July 13

Ways to be more productive [Re-blog]

I have came across this beautiful post by http://randomrepeat.com . This post talks about 4 practical ways to be more productive. These are:

4 ways to be more productive:

  1. Do one thing at a time
  2. Split actions into disposal, store and act (in that order)
  3. In each action, plant the seeds of future action
  4. Wrap your actions into a timetabled group process

Read each one of these fantastic ways to be more productive at the below link which is the blog of the Author of the post.

You can also read my own post which talks about 10 Habits that reduces our productivity, focus and efficiency. The 10 habits which reduces our productivity, focus and efficiency are:

10 habits that reduces our productivity, focus and efficiency:

  1. Getting lost on social Media
  2. Never leaving the comfort zone
  3. Always aiming for perfection
  4. Sitting down all day
  5. Not enough sleep
  6. Over-analyzing everything
  7. Saying “Yes” to everything
  8. Not taking breaks
  9. Trying to do multitasking
  10. Taking long time to make simple decisions

Read about all these habits in details and how we can overcome these habits at below link

4 ways to be more productive full post link:

4 ways to be more productive

Originally posted on Remindful UK: Use your diary to plant the seeds of future action. Photo by Calista Tee on Unsplash Productivity is obviously subjective.  This is proved by the fact that we tend to worry far more about our own productivity than anyone else’s.  We challenge ourselves, but it is a painful holding to…

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July 12

Quotes on Love, Dream, Success, Attitude etc. to understand Life

Understanding Life by Quotes

Quotes on Understanding:

No one is perfect that is why understanding is important.

Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many people who know you, but there are very few who understand you.

Quotes on Love:

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

Moreover, the importance of love in our life is that it washes away the dust of loneliness from your heart.

Quotes on Time:

Some talk to you in their free time and some free their time to talk to you. Learn the difference.

The best time to start was yesterday. The next best time is now.

Relationship:

Everyone wants to improve relationship, but they want other person should start first.

One day we will forget each other, if we think why I should contact them, if they do not contact me.

Dreams:

If you don’t build your dream someone else will hire you to help them build their.

Follow your dreams instead of following others.

Success:

Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s life. and

If you have strong commitment to your goals and dreams, if you wake up every day with a passion to do your job, everything is possible.

Attitude:

A bad attitude is like flat tire, If you don’t change it you’ll never go anywhere.

You know, Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.

Smile:

A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.

Trust:

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle the hold all relationships.

Never trust someone that let you down more than two times. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more than that is taking advantage.

Funny and Sarcasm:

Life is too short to keep unnecessary:

Apps in your phone

Feeling in your heart

People in your life

Uninstall.

If people say something bad about you, judge you as if they know you, don’t feel bad just remember Dogs barks if they don’t know the person.

Read my post on

Know and understand yourself… Self-Awareness

July 11

KAIZEN principles – How to apply in improving personal Life

What is Kaizen and its principles?

Before understanding KAIZEN principles, Let us first understand the meaning of the term KAIZEN. Kaizen is a term that refers to on-going or continuous improvement. The definition of kaizen comes from two Japanese words: ‘kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘zen’ meaning ‘good’. Therefore, KAIZEN means, “Change for Good”.

Kaizen is an approach based on common sense, self-discipline, order, and economy. Kaizen method is a strong contributor and fundamental part of a lean production process model in lean manufacturing.

History of KAIZEN and its principles

Kaizen began after World War II, when Toyota enacted “quality circles” in its production process. These quality circles consisted of a group of employees who were performing similar tasks. They gathered together on a regular basis to talk about problems related to work and offer possible solutions.

Principles of KAIZEN and application in improving personal Life:

Generally Corporate and Manufacturing Units apply the principles of KAIZEN. However we can apply the same principles in personal Life also. So, today we will learn how we can apply principles of KAIZEN in improving our personal life.

We are going to analyze 10 principles of KAIZEN and its applicability in improving our personal Life.

First principle of KAIZEN, Continuous improvement:

This is a very simple principle, which says, “We all have areas of improvement area in our life, no matter how successful we are”.

We can make our life easy by making small – small improvements in our daily routines. Learn new skills, language, any art or anything, which you have interest in.

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement” – Helmut Schmidt.

Upgrade or eliminate old practices:

“Like gadgets and Apps, we need to constantly come up with newer versions of ourselves else we will become outdated.” ©

This principle talks about eliminating old ways of doing things. The way the entire world is progressing so fast, we should also adapt to new things, new methods of doing things and get rid of old and redundant methods.

Accept no excuses and make things happen:

It is very important that in the process of improvement, excuses should not come as hurdles. Moreover, You may encounter some failures in the process of improvement, but that failure should not become an excuse for not improving.

Make an effort, not an excuse”.

Caveats of new Methods:

This principle says, just because a method is new it does not mean that it is an improved one. One cannot follow a new method blindly. Therefore, we need to do trial and error and test it properly before it becomes useful for us.

One more point here “Just because something worked for someone, does not guarantee that that will work for you as well”

Correction is required for improvement:

Once the trial and error is done, we need to make corrections to the methods to make it suitable for us, so that it can improve our life.

You need to recognize the areas in your life that can be improved, and make relevant corrections.

Empower everyone to take part in problem solving:

This principle says we should take advice and suggestions from our friends and relatives to solve a problem, so that we can get benefits from their experience also. However, for this principle please keep in mind principle number four.

Get information and opinions from multiple people:

This principle of KAIZEN says, before implementing any idea or an improvement, one should talk to several people to get their inputs. This will give you a different perspective that will open up more ideas for you and chances of success will increase.

In addition, Learn from other people and get some new ideas on things you can add to your routine to create continuous improvement.

“Five why” rule of decision-making:

This principle is for Cause and Effect analysis. Five whys is an iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?” Each answer forms the basis of the next question (the next why).

Improvement should be economical:

“Money saved is money earned”.

In the process of improvement, we need to see the ways to save money by making small changes in the process and then spend the money saved on further improvement.

Last principle of KAIZEN, Improvement has no limit:

Remember that improvement has no limits. So, never stop trying to improve. You can always improve yourself. Whether it is learning something new or perfecting a skill you already have, there is room for improvement in everyone’s life.

KAIZEN Principles
Principles of KAIZEN and its application in improving personal Life

Few of my other post on self-improvement topic:

Self-Improvement

Self-Discipline, How to bring discipline in Life

July 8

Life changing advice by Quotes – Series… 9

Remember the lessons, not the disappointments.

You will get respect when you deserve it, not when you demand it.

Talk to yourself once a day, otherwise you will miss meeting an Excellent Person in the world.

Your thinking makes you beautiful.

You are strong when you know your weaknesses.

You have to use your mind to get things off your mind.

In life, you will get what you work for; not what you wish for.

Whatever situation you are in your life, you are behind it. If you agree, you can change it too.

Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.

Many things may broke your heart but will surely fix your vision.

Few other part of the series

Life changing advice by Quotes – Series… 3

Life changing advice by Quotes – Series… 2

Life changing advice by Quotes – Series… 1

July 3

Self-Discipline, How to bring discipline in Life

Self-discipline begins with Mastering control on your own thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.

Read Power of our thoughts… for mastering your thoughts.

Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to get done to achieve your Goal.

You know most of us break the self-discipline everyday, that too before the day starts. It gets broke when we snooze our Alarm Clock.

If you want to get up at 6.40 in the morning set Alarm for 6.40 only, rather than setting at 6.30 and snoozing it for 10 minutes.

Self-discipline is when you are responding instead of reacting. – ©

So now let us discuss how to achieve self-discipline:

  • Become comfortable with discomfort. If you are in comfort zone then come out of comfort zone How?.. Read this …How to come out of comfort zone…
  • Visualize your success, which will make you stay focused towards your Goal.
  • Learn to manage your time by managing priorities – If you want to know how to manage priorities read my article Utilizing time effectively by Priority Management…
  • Do regular Mediation and exercise, this will increase your will – power, focus and concentration.
  • Learn to say NO, else you will be running out of time always.
  • Think before you make a commitment and and once you have made commitment then complete that commitment.
  • Know your weaknesses and try and improve on those weaknesses.
  • Set Goal in life and have an execution plan to achieve the same.
  • Challenge yourself, Start doing what you are afraid of doing.
  • Form some Good Habits, First you form habits and then habits forms you… Read my post on 30 habits which will make you successful…
  • Forgive yourself, learn from failure and move forward.
  • Have an attitude of gratitude.
  • Learn to forgive people, whether to forget or not is up to you.
  • Eat Healthy , Stay Healthy.
  • Early to bed and Early to rise

Will talk on benefits of self-discipline in next post.

Self-Discipline
How to discipline yourself