I just wanted to take a second to let everyone know how excited we are about our 28 Days Later initiative, which premiers on Friday. The past couple of months have been a growing experience for me. Many of the authors we plan to profile here, I’d never even heard of until we began this campaign.
In addition to learning about new authors, I learned a new word: Kaizen. I learned it while interviewing author Janice Harrington, who wrote the book The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. When asked how she manages to find balance in her life as an author, librarian, poet, speaker and parent, she answered: “I practice the principle of Kaizen, continual improvement by taking small steps.”
According to Wikipedia, Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning “change for the better,” or “slow continual improvement.” Sounds like just the kind of system I need to employ in my personal and business life. If you have a second today, read more about the Kaizen system here, and here.
For more tidbits of wisdom like this, be sure to tune in on Friday, when we will begin highlighting 28 of the best and brightest authors and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.
Now, go get your Kaizen on!