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"Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life" is a book that explores the concept of ikigai, which is a Japanese philosophy that means "a reason for being." This philosophy encourages individuals to discover their passion, mission, vocation, and profession and to align them with their personal values and beliefs. The book is filled with stories, interviews, and research that highlight the principles of ikigai and how they can be applied to create a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Here are some important points from the book:

  • Ikigai is the intersection of what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for.
  • The book provides practical tips and exercises to help readers discover their ikigai, including developing self-awareness, identifying passions, and setting achievable goals.
  • The book emphasizes the importance of social connections and community in finding and living one's ikigai.
  • The book draws on the experiences of individuals from the Japanese island of Okinawa, who are known for their longevity and happiness, to illustrate the power of ikigai.

Book details:

  • Author: Francesc Miralles
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: September 2017