The Kaizen Journaling Manifesto


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Write down at least three values from the manifesto that resonate with you. How are you living these values? If you aren’t, how can you start living them?
Thanks Holstee and Expert Enough for inspiration.

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30 Responses to “The Kaizen Journaling Manifesto”

  1. Bobbi Emel April 19, 2012 at 22:52 # Reply

    I love it, Dolly! Very inspiring!

    • Dolly Garland April 19, 2012 at 23:14 # Reply

      Thanks, Bobbi! Inspiring is what I was going for :-)

  2. Lori Lynn Smith April 19, 2012 at 23:09 # Reply

    Awesome!! great job!

  3. Jane Robinson April 20, 2012 at 00:34 # Reply

    Love the word Kaizen – in fact so much I just posted about Kaizen myself. Love the manifesto- esp. time is life. So many truths in this. Great post.

    • Dolly Garland April 20, 2012 at 16:07 # Reply


      Kaizen is a powerful word. What I like about it is that it’s got the quietness of the Zen, but drive of Kai :-)

  4. “Don’t settle for a hand-me down personality”. Good thing I took your advice two years ago because that’s what I did for the first three decades of my life. I love this Dolly!

    • Dolly Garland April 20, 2012 at 16:07 # Reply


      Thank you, and it is fabulous that after three decades you were able to break out from that. Some people never manage it, so that’s an awesome achievement.

  5. Ani April 20, 2012 at 06:41 # Reply

    Great !!!

  6. Nandor April 20, 2012 at 13:03 # Reply

    This is awesome Dolly! I love it! It is now hanging next to my vision board at my office alongside the Self Guided Education Manifesto by Scott Dinsmore.

    • Dolly Garland April 20, 2012 at 16:08 # Reply


      That’s one of the best things I’ve heard about my work :-) Next to Scott Dinsmore’s work is huge honour. Hell, being on your wall is a huge honour! Thank you.

  7. Kaylee April 20, 2012 at 23:41 # Reply

    I love it! “It takes courage to acknowledge your dreams. It takes discipline to turn them into reality.” —> so true! Very inspiring. :)

    • Dolly Garland April 21, 2012 at 00:20 # Reply

      Glad you found it inspiring, Kaylee.

      Discipline is often one of the hardest things to acquire. It still is for me in some things, but in other things where you have a strong dream, and are driven by passion, it becomes easier.

  8. Amit Amin April 21, 2012 at 00:42 # Reply

    You know, being totally honest, if you sold a poster with your manifesto I would buy it and plunk it nice and prominently in my room. Actually, you’ve given me a good idea. I need to write my own equally awesome manifesto and plunk it in my room.

    • Dolly Garland April 21, 2012 at 00:50 # Reply


      Glad you said that, because that awesome poster is coming up soon ;)

  9. Ciara April 21, 2012 at 18:49 # Reply

    Very inspirational !

  10. Claire Kerslake June 18, 2012 at 05:01 # Reply

    Wow, Dolly,
    Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your manifesto. Thank you for your inspiration

    • Dolly Garland June 18, 2012 at 06:52 # Reply


      Thank you for your enthusiastic response. :-)) I’m really pleased you love it.

  11. Cal Desmond-Pearson October 12, 2017 at 11:47 # Reply

    Cool! Thanks for this and your great site!


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