Finding your Ikigai in Public Service

Noemi Inoue is the first foreign-born woman to be elected as a local councillor in Japan. Originally from Bolivia, Noemi talks about how her ikigai around public service led to her starting an NPO, changing her nationality and then becoming a three-time elected politician in Sumida ward in Tokyo. We had some issues with soundContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in Public Service”

How do I turn “Somebody should…” to “I am…” when it comes to my Ikigai

It was a delight to talk to Robin Lewis about how he moved from inspiration to action to integrate his ikigai and purpose around sustainable living. He talks candidly about the challenges of being so engrossed in your ikigai that you fail to look after yourself, finding an ikigai partner, about being an intrapreneur orContinue reading “How do I turn “Somebody should…” to “I am…” when it comes to my Ikigai”

Make March Matter Part X: #DoneanddustedDecember

This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 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 December? Over 250 people in the Facebook group . OurContinue reading “Make March Matter Part X: #DoneanddustedDecember”

Can I find my Ikigai in my corporate career?

If you have read my post on Ikigai Myths you know my answer to this. Don’t believe me? Listen to “Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai: Episode 1 Zane Zumbahlen“ You can listen here and please subscribe, share and write a 5 star review! Prefer YouTube – check out the unedited video here and subscribe to theContinue reading “Can I find my Ikigai in my corporate career?”

Get out of your Comfort Zone: L1 Hello Points Recap

My final L1 Hello Points Academy Programme in English for 2020 has just finished. 4 participants joined online from Japan – 3 were taking the New Academy course having previously completed the old Evangelist Programme and 1 was a brand new member of the Points of You Tribe. I shared a Facebook Live before eachContinue reading “Get out of your Comfort Zone: L1 Hello Points Recap”

Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

5 participants joined our final open Points of You® Workshop in English on December 18th. Using a Points of You® process created by Points of You® Expert, Ruth Sangale, participants reviewed four areas of their life to build their daily resilience Sleep Nutrition Social Connection Physical Wellbeing It was great to hear that participants hadContinue reading “Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty”

Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Podcast Launch

Did you know that I am launching a podcast about #ikigai?I interviewed the first guest yesterday! You’ve probably heard of the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” but are wondering how you can successfully apply it to your life. How do you start living a life of purpose, jumping out of bed, excited to face the day?Continue reading “Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Podcast Launch”