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  • How to Set Goals with Kaizen & Ikigai

  • A Japanese Strategy-Setting Guide. Focus, Cure Procrastination, & Increase Personal Productivity. (Achieve Success Through Discipline and Making Good Habits.)
  • By: Anthony Raymond
  • Narrated by: Anthony Raymond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Career Success
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you have trouble setting and achieving your goals?

Do you procrastinate, or put things off till the last moment?

The truth is...80 percent of New Year's resolutions have failed by February. Why? Because people were simply never taught how to set goals properly. Most goals are never completed on time. And even highly-skilled and dedicated professionals, still struggle to accomplish goals, and overcome procrastination.

The solution lies in understanding the innate psychological forces that conspire against us. We must become aware of these mental traps which prevent us from getting things done.

What if I told you that the Japanese have solved this problem?

In this audiobook, we'll be introducing you to three concepts from Japan:

  • Hansei - The art of honest self-reflection.
  • Ikigai - How to find your "true calling."
  • Kaizen - Goal achievement--through incremental progress.

Each one of these techniques is a powerful goal-setting aid. But when combined together, they can multiply your productivity by a factor of 10, and make your most ambitious dreams appear achievable!

This Audiobook Will Teach You How to Discover Your Purpose and Accomplish Any Goal You Set!

You will understand why so many Fortune 500 companies (like Toyota, Nestle, and Lockheed Martin) have enthusiastically adopted Kaizen with great success.

You will learn:

  • Why traditional goal-setting causes so many people and projects to fail.
  • The one clever trick that immediately allows you to stop procrastinating, and start working.
  • The Japanese method to find your life's purpose, and ignite the flames of internal motivation that stir within you.
  • The one-minute principle that makes the laborious chore of "habit-forming" much, much easier.
  • How to avoid allowing excuses or inconsequential interruptions from disturbing your productivity.
  • And how to utilize the art of "incremental progress" to overcome your brain's built-in tendency to resist risk and accepting ambitious tasks.

It doesn't matter if you're a student or an entrepreneur, these techniques will work! So don't spend another day waiting. Make the decision to stop wasting time, and start accomplishing goals!

If you're ready to become a "productivity powerhouse", then get the audiobook now!

©2019 Marcus Sullivan (P)2019 Marcus Sullivan

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The lessons in this book are excellent and well explained. to be honest though, the narrator read with quite a biring voice, with little inflexion or expression.

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It's all I needed.

Mate, I love your book. I felt like you were coming from behind a smoking screen living me some no nonsense truth with your way of narrating. definitely recommend it.

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worth reading more than once

the realisation from the contents hits me instantly. It's like a wake up call.

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Straight-talking and realistic

I found the book inspiring and it has motivated me to make changes to my routines and practices; only small ones, nothing drastic, but I am hoping this means I will be able to continue with them long term. I appreciated the lack of bloviated "YOU CAN ACHIEVE 10X MASTERY IN 7 DAYS" messaging. At one point the author apologises if his message sounds depressing, but I found it encouraging: I'm just ordinary, nothing special, but I can improve myself and work on my ikigai. I'm never related to the term 'passion',' in terms of "follow your passion", and thinking of ikigai as something I suffer for, rather than something that I'm enthusiastic and hyped about 24/7 has been perhaps the most useful takeaway of the book for me. I will be re-listening immediately. The author's narration is very calming and reassuring.

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A great listen

Enjoyed this very much I’m about to listen again 👍 I’m going to add these principles to my lifestyle

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The easiest life changing read ever

This book is a must read for anyone into goal planning and vision planning. As the book states everyday is filled with goals so why not make the most of them by planning effectively. I have been searching for my Ikigai and pursuing the teaching of vision board workshops, Kaizen has explained to me why I haven’t fully understood the whole process and why it kept overwhelming me. This book must be a part of any planners library and has inspired me to purchase a hard copy to work with. It has also prompted and inspired me to study and master Kaizen. 🙏🏻

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Amazing

Great tips and speaks well to be able to take in content to be able to implement

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  • SS
  • 30-08-2019

Practical

I enjoyed this nice summary on how to advance your interests just by tackling one small bite size at a time. Very practical and encouraging.

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  • Jessie
  • 25-01-2021

Enjoyed the audiobook!

Interesting audiobook with great information. I knew of Ikigai but this book helped me understand what it meant. I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • A&JSkand512
  • 14-01-2021

Interesting perspective to conscious goal setting!

Excellent review of the concepts of the East to help with self reflection, leading to owning the mistakes, overcoming self doubts, planning for a successful goal attainment by Ikigai through continuous improvement/Kaizen. Ikigai seems to be similar to finding your why, but the author has further broken down finding Ikigai into a set of practical questions, what skill do you love, do you think you can get better at the skill, can you earn money using this skill and can this skill help the community. Interesting perspective to conscious goal setting!

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  • Mohrah
  • 11-01-2021

Kaizen roles

Finally, I managed different tasks by using a Kaizen role... it works and the book is very helpful

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  • Betsy
  • 17-12-2020

Enjoyable and way listening

As my first introduction to the book topics, it gave me a great overall view and the author/narrator had a gentle soft touch in presenting the material. Definitely recommend if you’re seeking introductions to these topics!

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  • jennifer
  • 30-11-2020

Fantastic Book!

I loved the entire book! Kaizen and Ikigai is my new way of life! I can’t wait to read it a few more times! ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-2020

Great break down of goal setting

I have been looking into the Ikigai for a while and this book actually add additional methods and explore a whole range on understanding how to use these methods in your own goal setting. Quick and easy to listen to and put into action.

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  • san
  • 07-11-2020

Great book!

simple, practical step toward setting your short or long term goals! I highly recommend this book!

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  • Stephen Jones
  • 17-09-2020

Short and sweet

I thought I’d return this 5 minutes in but something caught me and kept me engaged. There are some lame examples for diet in there... like cut out fatty foods. But w/e. Principles were solid and I really enjoyed the book.

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  • Carina Haasbroek
  • 05-09-2020

Interesting topic and useful

The book is full of good applicable examples which could be very useful in changing your life forever.

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  • Louie Mussett
  • 18-05-2020

Calm and refreshing

I work for a manufacturing firm attempting to implement the Kaizen business model and was confused why it was not working, but now I do. The Japanese implement this model not in the attempt to increase revenue In a business, but to increase on ones way of living in a community. The business focuses on the physical environment but not on the relationship between people (talked about in the last chapter) which I can now appreciate and understand, but this unfortunately will never be implement or understood inside large corporations in today’s capitalist world.

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  • karen Orrock
  • 27-01-2020

Practical and insightful

I read this book as a follow on from another book about Ikigai. I am new to the concept and discovered it whilst looking for guidance about how to bring more peace, satisfaction and success to my life without travelling at frantic pace and feeling like success in one area of life required disappointment or compromise in others. This book has made me think differently and I’m already feeling the benefit. I’ll be looking for more books from this author to help me continue this practice. Many thanks and best wishes to the author. Karen

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  • Nicholas
  • 21-12-2020

Good book

I will have to go over this book and use some of methods here. I know I have many improvements to make in life and hopefully using some of the methods proposed here will gradually form a better me.

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  • Carol B
  • 05-12-2020

Content useful - short and to the point

A reminder about self-reflection, taking responsibility and how small incremental changes lead to major transformations. In places a bit basic but still it's things we forget / ignore for all kinds of reasons, some obvious and some hidden, which is the whole point. Not keen on the reader and a pet hate of mine - every indefinite article 'a' was pronounced 'ay' rather than 'ah' - began to sound ridiculous in some of the sentences!

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  • Nic Bevan
  • 11-11-2020

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Very down beat and self effacing. Not sure it’s good to spend so much time contemplating failure, better to learn from it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2020

Interesting book.

Good book. Concepts make total sense. I missed some practical exercises and examples. Otherwise OK.

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  • Tiernan
  • 28-08-2020

Clear and supportive guidance

An excellent, easy to listen to audible version of this book. If you are seeking some support or framework to review your own life/journey/progress then this book can provide that path.

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  • Jon
  • 17-07-2020

3rd time reading it. fab book

everytime I read it I get something else from it....brilliant book. well done 👏 🙌

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  • david holland
  • 28-06-2020

Highly Recommend

loved it and one to listen to over again. Gained new perspectives on setting and progressing towards my goals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-2020

really interesting learning,

This was really interesting to listen to and well worth it, some of the information has been said by others but this has given things a new spin that is easier to put into place.

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