One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

Hardcover | June 1, 2004

byROBERT MAURER

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The essential guide to kaizen-the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps-is now repackaged as an impulse paperback with a dazzling new cover that speaks to its proper positioning as a self-help/inspiration title that's applicable to business as well.

Written by Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff of both the University of Washington School of Medicine and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and an expert on kaizen who speaks and consults nationally, One Small Step Can Change Your Life is the gentle but potent way to effect change. It is for anyone who wants to lose weight. Or quit smoking. Or write a novel, start an exercise program, get out of debt, or conquer shyness and meet new people.

Beginning by outlining the all-important role that fear plays in every type of change-and kaizen's ability to neutralize it by circumventing the brain's built-in resistance to new behavior-Dr. Maurer then explains the 7 Small Steps: how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, Solve Small Problems, and more. He shows how to perform mind sculpture-visualizing virtual change so that real change comes more naturally. Why small rewards lead to big returns by internalizing motivation. How great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. Rooted in the two-thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching-"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"-here is the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and to begin a new, easy regimen of continuous improvement.

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The essential guide to kaizen-the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps-is now repackaged as an impulse paperback with a dazzling new cover that speaks to its proper positioning as a self-help/inspiration title that's applicable to business as well. Written by Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff...

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Unleash the potent force of kaizen, the Japanese technique of achieving great and lasting success through small, steady steps. Whether the goal is as specific as getting more sleep or as broad as meeting the love of your life, kaizen works because it melts away resistance-in particular, the "fight-or-flight" brain chemistry behind peop...

Robert Maurer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of the UCLA and the University of Washington Schools of Medicine. He is the founder of the Science of Excellence, a consulting firm, and travels extensively presenting seminars and consulting on kaizen to diverse organizations, including corporations, hospital staffs, unive...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:182 pages, 7.31 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761129235

ISBN - 13:9780761129233

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Table of Contents

Preface: One Small Step
Chapter 1: Why Kaizen Works
Chapter 2: Ask Small Questions
Chapter 3: Think Small Thoughts
Chapter 4: Take Small Actions
Chapter 5: Solve Small Problems
Chapter 6: Bestow Small Rewards
Chapter 7: Identify Small Moments
Chapter 8: Kaizen for Life
About the Author


Editorial Reviews

"This is a wonderful, very readable book that describes a peaceful and simple way of handling all the difficulties in our lives. You will breathe a sigh of relief as you read it."
-Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway