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Reach your goals with Kaizen—the Japanese art of gentle self-improvement
From Hygge to Ikigai, positive philosophies have taken the world by storm. Now, Kaizen—meaning “good change”—will help you transform your habits, without being too hard on yourself along the way. With Kaizen, even the boldest intention becomes a series of small, achievable steps. Each person’s approach will be different, which is why it’s so effective.
First popularized by Toyota, Kaizen is already proven in the worlds of business and sports. Here, Sarah Harvey shows how to apply it to your health, relationships, money, career, hobbies, and home—and how to tailor it to your personality. Kaizen is the key to lasting change!
About the Author
Sarah Harvey was living in Tokyo working as a freelance book scout and publishing consultant when she fell in love with Japanese culture and was introduced to Kaizen. After a life-changing time away, Sarah now lives in London, where she works for a literary agency and spends a not-insignificant portion of her time searching for a Japanese-standard bowl of tonkotsu ramen.
“Self-help enthusiasts interested in Japanese philosophies will find Harvey’s practical advice constructive, positive, and suitable for many of life’s situations.”—Publishers Weekly
“In Kaizen: The Japanese Secret to Lasting Change, Sarah Harvey applies the easy, achievable steps approach to making positive changes in one’s health, work, money, relationships, and modern life. . . .She is the ideal West-meets-East guide to kaizen’s profound benefits.”—Foreword Reviews
“This wonderful book on the Japanese art of turning small kizuki (realizations) into improvements will help anyone interested in lifelong learning, health, career success, and happiness to achieve inner harmony.”—Ken Mogi, author of Awakening Your Ikigai