This weekend I’ve been playing a golf video game with my son.
It’s not your usual golf – it’s a side-scrolling one where you have to hit the ball around rocks, lava and other obstacles to get it into the hole within a certain number of shots.
There are two factors to keep in mind: where you aim your ball (the angle), and the power you put into your swing.
After your shot, you take the lessons learned and improve for the next shot.
So if you aim too low and hit a jagged cliff that bounces your ball into a firey pit, you try aiming your shot a little higher next time.
Didn’t give it enough oomph to clear an obstacle? You know you need to hold down longer to give your shot more power the next time.
This game is a perfect example of “Kaizen” in action.
Kaizen is the process of continual improvement. It usually applies to the business side of things, improving all aspects of a business from the top leadership down to the assembly line. It’s about learning from mistakes and incorporating new information to keep improving your system.
I’ve had a front row seat to see Kaizen in action over the last few years with my friend Glen Oliveiro.
When I first (virtually) met Glen back in 2015, he was working on a tool (“CoachVantage”) which would make the lives of coaches easier.
I’ve watched him continually improve his product, and I was surprised at how far he’s come along when we chatted again on Skype recently.
Glen has been taking feedback from hundreds of coaches and used Kaizen to create an awesome system for coaches.
He’s going to be sharing the lessons that he’s learned, and the best way to manage (and scale) a coaching business in a live training that we’re doing on Thursday.
Here’s the link to save your spot: