Ikigai and the Path from Passion to Purposeful Work

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The path from passion to purposeful work. You only have to watch the Olympics to see where it can take you. If you want to take it all the way you will also see what it costs. But without it, life is not really worth living.According to the ancient Japanese concept of Ikigai, passion lives in the intersection between what you love doing and what you’re good at.Ikigai is a flower with four petals:What you loveWhat you’re good atWhat the world needsWhat you can be paid...

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2013: A Year of Magic and Meaning

What’s is gonna be for you in 2013?  A wild new adventure that challenges you, scares you, takes you to your limit and feeds you? Or the way it’s always been? Seth Godin, in his brave new book The Icarus Deception, challenges each and every one of us to step into our roles in the world as artists. “Art is not a gene or a specific talent,” he says. “It’s an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don’t, and the...

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