Kaizen – Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey, who works in the publishing industry, quits her job and moves to Japan. During the six months she spent there, she had the opportunity to study Japan, and it’s people. She also discovers the change she is going through and how it is transforming her life. With this in mind, Harvey wrote this book about Kaizen, and it will help you form habits to improve your life.


Kaizen - Sarah Harvey

Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time. Of course, the most crucial part is that these habits will always carry our lives to the better. The book talks about small changes that we can apply in every aspect of our lives, from health to work and home to our relationships. These changes don’t look as daunting as they sound when you read the book cause it always suggests that we take small steps. For example, we have to exercise to be healthier. The book suggests that we walk for ten minutes on the first day. Maybe the next day you’ll be up to twelve minutes.

The Kaizen philosophy assumes that our way of life – be it our working life, social life, or our home life – deserves to be constantly improved.

Mr. Masaaki Imai

Kaizen is a must-learn for every individual who wants to improve himself/herself. If you are interested in the subject but want a straightforward narration with lots of examples, this book is for you. And I must say the design of the book with its beautiful photos and smart design will make you read it in no time. Enjoy!

About the book: Kaizen

A gorgeously illustrated introduction to the Japanese method of Kaizen – meaning ‘change’ ‘good’ – showing you how to make small, step-by-step changes to transform your life.
From Marie Kondo to Hygge to Ikigai, in recent years, philosophies to help people live better lives have taken the world by storm. Kaizen will change your habits for good.

This beautifully colour illustrated and photographed book offers a way to build good habits and remove bad ones, without being too hard on yourself along the way. The focus is on having patience, shaping solutions for yourself rather than following others and not giving up when things aren’t working. Rather than being critical of your faults, the emphasis is on mindful, positive change. Well-known in the business and sports worlds as a method for mapping incremental goals, Kaizen is also a wonderful tool for slowly improving aspects of your life, without feeling daunted or overwhelmed by the challenge.

Kaizen by Sarah Harvey brings you a personalized and flexible approach to change that you can apply to any area of your life (whether it is health, relationships, money, career, habits, new hobbies or general wellbeing). You can adapt it to suit working style, preferences and personality. Every person’s experience of Kaizen will be different, which is what makes it such an effective tool for positive change.


About the author: Sarah Harvey

In September 2017 Sarah Harvey packed up her London life and moved to Tokyo, where she worked as a freelance book scout and publishing consultant for two Japanese literary agencies, Tuttle Mori Agency and The English Agency. 

Kaizen - Sarah Harvey

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