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Ikigai: Listen To The 15 Minute Guide to Living a Long, Happy Life (For Free)

Ever felt like there is more to life than what you're currently living? There is a simple, proven method to help you achieve your highest potential and live your most authentic life.
by Daniel Thomas | Oct 31 2022

We all want to live a life that is fulfilling and satisfying. But sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what exactly our purpose is. We may find ourselves stuck in a 9-to-5 job that we don’t really enjoy, or we may feel like we’re just going through the motions day after day without any real sense of purpose or direction.


Many people regret not taking risks when they were younger, not pursuing what makes them happy, or staying in jobs they hate.

But it’s never too late to make a change. And the sooner you can follow your true passion, the more satisfaction and fulfillment you have in your life. Continue reading to find out how you can do this by simply applying this one simple and completely free concept.

The Japanese’s Ancient Secret for Happiness

A group of people on a small Japanese island has been developing the key to unlocking the secret to life. This island, where the highest proportion of centenarians live, is considered one of the happiest places on earth.

But: What are the secrets of these Japanese people who enjoy life every day?

Unlock Your Potential to Live a Fulfilling Life

The Japanese philosophy of Ikigai is the reason why.

Ikigai is a concept that can be roughly translated to “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.” It is the sweet spot at the intersection of what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can get paid for.

Finding your Ikigai is the key to living a rich and meaningful life.

Find Your True Purpose in Life – For Free

For many people, understanding what makes you happy is a journey of self-discovery. There are some pretty amazing benefits that come with understanding what makes you happy and balancing your life: from reduced stress levels to improved relationships! The key lies in being able to identify those things which make up who we really want ourselves.

Blinkist has made it easy to understand and apply this philosophy by offering a free explainer of the book, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

The summary breaks down the concept of Ikigai and provide readers with specific actions they can take to find their own Ikigai and create the life they love. Hear are four interesting facts you can expect to learn when listening to it:

1) What Do You Love

This is about finding what brings you joy. It’s important to note that not everyone loves their job, but everyone can find joy in doing something. For example, if you don’t love your job, maybe you find joy in volunteering, spending time with family and friends, painting, or gardening. Figure out what brings a smile to your face and make time for that activity every week.

2) What Are You Good At

This is about identifying your strengths and using them to your advantage. We all have strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to focus on our strengths when trying to find our Ikigai. Maybe you’re good at public speaking, writing, or problem-solving. Whatever it is, use your strength to help others and make the world a better place.

Ikigai Concept
By applying the Ikigai philosophy, you can find happiness and start living the life you will love.

3) What Does the World Need

This is about giving back and making a difference. It’s easy to get lost in our own problems and forget about the bigger picture. But we all have something unique to offer and when we use our talents for good, we can make a real difference in the world around us. Maybe you can use your talents to mentor someone, start a non-profit organization, or raise awareness for a cause you care about.

4) What Can You Get Paid For

This is about finding sustainable work that pays the bills and feeds your soul. It’s important to find work that meets both your financial needs and your personal values. Maybe you want to start your own business, freelance full-time, or find a traditional job that aligns with your goals. No matter what you choose, make sure it feels like an authentic expression of who you are so that you can thrive both personally and professionally.

Discovering Your Purpose with Ikigai

Do you want to find your purpose without spending hundreds of bucks on a seminar or a course? Blinkist might help!

Blinkist is a free knowledge app that offers an explainer of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life on the phone and on your desktop – completely without charge. The app helps you learn more about Ikigai and other life-changing philosophies by providing bite sized-summaries for the novel’s key insights in 15 minutes! It offers 27 categories and more than 5,500 books from history, memoirs, and personal development so there’s something perfect waiting behind every corner.

With a 10-year track record of helping 23 million people learn and apply new ideas without having to spend years of hard work, Blinkist can also show you how it’s done in just 15 minutes a day.

Find Your Ikigai
There’s no need to pay tons of money to kickstart your self-discovery journey – simply start by listening to the free explainer on Blinkist.

See What Our Customers Have to Say about the New Direction They’ve Taken

Blinkist has been very well-received by users. To date, the app has received over 90K five-star ratings from Android and Apple users. In fact, nearly 75% of all user ratings for Blinkist were five stars. Many users appreciate that their Blinkist learning journey can fit around their lives and make learning accessible when it’s convenient. Just look at what some users have had to say:

“The short nuggets of knowledge have helped improve my quality of life.”
–anonymous 5-star review on iOS
“Through Blinkist I was able to change my mindset (…). I’m also much happier. Without having to spend tons of money.”
–anonymous 5-star review on iOS

You can learn anytime, anywhere with Blinkist, whether you prefer to be out and about or sitting at home. With over 23 million users from all over the world, you can be confident that Blinkist is a world-class app that’s loved by many.

These Are the Benefits You’ll Have by Using the Blinkist App

Most people spend 10 hours reading the average book, which is a lot of time many of us don’t have. It can be difficult to find time to read widely-recommended classics.

With Blinkist, you can easily read or listen to the key takeaways from the best nonfiction books in 15 minutes or less. New titles from The New York Times bestsellers list are added to Blinkist every month, as well as new recommended reading lists based on the latest trends and of-the-moment topics. This way, Blinkist makes sure there’s always something new to learn from some of the world’s most crucial writers.

Ikigai Free Explainer Pack
The clean, award-winning design of the Blinkist app also minimizes distractions and makes it easier to learn from the best non-fiction books in minutes — whether that’s by listening or reading.

Meet the Dedicated and Ambitious People behind Blinkist

Blinkist is the brainchild of some of the world’s leading minds in technology and innovation, with a team of more than 150 employees from over 50 countries. LinkedIn even named Blinkist Germany’s best startup employer in 2018, and prospective employees from around the world move to Berlin to work for the company every year.

Founder Trio
Founders Holger Seim, Niklas Jansen, and Tobi Balling. Sebastian Klein not pictured

Blinkist has attracted many of the brightest minds from Silicon Valley and beyond to work at its office in Berlin. Even Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visited the Blinkist office to see the hype firsthand and accredit the app with his seal of approval.

The app is loved by everyone from The New York Times to the United Nations.

“With Blinkist you can boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives so that you can be a better professional, a better partner, or a better you.”
–The United Nations

If You Want to Find Your Ikigai, You Need the Right Help

Most people lead their lives on autopilot. This isn’t their fault, but rather because they haven’t been taught how to understand themselves and gain clarity on what makes them happy. But you have the power to break the mold and pursue your own definition of success.

We’ll show you how some of the most enlightened people in the world live long, happy lives—and how our customers were able to start their journey using our 15-minute explainers.

Listen to or read the key summaries of the Ikigai philosophy today on Blinkist—it will get you started on a road to success with much faster results than you ever thought possible. Visit the web app or download the Blinkist app on your phone and search for the free book.

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