In this 21st century we need to learn how to make life meaningful and happy. We need to integrate and combine the 2 categories of life and work into one creative symphony called “life”. Weaving together insights from Japanese history, philosophy, and modern culture he provides a book that will make you think and help you learn to embrace the simple and small things in life. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience I first read this book 25 years ago and it has now been updated and I decided to re-read it. I think that most people want to achieve an optimal experience and the lessons and insights revealed within the covers will assist you in making your life more successful and also happier and content. Then read the book. Within a few days applying Kim’s tactics I hit over 100,000 followers on my Facebook pages In this book Brendan Kane takes this to a whole new level and shows how he acquired over one million in just 30 days. So…..do these tactics work? This is more about creating a life of meaning, happiness and purpose while not being distracted by just chasing having more stuff. It is the best book I have read on the true meaning of wealth and the journey to potential happiness and a meaningful life and how money is woven into that mix.
It has been around for centuries and it has removed the joy of life for many. It has been woven into our mindset and told to us by many parents and friends.
It’s time to rethink this myth and tell a better story.
Work and life are separate and work is a necessary evil.
That showing up to the office, work or the factory is a necessary drudgery and then you go home to do what you enjoy, discover some entertaining distraction and maybe even find some happiness if your lucky.
In this 21st century we need to learn how to make life meaningful and happy. We need to integrate and combine the 2 categories of life and work into one creative symphony called “life”.
And this can be done despite the challenges and often painful reality that show up.
We now have the platforms, tools and flexibility to do this if you choose. We also have access to technology to help you design that life of freedom.
The first 2 books on this list are insights into how to make life a joyous adventure by applying some attention and focus to the small things.
These include being in the “now” and from that place reach the optimal experience of flow as your creation emerges seemingly without effort.
The other 3 books are a bit like a box of chocolates that surprised me with their insights and wisdom.
All these books compelled me to read to the end and I had trouble putting them down.
Ken Mogi is a neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster based in Tokyo and in this book introduces five pillars of ikigai that are part of Japanese culture to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic self.
5 pillars include:
1. Start small and focus on the details.
2. Release yourself and accept who you are.
3. Harmony and sustainability – Learn to work with and rely on others.
4. Embrace the joy of little things and saviour the sensory pleasure of your everyday experiences.
5. Be in the here and now and find your flow.
Weaving together insights from Japanese history, philosophy, and modern culture he provides a book that will make you think and help you learn to embrace the simple and small things in…