KALM X Rubi Community
Hi, KALMers! This time KALM will share the story about our exciting event in collaboration with the Rubi Community. The event which took place on Friday, July 30th, 2021, carried a fairly new theme, “Finding Your IKIGAI”. KALMers, do you already know about Ikigai? Have you ever heard about it before? If not, you must read this article, ok?
This KALM’s collaboration event with Rubi Community was made because it appears that many young people have lost their enthusiasm to achieve their dreams. They dare to dream but they don’t know why they want it in the first place. That’s why Rubi Community, in collaboration with KALM, wanted to discuss this topic. Rubi Community itself is a community formed by Avoskin, one of the local skin care brands in Indonesia, as an implementation of women’s empowerment.
At this event, Co-Founder of KALM Karina Negara was again trusted to deliver the webinar. Are you excited about the discussion of this topic? Here’s the summary of the event.
What is Ikigai?
Ikigai is a Japanese philosophy that comes from the words “iki” which means life and “gai” which means value/profit. The origin of the word, Ikigai means precious life. In English, the meaning of Ikigai can be, “A reason for being” or a reason for living. What is the reason you live? What is the reason you wake up every day, KALMers?
Elements of Ikigai
A person will finally achieve the Ikigai if he/she can fulfill the four elements of Ikigai: passion, profession, vocation, and mission. You can ask yourself these questions to understand the four elements:
- Passion: What do you enjoy most about and enjoy talking about it for hours?
- Profession: What do you feel best at doing?
- Vocation: If you want your skills and passion to make you money, what can you do?
- Mission: What would you like to dedicate your time, energy and effort to do?
How about it, KALMers? Have you been able to answer the questions above yet? If you haven’t, don’t worry, KALM will give you some tips.
Tips for Finding Your Ikigai
Find The Reason For The Purpose
People are sometimes so busy thinking about their purpose in life that they miss something that is no less important. It is about the reason. This reason will later act as an anchor and compass so you don’t lose your way in finding Ikigai.
“Reason, as simple as anything, is important. Why do you want this? Choose this instead of that? What’s the reason you woke up this morning? If you still can not understand your simple reasons, how can you know your reason for living? Even more so your life purpose,” said Karina Negara.
Know Yourself by Continually Asking
According to Karina, someone is confused not because there are too many choices, but because they don’t know about themselves. A person who does not know him/herself certainly does not know what he/she wants. Therefore, know yourself first to find out your interests and personality. If you can not find it yourself, KALMers can discuss with someone who can provide direction or do some psychological assessment if necessary.
KALM Apps is here for you if you need professional help. You can download KALM Apps here to discuss your doubts with Kalmselor (KALM Professional Counselor) there.
You Will Face Many Hurdles, Don’t Give Up
On the journey to find your Ikigai you will definitely pass through various hurdles. You may feel confused, demotivated, tired, tempted by other options, and even get negative comments from other people. Those are all natural KALMers. This is why a ‘reason’ plays an important role. Your reason will become a compass so you can consistently find your Ikigai and don’t lose your way. So, what’s the reason you woke up this morning?
So that’s all, the summary of the Ikigai webinar, KALM collaboration with Rubi Community, KALMers. Hope this article helps you find your Ikigai!
If KALMers have a community or organization that wants to work in collaboration with KALM, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through KALM’s social media (Instagram: @get.kalm and Twitter: @get_kalm).
Written by: Rachma Fitrianing Lestari
Translated by: Rachma Fitrianing Lestari
Edited by: Lukas Limanjaya
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