This has been said a million different ways and will always be rewritten. Not in a plagiaristic manner, but in a way that reinterprets and reimagines its meaning and what the individual NEEDS at the given moment as he sits to write his or her version. That's what I'm doing now of course. The passed... Continue Reading →
Rebranding and upcoming changes!
theleanstioc.com is going to become leanstoicfitness.blog !!! Stay tuned and check back in soon. There'll be some major changes, but a lot of the same material. Just taking TLS in a more stable and consistent direction. Stay tuned...
"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. BE ONE." ~ Marcus Aurelius Taking MA's quote into account this holiday season. One week ago I was laid off from what seemed to be a promising outlook towards what should have been a job that would carry me to a true retirement.... Continue Reading →
Rebranding and relaunching “The Lean Stoic”.
After finding yet another company where I thought Lean Culture was going to take root and prosper. I was yet again disappointed after being laid off in the middle of what was to become a really big step forward for the culture within said company. With that said I find myself having to really do... Continue Reading →
Taiichi Ohno’s Chalk Circle
From; https://www.allaboutlean.com/ ***One of my fave lessons/practices*** One of the famous teaching methods by Taiichi Ohno is the chalk circle. The method itself is simple. A circle is drawn on the shop floor near a point of interest. A disciple is put in the circle and told not to leave it until he is picked... Continue Reading →
Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone
***Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone. Remember the most important part of today...GIVING.*** “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings... Continue Reading →
What is enough? “I am enough”
“Do you ask what is the proper limit to wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary, and, second, to have what is enough.” ~ Seneca We need to ask this of ourselves and realize that what we have is enough. More often than not, we need to be aware that what we want... Continue Reading →
"If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable." ~ Seneca "If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable." ~ Seneca There are times in our lives when we don't have any idea where we are going or what the end result will be... Continue Reading →
The narrow bridge…
“The entire world is a narrow bridge; the essential thing is not to fear at all.” “The entire world is a narrow bridge; the essential thing is not to fear at all.” In Hebrew, “Kol ha-olam kulo gesher tsar me’od; v’ha-ikar lo lifacheyd klal”. Every day brings us new challenges and new obstacles to overcome.... Continue Reading →
"Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself." ~ Epictetus Win, lose or draw. Pass, fail or simply break even. These don't inevitably matter. It's what we learn that makes all the difference. If you can look into the mirror at the end of the day and see that it was all... Continue Reading →