Sam Ushio: Ikigai and Living with Intention

The Mandate

15-02-2021 • 53 mins

Sam Ushio is a former Corporate Warrior turned Social Entrepreneur. He was Inspired by a family story of sacrifice, legacy, and purpose, so he left the corporate world on a quest to redefine the definition of “growth.” Today he is focused on unlocking breakthroughs for organizations, teams, and individuals to increase engagement, maximize strengths, and improve well-being.

  • In this episode we explore a ton of interesting topics, including:
  • How the Japanese idiom, Ichi-go Ichi-e, keeps Sam grounded
  • How to discover your core values
  • How living in alignment with our core values helps us stay connected and present
  • Sam's personal experience with mental health
  • What it means to strip away your ego
  • How listening helped Sam find what he wanted to build
  • How Sam was inspired by the sacrifices of his grandparents
  • What is Ikigai?
  • Why you shouldn't associate your reason for being with your job
  • The power of thinking about today's purpose versus your purpose in life
  • How to find calm in the middle of a chaotic life
  • How to join the Ikigai Lab Community
  • What is a moai? No, not the statue.
  • What do you when you hit your mid-life adolescence
  • Cantril's ladder and why we hit a dip in life satisfaction mid way through

Explore Sam's Ikigai Lab Community: https://community.ikigailab.co

Cantril's Ladder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley_Cantril

Connect with Sam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samushio/

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