Have you ever felt like everything in your life has been stagnating whether it’s career, a relationship or just a feeling inside of you? Remedy for that is Kaizen – continuously improving yourself and what you want to have different in your life.
The Japanese Have Word for It
In Japanese, the two characters that make up Kaizen—Kai and Zen—literally mean Change and Good. The character for Zen also means Kind. Kaizen therefore is the practice of continuous improvement, which results in the greater good. Originally introduced to the West in the 1980s, Kaizen now is recognized globally as an important aspect of organizational and corporate strategies for long-term success.
In the business I do, Team Kaizen members embody the concept of continuous improvement that helps not only the individual but also helps create a Healthy Society. Recipients of this award embody the spirit of Kaizen and are the role models for leadership.
Achieving Balance in 5 Areas of Life
Although Kaizen is a competitive strategy in business, it is especially congruent with our approach to living a life of Active Wellness through the 5 Pillars of Health®—that is, to constantly seek improvement in the pursuit of Healthy Mind, Body, Family, Society and Finances.
Which area of your life would you like to improve first?
5 Priciples of Kaizen
Kaizen is based on certain guiding principles to manage and build a business:
- Good processes bring good results.
- Be personally and actively involved.
- Do the research so you can manage with concrete facts.
- Take action to contain and correct the root causes of problems.
- Work as a team.
Kaizen is not just about building a successful business with me. It really is about personal growth, staying positive and ultimately, helping others.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
“In union there is strength.” Aesop
“When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” – Tibetan Proverb
“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” –Napoleon Hill
“Teamwork makes the dream work.” – John C. Maxwell
Which one or more speaks to your heart? Let me know by commenting below please 🙂
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