Common wisdom suggests that if we want to make big changes in our lives, we have to take big steps. But sometimes even if we know what we need to do next, fear can get the best of us.
My guest today, Dr. Robert Maurer, shares how you can use the concept of Kaizen to overcome mental obstacles and create momentum in your life. Dr. Maurer shares how taking small actions and asking small questions can sometimes be the key to accomplishing great things.
Dr. Robert Maurer
Dr. Maurer is the Director of Behavioral Sciences for Family Medicine Spokane and a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has served as a consultant to many companies and government agencies, including Walt Disney Studios, the US Airforce, and American Express, to name a few. He has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and other publications. He is the founder of The Science of Excellence, a consulting firm. And finally, his book One Small Step Can Change Your Life is now available in fourteen languages.
Hope you enjoy the episode!
- The concept of Kaizen and how you can apply it in health and relationships
- Why trying to create great change quickly often backfires
- Why the average person makes the same New Year’s resolution 10 years in a row
- How small steps can help you “tiptoe” past your natural fear response and create sustainable habits
- How asking small questions can help you solve problems subconsciously
- Why it’s a myth that big problems need big solutions
- Kaizen vs. innovation and how they intersect
- How to use the technique of “mind sculpture” to hone skills without lifting a finger
- The real nature of stress, and how you can reframe it in a more healthy way
- One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
- Mastering Fear: Harnessing Emotion to Achieve Excellence in Work, Health and Relationships
- The Machine that Changed the World
- Mind Sculpture