Kaizen For Work – Tiny Tweaks For Big Changes
Kaizen for work is a simple concept, one that everyone can apply. It simply means to make an improvement. No matter where you are and at what stage of life you are at, there are always tiny tweaks and improvements to be made.
As we take our journey through life, we have the ebbs and flows and the ups and downs but every day we can make a small tweak here or there to make our journey that little bit better.
Anything from improving our diet, getting a little more active, enjoying our free time or connecting with friends and family. By being more time savvy and making the best use of the apps and software we have available we can free up more of that precious time for the fun stuff.
I love Denise Duffield Thomas (of Lucky Bitch fame)’s idea of mini upgrades, you don’t have to go straight from economy class to first class you can upgrade slowly and incrementally.
If you are just starting out and bootstrapping, there are loads of ways you can make your dollar stretch and still be professional, it’s just a matter of learning about them.
The tech can be overwhelming, especially if you are not techie minded BUT I know how to break it down into easy, bite-sized pieces, so if you are stuck, hit me up!
Kaizen for work isn’t just about making money though, we can use it to educate ourselves, look after our minds, body and spirits. Setting aside a few minutes a day to learn something new, making time to do something we love, stopping when we feel stressed and taking a few deep breaths. Meditating for a couple of minutes before we go to sleep.
There are so many things to apply to kaizen for work and it doesn’t matter who you are or what you are doing, you can start today.
How To Start…
First, you need to decide what you want to improve. Then think of a teeny weeny action that you can easily add to your day.
- Do a daily brain dump
- Write a hit-list of the 3 (yes only 3) things you want to get done today
- Finish up 5 minutes early and clean your workspace
- Add a link to your website and a one-line bio to your email signature
These little kaizen tweaks are easy to add and only take a few minutes. We are all different, so set up a reminder that will work for you, you could have a notification or alarm set on your phone or slap a post-it note somewhere so you don’t forget. If the habit is easy and sticky (you can stick it to a habit you already have) then you have a greater chance of sticking to it.
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