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How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 1

Celebrating the new year is one of my favorite things to do. Every December, I take some time to think about the direction my life is headed. Then, of course, comes the goal-setting. When my husband and I set our … Continue reading

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How Do You Prioritize – By Quantity or Quality?

This week I came across a quote by renowned productivity expert David Allen: “Maximum productivity is making something happen with as little effort as possible.” This was a surprise to me. I was under the impression that maximum productivity is … Continue reading

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Here we go!

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. –Mark Twain There are my Week 1 baby steps: Psychological: Every morning when I look at my to do list, ask myself out loud, “What happens if I don’t do each of … Continue reading

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Creating Your Personalized Kaizen Plan

Now that I’ve identified my biggest excuses and figured out the underlying issues those excuses represent, I have a list of the obstacles that keep me from achieving my goals. Psychological obstacles: Perfectionism Physical obstacles: Less-than-optimal health, the root cause … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From Our Excuses?

All of my excuses, have a theme–perfectionism. That’s the psychological issue that I need to address as I start adjusting my life. Continue reading

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