The kaizen way to change your life.
Discover the potent force of kaizen... and use it to easily, effortlessly achieve any goal or make any change you want to!
We've been programmed to believe that change is a "battle" - something hard fought and hard won, something that demands struggle and sacrifice. But as anyone who uses the technique known as kaizen can tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. With kaizen, it's effortless, simple, and inevitable to change your life.
In One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way to Success, author, psychologist, and world-renowned kaizen expert Dr. Robert Maurer introduces you to this simple yet extremely powerful transformation technique and gives you a step-by-step system for using it to achieve big and small changes in your life, with a speed and ease that will astonish you. In this exciting mix of studio and live recordings, Dr. Maurer will teach you how to:
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life lessons, relationship advice, personal improvement.... it's all there, easy to understand and done in a way that truly engages.
probably could have been a lot shorter, but the principles of lots of small steps to achieve any big goal are certainly sound and well documented. well worth a listen.
Step by Step
I found the combination of live and studio recordings very useful. There is so much more here than in his book.
A lot of the examples mentioned here were really useful / made think. Although, as I was listening to this audio book as a 2nd book of the author, I think it had less Kaizen examples then the first one. But on the other hand, he explains a lot of the background processed in our brain which is good as well.
Absolutely, this is the book I have been looking for. How to get yourself our of a rutt and back onto the successful track once more
None, it's unique
Relief, at last I've found the tool I need to turn my life back around.
I listen to many many self help and personal development books, I am inspired and motivated and believe in myself, but i keep on putting it off. why? Fear? I've dealt with my fears.
This book teaches you to bypass the block and change your life. Loved it!
"Small steps make big difference over time"
Was filled with lots of good information on how to approach changing behaviors. Had some great and inspiring examples all throughout.
"A must listen for anyone seriros about self-master"
this was a great book. it offers a lot of practical advice on how to make small changes to improve your self mastery. It's a highly practical book. You can also hear quite a bit of Tony Robbins teachings in this book. definitely check out the audible version because it's a little bit different than the Kindle version. I think the main difference is that the audible version features in-person seminars that the author delivered at the Canyon Ranch Spa
I found the technique of kaizen to be very helpful. I found many of the concepts and studies new to me. Especially the concept that opportunities can also cause fight or flight and the concept of not waking up your amygdala by keeping tasks small. There is repetition because the audio intersperses portions of live presentations along with the reading of the book, but this did not bother me.
"Kaizen, good micro change applied to personal life"
Excellent! lots of good tools, great examples, and good exercises for you to do . Ratchets you down from big change to seconds or minutes initially, in some cases just thinking about change.
With enough references to studies and science that show that those kinds of changes are more sustainable and successful in the long run.
Taped lectures from the Canyon Ranch so sometimes repetitive but it didn't matter was still good. The repetition probably helped it sink in better for me.
"Botched editing or a bug ruined the experience"
I liked this book a lot. Until I got to chapter 7, and it was about to describe the 4 key skills of success in all areas of life. Then, it inexplicably replayed a prior chapter about stress. There was no rating for editing quality, so I had to rate the performance low, even though the speaker was pretty good (though a little wooden when rattling off some of the stories)
"Turn to be different from what I expected"
Quite more focused on relationships than expected. A bit repetitive. Other than that quite useful in connecting some mental barriers with our childhood. Made me more aware in a positive way of my spouse and daughter needs.
"Very inspiring and uplifting"
Didn't read the print version
All of his personal stories were really good and put it all into perspective
same as above- all of his personal reflections
All of it
"Take tiny steps"
Start each day with the question "What small step can I take today to make an improvement in the quality of my life?" It can be as trivial as walking up and down a few steps, flossing a tooth, reading one page of a book, spending five minutes to clean an area of the house, saving a dollar, or going to bed five minutes earlier. It is better to spend two minutes every day on improving something than trying to motivate yourself to spend 30 minutes a week for a bigger goal. These small, trivial steps do not trigger fear as would a major goal - fear of failure or change. When you become accustomed to that one tiny step every day, you can increase it a little more.
The one bad thing about the audio book is that it's a combination of studio recording and the recording of a workshop, which included the author lecturing and participants answering questions. There are probably also moments when the author is writing on a whiteboard (because you can hear the squeaking of a marker). This diminishes the quality of the audio book.
"Inspirational and thought provoking information"
Dr. Maurer provided a good foundation for those unfamiliar with Kaizen and it's use towards goal achievement. Kaizen can be another tool in our toolbox that requires little in additional resources other than subtle changes in how we think and act as we face the challenges before us.
I choose the book for professional reasons but I will use it on my personal life.
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