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6 Elements of a Kaizen Mindset

We’ve talked before about what a kaizen mindset means and how to apply kaizen in your life. Nurturing the following six elements will help you cultivate a kaizen mindset. 1. Seeking knowledge Even if we’re looking, it isn’t easy to see how and where we can improve; we need other people to show us. A […]

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What is the difference between Kaizen and other suggestions of improvement?

The kaizen philosophy is the grandfather of many ideas and methods of improvement out there. This blog will look briefly at what kaizen is and how it compares to three other common improvement philosophies, Lean, Six-Sigma, and Poka-Yoke. What is Kaizen? The idea of Kaizen came from Japan. The word itself means ‘improvement,’ but it […]

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How to Apply Kaizen in Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

Kaizen is a business philosophy and a powerful tool for achieving goals and personal growth. There are many books about kaizen for self-improvement but its often difficult to see how to apply it to your life Here’s how you can apply kaizen to reach your goals in five simple steps: 1. Self-reflect to find your […]

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Where did kaizen come from?

Like most great things, Kaizen wasn’t ‘invented’ by one single person. It was developed over the last century from a simple word to a powerful practice philosophy that can be used to get whatever you want from life. Here’s a brief history of where kaizen came from. Kaizen is just a word that means ‘improvement.’ […]

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What is a kaizen mindset?

A ‘kaizen mindset’ is one of the most powerful ways to get what you want from life. It’s simple, effective, and easy enough that anyone can execute it. Anyone! But be warned, a kaizen mindset won’t just change your life. It will change you as a person. A Kaizen Mindset is a Business Growth Strategy […]

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What is kaizen and what does it mean?

You may have heard the word kaizen and wondered what it meant. The answer is stranger than you’d think. The root of the word kaizen is in manufacturing and business processes. But the principles behind it are applicable in our lives too. That’s why it has crept into the world of self-help. But what does […]

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How to flake on your friends and fuck up your life

I’m a pretty flaky guy. And I’m not talking about a skin condition. I flake out on my friends, the gym, my degree, relationships. You name it, I’ve given up on it. I’ve even gotten pretty close to flaking on my whole damn life a couple of times. We’ve all got that one really flaky […]

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How do I figure out what to do with my life?

“How the fuck do I figure out what to do with my life?” my little sister asked the other day. I laughed. Then I text her: lol “Or maybe that’s just me,” she replied at the same time. I think she knew that wasn’t true before she finished typing it. How many people do you know […]

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Why your excuses are making you unhappy

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made a lot of excuses over the years. This blog right here came through about 5 years of excuses. At least. Ever since I was a kid. When I think about it, most of them were actually lies. “Sorry Mum, but she hit me first!” (I doubt my little […]