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Living Your Greatness

Jun 28, 2022

Ben Mumme is the founder, curator, and podcast host of the Living Your Greatness Podcast. The purpose of the podcast is to inspire millions of people across the world to achieve greatness and enhance their overall personal well-being. 

Living Your Greatness is becoming the go-to resource that CEOs, elite athletes, professional coaches, and entrepreneurs rely on to upgrade themselves. The podcast helps you master the best of what other people have already figured out.

In this episode, Ben talks about how you can discover your Ikigai. The word, Ikigai is one thought to combine the Japanese words ikiru, meaning “to live”, and kai, meaning “the sensation of what hopes for”. Together these definitions create “a reason to live” or having a life purpose. Ben explains that we all strive for satisfaction and purpose in our lives. Your ikigai is your reason for jumping out of bed in the morning, what motivates you to revel in and appreciate life every day. 

According to Japanese culture, Ben explains that everyone has ikigai. Detecting our strengths is not always easy. There are four questions that can help us find our path. To find your Ikigai, you must ask yourself:

  1. What do I love? (passion)
  2. What am I good at? (vocation)
  3. What can I be paid for? (profession)
  4. What does the world need? (mission) 

Key learnings and takeaways:

  • What the world needs, and what people will pay for are the same 
  • The law of association guarantees you a spot in the division of labour
  • What do you love and what you prefer

Lastly, Ben speaks about the 5 pillars from Ken Mogi that enhance your Ikigai which are the following:

  1. Starting small 
  2. Accepting yourself 
  3. Connecting with the world around you 
  4. Seeking out small joys 
  5. Being in the here and now

Lastly, Ben explains that we cannot expect to find our Ikigai overnight. Ikigai is an understanding of our own unique life mission, and for most, that takes many years and it often changes. However, the more determined you are to find your Ikigai, the more quickly you will do so. 


Host: Ben Mumme







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