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One Small Step Can Change Your Life

The Kaizen Way to Success
Written by: Dr. Robert Maurer
Narrated by: Robert Maurer
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
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Publisher's Summary

The kaizen way to change your life.

Discover the potent force of kaizen... and use it to easily, effortlessly achieve any goal or make any change you want to!

We've been programmed to believe that change is a "battle" - something hard fought and hard won, something that demands struggle and sacrifice. But as anyone who uses the technique known as kaizen can tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. With kaizen, it's effortless, simple, and inevitable to change your life.

In One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way to Success, author, psychologist, and world-renowned kaizen expert Dr. Robert Maurer introduces you to this simple yet extremely powerful transformation technique and gives you a step-by-step system for using it to achieve big and small changes in your life, with a speed and ease that will astonish you. In this exciting mix of studio and live recordings, Dr. Maurer will teach you how to:

  • Conquer procrastination - even if it's a challenge you've struggled to overcome your entire life.
  • Eliminate debt - even if you've racked up huge credit card bills and can't see a time when you'll ever be able to pay them off.
  • Create a more balanced life - even if you can't see any way to redistribute your time and energy.
  • Lose weight - even if you hate dieting and have never been able to stick to a weight loss program for very long.
  • Build wealth - even if you've found it impossible to save money or create wealth up until now.
  • End bad habits - like smoking or overeating, even if you've tried over and over again without success.
  • Start doing what you love - even if you don't know what it is or can't imagine how it could ever become your main job.
  • And so much more!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 Robert Maurer (P)2006 Nightingale Conant

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Good book

Some of the techniques that exist in this book are amazing and do plan to use to help improve myself. However, I am disappointed that the audiobook was not the same as the book. Plus the sound was really boring, however it doesn't matter. I respect the Professor Robert Maurer.

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A fun doable book

A fun read and very doable steps. A good book to reread several time a year for continuous growth.

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Great Listen

Available only on Audible, this is a collection of recorded lectures with commentary added here and there.

The latter part of the book digressed a bit, but it covers interesting topics nonetheless, so that's easily forgiven.

After listening to it, you will have a fundamental understanding of Kaizen and (at least in my case) a new appreciation of how impactful small steps can be in reaching a larger goal.

Recommend read.

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guiding light

a must read for those who want to live their lives to the fullest. Don't hesitate to read and apply this learning

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loved it. transformational

not the book but even better! a series of audios on workshops about kaizen and much more. I really loved it! I highly recommend it

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  • Chris
  • 2016-09-03

A must listen for anyone seriros about self-master

this was a great book. it offers a lot of practical advice on how to make small changes to improve your self mastery. It's a highly practical book. You can also hear quite a bit of Tony Robbins teachings in this book. definitely check out the audible version because it's a little bit different than the Kindle version. I think the main difference is that the audible version features in-person seminars that the author delivered at the Canyon Ranch Spa

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  • George
  • 2016-08-08

Very Helpful

I found the technique of kaizen to be very helpful. I found many of the concepts and studies new to me. Especially the concept that opportunities can also cause fight or flight and the concept of not waking up your amygdala by keeping tasks small. There is repetition because the audio intersperses portions of live presentations along with the reading of the book, but this did not bother me.

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  • K J Malone
  • 2016-07-17

Kaizen, good micro change applied to personal life

Excellent! lots of good tools, great examples, and good exercises for you to do . Ratchets you down from big change to seconds or minutes initially, in some cases just thinking about change.

With enough references to studies and science that show that those kinds of changes are more sustainable and successful in the long run.

Taped lectures from the Canyon Ranch so sometimes repetitive but it didn't matter was still good. The repetition probably helped it sink in better for me.

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  • Lyle
  • 2015-09-03

Botched editing or a bug ruined the experience

I liked this book a lot. Until I got to chapter 7, and it was about to describe the 4 key skills of success in all areas of life. Then, it inexplicably replayed a prior chapter about stress. There was no rating for editing quality, so I had to rate the performance low, even though the speaker was pretty good (though a little wooden when rattling off some of the stories)

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  • A. Yoshida
  • 2016-10-03

Take tiny steps

Start each day with the question "What small step can I take today to make an improvement in the quality of my life?" It can be as trivial as walking up and down a few steps, flossing a tooth, reading one page of a book, spending five minutes to clean an area of the house, saving a dollar, or going to bed five minutes earlier. It is better to spend two minutes every day on improving something than trying to motivate yourself to spend 30 minutes a week for a bigger goal. These small, trivial steps do not trigger fear as would a major goal - fear of failure or change. When you become accustomed to that one tiny step every day, you can increase it a little more.

The one bad thing about the audio book is that it's a combination of studio recording and the recording of a workshop, which included the author lecturing and participants answering questions. There are probably also moments when the author is writing on a whiteboard (because you can hear the squeaking of a marker). This diminishes the quality of the audio book.

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  • Daughter's Shop Assistant
  • 2015-06-12

Turn to be different from what I expected

Quite more focused on relationships than expected. A bit repetitive. Other than that quite useful in connecting some mental barriers with our childhood. Made me more aware in a positive way of my spouse and daughter needs.

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  • melissa
  • 2015-03-10

Very inspiring and uplifting

Would you consider the audio edition of One Small Step Can Change Your Life to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Small Step Can Change Your Life?

All of his personal stories were really good and put it all into perspective

Which scene was your favorite?

same as above- all of his personal reflections

What insight do you think you’ll apply from One Small Step Can Change Your Life?

All of it

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  • Timothy R. Griffith
  • 2015-02-28

Small steps make big difference over time

Was filled with lots of good information on how to approach changing behaviors. Had some great and inspiring examples all throughout.

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  • Cindy
  • 2017-02-20

disappointed in this audio -

First of all I want to say I love Robert Maurer's work - very much so...
What disappoints me is I believed that this would be a reading of the actual book - which currently happens to be one of my favorites. Instead of actually reading it a third time I wanted to be able to listen to it while I was doing other things. Don't get me wrong - the information is very valuable, but I heard much of this in videos I have watched of his. So if you are expecting the book version this is not it. I do hope someday that there is...

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  • James Tharpe
  • Roswell, GA
  • 2019-08-22

Too much motivation, now enough Kaizen

There are useful bits throughout the book, but too much motivational content that I wasn't particularly interested in. I had hoped for more philosophy and practice specifically regarding kaizen.