一期一会 (Ichi-go ichi-e) 

English translation: ”one time, one meeting”)

𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿, 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗲𝘁𝗰…So make sure you are using your time for the highest and best use… 

This a Japanese four-character idiom that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment. 

The term has been translated as “for this time only”, and “once in a lifetime”. The term reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, citing the fact that any moment in life cannot be repeated; 

…even when the same group of people get together in the same place again, a particular gathering will never be replicated, and thus each moment is always a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If we put this into a business context, one way for us to make the most of each moment in our businesses is to consider the routine or kata that we are choosing to follow. 

Is that routine getting the most out of each moment? Are you showing up as your best self using your time for the highest and best use?

#kata #hoshinkanri

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