Francesc Miralles



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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.

IKIGAI FOR BUSINESS: The Japanese Philosophy of Motivation, Excellence and the Meaning of Life.

The secrets of the Japanese centenarians for a long life, full of energy, optimism and creativity.

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life.


We all have an ikigai.

It's the Japanese word for 'a reason to live' or 'a reason to jump out of bed in the morning'.

It's the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.

Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful.

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life.

The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way.

Find happiness by living fully in the present with this definitive guide to ichigo ichie--the Japanese art of making the most of every moment--from the bestselling authors of Ikigai.

Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever--an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie (pronounced itchy-GO itchy-A). Often spoken in Japan when greeting someone or saying goodbye, to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or "ceremony of attention," whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment.

From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness. In The Book of Ichigo Ichie, you will learn to...

• appreciate the beauty of the fleeting, the way the Japanese celebrate the cherry blossoms for two weeks every April, knowing they'll have to wait a whole year to see them again;
• use all five senses to anchor yourself in the present, helping you to let go of fear, sadness, anger, and other negative emotions fueled by fixating on the past or the future;
• be alert to the magic of coincidences, which help us find meaning among the disconnected events of our lives;
• use ichigo ichie to help you discover your ikigai, or life's purpose--because it's only by learning to be present, to be tuned into what catches your attention and excites you in the moment, that you can identify what it is that most motivates you and brings you happiness.

Every one of us contains a key that can open the door to attention, harmony with others, and love of life. And that key is ichigo ichie.

The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way.

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