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?”

Make March Matter: BBA 2020 Nominee!

From inspiration in the shower the day before the schools closed in February to a thriving, free online community of over 200 small business owners, Make March Matter is a nominee in the Responsible Business Award at the British Business Awards 2020. (Still time to register for the virtual awards ceremony on November 5th!) ThisContinue reading “Make March Matter: BBA 2020 Nominee!”

OMG October

Make March Matter Part VII: #Seize September wraps up 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 happenedContinue reading “OMG October”

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”

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”