Neil Patel shares some real gems in his Forbes article, The Minimalist’s Guide to Owning a Business. The article is more like a selection of tips rather than a guide, but there are some great tidbits in here.
- Minimalism is a lifestyle characterized by the pursuit of simplicity and freedom from possessions and consumerism.
- In reality, minimalism is a mindset, not just the things you own, what you sleep on, or how you groom.
- A better way to think of minimalism is to think of it as the pursuit of freedom. Freedom from financial worry; Freedom from tending to things instead of yourself; Freedom from time-wasting activities; Freedom from fear of loss.
- What is success? According to the popular mindset, success = money. According to a minimalist mindset, success = freedom.
These are great descriptions of minimalism. I particularly like the idea of success. To most, success is all about the money and how much stuff that money can buy. To a minimalist, however, success is about freedom. The ability to do the things you value and spend time with the people you love.