Kanso – Eliminate the Mess –
Take a good hard look at trimming people, places, processes and things that are overloading your path, that are not adding to you and helping you to grow. Who and what do you need to let go of and move on from?
Fukinsei – Work-Life Balance –
We must always be improving and refining our work-life balance or else it’s just a continuum of crash and burn. How can you recharge and renew your priorities, energy and health?
Shibumi – Simplify –
Make things easier to do and follow by making efficiency your goal in multi-tasking. This is about finding and using appropriate apps, technologies and systems to help make things simpler and more user friendly for you and your customer. Creating the memorable customer experience is the key to customer retention.
Shizen – Authenticity –
Nothing is more important than being who you say you are and delivering that consistently. Come out more from behind your business so that people can get to know the real you. The customer wants to know more about who they are trusting and engaging with today.
Yugen – Subtlety –
Less is more. Focusing on how you can make a difference and solve problems through education and inspiration. Contribute consistently in a thought provoking way by sharing your experiential wisdom through content marketing, social media and volunteering.
Datsuzoku – Amazement –
There is nothing more wonderful and exciting than hearing and reading about the stories of real people and the amazing things that happen to them daily. Share your story and the stories of ordinary, real people doing extraordinary things. Find random acts of kindness that are happening in your World and beyond and celebrate them. This is the Zen and Karma that multiples and attracts more to you.
Seijaku – Calm Solitude –
Take time to reflect, muse and meditate even for short dedicated amounts of time. Zen is about intuition and listening for the prompts and messages that are all around us. This principle is so essential to well being and translates to our families, community and businesses.
Listen, look and pay attention to the day you are in.