Simply Good Life — Your Dog | Your Values | Your Presentations

Adam Egger
3 min readJan 15, 2021

Hi friends, here is your weekly dose of “Simply Good Life”, a newsletter that tries to make your day a little bit better and help you to grow personally and professionally. Enjoy!

Your Happiness

I first read the book The Happiness Advantage many years ago. It is a book I recommend often. The most important message of the book is the correlation between happiness and success:

It’s not that success brings happiness as much as it’s the other way around. Happiness brings success.

In Happiness Advantage, the author Shawn Achor guides us through 7 positive principles that lead not only to happiness but also to the life we want. It is a huge perspective switch to the common idea that we can be happy when we’re successful.

Success won’t bring happiness.

Become happy, and success will follow.

Your Dog

Here is a great article for all you dog owners and for people who consider having one. One message of the article is that not only we love our dogs. Dogs actually adore us, too.

All of the research presented in this article shows that you can make your dog happier with just one ingredient: you. And it is not just touching that counts here, also eye contact works.

Understanding your dog’s mind can not only sate your curiosity about your companion but can also help you ensure your pup lives a good, happy life.

Your Dog’s Nose Knows No Bounds — and Neither Does Its Love for

Your Values

Do you know what is really important to you?

Do you know what your intrinsic values are?

This free tool from Clearer Thinking helps you learn what beliefs and principles are most valuable to you. These “intrinsic values” are things you would still value even if you got nothing back from them.

Intrinsic Values Test | Discover What Your Most Important Values Are |
Take this test to find out what your most important values are!

Your Presentations

You’ve probably seen plenty of terrible presentations in your life. But there are ways to improve presentations easily. One of my favorite ways to create a persuasive presentation is by using Guy Kawasaki’s 10–20–30 rule.

10–20–30: 10 slides, 20 minutes, 30-point font size.

“Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation, because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than 10 concepts in a meeting,” — Kawasaki

Keep to the 10–20–30 rule and you’ll at least give yourself the best possible shot of winning over your audience.

Follow the 10–20–30 Rule for Persuasive Presentations | by inc. magazine | Inc Magazine | Nov, 2020 |

Quote I Love

This is a quote from one of my favorite books “Illusions” by Richard Bach:

“You said that depending on people to care about what I say is depending on somebody else for my happiness.”

Have a fantastic day all!


PS: What’s your favorite topic today?



Adam Egger

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