I work with my clients to begin making the changes they want using the concept of kaizen. This Japanese word describes a process of continual small changes or improvements, and the effects can completely transform your life or your career. I’ve seen it work in my own life and in the lives of my clients. It’s a process that underlies the success of all high achievers, although they may not call it by that name.
The best part is that it starts with small easy steps – sometimes so small they seem ridiculous, laughable even. But that’s the key – because the changes are so small they slide under your brain’s fear radar, and sneak past any internal resistance. But with consistency, these tiny changes create new pathways in your brain that propel you forward. You begin creating a foundation of success.
At first, it seems like nothing is happening. But if you stick with it, one day you’ll look up and see amazing progress: you’ve developed that new healthy habit that’s eluded you for so long, that monumental task is nearly complete, you look forward to tackling bigger and tougher challenges.
And most importantly, you’re unstuck. Your life is moving forward, and your hands are on the steering wheel. You’re empowered. You’re closing the gap between the life you have and the life you imagine. You’re becoming the person you have the potential to be.