Simply Good Life — When Are You Beautiful? | How To Be Contagious

Adam Egger
2 min readSep 22, 2017

Hi all, read part 3 of my series “learn who you are” and especially watch Vanessa van Edwards’ TEDx talk. You’ll be even more charming after reading this newsletter than you are now :-)

When Do You Feel Most Beautiful?

This week’s question to learn about you:

What am I doing when I feel most beautiful?

This is about identifying what makes you shine. It’s important to think about that time and place where you feel most alive and attractive–whether it’s when you’re creating, connecting with someone or traveling. Whatever it is, identify it and find a way to do more of it.

NASA: Raising Temperatures in 35 Seconds

In this 35 sec. video from NASA data shows how much temperatures in the world’s 191 countries have changed since 1900.

How To Be Contagious and Charming

Vanessa van Edwards is my favorite expert in body language. Learn from her TEDx talk how to be “contagious”, how to be the most charming person around and how to cope with anxiety. I bought several body language courses created by Vanessa, you should too :-)

Smartphones Are Bad For Your Sleep

Did you know that bright light from TVs and smartphones in the evening can be bad for your sleep? Now there’s true evidence: a study showing how artificial light from digital devices dramatically lessens sleep quality:

Study participants, ages 17–42, wore short wavelength-blocking glasses three hours before bedtime for two weeks, while still performing their nightly digital routine. Results showed about a 58 percent increase in their nighttime melatonin levels, the chemical that signals your body that it’s time to sleep. Those levels are even higher than increases from over-the-counter melatonin supplements.

Wow! As a result, we now turn on red light in every room (controlled by Alexa) after 10pm and use blue light blocking apps on all our devices.

It’s all about sleep quality not sleep quantity!

Learn to Change Your Mind

Why do some people seem to make constant progress in their professional and personal lives, while others appear to be doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over? There is a mindset difference between these two groups: They approach obstacles and challenges very differently:
They are open-minded and can change their minds, that’s it.

The ability to change your mind is a superpower.
Adam Grant

Ask yourself if you could change your mind about some of your most important beliefs. Could you?

Have a great week,


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Adam Egger

Helping with Innovation, Transition and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | Working at @softwareag. A minimalist living a good life.