Is Kodawari the enemy of diversity?

I was enjoying listening to Ken Mogi talk to Nick Kemp on the great Ikigai Tribe podcast this morning and I had such an epiphany I nearly stopped running (fun fact: having epiphanies is Ken Mogi’s Ikigai!). Firstly, what is Kodawari? “Kodawari is a personal standard, to which the individual adheres to in a steadfast manner.Continue reading “Is Kodawari the enemy of diversity?”

Seize September

Make March Matter Part VI: #AccentuateAugust wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in August?Continue reading “Seize September”

Ikigai and Starting Small

In The Little Book of Ikigai,  neuroscientist, Ken Mogi approaches Ikigai from the perspective of small and simple daily steps that you can integrate to live a more purposeful and happy life. He shares case studies of artisans, sushi chefs and shinkansen (Bullet Train) cleaners working with purpose. He outlines 5 pillars of Ikigai thatContinue reading “Ikigai and Starting Small”

Accentuating August

Make March Matter Part V: #jumpstartjuly wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in July?Continue reading “Accentuating August”

Ikigai Myth Busting

In the popular TV show, MythBusters, the team perform intricate scientific experiments often accompanied with fire, explosions and cool gadgets. I’m going to take a more sedate approach and base my Myth Busting on my experience as a coach and the examples I have seen of people who are on the journey of successfully integratingContinue reading “Ikigai Myth Busting”

Into the unknown! – Starting Year 5 as an entrepreneur

Writing this post reminds me of the recent meme, “Job interviews in 2015: No one got the right answer to the question “Where do you see yourselves in 5 years time?”” As a facilitator and a coach navigating a “With Corona” world, this feels especially relevant. And I know that everyone has been impacted inContinue reading “Into the unknown! – Starting Year 5 as an entrepreneur”

My secret to beating procrastination this month

At the time of writing this blog I’ve edited 12,000 words of my book proposal manuscript. I haven’t touched it since the start of school closures in March but this week I’ve been on fire! The secret to my productive burst? The kids being back at school? It certainly helps but they’ve been going everyContinue reading “My secret to beating procrastination this month”

#jumpstartjuly

Make March Matter Part IV: #justdoitjune is in the bag! This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. What happened in June? Over 210 people in the Facebook group . Yes, we hitContinue reading “#jumpstartjuly”

Are you faithful to your Ikigai?

Views on Ikigai – Mieko Kamiya Japan is known for both incredibly long work hours and one of the lowest levels of actively engaged workers in the world. It is no surprise that according to a 2010 Survey by Central Research Services,  73% of those Japanese surveyed stated that they “had an Ikigai”, but onlyContinue reading “Are you faithful to your Ikigai?”

Stop saying this, right now

#newnormal #lockdown #wfh – COVID-19 has given us a host of new hashtags and vocabulary to deal with what is going on. But there is one phrase that drives me up the wall…. “In Real Life” If I hear another person on an online meeting say “in real life” when talking about meeting people faceContinue reading “Stop saying this, right now”