To make New Year’s promises is a common tradition. But are we fooling ourselves by making promises we will not keep? Why would a promise at the beginning of a year lead to results if we have not been able to achieve results already during the previous years? I think many people tend to forget … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – Are You Willing to Make Changes?
For decades, organizations have used different methodologies for process improvement in order to reduce costs and to enhance customer satisfaction. If these methodologies can be used across different business areas and industries, they can most certainly be applied for private purposes as well. Imagine the processes of an office: filling out Excel sheets, updating customer … Continue reading Lean and Kaizen at Home
Get things done efficiently. Distinguish between "want" and "need". Self-discipline is important when making changes and reaching goals. When I started studying again, like a poor university student, but as an adult with a family, I had to rethink how I was going to organize my life. At first it seemed like a loss, I … Continue reading The Benefits of Self-Discipline and Frugality
Did you get fired? How can it be possible to see this setback as a possibility to achieve something better? During my career so far I have been fired three times, of which two times were during the same pregnancy. It was a chock back then. And very stressful. Perhaps the worst thing was to … Continue reading Turning Adversity into Opportunity
By getting rid of stuff you don't need, budgeting your income and expenses, there will be many more possibilities to choose from. Living with less and cutting your costs can enable you to take sabbaticals, or mini-retirements as they're called nowadays, to travel, study or be at home with your kids. With less gadgets and … Continue reading Possibilities