Discovering your ikigai, or passion, can be one of the greatest journeys you will embark on. —Forbes
Francesc Miralles is one of the most influential authors on self transformation in the world. His most translated essay has been « IKIGAI: Japan’s Secrets to a Long and Happy Life». Written together with Héctor García, it has been published in more than 60 languages, being number 1 in the lists of Anglo-Saxon countries and in India.
IKIGAI is the Japanese ancient idea that we all have a “vital purpose” or “reason for being” that makes us get up every day. «Motivation and passion are muscles that can be trained, in ourselves and in our teams».
IKIGAI FOR BUSINESS: «The Japanese Philosophy of Motivation, Excellence and Meaning of Life». According to the Japanese culture , everyone has an ikigai or a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-life expectatancy, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning.
Francesc Miralles has made the IKIGAI concept known all over the planet, that it’s inspiring companies and educational centers, which have proven how putting the vital purpose in first place improves the happiness of teams and, therefore, the results of organization. It is applicable to professional life, since it defends that maintaining passion and not losing sight of objectives helps to overcome difficulties and to emerge stronger in the face of any change or crisis.
In this inspiring and practical keynote we will learn many aspects of this philosophy, such as :
- The 10 laws of ikigai to work with meaning and motivation.
- 3 ways to discover and enhance personal talent.
- How to turn your homework into your passion and vital engine.
- Ikigai as a trigger for creativity and efficiency.
With more than 300,000 copies sold only in the United Kingdom and the United States, it has become number one in sales in the UK, something unusual for a Spanish essay. Renowned opinion leaders from around the world have read and recommended this book effusively. IKIGAI was the protagonist on Oprah Winfrey’s website, who said about this philosophy: «Ikigai reveals very direct and transformative ways of facing modern life».
Francesc Miralles gives talks and workshops in the USA (Georgetown University), UK, Germany, Turkey and Netherlands, among other countries. In addition, he regularly collaborates with different media such as El País Semanal, Mente Sana or Radio Nacional de España, among others.
The revealing teachings of Ikigai are applicable to any company or organization that wants to inspire and motivate their teams to achieve success, as well as anyone who wants to make passion and talent the engine of their lifes.