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How Minimalism Transformed My Workday

Simplifying Tech in the Workspace: A Minimalist Approach

Daily office setup, minimal equipment and essentials.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the tech tools that are supposed to make work easier?

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And those opinions are strong and steadfast.

In our tech-saturated work environments, minimalism isn’t about having less; it’s about making room for more productivity.

Maybe it’s because I lead a minimal lifestyle by design. After all, it works with my semi-nomadic ways. Of course, all these things kick up my ADHD.

But too much is not a good thing.

When I started my business and was looking for the “right” apps and programs, I wasted a lot of time and money picking the right tool stack. On the recommendation of colleagues, coaches, and marketers, I could never find the right fit.

It wasn’t that they were terrible products or didn’t do the job. It was that something new and shiny was right around the corner.

Look at how frequently iPhones, smart items, or apps can be used for productivity.

Too many tools, apps, and platforms can create confusion and reduce efficiency.

After getting off that hamster wheel of early adoption in tech and business productivity, I now follow these three rules for keeping things simple and clean.

  1. Is the need for the change real or perceived? That new iPhone on its way doesn’t help me text or talk better than the version I bought last year.
  2. Will it increase productivity, save time, or generate revenue? Spending time learning a new software app only to find out it doesn’t have any useful features I need can be a big buzz kill. But worse, it is a bigger waste of time and money.
  3. Will it work with what I already have? Many of my day-to-day processes and systems are built around what I currently have. Replacing one item may mean replacing many.

Adopting a minimalist approach means choosing only tools that add real value.

It’s not about the number of tools but the purpose they drive for you.

Having the latest computer or microphone won’t make any difference if you don’t have a proper use for it.

I reduced the number of tools to essential ones, focusing on functionality over quantity. Traveling was the biggest motivation, but I also noticed a big difference when working from the home office.

Streamlining resulted in quicker decision-making, easier communication, and more productive days.

The clean, uncluttered workspace allowed me to focus on the tasks, quickly finding what I needed to complete them and move on.

Look at your tech stack. What can you streamline for better efficiency and clarity in your work?

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