I really enjoyed this course because it helped me figure out what I truly am passionate about!
- Evelyn N., Everydae student
Find Your Purpose: Ikigai and CHIL
About this life-skill course
Ikigai & CHIL combines the Japanese concept of ikigai with Everydae's CHIL framework to help teenagers explore their passion and purpose in life. It’s all about building a foundation for healthy personal growth that improves college and career readiness without the extra stress.
Who's it for?
8th - 12th grade
How it works
Our Ikigai & CHIL (aka Find your Purpose) course consists of fun, 10-minute microlessons that are built for busy students.
They will reflect on their strengths and interests and develop daily habits to reach their goals. By the end of this course, students will have a clearer idea of what matters most to them, and how to architect a productive and enjoyable life.
Why this course matters
Academic and social pressure in high school are out of control. 70% of teens say that anxiety and depression is a major problem, and the majority of that stress is related to grades, test scores, and the pressure to get into a "good" college. But there's a better way. And it starts with exploring your ikigai.
Self-paced online learning with text-message study reminders.
Topics in this course
- What is ikigai and why should you care?
- You do you
- You are not your job
- Have no fear
- Ikigai today, come back tomorrow
- Be bigger than yourself
- How to CHIL in 9th grade
- How to CHIL in 10th grade
- How to CHIL in 11th grade
- How to CHIL in 12th grade
Meet the Creators
Marc is co-founder and Director of Student Success at Everydae. He is passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves.
- Has evaluated thousands of aspiring college and MBA applicant profiles
- Knows what admissions committees want to see
- Loves tacos and chocolate
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- Full access to all courses on Everydae
- Access to all future courses too!
- Text message study reminders keep you accountable
- Weekly prizes keep you motivated
- And more!
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All plans include
- SAT Prep
- AP US History
- English Lit: The Great Gatsby
- Developing Self Agency (Look Within)
- Ikigai and CHIL (Find your Purpose)
- 1000+ daily online challenges
- 10,000+ individual questions and detailed answers.
- Motivational Daily Tracker
- Weekly leaderboard
- Checkpoint Quizzes
- Fun, easy-to-use interface
- Video Lessons (Everydae TV)
- Memorable strategies for school and life.
- Text message study reminders
+ FREE bonuses when you enroll
- Parent dashboard
- FREE Online SAT Practice Tests
- FREE SAT Strengths & Weaknesses Report
- High school grade guides
- Exclusive parent community
- FREE SAT Readiness Score
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Finding Your Purpose with Ikigai - FAQs
Ikigai definition: what is ikigai?
The concept of ikigai comes from Japan. There is no literal English translation for the word ikigai, but if you split it in half, the word “iki” translates to “life” and “gai” means “worth.” So, you could say that ikigai is your life’s worth. Some people say it’s your reason for being, others say it’s your purpose in life. At Everydae, we like to say that your ikigai is what makes your soul smile :)
What does CHIL mean?
CHIL is an acronym created by Everydae. It stands for Commitment, Happiness, Impact and Leadership. It was created based on our years of experience in the college and graduate school admissions consulting industry. We use the CHIL acronym as a framework to help teenagers develop a personal growth strategy for high school that prioritizes their intrinsic passion over external pressures. It’s the ultimate framework for building a strong college application profile.
How to find your ikigai
You find your ikigai by exploring the intersections of what you love to do, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you can be rewarded for. Your ikigai is not a checkered flag in your future. It’s not a destination. It’s a journey. It’s what you do each and every day that brings you the most joy. Take our Ikigai & CHIL course and we’ll guide you toward your ikigai.
How to pronounce ikigai
Ikigai is pronounced ee-kee-guy. It's cute right? We think you can’t help but smile when you say it :)
What is the ikigai diagram?
The ikigai diagram is a westernized interpretation of the Japanese philosophy of ikigai. Basically, it conveys that your ikigai lies at the center of four introspective questions: What do you love to do? What are you good at? What does the world need? What can you be rewarded for?
Is there an Ikigai test?
No. There is no Ikigai test. At least there shouldn’t be. Your ikigai is your own. There is no right or wrong in ikigai. That said, there are ways you can explore your ikigai (which we cover in our course), but again, there is no standardized ikigai test that we are aware of. And anything claiming to be one should be viewed with healthy skepticism.
Can adults take this course too?
Yes, definitely! We get this question all the time. While our Ikigai & CHIL course was designed for high school students, adults can also learn a lot from the experience.
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