturer for Digital Marketing