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Kaizen

Kaizen and the Power of Momentum to Create Big Change

“Unwavering incremental change can create remarkable and monumental results.” ― Ryan Lilly

  Small steps. They just sound so slow and inefficient. I mean, when we decide we want something in our life to change, we want that change NOW! Big steps, giant leaps forward, right? Who has time to wait? We even make fun of the small steps approach. Remember the movie “What About Bob?” with…

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Getting Unstuck: Kaizen and the Magic Geranium

"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears." - Rumi

There’s a wonderful children’s story called “The Magic Geranium,” from a collection titled “Read Aloud Funny Stories” by Jane Thayer. If you haven’t heard of it before, it goes something like this: There’s a woman, Mrs. Smith, who lives in a drab, messy little house, but feels powerless to change anything. One day her friend…

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The Excellence Experiment: 8-Month Update

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

  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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