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Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy which was developed after WW2, during the rebuilding era of Japanese industry. It is based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes can reap significant improvements over time.

The term Kaizen is a combination of two Japanese words: “Kai” meaning (good) and “Zen” meaning (change). However, over the years it has come to mean "continuous improvement" through its lean methodology and principles.

Kaizen and it’s 10 principals are situated at the core of The Thrive Model. In order to embark on the path to Thrive, an individual needs to first commit to execute the following 10 principles of Kaizen in every aspect of their daily life.

Kaizen’s 10 principals:

  1. Adapt a growth mindset and commit to breaking the status quo by replacing your bad habits with good ones.

  2. Let go of perfectionism and adapt an attitude of slow gradual positive change.

  3. Let go of worrying about what others will think of you.

  4. Create a detailed plan of improvement in all aspects of your life with itemized goal targets.

  5. Find comfort in discomfort.

  6. Track results through daily, weekly, monthly to do lists and journal keeping.

  7. View mistakes as opportunities for growth.

  8. Get information and opinions ONLY from qualified mentors and coaches.

  9. Be proactive and creative about solving problems.

  10. Never stop improving!

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