Living My Your Life According To The Kaizen Philosophy
The term Kaizen is formed of the Japanese words ‘Kai’ (Change) and ‘Zen’ (Good) and loosely translates as “Change for Good”.
The Kaizen Philosophy
The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen involves makes small changes continuously to make improvements in all areas of your life. These small changes lead to major improvements over time. Kaizen is a way of life and making these small changes becomes a part of your daily routine.
I have started to incorporate the Kaizen philosophy in all major areas of my life. I will continue making small changes on a regular basis to improve my life in following areas:
The power of small changes and improvements is underestimated by most people. James Clear mentions in his book “Atomic Habits” that if you get 1% better each day for one year, you’ll end up 37% better by the end of the year.
Once you start making these small changes on a daily basis, they become habitual and part of your daily routine. Good habits lead to happy and fulfilled lives, and bad habits lead miserable and wasted lives.
We All Have A Choice In Life
No matter what your current circumstance is, you have a choice to make it better, stay in the same place or make it worse.
If you chose to do nothing about it, mostly likely your situation will get worse. If you start taking small actions to make improvements on a regular basis, your situation will definitely improve.
You should accept the current situation that you are in, but you do not have to accept it as permanent. Every situation is temporary and is transformed by the decisions we make and the actions we take.
Make a decision today to transform your life, create a plan of action and take action daily to make the transformation. You may not see any results immediately, the key is to stay consistent and the small actions will soon build up momentum.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Whatever situation you are in life, you need to hold yourself accountable. Your decisions and actions or lack of actions have placed you there.
Stop blaming others for your setbacks and difficulties in life, start taking responsibility and work on creating a better lifestyle for yourself.
You are responsible for your own life. Nobody is going to come and solve your problems, you must find the solutions yourself.
The quicker you take responsibility, the sooner you will be able to do something about it. Start by taking small actions daily to build up momentum towards creating the lifestyle that you desire.
Start Studying The Most Successful People
If you want to become successful in certain areas in your life, start studying people who are already successful in these areas.
There is a vast amount of information available to help you reach the level of success that you desire. You will be able to find many books, videos and audio programs to guide you.
If you are really serious about becoming successful, the best way to do it is by finding a mentor. Your mentor can guide you and also hold you accountable for your actions.
You can also start to transform your mindset by reading biographies of successful people and also watching documentaries on their lives.
Many people have transformed their bodies and their health. Others have gone from broke to reach financial freedom by staring side hustles.
Creating Peace And Happiness In Your Life
Most people will agree that the purpose of life is to find peace and happiness and spread these blessings to others.
Currently there are too many distractions affecting us to take our mind and body out of balance. There is too much noise around us, it is hard to quieten the mind.
People are on their smartphones continuously, flicking through social media. The attention span for most people has decreased significantly.
The news is full of negativity that is passing straight into the subconscious mind. Whatever you feed your subconscious mind will start to show up in your life.
I have made a decision to start meditating to quieten my mind. I have stopped listening to the news, but I get distracted by idiots at work rambling constantly on their phones about third world politics with the phones speaker on.
Idiots with nothing better to do than spread gossip about others and debate about politics that does to involve them directly.
I am working on myself daily to get out of this negative environment. Negativity is infectious and I am shielding myself from it by thinking of the future that I want to create for myself.
Spreading gossip and listening to negative news is not going to produce peace and happiness in our lives.
The quote “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people” has been attributed to many people. It does not really matter who said it, but there is a lot of truth in it.
Remove Clutter From Your Life
I have noticed that there is too much clutter in my life. I need to work on simplifying my life by working with the minimum amount of equipment that I need.
I need to start organizing all the stuff around my home to enable me to focus on the important things in my life.
My thoughts are also cluttered with too many ideas and projects. I need to focus on a select number of ideas and projects to work on.
I have started to read many books, bit have not finished them. I will complete reading the most important books to gather ideas and pick up success systems from the authors.
I also need to organize my wardrobe as there is little room for most of the clothes. Many of my clothes will need to go to charity as I start to minimize by wardrobe as part of my decluttering process.
Learn From Marketing Experts
I am currently studying how the marketing process works, especially in the digital world. Some of my marketing methods are now dated and I need to work out what is currently working.
The online marketing process has changed significantly. Currently it’s all about branding yourself or your company via social media. You need to provide value upfront to build trust and following.
Once you have built up a brand with a loyal following, it will be easier to recommend products and services to these loyal followers.
Capturing leads and sending these leads through a marketing funnel is the method of choice for most successful digital marketers.
I am still soaking in these advanced online marketing methods like a sponge. I am using the Kaizen methodology to make small improvement daily.
Preparing For The Tough Times Ahead
The days ahead will be really tough for people relying on trading time for money jobs. The wages in these job are not increasing to keep up with the cost of living.
Life will be hard for most people in the near future. We all need to start preparing for the financial chaos that is just around the corner.
I have started working with a number of online businesses to start building up passive income streams. One of these is the LiveGood nutritional supplement business.
I am documenting the journey on my YouTube Channel. Below is my videos for Day 33 of my 90 Day Marketing Challenge:
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to stay update on my progress in building passive income streams using the internet.
I am building this income stream along with others to enable me to create multiple streams of passive income using the internet.
Currently the average American is buried in nearly 6-figures worth of debt. The same also applies to people in the United Kingdom. Most of this debt has been accumulated as a result of trying to keep up with the Joneses syndrome.
Your neighbor buys a brand new car, so you go out and buy a brand new car to keep up with them. You buy the car even though you cannot afford it. You finance it using a car loan, this now adds to your debt on top of your mortgage.
Your friends, neighbors or work colleagues go on an exotic holiday, you now decide to book one on your credit card as want to keep up with them.
This keeping up with the Joneses syndrome has got many people into massive debts. They are working just to meet the interest payments on their debts.
If you are currently in debt, you need to work out a way of getting out of this evil. It’s no good burying your head in the sand, the debt will not go way. You need to take action to enable you to clear your debts and live a purpose driven lifestyle.
Get into the habit of buying assets that will earn you passive income. You can start looking at purchasing stocks that pay out dividends and look into investing into property.
Start living within your means or less than your means to enable you to save some money at the end of the month to fund your investment goals.
Once you have money saved up and earning you a passive income, your self-esteem and confidence will increase.