It’s a sweet and simple answer! You get to focus on doing less (only the things you enjoy doing and do well and have the biggest impact) and you have more time to do them effectively (time management gets much easier).
Here’s what I hear when I train clients – you are sometimes deafened by the noise! There is a sea of content on the web to explore + you’re wired (and very good at) seeking answers. You’re being promised the ‘Top 5 tips’ to every business problem out there. But how do you sift through all those shiny objects and find what really matters to you and your business? I have discovered that we need to stop and focus on our direction first. What do you want from your life and business today?
This post is the first in a series about how to simplify how you ‘do’ business. I’ll also be exploring the areas of
Goal setting and achieving
Self confidence – it’s central to all of this and may deserve a complete series to itself!
Have a listen to this short clip with Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. In it, he describes how minimalism has been a tool that has helped him learn how he works, how his mind works and how change works.
Here is one minimalist idea that is influencing me right now
I use a time management app called Toggl which helps me to plan and review how I spend my time. At first, it felt awkward (and annoying!) but the results are amazing. I can clearly see how I am spending my time. Did I really spend that much time on Twitter? And how much time did I spend seeking work? These are questions we must ask ourselves. It’s all about becoming more aware about how we work – what’s working and what needs to change?