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Getting Started: The Continuous Improvement Model:


Getting Started: The Continuous Improvement Model
Step One: Building Your Current Reality Tree


The Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) is an evolving method put forth by various people throughout history, and with the advent of electronic computerization we have a means of teaching and implementing CIM on a much broader scale.

The CIM model answers these questions:

  1. What do we change in order to improve our system?
  2. How will our system look after we implement those improvements?
  3. What is our step-by-step plan to get there?

At the heart of the CIM is a current reality tree (CRT) and a future reality tree (FRT).  The current reality is a tree with branches showing the cause and effect relationships representing the problems as they exist today.  The future reality model represents a better system in the future.

The CRT tells you where you are while the FRT tell you where you are going.

The CRT is built using Boolean Logic, which essentially works like this:

IF A is True THEN B will result.

IF A AND B are true THEN C will result.

IF A OR B is true THEN C will result.

Let me demonstrate how simple this really is:

IF I don’t get any sleep tonight THEN I am tired the next day.
IF I am out in a thunder storm AND I didn’t bring an umbrella THEN I will get soaked.
IF I run out of gas OR run down my battery THEN my car will not start!

Even though these are rudimentary examples they are real examples of Boolean logic and by applying Boolean logic to a system we can begin to see what’s going on inside of it and discover how to improve it.

How to Build Your Current Reality Tree:
The way we start building our current reality is by writing down 5-10 undesirable effects.  (An undesirable effect is something you experience that’s undesirable.)

It’s important to have a context from which to start so choose an area of your life such as: personal life, career, work, church, community, world etc.  List all the undesirable effects you can think of, but try to list at least 5-10 to get started.

Here are some examples of undesirable effects:

  • I don’t make enough money
  • I can’t pay my bills on time
  • I hate my job
  • I don’t have enough time for myself
  • The war in Iraq is killing too many innocent people
  • My religious leaders think I’m nuts!
  • I don’t feel like my girl/boy friend loves me.
  • My kids are not getting a quality education.
  • I don’t know how to maximize my child’s potential.
  • I’m in debt up to my eye balls!
  • I’m bored with orthodox views..

Now, it may not be obvious yet but all of these things are probably related.

The first step is to take two items from the list that seem related and arrange them according to cause and effect.  Hint: the cause will precede the effect, e.g. IF I don’t get any sleep tonight THEN I am tired the next day.  Lack of sleep CAUSES one to become tired the next day.

Here are the two I chose.

IF I don’t make enough money THEN I can’t pay my bills on time.

You can also add other logical assumptions to your argument such as:
IF I don’t make enough money AND IF I’m in debt up to my eye balls!
THEN I can’t pay my bills on time

Now the statement makes more sense.

Choose two more items from the list that seem related and connect them using Boolean logic.  Here are the two I chose:

IF I’m bored with orthodox views THEN my religious leaders think I’m nuts!

Now this is an example of two things that I know are related, but they are not directly related because one doesn’t lead directly to the other.  We’re missing some steps such as:

Step One:
IF I’m bored with orthodox views THEN I will naturally seek out unorthodox views!

Step Two:
IF I seek out unorthodox views! AND IF I discuss those views openly at church THEN my religious leaders [will naturally] think I’m nuts!

So, as you can see the effect in step one becomes part of the cause in step two.

Note: To build a current reality tree we use a computer program that can draw boxes and connect those boxes with lines and arrows like below:


As you can see the direction of the arrow shows the cause and effect relationship.  You read each item by adding IF followed by THEN.  You do this in your mind not on paper because on paper it just becomes more work.  So, go through the items below (inserting IF and THEN in your mind) and see if they make sense to you.


Circle: You may have noticed the circle overlapping the two lines.  When you see this it means AND so you read the two items joined together in the middle by AND.

The two items joined by the circle would read like this:

IF I seek out unorthodox views! AND IF I discuss those views openly at church THEN my religious leaders [will naturally] think I’m nuts!


You see!  Adding the second item validates the logic.  Without it the result doesn’t make complete sense.  One way to check your logic is to ask yourself: “Does this make sense?” or “Is this the way it works in reality?”


Very Important: Since we’re building a tree the progression from cause to effect goes up!

Note: The software program I use is called Smart Draw.  If you are building your current reality with a group of people it is a good idea if everyone is using the same software so that each person’s model can be copied and pasted together with others in your group.  Eventually each model can be connected into a whole, which would represent the views of all the people in your group.

I know this looks like work, but it’s actually a lot of fun!  And learning how to do this is important because it will become a part of your life in the future.  It will also help you to solve problems in your life, business, and community right now, so it has great value.

By learning and using this system you can 10X your production! 
This means it can be used to make you more money and
raise your standard of living.

I am teaching this method so that one day it can be used to
benefit mankind and bring about equality and validation for everyone.

Now, take some time and try to connecting two items from your list together using Boolean Logic.  Then pick two more items and connect them and so on.

You will probably start by connecting groups of items that go together, sort of like how you build a jigsaw puzzle.  When you start a jigsaw puzzle you group pieces together until it becomes clear how those groupings fit together into the bigger picture. 




For example it may not be clear how the first grouping we created fits with the second grouping we created (see below):

But it’s not important how these groupings fit together right now.  Just go ahead and join items together into groups and later I will show you how to join the groupings together into the bigger picture of your reality.
If you require help just ask and help is on the way!

If you are feeling courageous, once you are finished with your initial list of items add more and more items until you have something that is beginning to resemble your current reality.

If you get bogged down just ask for help!

Don’t worry if it feels like you are missing something.  There are a few more lessons to come!

Rex Parker

CIM: Continuous improvement Model

CRT: Current Reality Tree.  Represents the way things are today - how things work now.

FRT: Future Reality Tree.  Represents how things will work in the future.

Boolean Logic was invented by George Boole hence its name.  It is the basis of all modern electronics.  It is what makes your computer work!