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A Tip for Doing Well With Money

A Tip for Doing Well With Money

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Ever wondered how some make doing well with money look so easy? This week we share a quote from Morgan Housel, a finance expert and former finance columnist at The Wall Street Journal who touches on just that! "Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how you behave."Morgan Housel Our Personal Kaizen topic this week will be on the Lean East site. We will share the share lessons from Morgan Housel's 2020 book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness.
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Why a Sense of Humor Makes a Great Leader

Why a Sense of Humor Makes a Great Leader

It is likely that we've all heard the saying, "laughter is the best medicine" once or twice in our lifetime. But did you know that a sense of humor is thought to increase trust in a leader? This week the Personal Kaizen team shares a TedTalk by behavioral scientist, Jennifer Aaker, and corporate strategist, Naomi Bagdonas, where they discuss the power of humor. https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_aaker_and_naomi_bagdonas_why_great_leaders_take_humor_seriously Laughter and Leadership In the past, we've shared Colin Powell's 13 Rules for Leadership, where optimism is a powerful piece of being a great leader. As we learned today, humor and laughter are also major keys…
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How to Persevere Through Anything

How to Persevere Through Anything

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Carli Lloyd is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. We'll take her word that the harder you work, the more likely you'll be able to persevere through anything! "The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something, you're going to be able to persevere through anything."Carli Lloyd Our upcoming Personal Kaizen post will share a TedTalk by behavioral scientist, Jennifer Aaker, and corporate strategist, Naomi Bagdonas, where they discuss the power of humor. Stay tuned!
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Transform Your Life With Gratitude

Transform Your Life With Gratitude

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we share a quote from the late motivational writer, William Arthur Ward, best known for his many poems and meditations. He was an avid believer that you could transform your life with gratitude. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”William Arthur Ward As we are heading into Thanksgiving Day, we at Personal Kaizen hope that you find the time to slow down, give thanks and transform your life with gratitude.
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New Lessons Learned From Another 3-Day Fast

New Lessons Learned From Another 3-Day Fast

Earlier this year I experienced my first 3-day fast and shared tips on fasting with the Personal Kaizen community. I recently needed to fast to prepare for a medical procedure so decided to turn this into my second 3-day fast. I did a few things differently and experienced different results. Here are some new lessons learned from my second 3-day fast. First, you may want to review our posts describing the concept of fasting and different ways to fast, the scientific benefits of a 3-day fast, tips on how to prepare for a fast, and my experience and video journal…
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Fasting: How to Find Humility and Clarity

Fasting: How to Find Humility and Clarity

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we're sharing a quote from Jentezen Franklin, an American pastor, and author. He believes fasting humbles you and brings clarity during tough times. “Fasting humbles you and brings clarity, even allowing you to get unforgiveness and bitterness out of your heart.”Jentezen Franklin Our upcoming Personal Kaizen post will share lessons learned from Team Lead Steve Musica's second fast! If you're new to fasting, check out our past posts on the scientific benefits of fasting and how to prepare for one.
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A Simple Tool for Finding Fulfillment

A Simple Tool for Finding Fulfillment

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! We're back with another quote from Marshall Goldsmith, the author of The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment! Please enjoy his take on finding fulfillment. "The simplest tool I know to finding fulfillment is being open to fulfillment."Marshall Goldsmith This week we will share Part 2 of our book summary of The Earned Life on the Lean East site. If you didn't catch Part 1, be sure to check it out!
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How to Overcome a Negative Mindset

How to Overcome a Negative Mindset

As humans, we all experience negative thoughts that can easily lead to a negative mindset. The good news is, we don't have to get stuck there (as discussed during our brain hacks series.) This week the Personal Kaizen team shares a TedTalk by Alison Ledgerwood, a social psychologist at UC Davis, where she explains why our brains focus on the negatives and how to overcome a negative mindset. Please check it out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XFLTDQ4JMk Tips to Overcome a Negative Mindset Overcoming the negative takes work and effort! Ledgerwood shares several tips to move past the negative: Spend a few minutes…
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Why We Need a Positive Attitude

Why We Need a Positive Attitude

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! A positive attitude has the ability to make or break just about anything. In this week's quote, Richard DeVos Sr., who was a businessman and once an owner of the Orlando Magic, shares just why we need a positive attitude! "A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action."Richard DeVos Sr. Our upcoming Personal Kaizen post will elaborate on how to overcome a negative mindset with a TedTalk from Alison Ledgerwood.
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Satisfaction Can Make Us Yield to Inertia

Satisfaction Can Make Us Yield to Inertia

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote from Marshall Goldsmith, an executive leadership coach, and author. He believes that satisfaction can make us yield to inertia. "If we’re satisfied with our life—not necessarily happy or delighted that we’ve exceeded our wildest expectations, just satisfied—we yield to inertia. We continue doing what we’ve always done."marshall goldsmith Our Personal Kaizen topic this week will be on the Lean East site. We will share the main takeaways from the 2022 book The Earned Life by Marshall Goldsmith.
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