Minimalism has become a bit of a buzz word in recent years, and with good reason. It’s more than just a passing phase in the design industry or self-improvement sphere – minimalism can be an incredibly effective approach to help individuals and business owners find focus, streamline processes and eliminate things they don’t really need.
We’ve helped many clients streamline their businesses through various automation systems, decluttering their lives so they can spend their valuable time where it’s needed most. But what exactly is minimalism and how can automation help you achieve the minimalist lifestyle?
If you’re not familiar with the concept of minimalism, it’s a movement that revolves around the “less is more” philosophy. Inspiring a popular new lifestyle movement, minimalism aims to rid your life of excess so you can focus on what’s actually important. Think of it as a fancy term for decluttering – it’s the antidote to the consumer culture we’re so heavily absorbed in.
The concept is centred around the belief that people live happier lives when they organise the stress-inducing clutter that surrounds them. Minimalism has been touted as a tool that can help you find freedom from a range of negative attributes, including guilt, fear and depression. One of the benefits of minimalism that’s not as widely promoted, however, is how it can assist with running a successful business.
More and more businesses and entrepreneurs are striving towards the minimalist lifestyle. The “less is more” concept applies whether you’re an individual organising your home or a professional wanting to streamline your business. What many people don’t realise is that automation is actually a form of minimalism and it’s through automation that you can create a successful minimalist business.
Automation runs things in the background by setting up systems that work when you’re not there. It’s a form of digital downsizing that lets the technology do the work for you, streamlining your processes, decluttering your office space and giving you back the time you deserve. Learn more about automation tools and principles in my post.
Digital clutter is just as real as physical clutter and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of digital items in your life. We’ve all been there – you have what seems like a hundred browsers open at once, two phones ringing at the same time, emails popping up quicker than you can open and seemingly endless notifications. With all that digital noise, ask yourself this: What information is truly important for you to do your job successfully?
Automation can help you answer this question. It can then put systems in place to ensure you only focus your time where it’s genuinely needed and eliminate the things that add to your clutter without helping in any way. Through automation, you can identify your goals and discover what systems or processes are bringing you closer or further away from achieving success.
Leveraging technology to automate your business can help you put minimalism to use in your professional life, reducing your responsibilities and giving you more freedom to enjoy your life.
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