Resources about Ikigai

To support your growth and personal development around the Japanese concept of Ikigai, Shared Inspiration has found these learning resources.

There are recommended books, articles and videos to kick start your Ikigai learning.

"The Japanese word ‘Ikigai’ is derived from ‘Iki’, meaning ‘life’ and ‘kai’ meaning the realisation of hopes and expectations. It translates to 'a reason for being".

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  • IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, 2016

  • How to be Here: A guide to creating a life worth living.

Rob Bell, 2017

  • How to Ikigai: Lessons for Finding Happiness and Living Your Life's Purpose.

Tim Tamashiro, 2019

  • The Book of Ikigai: Discover the Japanese secret to a long and happy life in just twelve weeks.

Caroline de Surany, 2018


1. How To Find Your Ikigai And Transform Your Outlook On Life And Business

2. Ikigai – Transform Your Life and Purpose


Tim Tamashiro is a leading expert in the field of Ikigai and these are just two of the many easy to watch videos you can find on YouTube that have been created by him.

Tim Tamashiro on How to Ikigai (13 minutes)

Tim Tamashiro Ikigai 30 day purpose challenge (12 minutes)

Don’t delay – find or create your Ikigai!!

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