Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

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Gerhard van der Merwe

 

When I started the challenge I had a daily task of opening the news first thing when I got to the office.
This made me wonder why I came back to South Africa as I was in the USA for 5 years, as everything that you read was negative. This also tends to make me negative and grumpy.
 
I changed this and now the first thing I do when I get to the office at 6 am in the morning is to spend time on ME, and what I can do to get to my goals. I do not read the news paper anymore as it is only sensation and not helping me in achieving my goals.
 
I have also after I started with the kaizen challenge changed my personality, I am not short tempered anymore, I have more patience that before I my life.
 
I try to give more to the less fortunate that before, I now go out and find a reason to give to someone in a worst situation than me.
 
What has it meant to me?
 
I am now a more balanced person.
 
This means that I always try to keep my wheel of life in balance, I work hard, but I also spend time with my family and with my Saviour Jesus Christ.
 
I will always try to be the best I can be to glory of God.
 
Money is not the most important thing anymore I will rather strive to have abundance in all aspects of my life that just reach for money and be miserable.
 
I am a wealth creator.
 
 In what ways do I approach life differently?
 
I do not look at people in fancy houses and cars and think they had to so something illegal to get to that position.
 
I now look at opportunities in all aspects of my life and I also analyze how it will help other people.
 
I have lost R270 000 in a business venture that I tried with other people, and in stead of blaming them for the failure as before I now take full responsibility for it and I will change this to a class 1 experience. I WILL recover that amount, I am seeing Philip today and I will get the receiver to help me recover my mistake.
 
There are more opportunities than ever before and I like to share it with other people as it is nice to see other people grow and experience a change in their lives.
 
We had a bath run of incorrect promotional hats, and in stead of being mad about the cost associated with it, we now give it to people that really appreciate the gift and it is such a pleasure in seeing the gratitude they have for a simple gift like a hat.
 
My kids enjoy the gist of giving as well. So we try to change negative experiences into positive ones.
 
What about my average day
 
I now spend an hour every morning with my goals and business ideas and also praising God for what I have become.
 
I question all information I receive and only keep the ones that can help me reach my goals.
 
I try to influence people to take responsibility for their own destiny, but that is sometimes easier said than done.
 
What will I do to extend this 49 day challenge to a year, and a lifetime?
 
I will always spend time on myself and make my goals part of me.
 
I will set small goals for every day.
 
I work on a structured plan according to the retire quickly workshop.
 
I also get my family involved and get them to be part of the planning and include them in the goals as in the end it is our goals.
 
I begin with the end in mind as I will also one day go to Botswana when I feel like going and not when the corporate world said I can now go for 5 days according to their schedule.
 
What qualities will I need?
 
Perseverance and the ability to belief in yourself and your goals.
 
The rest will come when you make your goals part of your existence and not be bothered when people said it can not be done.
 
The greater good will always persevere. 
 
Always try to change for the better, NEVER stagnate or think you have arrived.
 
Enjoy what you are doing and share it with as many people as possible.
 
Share with people that are in a less fortunate position as you and NEVER be envious of anyone’s achievements, but try to learn from that person as everyone has something to offer.
 
What IS required on a daily basis?
 
Goal setting, alone time and always do things with the greater good in mind.
 
Never doubt yourself, and always give to others. Not only money, but maybe empathy or encouragement.
 
What were some of the challenges?
 
To stay focused on achieving my goal of finishing the kaizen challenge so that I can take it further in my life to constantly change and challenge myself and the filter the noise that constantly challenge us to behave and spend in a certain way according to society.
 
My dreams and expectations and how and why I will achieve them!
 
I will achieve my dreams by setting goals for myself and also measuring my goals on a daily basis.
 
 I will live my dreams before I have achieved them as that will ensure that I can become what I really am capable of becoming.


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Petra Coetzee
To think back 49 days is to realize “that you do not know what you don’t know”!  To now, for the first time in my life, discover the truth and nothing but the truth, is fantastic!  We know that the oldest trick the devil uses, is to take the truth and twist it a little bit – I call it the hamburger effect:  Nice, attractive lies, the twisted truth, covered by some more nice, attractive lies….and we fall for it every time? Read more...
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What can I say. This was the most exciting 49 days of my life.  Just taking a few minutes per day can change your life.  One thing I must confess, is that my husband is a much more positive person than what I am and I needed this 49 days challenge to change my mind.    I can be influenced very easily from Read more...
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