Wellbeing Wednesday 19.5.21

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Famous Japanese sushi chef Jiro Ono has devoted his life to innovation and perfecting sushi-making techniques. Chef Ono says:
 
“You have to fall in love with your work… dedicate your life to mastering your skill… I’ll keep trying to reach the top but no one knows where the top is.”
 
How easy is it to find your ‘flow’ and find that sweet spot at the intersection of passion, talent, and potential to benefit others? We did some exercises to explore our own ikigai
 
 
To help us discover our unique ikigai, we answered lots of questions and discussed our answers together. We finished sentences like:
 

When I was a child, I loved doing…
If money didn’t matter, I would be…
If I believed I could not fail, I would…
I completely lose track of time when I am…
I am really good at…
If I didn’t care what others thought of me, I would…
In my free time, I love to…
If I only had 6mths to live, I would spend my time…
If I were to die tomorrow, I would regret that I did not…
The following people inspire me because they…

One exercise was to draw 4 circles or create lists: what you love, what you’re great at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. The intersections highlight your passion, mission, profession, and vocation. In the middle is your sweet spot, your ikigai. We explored job crafting.

It was a fantastic session of deep reflection and uncovering insights – we really got to know each other and ourselves a little more. What a magnificent bunch of humans!!
 
Here are the slides: Wellbeing Wednesday 19.5.21
 

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