I remember a recruiter who asked me once ”Why do you wake up in the morning?” Well... to eat, to dress up and to go to work. Predictible things, right? But ”what motivates you to do this each day?” Well... maybe this is more complicated that you can assume. On his TED speech, Dan Buttner presents the Ikigai concept. He says him as a reason why Japanese live longer than other people do. He refers to that actions that give us satisfaction and excitement. For somebody who wants to make a change, it is a good start to think on what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for. You make this diagram and what is in the middle it is the Ikigai. You are special in different ways: -you as a person: this is why any company should hire you -you as a part of a team: this is why people want to work with you on a project -you as an employee of a company: this is why a client always buy your service So... what makes you so special?