"CANI" stands for Constant And Never-ending Improvement.
It's an acronym that Tony developed more than a decade ago and he was influenced
by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Dr. Deming is credited as one of the leaders who
brought one of the first quality movements to the Japanese. His basic premise
was that the secret to help the Japanese achieve world power and economic
success was if every single person and organization commit to constant
The Japanese have a single word for "constant and never-ending improvement" and
it's called "Kaizen." Kaizen is from the Japanese words Kai and Zen where "kai"
means change and "zen" means good. Yes folks, change is good.
According to Robbins from his Lessons in Mastery series, he didn't want to
embrace the word "Kaizen" because it was a Japanese word and after-all, Dr.
Deming was an "American..." therefore it was only proper to create an American
word that meant the same as Kaizen. Transformational vocabulary is an important
component to the tenets that Robbins teaches, so you can probably understand why
Tony wanted to create a brand or a name for the association.
It is very easy to get caught up in your goals and desired end-outcomes...to the
point of becoming overwhelmed. CANI offers a solution and a point of reference
to focus your attention on. If all you did was improve one tiny aspect of your
life every single day, you would achieve mastery in uncommon time.
Benefits of CANI include:
Creates a personal and business momentum that will be hard for your competitors
to catch up with.
Personal satisfaction and fulfillment because it will cause you to grow
Leads to innovation. Innovation creates leverage.
Tony Robbins once said, "We only learn our limits by going beyond them." CANI!
is a principle designed to encourage you to make small incremental improvements
daily...and in doing so, you will be forced to find a way to go beyond your
current set of self-imposed limitations.
Which areas of your life do you want to apply the principles of CANI! Today?
• Prosperity & Financial
• Family Relationships
• Friendship Building
• Health & Fitness
• Recreation & Pleasure/Joy
• Education & Career Advancement
• Public Service/Volunteering
If you define your success as a "journey" rather than an end-destination, you
can take comfort in the fact that personal growth and satisfaction can come from
constant and never-ending improvement (CANI!).