I have a confession to make. I spent almost all weekend binging on an original series on Netflix.
I watched one episode after another of Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up
— a series about decluttering your home.
Now, hang with me here — because this is leading into something relevant to storytelling.
If you’re not familiar with Marie Kondo and the Netflix series — the gist of it is she has a 4-part system that is helping people all across the world declutter their homes, clean out their closets, and organize their bathroom drawers. But it goes so much deeper....
In each episode, Kondo — who is Japanese and travels with a translator — arrives to help a particular family by showing them how to systematically go through their clothing, books, paper, and miscellaneous areas like kitchen drawers, garages, and sentimental items.
What’s so fascinating about the show is the storytelling. You can learn so...