Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Success Stories Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

With apologies to Bob Dylan

“Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the TEM$ they are a-changin”

For me the greatest lesson to be learned during the Kaizen Challenge can be
summarized in that classic (albeit slightly modified) first verse by Bob Dylan.
 It is imperative that in order to grow and learn, one has to set aside the TIME.
Time is nothing if you’re doing nothing, so put in some EFFORT.
Use that effort to slowly change your MINDSET to that of a Wealth Creator,
and at the same time be willing to INVEST IN YOURSELF FIRST.
As far as the actual challenge goes I found I did struggle with consistency.
Ideally I’d liked to have started at the same time and same place every morning in order to build a habit, but Corporate Aviation has other ideas and with 5am departures and constantly changing destinations, it was a challenge to say the least. But I persisted, and made certain that each daily task was accomplished.
The trick now is to maintain the momentum and continually build on those qualities required to stay on top of the game. Like someone that trains hard to do the Argus Cycle Tour or the Comrades Marathon, it’s very easy to rest on ones laurels having accomplished such a challenge, and in effect go straight back to the “rat-race” mentality. I am about to start the Kaizen Challenge from the start again, and indeed again after that, if that’s what it’ll take to make me a habitual “thinker”.
Already I find myself spending more time in the day contemplating my own life path than reading newspapers that sell only doom and gloom and depression, but it still needs work.
In conclusion: I find myself healthier, happier and in love with life. The relationship between my wife and son and I is stronger than ever and the positive vibrations appear to be oozing out of the walls of our home. My 10 year old son is already showing signs of an eagerness to learn more as I use Kaizen principles to teach him life’s truly valuable lessons.

If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Riaan Van Der Walt
I have read a number of books, been on most of Dr. Hannes Dreyers courses and currently I’m on the mentors coarse (week 33) which has supplied me with a lot of tools and skills, to enable myself to reach my goals financially and my goals in other areas of my life. Read more...
Chris Hoogendyk
‘n Promosie gesprek op die radio wat Michael Meyer met ‘n ene Dr. Hannes Dreyer gehad het, het my baie ge├»ntereseer. Wat in die gesprek ges├¬ was is 100% in ooreenstemming met my eie sieninge, ondervindinge en oortuigings. Ek het twee vriende genooi om saam die seminaar Read more...
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 Read more...
Gerrit Geyser
During this challenge, I have experienced the most personal development in my life over the shortest period of time. It has meant the world to me. Doing a bit of quiet time every day made the big difference.   My approach to life changed a lot. I treasure my quiet time and I see the value in it more and more. I do not go to the office before Read more...
Rika Geyser
  I saw what a difference The Challenge made to my brother’s life. Not necessarily financial, although it is going well in that department. It is difficult to really pinpoint the real difference – it just looks like everything flows. I did The Challenge with sport in my mind. Read more...