Simply Good Life — Don’t Follow Your Passion | Don’t Listen To White Noise | But You Wanted Tea — Understand Sexual Consent

Adam Egger
2 min readApr 5, 2019

Hi friends, I’m teaching body language today. I’m also in the middle of writing a short book about reading body language, about designing the first impression and the power of microexpressions. Anything you want me to add to it? Any questions?

Don’t Follow Your Passion

Did you know that the advice to follow your passion can be wrong? You can only be passionate about things you already know. A better approach is to follow your curiosity.

Don’t follow passion, follow your curiosity.

An additional advantage of following your curiosity is the fact that curiosity drives creativity and creativity drives innovation.

So learn to be curious to actually become a more creative and innovative person. Let curiosity be your mentor.

Don’t Listen to White Noice, Do This Instead

One important discovery the researchers made recently is that only specific sorts of sound improve creativity.

Surprisingly abstract sounds, like white or pink noise, don’t.

What does work, is a mixture of real-life voices found in everyday experience- like the chatter of a busy restaurant.

Now we know why creatives spend time in cafes to get work done!

I’ve never known why I can’t listen to music at work but highly enjoy bar sounds from services like background noise generators. Now I know. Noisli and coffitivity are my favorite background noise generators for working and relaxing. Enjoy:


Noisli — Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background


Sexual Consent Explained Using Tea

She wanted tea but now she doesn’t. Should I still give her tea?

What a great explanation of sexual consent. If you watch just one video this week watch this one.

Sent in by Heidi, thank you Heidi for all your inspirational feedback!

Learn to Be More Curious

We don’t know what we don’t know. But there’s one question that can be used to uncover blind spots.

I often ask “Could you teach me something I don’t know?” and people surprise me with their answers.

Win-win. They have the chance to talk about their favorite topics (people love to talk about their favorite topics!) and I learn new things.

So please send me something I probably don’t know!




Adam Egger

Helping with Innovation and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | A minimalist living a good life.