If you want to learn how to be more effective, you’re in the right place.
In a dog eat dog world that’s obsessed with quantity rather than quality, it’s easy to get consumed with excess and not enough doing. Which in turn leads into not being productive.
The emphasis today is going to be placed on quality because that’s what it’s all about. After all, you want a quality life, don’t ya?
Quality starts with being effective. The more you focus on how you can be more effective, the better the results will be. Once you have that nailed, you can keep conquering those goals of yours.
How to be more effective
It’s all about using the concept of Kaizen to increase your effectiveness.
If Kaizen is foreign to you, it’s because it’s a Japanese word that translates to change for good.
Let’s start with a little background before we discuss how the philosophy behind the business model can be applied to your life.
The method was developed by an American businessman right after WWII to aid the Japanese in restructuring their economy. Because their resources were scarce, they didn’t have the financial means to splurge on drastic changes to stimulate their fiscal growth.
Instead of spending money they didn’t have, they implemented small changes that proved to be highly successful. With time, the Japanese economy boomed.
It’s about building from within to see the external changes. You can’t always outsource your work, especially if you don’t have the money for it.
If you also don’t have the man power and you’re all you’ve got, all you need is Kaizen to help you out.
Use this one method to change your life
This is about gradual growth for sustaining success. If you’re looking for instant gratification, this isn’t the antidote for you. But if you’re looking to reap the long term benefits of small changes being implemented on a daily basis, then keep reading.
Apply Kaizen to your life and you can see the powerful changes as time passes.
All you have to do is spend 1% of your day to improve upon what you wish to change. That’s only 15 minutes per day. Surely, you can easily devote 15 minutes a day towards long lasting change. But, don’t do more than that.
This is about taking small action steps. If you’re tempted to go longer each day, that’s great but give it time before you increase the duration. You don’t want to burn yourself out.
If you want lasting effectiveness, you have to keep the fire burning.
Without the flame, you can’t possibly move forward with passionate gusto. The fire will grow with time, but you need to give it time. So only devote 1% each day to be more effective.
You also have to be consistent with this practice. You can’t devote 15 minutes once and call it quits. Do this everyday.
Habits take 21 days to form and a lifestyle takes 90 days. Keep that in mind when you’re working towards your goals.
Determination and tenacity are going to be your allies.
The best part is that you can apply Kaizen to any area of your life to see the improvements.
- Want to be in better shape? Spend 15 minutes a day exercising.
- Is your closet filled with clothes you no longer wear? Spend 15 minutes a day cleaning it out.
- Or maybe you want to read more? Spend 15 minutes a day reading.
- Want spiritual progression? Meditate for 15 minutes a day.
- Have paperwork that needs to be organized? Spend 15 minutes a day to get them organized.
- Want to bring in more magic? Dedicate 15 minutes a day to raising your vibration.
- Want to start a side hustle? Spend 15 minutes a day working towards it.
- Feel the TV time and social media needs to be cut down? Devote 15 minutes less a day towards them.
Whatever you can think of to be more effective, just apply Kaizen. With time, you will see a drastic transformation in your productivity.
The art of Kaizen is that the small improvements will eventually turn into great accomplishments.
Because spending 1% a day to developing what you would like, you’ll wind up spending more time on your goals when it eventually becomes a habit.
Once you get the hang of things and get acclimated to venturing out of your comfort zone, you’ll expect more from yourself and your life. When you do, you can push yourself a little harder to be more effective.
You obviously will not see the results tomorrow, but that’s not the point. The objective is for lasting results.
The goal is to make small daily improvements everyday for a better tomorrow. If you start now, I guarantee you that you’ll already feel more motivated and 10 times better about yourself.
There you have it…how to be more effective with one simple hack.
Have you tried kaizen yet? Let me know in the comments below.
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See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspired!