In Lean Life, I discovered that the missing piece for a fantastic life is to "know yourself". I believe we think we know what we want in life and the relationships that are important to us, but in fact, most of us are simply clueless. The question is, why? Because we don't know our most important customer...ourselves.
It is crucial that we do this with precision and accuracy. There's no room for "kinda sorta". It is the most essential work we will do, and it will almost guarantee a life with deep meaning and happiness.
Lean life is the simplicity of living our whole life with intentionality and purpose. We often research, invest, strategize, and work diligently to continuously improve in the workplace yet improvise at home.
Lean Life applies the key "lean" business elements I discuss in 2 Second Lean to our personal lives and relationships. It's the simple and practical shop-floor wisdom of stopping our personal assembly line of defects and mistakes to come up with new and improved solutions.
I promise this will not be an intellectual exercise. No psychobabble. I don't understand it, and it never helps me anyway. Rather, this is the perspective of an average guy who happens to be in love with lean life and fixing what bugs him. So if simple and practical is your preference, you're in luck! If you have a modicum of curiosity and you want to see how to do life better, then Lean Life is the right book for you.