From the Editor's Computer
In some readings I did of late, I came across a blurb on the concept of Kaizen. While this has been mostly applied to business management in Japan, Kaizen can be applied to any area of life.
In a nutshell, Kaizen is small continuous changes which over time result in big changes.
If you want to make a change to a particular area of your life - professionally or personally - it is better to start with baby steps. Do just one small action a day to move you further along the road to your goal.
By taking baby steps, you won’t overwhelm yourself - a major reason why people start something new and then quit after mere days. Also, you will be able to see the tangible changes that you are making, changes that are in manageable bite sizes.
These baby steps can be very small...finding a pen so you can write down the next step...putting everything for the next task in one convenient location...making one phone call (or just looking up the number so you can make the call!).
Start off small, but be consistent. It is only by consistency that the job will get done or the change will occur. Doing one action a day will add up quickly to more and more actions.
What is the one thing that you wish to change, improve, enhance or learn this fall...take the first baby step to accomplishing that goal. Good luck!