Simply Good Life — Ikigai | Don’t Use Powerpoint | Look Confident
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How To Find Your Happiness
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Do you have a sense of purpose? Is your today just a repeat of yesterday?
Ikigai — a Japanese life philosophy — means that when you don’t have something that gets you out of bed in the morning, then you’re kind of dead, even if you’re still alive.
Ikigai asks four questions, at the center of which you can find your purpose: 1) What do you love? 2) What are you good at? 3) What does the world need from you? 4) What can you get paid for?
So what’s your Ikigai?
Communicate Your Ideas Better
Jeff Bezos banned PowerPoint presentation from meetings at Amazon. He replaced PowerPoint with stories.
Read here why narrative memos are a perfect replacement for PowerPoint presentations.
Three reasons why narrative memos replaced PowerPoint at Amazon.
How To Look and Sound Confident
Here’s a loooong list of things you can do to look and sound more confident.
You’ll learn how to cut out filler words (um) with simple methods.
Why to be Positive
Happiness doesn’t just flow from success; it actually causes it.
Try not to complain for just a day or maybe for a week. Be positive. Be the most positive person around. Be the person you would most like to spend the rest of your life with.
PS: See the power of positive words below (thank you Kerstin):