Why Chunking is Better than Multitasking

Why Chunking is Better than Multitasking

Elon Musk has been in the news lately for his attempt to buy Twitter for $44 Billion. Musk, who is already the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, was leading these negotiations while dealing with two other full-time jobs already. If you are one of the people who wonders how he gets all of his work done, Musk has found that chunking is better than multitasking. As a consultant for Lean East, I also have multiple clients and responsibilities I am supporting at the same time. Like Musk, I have learned techniques that help me accomplish higher-quality work and other…
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Morality and Becoming Worthy of Happiness

Morality and Becoming Worthy of Happiness

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Please enjoy this quote from Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher and Enlightenment Thinker. During the Age of Enlightenment, he was versatile in the value of human happiness. "Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."Immanuel Kant Our Personal Kaizen topic this week will be on the Lean East site and share the main takeaways from the book How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question. This is a book by Michael Schur, the creator of…
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Brain Hack 3: How To Calm Down and Reduce Stress

Brain Hack 3: How To Calm Down and Reduce Stress

Our previous post shared a brain hack that improves your mood instantly. Brain hack 3 will also improve your mood by helping you calm down and reduce stress. This hack can be used anytime you notice that you are feeling anxious, nervous, or overly stressed. How Stress Affects the Brain and Body Stress affects all systems of the body, especially the nervous system. The first part of our brain to form is the limbic system, responsible for our fight-or-flight response to danger. The nervous system responds to stress and danger by forcing shorter, more rapid breaths that will provide us…
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The Greatest Weapon Against Stress

The Greatest Weapon Against Stress

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! William James was an American philosopher, historian, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. Please enjoy this quote where he shares the greatest weapon against stress. "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."william james This week we will share the third and final lesson in a Personal Kaizen topic on brain hacks. First, we covered staying alert when you're feeling tired, followed by improving your mood when you're feeling down. Our final brain hack will share how to calm…
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Brain Hack 2: Easily and Instantly Improve Your Mood

Brain Hack 2: Easily and Instantly Improve Your Mood

Our last post shared a brain hack that will help you feel more alert and awake in only 15 seconds. This hack is even quicker and simpler. If you are feeling sad or down, all you have to do to feel better is force a smile and improve your mood instantly! Neural Loops in the Brain The human brain uses neural loops as shortcuts in thinking. Many of these loops are innate, meaning even babies do this without being taught how. For example, try holding your breath and tell your brain not to take a breath. Our brain circuitry is…
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All You Need Are the Resources of Your Mind

All You Need Are the Resources of Your Mind

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote from the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. He believed that all the resources we could ever need are to be found in the mind. "All the resources we need are in the mind."Theodore Roosevelt Last week, the Personal Kaizen team shared a brain hack related to maximum effectiveness and staying alert. This week we will share how to improve your mood instantly with a very simple hack. Stay tuned!
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Brain Hacks: How To Trick Your Brain for Maximum Effectiveness

Brain Hacks: How To Trick Your Brain for Maximum Effectiveness

Our last post explains how to use the power of our subconscious mind and visualization to help us achieve positive outcomes. This is the first lesson in a Personal Kaizen topic on brain hacks - simple ways we can use neuroscience to trick our brain for maximum effectiveness. I’m about to share a brain hack that will help you feel more alert and awake in only 15 seconds! Our Incredible Brain I first began studying the workings of the human brain in 2005 after accepting a position as a Director of Operations for a medical device company manufacturing deep brain…
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Finding Strength With Power Over Your Mind

Finding Strength With Power Over Your Mind

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor and a Stoic philosopher. We hope you enjoy this quote where he touches on strength and power over your mind. "You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."Marcus Aurelius Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will share a few brain hacks related to maximum effectiveness, improving your mood, and stress and anxiety. If you have a brain hack you already use, we'd love to hear about it in the comment section below!
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When You Worry You Visualize What You Don’t Want!

When You Worry You Visualize What You Don’t Want!

I’ve been wanting to share this concept for a few years now but haven’t known where to begin. Rule 4 of the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life is to Live in the Moment with a Positive Mindset. I have too many friends and family members who experience anxiety and worry about outcomes. The problem with this is that when you worry, you visualize what you don’t want to happen. The visualization remains in your subconscious thoughts and becomes more likely to occur! Think Positively Visualization can be a helpful tool for achieving a goal. Simply envision how you will…
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12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

I recently saw a new book in my local library that I knew I had to read and share with the Personal Kaizen community. Liquids Till Lunch: 12 Small Habits that Will Change Your Life for Good by MaryRuth Ghiyam is a 2021 release with a title that made me skeptical and a subtitle that made me interested. I wondered – how many of her 12 small habits would agree with the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life? The author is a certified health educator and nutritional consultant with several episodes of personal loss as defining life experiences. This post…
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