LET’S FIND
YOUR IKIGAI

Navigate your way to a fulfilling career

Find out how
stories
helping people
gaming
music
organising
design
to work for myself
being outside
videography
being a leader
illustration
caring about our planet
print
art
seeing others succeed
being in the city
photography
filming
digital art
being in nature
computers
sculptures
listening to music
social media
using my hands
upcycled furniture
performance arts
standing up for what I believe in
gardens
being at the beach
doing things that improve my city
getting my hands dirty
food
learning
listening to people
being interested with politics
the environment
fashion
teamwork
technology
childcare
learning about politics
playing music
working in a team
painting
gardening
encouraging others to help themselves
online gaming
making art
writing stories
problem solving
printing
sewing
writing blogs
taking photos
teaching
organising people
cooking
designing characters
upcycling
using computers
learning about the environment
learning new things
helping others
taking charge in a group
working with children
learning about nature
making stuff
working with technology
making digital art
making sculptures
drawing
performing
listening to others
graphic design
provide all kinds of services
teach others
design and create games
invent new technology
invent new things
inspire through music
take photos
share stories
care for outdoor spaces
use what we already have to make new things
inspire others
encourage healthy eating
communicate positive news
create clothes
look after the sick or elderly
make sure education is fair
communicate well
fix technology
look after the planet/environment
make sure our society is fair for all
support our future generations
care for others
express themselves through art
make sure local communities are improving
make decisions about society
producing music
working in politics
painting professionally
working with computers
character design
sewing professionally
looking after nature
setting up my own business
organising events
creating art
being a photographer
fixing technology
being a graphic designer
being an illustrator
running workshops
being a chef
filmmaking
being an author
lifeguarding
gardening professionally
composing music
leading a team
posting on social media
designing games
nursing
building things
being a teacher
making sculptures professionally
being a performer
editing videos
working for my local council












YOUR IKIGAI


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What is IKIGAI?

Do you ever feel like you don’t know what you want to do with your life? The ikigai is a tool that can help you figure out your passions and what makes you happy.

Ikigai (pronounced ‘ee-key-guy’): a Japanese concept about what drives you to live a fulfilling and meaningful life; a reason for being.

Our ikigai tool uses this ancient idea to help you think about the next steps in your own life. It explores four core questions. What do you love? What you are good at? What does the world need? What you can be paid for? Think about each of options available and how they relate to your hobbies, skills, values, and goals.

To use the tool, you'll need to either select or write out your ikigai options. Don't worry if you can't fill it all out, finding your ikigai is a journey that can take time to refine.

Look out for these icons:

Select ikigai options
Write out ikigai options

As you scroll through the options and make selections in the first four stages of your ikigai, it’ll build a bigger picture of potential careers or paths for your future. Be sure to look into different fields that interest you and to talk to people who are already working in careers that you think you might like.

In the following stages, you'll look at your previous selections and write out options that combine your choices. Think about which options could be a good starting point for finding your true ikigai.

At the end, you’ll have the chance to submit your results to us. We can then suggest the next steps you could take. You can also save your ikigai to your device so you can refer back to it in the future.

Take small steps towards exploring your ikigai and finding your passion. This could be as simple as volunteering or interning in a field that interests you, or taking a class or workshop to learn more about a particular skill or subject.

At Real Ideas, we can help you by having one-to-one guidance sessions, signing you up to specific sector newsletters, or simply getting you involved with our various workshops or classes.

Remember, finding your passion and purpose can take time, and it’s okay to try different things and make mistakes along the way. We encourage you to come back to this tool frequently so that you can make sure you’re aligned with what your future could be. Keep an open mind and be willing to take risks, and you’ll be on your way to finding your ikigai.

What should we call you?

Tell us, what do you love?

What activities make you lost track of time?

What do you never get bored of?

What makes you smile?

If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be?

What do you feel passionate about?

What could you talk about for hours on end?

Select up to 5 ikigai options
I love...

what are you good at?

What achievements are you proud of?

What skills you spend time practicing?

What do people approach you for help with?

What skills or talents come naturally to you?

What makes you feel good about yourself?

If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

Select up to 5 ikigai options
I'm good at...

what can you get paid for?

Do you know anybody who is getting paid to do this type of work?

What do people need?

Which jobs, positions, or tasks spark your interest?

What opportunities are available to you?

What do people want to buy that you could offer?

Can you make a good living doing this work in the long term?

Select up to 5 ikigai options
I can get paid for...

What do you believe the world needs?

Is there something about the way the world works that you want to change?

How can you contribute positively to those around you?

What can you do or offer that would impact other people?

If you could get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?

How do you help others?

How could you be more involved in your community?

Select up to 5 ikigai options
The world needs people who can...

What is your passion?

What you love + what you are good at = your passion

Write out ikigai options
You love...
computers
helping people
gaming
to work for myself
design
doing things that improve my city
listening to people
upcycled furniture
stories
listening to music
using my hands
filming
sculptures
fashion
being in nature
being a leader
seeing others succeed
print
standing up for what I believe in
caring about our planet
being in the city
videography
music
being at the beach
the environment
digital art
organising
gardens
illustration
being outside
getting my hands dirty
food
technology
performance arts
social media
childcare
learning
teamwork
art
photography
being interested with politics
And you're good at...
learning about the environment
writing blogs
learning about nature
using computers
performing
cooking
gardening
learning new things
making sculptures
making digital art
painting
graphic design
playing music
sewing
upcycling
making art
taking charge in a group
organising people
printing
online gaming
teaching
drawing
working with children
taking photos
helping others
learning about politics
working with technology
listening to others
working in a team
writing stories
encouraging others to help themselves
designing characters
making stuff
problem solving
Which could mean your passion is...

What is your mission?

What you love + what the world needs = your mission

Write out ikigai options
You love...
helping people
organising
childcare
filming
being in nature
digital art
learning
music
fashion
art
print
upcycled furniture
technology
illustration
design
using my hands
caring about our planet
being interested with politics
being at the beach
performance arts
getting my hands dirty
photography
videography
teamwork
to work for myself
gardens
food
doing things that improve my city
sculptures
listening to people
the environment
listening to music
stories
being in the city
being outside
standing up for what I believe in
being a leader
computers
gaming
social media
seeing others succeed
And you believe the world needs people to...
fix technology
provide all kinds of services
make sure local communities are improving
invent new technology
share stories
create clothes
make sure our society is fair for all
use what we already have to make new things
communicate well
express themselves through art
communicate positive news
inspire through music
make sure education is fair
encourage healthy eating
make decisions about society
care for outdoor spaces
design and create games
take photos
inspire others
teach others
look after the planet/environment
look after the sick or elderly
care for others
support our future generations
invent new things
Which could mean your mission is...

What is your pathway?

What you can be paid for + what the world needs = your pathway

Write out ikigai options
You can get paid for...
looking after nature
being an author
nursing
leading a team
being an illustrator
being a graphic designer
organising events
working for my local council
making sculptures professionally
producing music
being a chef
character design
composing music
painting professionally
fixing technology
creating art
working in politics
building things
being a performer
working with computers
posting on social media
being a photographer
being a teacher
lifeguarding
gardening professionally
editing videos
filmmaking
setting up my own business
sewing professionally
running workshops
designing games
And you believe the world needs people to...
express themselves through art
make decisions about society
invent new technology
provide all kinds of services
communicate positive news
encourage healthy eating
take photos
inspire others
design and create games
care for others
care for outdoor spaces
create clothes
look after the planet/environment
inspire through music
support our future generations
communicate well
look after the sick or elderly
teach others
use what we already have to make new things
make sure local communities are improving
make sure education is fair
fix technology
share stories
invent new things
make sure our society is fair for all
Which could mean your pathway is...

What is your profession?

What are you good at + what you can be paid for = your profession

Write out ikigai options
You are good at...
upcycling
printing
learning about the environment
playing music
designing characters
learning about politics
drawing
listening to others
organising people
learning about nature
learning new things
making digital art
taking photos
gardening
graphic design
taking charge in a group
performing
teaching
online gaming
making sculptures
making stuff
writing blogs
using computers
cooking
working with technology
writing stories
helping others
working with children
problem solving
encouraging others to help themselves
making art
painting
working in a team
sewing
And you can get paid for...
building things
producing music
being an author
creating art
being an illustrator
lifeguarding
running workshops
posting on social media
looking after nature
sewing professionally
leading a team
being a performer
being a graphic designer
being a teacher
working in politics
making sculptures professionally
setting up my own business
nursing
being a photographer
filmmaking
fixing technology
being a chef
composing music
painting professionally
working with computers
editing videos
working for my local council
gardening professionally
character design
organising events
designing games
Which could mean your profession is...

Congratulations on completing your ikigai!

You have identified the things that matter most to you and are now one step closer to finding a career or path in life that aligns with your passions and strengths.

Remember, your ikigai is a guide, not a rulebook. Don’t be afraid to be flexible and adapt as you learn more about yourself and what you want out of life. Keep exploring and taking action, and you will find your place in the world.

Capture your IKIGAI!

By pressing the button below, you will save your ikigai as a screenshot on your device. This will allow you to review your responses and track your progress as you explore your passions and search for your purpose in life.

Save IKIGAI results to device

Submit your Ikigai and take the next step!

When you submit your ikigai results, you will have the opportunity to connect with us at Real Ideas and we’ll help you take the next steps towards achieving your goals. Whether you need guidance on exploring potential careers, finding resources or training opportunities, or simply need someone to talk to as you navigate your way forward, we’re here to help.

By submitting you're giving Real Ideas permission to hold your information and contact you about further opportunities.

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