Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Name - Ikigai

Reviews - 5.0/5

Pages - 208

By - Héctor García, Francesc Miralles


About Book Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Bring meaning and joy {to all|to any or all|to all or any} your days {with this|with this specific|with this particular} internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world's longest-living people.

*And from {the same|exactly the same|the exact same} authors, don't miss The Book of Ichigo Ichieabout making {the most|the absolute most|probably the most} {of every|of each and every|of each} moment in your life.*

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What's your ikigai?

“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb
{According to the|Based on the|In line with the} Japanese, {everyone has|everybody has} an ikigai—{a reason|grounds|reasons} for living. And {according to the|based on the|in line with the} residents of the Japanese village with the world's longest-living people, finding {it is|it's} {the key|the important thing|the main element} to a happier and longer life. Having {a strong|a powerful|a solid} sense of ikigai—{the place where|where} passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means {that each|that every|that all|that each and every} day is infused with meaning. {It's the|Oahu is the} reason we {get up|get fully up} in the morning. {It's also|It is also|Additionally it is} {the reason|the main reason|the reason why} many Japanese {never really|hardly ever really|never truly} retire (in fact there's no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense {it does|it will} in English): They remain active and {work at|work on|just work at} what {they enjoy|they like}, because they've found {a real|a genuine|an actual} purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.
In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with {the highest|the greatest|the best} percentage of 100-year-olds—{one of the|among the|one of many} world's Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets {to their|for their|with their} longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction {to their|for their|with their} lives. And {it provides|it offers|it gives} practical tools {to help you|to assist you} discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn't want {to find|to locate|to get} happiness {in every|in most|atlanta divorce attorneys} day?

 Editorial Reviews 

Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them. . . . Much in the same way that The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up emphasizes ‘choosing what we want to keep, and not what we want to get rid of,’ [Ikigai] demonstrates that aging could be an opportunity to keep working, keep smiling, keep active, and keep being social.” —KonMari Newsletter

“Want to live longer? Keep super busy. If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy. . . . Pack up those cozy blankets and candles you purchased in last year’s hygge-fueled Ikea spree. Fall’s biggest imported lifestyle trend is ikigai, and it might help you live to 100.” —New York Post

“Busy-ness is a concept I’m familiar with and fascinated by, especially living in New York City. . . . The Japanese concept of ikigai (the happiness of being busy) [is] attainable and even an important key to living longer.” —Mia Feitel, Elle.com

“Discovering your ikigai, or passion, can be one of the greatest journeys you will embark on.” —Forbes

“Definitely worth the time it will take you to enjoy a cup or two of green tea as you digest this small, charming book.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A must-follow lifestyle hack, ikigai makes hygge look like a trip to Ikea. . . . Think feng shui with Venn diagrams—although this time there is no need to move the front door.” —The Guardian

“You’ve tried hygge and lagom—but it turns out ikigai is the key to happiness.” —The Independent (London)

“Forget hygge. It’s all about ikigai.” —The Times (London)

“Ikigai is what allows you to look forward to the future even if you’re miserable right now. . . . It might just help you live a more fulfilling life.” —BBC

About the Author

Héctor García and Francesc Miralles are the coauthors of The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way. Héctor is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and is the author of A Geek in Japan, a #1 bestseller in Japan. Francesc is the author of a number of bestselling self-help and inspirational books and of the novel Love in Lowercase, which has been translated into twenty languages.

Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success

Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success

Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success

Name - Twelve and a Half

Reviews - 5.0/5

Pages - 288

By - Gary Vaynerchuk


About Book Twelve and a Half

In his sixth business book, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investor Gary Vaynerchuk explores the twelve essential emotional skills {that are|which are|which can be} integral to his life—and business—success and provides today's (and tomorrow's) leaders with critical tools {to acquire|to get|to obtain} and develop these traits.

{For decades|For many years}, leaders have relied on “hard” skills {to make|to create|to produce} smart decisions, while dismissing the {importance of|significance of} emotional intelligence. Soft skills like self-awareness and curiosity aren't quantifiable; they can't be measured on a spreadsheet and aren't taught in B-schools or emphasized in institutions. We've been taught that emotional intelligence {is a|is just a|is really a} “nice to have” {in business|running a business|in operation}, {not a|not really a|not just a} requirement. But soft skills {can actually|can in fact|can} accelerate business success, Gary Vaynerchuk argues. For analytical minds, it's challenging to {understand how to|learn how to|discover how to} get “better” at being self-aware, curious, or empathetic—{or even|as well as} why it's {important to|very important to|crucial that you|vital that you} try. 

In this wise and practical book, Gary explores the 12 human ingredients {that have|which have} {led to|resulted in|generated} his success and happiness and provides exercises {to help you|to assist you} develop these traits yourself. He also shares what the “half” is—that emotional ingredient of leadership he's weakest at and makes {the most|the absolute most|probably the most} effort to improve. Working through the ideas and exercises in the book, he teaches you how {to discover|to find out|to find} {your own|your personal|your own personal} “halves” and offers insight {on how to|on the best way to|on how best to} strengthen them. 

Gary's secret to success is using these twelve traits in varying mixtures, {depending on the|with respect to the|with regards to the} situation. But {how do|how can|just how do} {we know|we all know|we realize} when to balance patience with ambition? Humility with conviction? Gary provides real-life examples involving common business scenarios {to show|to exhibit|showing} you {how to|just how to|how exactly to} {use them|utilize them} together for optimum results. 

This iconoclastic book {will help you|can help you|will allow you to} refine your ingredients and {improve your|enhance your|boost your} leadership capabilities. When implemented in {the proper|the correct|the appropriate} situation, these ingredients {can help|might help|will help} leaders land promotions, retain core employees, move faster than competitors, win the loyalty of customers, and build successful organizations that last.   

About the Author

Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the world’s leading marketing experts, a New York Times bestselling author, and the chairman of VaynerX, a modern day communications company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a contemporary global creative and media agency built to drive business outcomes for their partners. He is a highly popular public speaker, and a prolific investor with investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Coinbase, Slack, and Uber. Gary is a board/advisory member of Bojangles’ Restaurants, MikMak, Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water. He’s also an avid sports card investor and collector. He lives in New York City.