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Simply Good Life - You are A Good Listener | Marie Kondo | Ernest

It's been another week full of innovation strategy workshops, also a week with many great articles. E
Simply Good Life - You are A Good Listener | Marie Kondo | Ernest
By Adam Egger • Issue #121 • View online
It’s been another week full of innovation strategy workshops, also a week with many great articles. Enjoy!

You Think You're A Good Listener
You probably think you’re a good listener. What people think of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills. Most people think they’re above average. Learn here what great listeners actually do.
Marie Kondo's Delightful Daily Routine
It’s been a fantastic year for Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizer, and author of the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In this article, you’ll find Marie’s daily habits.
Because every item already has a designated home, I can usually complete this task within 10 minutes. As I put my things back into their places, I thank them for their hard work that day.
Isn’t this a wonderful way to see the things you own?
Do You Want to Live 10 Years Longer?
We all know the many benefits of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s hard to live them. Why? Because every positive habit is hard to adopt. But you can change that, one simple habit at a time. Find below a list of seven simple but healthy habits.
Don’t forget: you have to live with your body for the rest of your life, focus on keeping it as healthy as possible.
Ernest
“Everyone’s first draft is shit.” -Ernest Hemingway
I simply love Ernest Hemingway’s quotes. I use them in all my workshops. The quote above nicely shows that the first prototype is always bad. People often fall in love with their first prototype. I need a few minutes to explain this innovation principle, Hemingway just needs five words!
Another one that I often use is Write drunk, edit soberwhich beautifully explains the need to separate the creative phase from the analytical phase.
This principle is useful for whatever you do:
+ create bad slides today, beautify them tomorrow.
+ write 10 bad book pages today, edit them tomorrow.
+ create 10 ideas on how to solve a difficult problem, choose the best one later.
You can either be creative or analytical. Separate these two phases!

Try to be creative today without judging your ideas,
Adam
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I'm Adam Egger who helped 500 teams all over the world become more innovative and successful.

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