Lean Living: Managing Life The Kaizen Way

The main aim of Lean Living is continuous improvement of ones lifestyle through applying Lean principles to proactively manage your life, eliminating anything that fails to maximise your potential.

It embraces activities that bring about:

  • Elimination of waste.
  • Orderliness.
  • Discipline.

To embrace Lean Living, one would have to apply the principles to every area of life: internal and external. I am convinced that ordering the inner world is vital to bringing order to the outer world. We begin with:

  • a quiet Spirit
  • a clear and focused Mind
  • calm Emotions
  • a health Body

We progress to an ordered Desk, clean shoes, a funcional filing system, a health bank-balance, a well-ordered home.

We develop goals, and eliminate actions which do not invest in our ability to achieve those goals.

We invest in ourselves and our immediate world and the world beyond ourselves.

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4 Responses to Lean Living: Managing Life The Kaizen Way

  1. Geolly says:

    I am not sure how genuine you are intending your comment to be, however…

    I am employed as a lean-manufacturing engineer and I strongly agree with your premise of managing one’s life through lean philosophy.

    Very interesting.


    • Daryl says:

      Gelooy and Kramii,

      In about one month I am leading a session at my company in which we are going to discuss ways we can apply Lean concepts to everyday life! We are excited about doing this, and see the potential for something bigger!

  2. kramii says:


    Thanks for your comment. It is interesting to hear from someone who really understands this stuff – not just intellectually, but from personal experience.

    I doubt that I will ever write the book, but you’re welcome to reference this Blog as your inspiration if you ever write it yourself 🙂

    In my sporadic way, I do try to apply a little of this philosophy to my life. But I have a very long way to travel, and a lot of distractions on the way.

    All the best.

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