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The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose the Japanese Way

Tuttle. Jun. 2020. 224p. ISBN 9784805315996. $15.99. SELF-HELP
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From the authors of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life comes a sequel that goes beyond the concept of understanding and empowering all aspects of ikigai (one’s purpose in life). Garcia and Miralles use the metaphor of the busiest train in Japan, taking readers through various stations in the future, past, and present. Along each stop readers are instructed how to develop patience and perseverance, cultivate undivided attention, and tune in to life goals. Ikigai adherents can find their ultimate purpose by listing their attributes in a Venn diagram to point the way to the intersection of what they are good at, what the world needs, what they love, and what they can be paid for to live out their ikigai.
VERDICT Beneficial for readers who find the concept of ikigai intriguing.

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