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Jul 2021

Kaizen Moai

July 12, 2021

Moai (/mo,eye/):

  1. A group of lifelong friends
  2. A social support group that forms in order to provide varying support from social, financial, health, or spiritual interests


Moai means "meeting for a common purpose" in Japanese and originated from the social support groups in Okinawa, Japan.


Kaizen (/ky,zen/):

One approach to continuous, incremental improvement is called kaizen. It originated in Japan and the word translates to mean change (kai) for the good ( zen).


Blue Zones has a study of common things that the longest living people share. They call it the “Power 9”.

  1. Move Naturally
  2. Purpose 
  3. Down Shift
  4. 80% Rule
  5. Plant Slant
  6. Wine at 5
  7. Belong
  8. Loved Ones First
  9. Right Tribe


The people in your life have habits.

Habits are contagious.

Can you imagine how much better off you’d be if the people in your circle (your Moai) had a Kaizen (continuous small improvements) approach to their Ikigai (reason for getting up in the morning, and facing the day)?