Excellence Experiment

"What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Tony Robbins

Excellence Experiment 2.0 (A Year of Kaizen) – 3 Month Update

For my 2019 experiment with the pursuit of excellence, I decided to put the principle of kaizen (continuous incremental improvement) to the test. Businesses and factories have successfully been using kaizen for nearly a century, with well documented results. But the concept of continuous small improvements can be applied to personal pursuits as well – …

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"Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day." - Brian Tracy

The Excellence Experiment: 8-Month Update

  In my 6-month update, I talked about how I was shifting my approach with my “Excellence Experiment” – from working with microresolutions to establish new habits, to using a kaizen-based strategy to integrate small improvements continuously. The way it works now, I sit down on Sunday evening and make a list of 1-2 things …

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“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

10 Lessons on Life from 40 Feet above My Comfort Zone (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about 5 life lessons I learned through facing my fear of heights by tackling a high-ropes obstacle/zipline course. In this post, I’ll cover the other 5 lessons this experience taught me.   Life Lesson #6: Learn from the People Who Go Before You One of the things …

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. " - Nelson Mandela

10 Lessons on Life from 40 Feet Above My Comfort Zone (Part 1)

  In my previous post, I wrote about my latest adventure: facing my fear of heights by tackling a high-ropes obstacle/zipline course. In the process, I learned a lot about myself and about life.   Life Lesson #1: We Are Capable of More Than We Think I used to think of myself as someone who couldn’t …

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“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” - Abraham Maslow

Excellence Experiment Update: Special Treetop Edition

I like the ground. More specifically, I like have my feet planted firmly on the ground. When you’re on the ground, there’s no chance of plummeting to your death. I’ve never quite understood adrenaline junkies who fling themselves out of perfectly good airplanes or jump off ledges attached to a giant rubber band. To my …

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