“It’s not the high-adrenaline Sundays with Open Circles
but rather the dull Wednesday afternoons at home
that determines your ability to create your success.”
The Truth About Continuous Improvement
(and why I decided to do something about it for you)
Continuous improvement is everywhere. We set improvement goals for our careers, our health, and our happiness in general. Modern society is always encouraging us to think about the next milestone.
However, what we don’t think about enough is the science and strategy of how to trigger and sustain that improvement over time and ultimately achieve our goals.
If we are serious about such improvements, we’d better start with a much different question. Rather than considering what kind of improvement and success we want, we should ask, “What kind of effort am I willing to embrace?”
Who wouldn’t want to write a best-selling book? The real challenge isn’t determining if you want the result, but if you are willing to put in the work required to achieve it. Do you want the lifestyle that comes with your quest? Do you want the often unexciting process that comes before the rewarding outcome?
It’s easy to sit around and think what we could do or what we’d like to do. It is an entirely different thing to accept the tradeoffs that come with our own self-improvement. Everybody wants a gold medal. Few people want to train like an Olympic athlete.
This brings us to the first insight.
Improvement is not only about choosing the rewards you want to enjoy, but also the “pain” you are willing to take.
Imagine riding your bicycle. Your goals are like the handlebar on the bicycle. You set the direction and determine where you go. If you commit to one goal, then the handlebar keeps straight and you continue moving forward. If you flip-flop between goals, then the bar moves all around and it is easy to find yourself moving in circles.
There is a different part of the bicycle that is even more important than the handlebar: The pedals. If the handlebar is your goal, then the pedals are your process for achieving it. While the handlebar determines your direction, it is the pedals that determine your progress.
This metaphor helps clarify the difference between systems and goals. It is an important distinction that shows up everywhere in life.
- If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
- If you’re a runner, your goal is to run a marathon. Your system is your training schedule for the month.
- If you’re an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a million dollar business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.
Goals are useful for setting the direction and stimulating positive emotions. Systems are great for actually making progress. In fact, the primary benefit of having a goal is that it tells you what sort of system you need to put in place. However, the system itself is what actually achieved the results.
This brings us to our second insight.
Goals determine your direction. Systems determine your progress. You’ll never get anywhere just by holding the handlebar. You have to pedal.
This is one of the reasons why I decided to build my new platform BizKaizen. In case you’ve been on another planet for the last few weeks, and you didn’t hear about it yet, BizKaizen is the new smart online platform I am launching, where I am going to put all the best courses and training I ever made made.
I wanted to create a tool for every entrepreneur to not only share my education, but also to help you set ambitious goals and – even more importantly – establish those crucial supporting systems in your life. I always knew that in order to master those systems, only a network of continuous support can generate and sustain continuous improvement.
Bizkaizen is like the the gear shifter of your bicycle, it adjusts to your ability to pedal and lets you take the next step when you can push harder.
The platform is being built with those ideas in mind. It is being developed as a smart system that learns about you and your business and adjusts its program recommendations to your needs and wants. Bizkaizen will become more and more accurate with time. The more information you put into it, the more it will know what you need and what you like and eventually the more will it be able to work its magic in the background and serve you the best and most relevant content, tailored to you.
Soon, BizKaizen is going to become your personal business trainer, helping you overcome your chronic struggles as well as accelerating your business and personal growth. We cut out clips of max 20 minutes, so that you get your answers straight while keeping yourself laser focused and save yourself precious time.
I chose the Japanese word “Kaizen” (i.e. continuous improvement), as I wanted this to be your everyday business 20-min workout to create and strengthen the right systems in your life.
That removes the necessity to stress continuously about your inner discipline and enables continuous micro successes, which eventually altogether emerge as (yet) unimaginable achievements.
Having access to this platform means that you can get my mentoring every time you need, and not just those few days a year when you join me in my events. I know those days are a great adrenaline rush, however it’s not the high pumping Sundays but rather the dull Wednesday afternoons of a random week at home that determines your actual ability to create your own success, step by step.
After a successful premiere launch event last Sunday for my birthday, I have now opened the online pre-registrations to the platform online. I am going to open the actual registrations next week, so you have to sign up here if you want to stay up to date with this opportunity
As I told you before, this is a tool that is going to stick with you in the long run, and it’s going to kaizen itself – so to say – as more and more valuable education will be added progressively.
That is why I want you to give you now the opportunity to get a lifetime access, you invest once and forget about payments, forever. This opportunity will only be available for the online launch period so you really need to leave your details here if you do not want to miss it. Life gets busy and emails are easily skipped, thus it’s important to be on that shortlist.
This very kind response we received this week in our customer support says it all:
“No worries, in the case of Open Circle I prefer getting one email too much
on this kind of subjects than missing out on a great opportunity.”
I hope you now understand and better appreciate the reasons behind the decisions to create this new platform. In a world full of distractions, pressure to multi-task and pursue too many goals at the same time, BizKaizen will be your unfair advantage to pedal faster, creating powerful systems and actual improvement, day after day.
I want to conclude this post with one provocative question, which may also reveal some of our blind spots.
Can you think of any reason why you WOULD NOT want this tool in your business and life?
As you are well aware, we love your feedback and I challenge you here to find some solid reasons. I am very curious to hear your thoughts. Please share them in the comment box.
I am looking forward to hearing from you
To your success,