Marie Kondo probably is the most successful Japanese writer who fascinated the western world by demonstrating her tidying skills which creates not only tidy room but also deep sense of peace.
She is the best example who demonstrates how successful we all can become not only in Japan but also on a world stage if we have come up with valuable ideas which have a universal appeal.
My mission is to help people like her who has great ideas and products in Japan to launch them internationally by helping them master English presentation skills.
The below is the interview article on her from CNN.
If you ever wanted to get your life together — or give the appearance of doing so — look no further than Marie Kondo. Through her best-selling books and popular Netflix series, the Japanese tidying expert has spotlighted human nature’s tendency to hoard, and offers strategies to tackle intimidating piles of clothes, paperwork and that drawer where everything miscellaneous goes.
She says that following her KonMari method — six basic rules which include keeping items that “spark joy” and discarding others — can help people get organized and achieve a sense of peace.
Below, Kondo shares the therapeutic benefits of decluttering during what she recognizes as an “anxious” time. “I do hope each one of us can find something to do within our home that allows us to have a positive outlook.”
CNN: What does the idea of a “sanctuary” mean to you? And why is it important to create a sanctuary within one’s home?
MK: A sanctuary means having things that are important and precious to me. Not only that, but they are stored and organized where they should be.
Tidying is so important because it naturally fosters a sense of gratitude for the things that surround us. When you’re working from a place of gratitude, it allows you to have a much more positive and calmer perspective.
What are the psychological benefits of tidying up?
My method asks you to choose what sparks joy, and to repeat this process over and over. By doing so, I believe it gives you the opportunity to reflect on all of your past decisions and look forward to your future. The decision-making skills that you’re honing from the process of tidying can be applied to all aspects of your life, from your relationships to career and so on.
It can really impact your actions in a positive way and boost your self-esteem. Appreciating the things you have and realizing there are so many things in life that are supporting you, really gives a sense of serenity and security as well.