You can apply the AgileLeanLife principles to almost every aspect of life. To support this argument, let’s apply the principles to one quite unexpected area of life – sex. At the end of the day, it’s one of the most important areas of life, for men as well as women. The article will probably be a bit biased towards the male perspective, but overall I promise that there will be many new ideas for both genders. If you’ve read any other article on this blog, you probably know that it’s not going to be as simple as rub her in
Let’s start with the statement that life isn’t fair. I think almost everybody would agree on that. But if life isn’t fair to everybody, then it somehow is fair to everyone? Well, not so fast, this is just a little mind game to open your mind. Now let’s try to really analyze whether or not life isn’t fair. On the micro-level (everyday life) we really could say that life is fair. We all have our struggles, we all have to face obstacles, unfulfilled desires and disappointments. The extent of the challenges we have to face is very different for each
One of the tools you can use when analyzing and getting to know yourself is a so-called SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis is a structured planning method that had been used in management for decades before agile and lean entrepreneurship was even invented. This is to say, I just want to emphasize that this blog is not only about applying agile and lean methods to personal lives, but also about applying all other business methods that prove to be valuable. It’s not like traditional tools are always outdated and the new ones are magical solutions. You just have to know
Sometimes the best approach to start improving your life is doing the exact opposite from what other people are doing or what have you been doing in the past. Especially when the expectations of the society and the behavioral patterns are so extreme that nearly everyone is doing the same thing. Like every December. Sometimes the best cure is to take a totally different step from expected when the social pressure is the strongest. Here are some ideas how. Life experiment ideas Practical examples Instead of stuffing yourself, gaining weight and feeling fatigued throughout all December and half of January, do
I call the systematic testing and experimenting with new things in life in order to find better ways to perform and achieve higher quality of life the search mode. Introducing the search mode into your life is a totally new concept. Rare are the people to whom the search mode (constantly experimenting with new things) comes naturally and for whom it is easy to do it. The reason for that is because you have to go regularly out of your comfort zone, experiment with new things that bring uncertainty and accept little failure you can learn from along the way. Trying new things in life is hard for most people. Learn more about all the fears and traps you have to face when trying new things and how to overcome them.