My grandfather, Kevin Clear (aka JK), died when I was 9. An enigmatic man, he left behind him two of the most influential things in my life. The first being his family, the second this strange manuscript entitled Invitation to Ithaca.
My early attempts at writing came as a response to a deep internal struggle and existential crisis. I was a mess, confused, depressed, my own worst enemy. How could I survive in a complex world if I felt like this all the time?
In search of inspiration for this piece, I flicked back to the first page of one of my favourite notebooks — the one where I capture all sorts of inspiring thoughts and definitions on topics such as Brand Identity, Copywriting, Marketing, Information Architecture, User Experience Research & Design, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, etc.
I found a post-it note with some interesting questions scribbled and a little venn diagram. Continue reading Ikigai – Your Reason for Being Finding Meaningful Work