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5 Tips To Boost Your Willpower

goals kaizen Jun 11, 2019

5 Tips To Boost Your Willpower

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra boost of willpower when you need it most? It would make it so much easier to stick to our plans and reach our goals instead of giving in to temptation. Well, you’re in luck. I’m about to share five different tips and strategies with you that help you get that extra boost of willpower whenever you need it. Let’s dive in and explore these willpower “power-ups.” 

Take It One Task At A Time

The best way to strengthen willpower is to focus it on one task at a time. It’s tempting to get motivated and start to change everything all at once. I get it. It’s just not the most successful strategy. Instead, focus on one change at a time and use all your willpower to take it from new behavior to well-established habit before moving on to the next change. Your willpower efforts will strengthen many times over when you focus them on one thing at a time.

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Kaizen in the Workforce

kaizen self-development Jun 01, 2019

How to Encourage Kaizen in the Workforce

Kaizen is 'continuous improvement' and is a popular subject among businesses and managers. Kaizen basically means that the best way to affect big change in an organization is to encourage lots of small, incremental changes that can improve workflow, profit margins and everything else. By continually improving in small ways, you can create change throughout your whole business that will result in much more efficient and effective operations.

But kaizen works best when it is applied at the individual level. In other words, if you can help your staff to work better on their own and to improve the way they approach problems and their regular workload, then you can make your entire organization more effective. A chain is as strong as its weakest link and a business is really the sum of its employees.

If you try to come from above as management and enforce continuous improvement, then chances are that it won't go well. Your staff might be resistant...

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Socializing Without Breaking the Bank

finances kaizen May 30, 2019

How to Save a Little Bit of Money When You Go Out

Going out with friends to be social and to enjoy new activities is an important way to make sure that we are getting the most out of life and really enjoying ourselves. Money is there to be spent and if you never socialize because you're worried about the financial implications then you're somewhat missing the point.

But that's not to say that you can't save money on your outings. Many of us will regularly spend a good $30-100 on a regular basis on nights out with friends whether those are nights out drinking in clubs, meals out, or trips to the theatre. When you're struggling to make ends meet, a social life can take quite the toll and this might then be a ripe target for making savings.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the ways you can start saving money on your social activities. You can still go but by making just a few tiny tweaks to what you order, where you go etc., you can actually save a large amount of cash....

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Your Life With a 10% Discount - How to Enjoy Better Things for Less and Make Countless Small Savings

finance kaizen May 29, 2019

 Your Life With a 10% Discount - How to Enjoy Better Things for Less and Make Countless Small Savings

One of the biggest challenges of money management is knowing when it's worth stepping outside the budget and treating yourself and when you should instead be strict and disciplined. Of course, the more strict you are, the more you'll be able to save and this will all add up to considerable financial benefit.

At the same time though, it's also important to remember that the whole point of money is to facilitate the lifestyle you want and to enjoy yourself. You 'can't take it with you' as they say, so why deny yourself the things that will make you happy?

This is where kaizen comes in and makes a big difference: kaizen is the name for a particular approach to any type of goal or self-improvement. It means making small, incremental changes with the objective of having these add up to one much bigger change.

And by understanding this principle of continual improvement, you'll find...

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How to Afford Anything You Want With Kaizen

finances kaizen May 28, 2019

 How to Afford Anything You Want With Kaizen

 Let's start with the question you've probably heard before: If you were given a choice to receive one million dollars in one month's time or a penny doubled every day for 30 days which one would you choose?

When I first heard this, I knew that the penny doubled every day must be the better choice and I thought it must be a trick question of some sort.

But how much better would it be was not something that I knew immediately; matter of fact, I turned to the Internet for the answer. I found the calculations...each day doubled...and in 30 days the total was $5,368,709.12. Quite a big chunk of change when you started by comparing just a penny to one million dollars.

Kaizen is essentially the application of small, incremental lifestyle changes that add up to bigger changes that can improve your life for the better. Kaizen is a popular term right now in business circles but it's also a highly popular concept in...

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Establishing Rituals Using Kaizen

finances kaizen ritual May 27, 2019

 How Tiny Savings Really Add Up

Want to be much richer than you are right now? Then start putting $1 a day away into a savings account. You can even set up a standing order and that way you'll never forget to do it.

This is a very small amount of money and a small commitment so in terms of your income you're hardly going to notice it. But it's more than worthwhile, which is why you should probably sign in to your online banking and set up that standing order right now. Read on if you need more convincing.

It All Adds Up

$1 doesn't sound like very much does it? Well, it's not: but if you make a habit of doing this right now, then by the end of the year you'll have saved yourself $365 which is not a small amount of money. That's enough money to buy a new computer, a weekend away with your partner or a very luxurious meal.

In two years you'll have $730. Which is definitely a lot. And in ten years you'll have a huge $3,650 which is now enough to go on actually quite a big holiday.

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Applying Kaizen to Your Income

finances kaizen May 26, 2019

Adding Small Income to Your Income

If you want to be richer, then increasing your salary is just one option. Just as effective can be decreasing your overheads (saving more money), investing your cash or adding supplementary incomes to raise your overall profit and net worth.

The great thing about these latter strategies is that they are much more closely in your control that your salary. Your salary, unfortunately, is dependent largely on how much your employer is willing to pay you. If they won't pay you more, then you're stuck.

When it comes to outgoings though and subsidiary incomes, these are much more flexible and manageable and you can apply smart money management. Better yet, you can apply a 'kaizen approach' of continual, small improvements in order to increase your profits.

So how do you go about getting additional income in a small and steady way? And just how powerful can this be?

Side Jobs

If you're willing to take on additional work, even if it's a very small regular...

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Using Kaizen in Your Dating Life

 The Small Details That Might be Ruining Your Dates

When it comes to being successful on dates, the devil is very much in the details.

If you've had a string of unsuccessful dates, then there's a very good chance that this will have damaged your self-esteem and perhaps even your faith in dating at all. You might be wondering what the point in dating is or whether you'll ever find someone.

But instead of going 'macro' and focusing on big overarching concepts like your appearance or the nature of dating, instead, consider looking at the small factors. This is the idea of kaizen and it suggests that making small continuous improvements can often add up to the very best results in the long term.

Maybe by just making several small tweaks, you could have more success?

Why Small Details Matter

When you meet someone new, you quickly form an opinion in a matter of minutes. This is something that we know to be true: first impressions count and if you get off on the wrong foot it can...

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Relationship Niggles

 How Small Things Can Really Build Up in Relationships

Do you leave the toilet lid open all the time? Are you constantly putting the empty milk carton back in the fridge? Do you just drop your dirty laundry on the floor? What irks you?

This is the sort of thing that most of us tend to think of as being no big deal. In fact, many of us even find it amusing as one of those age-old arguments that couples have. It's practically inevitable, it's no big deal… it's funny.

Except if you value your relationship and if you want it to work as well as it possibly can then it actually isn't funny at all. In fact, these small niggles can add up to become something very serious in even the most stable relationship. And it's all to do with kaizen.

The Build Up

Kaizen teaches us how making small little changes can make a huge impact on us in the long term. Often this is used to demonstrate how saving a small amount of money can add up to a great trust fund, or how a slowly loading laptop...

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Relationship Connection To-Do List

kaizen relationships May 23, 2019

 

These Very Small Changes to Your Relationship Will Help You to be Much Happier

What's the secret to a good relationship? In reality, there isn't one. Instead, there are countless things that contribute to a relationship being successful or not and in order to be happy you need to make sure that you have everything going for you and on your side.

That said though, one thing that often gets overlooked when it comes to relationships is the importance of the small details.

Think about the last time you felt awash with love for your partner. In all likelihood it will have been something very small that triggered it. Maybe they sent you a loving text. Maybe they brought you a cup of tea when you were feeling down. Or maybe they said something nice about you in front of your mutual friends.

These small gestures can often add up to be the difference between a happy relationship and one that is struggling. This is the basic principle of 'kaizen' and when you apply it to relationships...

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