Month: October 2014

The most talked about super-foods of 2013 –
The most talked about super-foods of 2013
The leafy cabbage-like food has been praised for being high in Vitamin A,C, K, iron and calcium.


We want to create a great and powerful life and that does require eating properly. Every now and then we will post articles about proper eating.

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ORAPAPA = Problem solved!

When challenges (problems) arrive, and they will I suggest you try this system ORAPAPA.



Alternatives and improvements

Past experience



Alignment and Ethics

ORAPAPA is an approach to problem-solving that examines all sides of a challenge and creates open and honest dialog with other members of your team, or an open dialog with just yourself. While you may find it difficult to take a look at all areas when you have a basis by answering frank questions, you will quickly move past that challenge. The key to ORAPAPA is asking yourself powerful questions.

  • Opportunities:  What opportunities will open up for me as I move ahead? What good will happen to and for me as I move forward?
  • Risks: What could go wrong and how will that affect my career and or family?
  • Alternatives and Improvements: Are there any other options? Can I make a different choice that will create robust result?
  • Past Experience: Did anyone else you know have this same type of question in front of them?  What did they do? Did it work or did they fail?
  • Analysis: Now carefully review the data that you have collected. Is there any unusual trend? Are you still showing bias, when you answered the questions?  Did you speak with people who would give you all sides of the story? What else do you need to learn?  What assumptions did you make that need to be re-validated?
  • People: What will other people think? How will other people feel? How much should you consider other people with this challenge?  Do other people have all the information they need?
  • Alignment and Ethics:  How will the decision best fit into your standards?  Will your decision align with your personal and business life?

Ask and discover the answer to the question above and the solution will form for you.  Problem-solving is all about finding the best solution and the only way to have great answer is to ask great questions.

Go here if you want more details on the type of question you should be asking:  Related articles

Six Sigma as Part of the Personal Development Plan

Six sigma

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a metric, a methodology, and a philosophy.

  • A metric to measure the rate or number of errors
  • A methodology to produce a system to discover errors and purpose a system to improve the process
  • A philosophy of analysis and measurement to eliminate errors

How will Six Sigma, a process designed to improve the quality of manufacturing and lately, customer service with Lean Six Sigma, help us in our Personal Development? Over the next several weeks, let’s have a discussion covering Personal Development and using the Six Sigma Process.  Our discussion will mostly focus on the methodology of Six Sigma and our personal development process.

We will start with “Define”.  We need to define our target what it is we are looking for, what quality improvement we are looking for.  Do we want to build a safer car, a car that is not being recalled for repairs two or three times a year? Do we want to improve the quality of our life by committing to a Personal Development Plan?For today lets use this definition and a small part of personal development: our ability to improve our learning new skills and become an expert at our chosen field.

So, of course, there are many details that we should be aware of. For example,  are we getting enough sleep and eating the right foods to work and learn efficiently. In the Six Sigma process, we need to define all issues we feel are relevant to the outcome. What does it mean to eat the right foods? What does it mean to get enough sleep? These are questions you must answer for yourself. There is plenty of research to help you create the correct answers, for you.

This is a critical step, it is important that we have the right definitions, so that we can measure the right things.

Sit down and brainstorm and begin to create a list of what you believe defines personal growth that leads to success. Always remember the clearer the definition the easy it is to measure your activities. The Six Sigma process is an analytical, logical process that can be adapted to our personal success. At least that is the theory that I will operate on, and invite you to take a journey with me.

As time permits, I will write more articles that will closely follow the Six Sigma methodology, and I look forward to your input in the comment section below.

By the way, what are you reading for half an hour each day to help you improve? Please also share that in the comment box below.


Understanding How to Use the Six Sigma Process to Build the Life of Your Dreams


If success leaves clues, then why can’t we define those clues measure those clues and use those clues for success?

The Hypothesis:

In order to be successful, you must first get up every morning and exercise for 30 minutes. Can we not measure every morning to see if we have accomplished our goal? If we exercise for 30 minutes a day, you must agree that your brain will work better. Your brain working better leads to a better life as fresh blood and oxygen flow.

What if we discovered that reading for half hour every day will make you an expert in your field, therefore create success.

We should create a list of values and activities that will lead to success every day. So let’s create a value-based list now.

  • sincere
  • gracious
  • flexible
  • happy
  • seductive
  • brevity
  • humorous

This short list of seven is nowhere near enough, but let’s work with this list. If we put all these characteristics into a spreadsheet and check them off every day as we demonstrate them in our everyday life. How would you life change?

So let’s take the first one. Sincere. If you are able for the next 30 days to check off sincere your sincere with your neighbor. Sincere with your coworkers. Honest with yourself. How would you life change? What about gracious if you are gracious to everyone. If you proceeded as if life is a blessing, would your life be a blessing. If you bless what you have and what other have, you will automatically create prosperity for YOURSELF?