The master in the art of living is focused on pursuing excellence in all things that make up the day, personally and professionally. This excellence is pursued by experimenting with better, faster and cheaper ways to do everything. The experiments are focused on eliminating waste of all kinds, in order to create a life that seamlessly flows between the "must do's" and "want to do's." As your mastery grows, you will find yourself spending far less time on the "must do's" and much more time on the want to do's!"
One of my favorite books of all time, that was written by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, is titled: LEAN THINKING - Banish Waste and Create Wealth In Your Corporation. It is one of my favorites as it introduced to me concepts such as: Value, Waste and Flow. These new concepts totally changed the way I viewed the world around me.
The basic idea is to first...
regarding a product, service, process, experience, room layout, etc. It is important to remember that your most frequent, and therefore most important, customer is: YOU!
You are always around YOU, so it makes sense to focus on what is valued by YOU, and experiment with ways to eliminate process waste, so that YOU have more time, more money and more energy to serve all your other customers (everyone you come in contact with each day). If you do not serve YOU well, then it will be hard to serve others in the way desired.
to YOU and your customer in the simplest possible way. The principles and practices driving the improvement process of eliminating waste and increasing flow is often called: Lean.
Learn more about Waste and Flow.
Proceed to: Values