Kaibudo, the Kaizen Warrior Way

KAIZEN is a Japanese philosophy that describes the mindset of always striving to make gradual and steady progress. This is one of the reasons Japan’s economy became so strong after World War II.

Exceptional people are really modern day KAIZEN WARRIORS. Because they are consistently living in the present moment, discovering themselves in every breathing second, elevating their lives and the lives of others.

The ancient samurai warriors were well known for their practice of KAIZEN. A constant effort to improve their fighting skills and abilities, empty hand combat, weaponry, horsemanship, spirit, and any other areas that could make them more effective and increase their odds of victory in the battlefield. Any improvements, even tiny little incremental gains could save their lives in the various situations they may encounter.

KAIZEN can easily be applied in modern times especially with regards to one’s personal and professional life. By engulfing this philosophy, it will allow all of us to continue to enjoy and share the many benefits of a positive, progressive and well-disciplined learning environment.

Anyone can become a KAIZEN WARRIOR, provided they are truly committed to making steady improvements, in every aspect of living. By continually training mind, body, and spirit, consequently following the principles attached to one’s life mission, a truly exceptional life becomes a gauranteed byproduct.

Each Kaizen Warrior strengthens and improves…one day at a time. Families and communities strengthen and improve…one day at a time and ultimately, the world will strengthen and improve… one day at a time!

Think about one or two areas you could improve on that could really make a difference in your progress, growth and life. Once you pinpoint these, sculpt your intentions that will initiate immediate action leading to the birth of habit.

Then you repeat the process again and again until the habit become a part of you.

This is how your become a modern day KAIZEN WARRIOR. 



A KAIZEN WARRIOR lives by a CREED, keeps MOTTAINAI! close to his heart and becomes the ONE that he is meant to be…





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Nikolaï RAY, personal development companion and leadership 2.0 specialist
Mentor | Author | Speaker         
A personal development companion?
A personal development companion is similar to a “life coach” but is also quite different. A person such as myself does not direct or coach the development of his client, rather he learns about him or her by listening and truly learning about who he or she is. The PDC will then share what he has learned from his own experiences and pass on the wisdom he has gained, allowing the client to forge his own path rather than follow the PDC’s “truth”. This may seem like a small nuance but the results are astounding. Just as we need a mirror to see our own face, the personal development companion serves as a mirror that reflects the deep self of the client and who he or she can be. This PDC-Client relationship is a non hierarchical one where dominance and superiority are non existant, therefore this very natural flowing method of guiding allows the room and freedom for open-mindedness and humility which in turns increases the chances of the client discovering his path of happiness and success.

 If you are interested in my services, whether it in the form of personal development companion, conferences, or retreats, please go to Services page of this website and I will be more than happy to share whatever I can with you.

What is leadership 2.0?
We, as human beings, all have the capability of being leaders. Leadership is an intrinsic quality that resides within everyone and is simply waiting to be expressed and shared. You certainly do not need a title in order to be a leader since leadership power is not attributed by external sources, rather it is fueled by an inner vision and mission of a better self. Furthermore, leadership is when one expresses and shares the best of themselves in service of others therefore positively impacting the world around them. “Give a fish to a man and he will be fed for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime, teach a man how to teach others to fish and he will feed a whole community”. A leader is therefore someone who creates other leaders just as autonomous as himself and who then perpetuates this leadership cycle.

To learn more about Leadership 2.0, please visit the website of the International Society of Exceptional Leaders, a network of people from all kinds of  professions and from all over the world who lead a life of leadership.

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