We were absolutely stumped on one of the missions in the Tokyo Metro: The Underground Mysteries over the new year. The four of us just could not work it out. The kids got gradually more crabby and we could see the sun getting low in the winter sky. Finally we admitted defeat and opened the … Continue reading Need Inspiration? Pop to the loo!
At the second half of 2019, I set myself a goal of finishing 26 books. I didn't quite make it but I really enjoyed the process and the accountability of announcing it publicly, posting on SNS (Facebook and LinkedIn). Someone suggested that I start using Goodreads and I put it off until this year so … Continue reading 2020 Reading Challenge
When did you work with Jennifer Shinkai (event, date, her role, areas of expertise)? How did she add value to your organisation? Bosch Corporation Aftermarket Japan, Gasshuku - Management Bootcamp Nov. 2019: She provided facilitator role with concepts as Points of You®, 4 Tendencies and Appreciative Inquiry in Japanese and English. Focus on Self Awareness … Continue reading Great investment of budget and time – Client Testimonial
In November I attended the Mashing Up Conference again. I really love this event because it's "cool". It has a casual vibe and is just a bit edgier than your average D&I "empowerment" conference. The team do try to bring some different ideas to the stage as well as some local legends. I was happy … Continue reading Lonely old men and ikigai
I remember learning early in my career that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (although that myth may have been busted). I think we can all agree that it takes much less time to break one. Over the period of the Rugby World Cup my sister and her family visited us. Absolutely … Continue reading The fragility of systems and getting back on the horse
I get a lot of questions about the Ikigai x Points of You® workshop so I thought I would share this video from my presentation in Costa Rica in 2019 at the Gross Global Happiness Forum at UPEACE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_M1CaVpbd8&feature=youtu.be With a new decade coming up, isn't it time for you to focus on how you … Continue reading What happens in an Ikigai x Points of You® Workshop?
Whilst I've done plenty of public speaking and a couple of YouTube videos (Thrive Tokyo and about the Wor Watthana Muay Thai gym in Thailand), I've never been on a podcast! I'm always talking about the importance of getting used to hearing your voice as other people hear it but hadn't recorded myself recently - … Continue reading Talking Ikigai and Gaman in my podcast debut
Your ikigai might not be something you expect. What struck me the most about Frances' story is the way that starting the gym and now building the house was not part of a grand plan, just a series of steps that took her to this point. A great example of the dots joining at a later point. It really shows the importance of being open to opportunities when it comes to your ikigai, to saying yes, and to trying things - done is better than perfect and perfect is the enemy of execution!
This month I completed my first Spartan Race Trifecta - which means that I finished three different race distances: Sprint (5km+), Super (12km+) and Beast 21km+) in one calendar year. Woo hoo, right? Well done, Jennifer! Awesome job! Regular readers know that I love Spartan Races (inclusion, diversity and CSR)! The last two years, some … Continue reading When hitting your goal feels like a failure…and what to do about it
What is "Doing" in Points of You®? Create a new reality It’s time to advance from thought to action. We draft an action plan or To-Do List that outlines the necessary steps and sets the timetable for realizing our insights. "Tachles" is a word often using by Points of You® Tribe members. Yaron Golan, co-founder … Continue reading Doing