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  • Hmm.

  • Hey, I'm Connie [inaudible] and in today's

  • video I want to share with you why I became a minimalist and how it has been

  • such a huge, huge game changer for me ever since I

  • consciously embrace this lifestyle about seven years ago now.

  • It's been awhile and I'm making this video because lately I've been

  • rediscovering just how important a minimalist lifestyle and I am a

  • minimalist approach to living and being and working.

  • Just how important that really is to me and my life and my business.

  • Minimalism really is the way that I live and work and make decisions and yes,

  • I'm a digital nomad and I have been for most of this time,

  • but it's not just about things. It's about so much more than just the

  • physical stuff that we own and the main reason that I adopted this way of living

  • goes way, way deeper.

  • Let's talk about what minimalism really is before I share with you how I came to

  • fully embrace this way of being and doing and living in thinking.

  • So here's a little quick and dirty definition of minimalism.

  • Less is more, less is better,

  • and that enables you to be less distracted from what's really important

  • in life to you and that might be very subjective so you get rid of all the

  • clutter, all the things that are not essential,

  • and what remains is that what really mattered

  • as a minimalist, you're constantly asking,

  • is this adding value to my life and if not,

  • if that's the answer, then you let it go and to me it's really

  • not just about owning less and decluttering physical things,

  • minimalism, there's so much more than just about

  • stuff I applied to all areas of life, business productivity,

  • social media decisions, relationships,

  • finances, goals,

  • work space, digital space.

  • The concept of minimalism can be applied to every area of your life and I think

  • that's why it's so powerful. Discovery,

  • minimalism, really me to start questioning

  • everything in life. It helped me to realize and reflect on

  • what is really my truth as connie you and not just programming and

  • conditioning. It really helped me to distinguish

  • between this is society, this is comes from my family.

  • This comes from how we're conditioned and this is who I really am.

  • Just one tiny little detail up front. So my brain is generally very active and

  • it gets overwhelmed really quickly. It's always been like that.

  • And so when I discovered minimalism, it was Kinda like,

  • ugh. Finally a relief to all this stuff that

  • was going on up here. The reason that I know that it's so easy

  • for me to meditate every day and exercise and have all these healthy

  • habits is because my big why is I want to chill,

  • chilled his brain out every day and feel more relaxed and at peace and I don't

  • like to feel stressed out. My limit as to how much stress I can

  • take and overwhelm is tiny. So back in 2011,

  • you know, I'd been a nomad,

  • an analog nomad for years. Ever since I was a teenager,

  • living all over the place. And and in 2011,

  • I found myself in my first real nine to five job back in Berlin and I was really

  • miserable and I discovered the book, the four hour work week by Tim Ferriss.

  • Through reading that book, I discovered all these lifestyles in

  • ways of living and it helped me to start questioning everything in life and

  • because I was so unhappy after a couple of weeks at the job and I just couldn't

  • see myself living a nine to five life for the rest of my existence,

  • I was looking for solutions. My ultimate goal was freedom.

  • It's always been freedom ever since I can think of.

  • I always wanted freedom. That's why I started traveling so early

  • and living in all these different places.

  • That's why minimalism from years to move,

  • but freedom for me was always the thing. I just could not see myself being an

  • employee and living in the same city, doing the same job at the same desk for

  • years on end. And so the solution to that problem,

  • as I eventually discovered through the four hour work week and then some other

  • stuff was become a digital nomad, create an online business and then

  • you're good to go.

  • You can travel the world and you can live wherever you wind.

  • You can work when you're one where you want as many hours as you want and

  • really also make an impact with your work as an entrepreneur rather than

  • being an employee. And as I was going down that rabbit hole

  • of lifestyle design, lifestyle business,

  • it didn't take much for me to come across blogs by Liam about us and

  • habits. The minimalists and Colin,

  • right at exiled lifestyle. And also another guy that I discovered

  • who was really big at the time with his blog about minimalism but doesn't exist

  • anymore, was called far beyond the stars.

  • So it came across minimalism at a time where I had started slowly to really

  • question conventional ways of being and working especially.

  • And as I was reading through all these blogs,

  • I just felt so much relief because there were people who felt like me who had the

  • same desire, namely freedom and just less

  • overwhelmed.

  • They put it into words and they verbalized it,

  • and that word minimalism just hit me so hard.

  • And I was like, yes,

  • that's it. That's it.

  • It just, it was just boom.

  • Everything was so clear that, wow,

  • finally I am not alone in my struggles and there's other people who have the

  • same needs and desires and interests. And through the process of diving into

  • this new approach to life, it really helped me to find my identity

  • and who I really am and my truth. I mean,

  • to be fair, my coming out was probably the first big

  • step into really figuring out who I am, but embracing minimalism and then

  • consequently the digital nomad lifestyle and becoming an entrepreneur that I'd

  • had such a huge impact to who I really am.

  • And really going deeper into the meaning of life and my purpose here on this

  • planet.

  • In practical terms, I started to declutter the stuff that

  • wasn't even a lot of stuff, so I downsized to 100 things.

  • I got a bit obsessed maybe I like to as maybe some of you know,

  • I get interested, then I get passionate and then

  • eventually I get obsessed with a few things and that's cool.

  • So I just, I got into it and I was like,

  • all right, 100 things.

  • It is. And I even ended up in the newspaper and

  • on television because I was writing about it and on my blogs back then.

  • And so it was, it was really awesome and I loved it.

  • And so the rest is basically history. The number of possessions has been up

  • and down over the years, you know,

  • I don't keep track. It was,

  • it was fun for a while and it was important to me for awhile,

  • but essentially minimalism is not about the number of things you all want and it

  • generally isn't just the bad things.

  • For many years I used to only travel with carry on luggage.

  • I wouldn't check in any bags, but today I own more camera gear and

  • podcasting gear and so I have a few more things that I carry around the world as

  • a digital nomad and hence I do check in a bag a lot of times even though I'm

  • kind of about how can I downsize again because I really don't like checking in

  • bags. So seven years later I'm still a digital

  • nomad. I don't own much.

  • I did have a home base here or there for short periods during those seven years

  • in Bali and in a little bit in Berlin as well,

  • but even when I did have a home, I didn't really accumulate much staff

  • and when I did I would just declutter really very frequently.

  • And so to this day I still don't own much.

  • I don't have a house, I don't have an apartment at this point.

  • My, I stay with my girlfriend when I'm in La

  • and otherwise I stay in airbnbs like right now and I choose minimalist

  • airbnb. It's like I look at the photos and when

  • there's too much clutter on like love Max.

  • I do have a few things at my mom's house in Germany,

  • but it's mostly just a couple of winter stuff and a couple of books and I have a

  • little box or a bag in Bali in a soft board,

  • but that again is not a whole lot of stuff and and other than that I just

  • have my, my big bag and I have my backpack and

  • that's it. I might make an extra video about all

  • the things I own maybe, but after all the essence remains,

  • which is I just don't like things I don't like clutter.

  • Let it be physical material or immaterial and I don't like distractions

  • and I don't want things in my life that weigh me down physically,

  • mentally, emotionally.

  • Minimalism enables me to experience true freedom,

  • freedom from overwhelm, freedom from location,

  • just in so many ways that are so beautiful to me.

  • I have so much more peace of mind in my brain and that enables me to live more

  • and really focus on the things that are meaningful and important to me.

  • Things that really matter and it helps me to fully use my energies,

  • my time, and ultimately my potentials to really

  • create something meaningful with my time and my work and thus create true value

  • in this world and also like to say consume less,

  • create more. Being a minimalist definitely allows me

  • to do that by getting rid of distractions,

  • optimizing my productivity, and that allows me to create every

  • single day like this video.

  • And lastly, agents really don't care about stuff.

  • I just, I just don't.

  • I'm not into things. I don't like clutter.

  • I don't like stuff just to have stuff. I'm all about experiences over things.

  • I'm all about experiencing life. We can't take anything with us when we

  • die anyway, and when I'm on my deathbed,

  • am I going to remember the stuff that I bought?

  • I'm going to remember the amazing experiences that I've had and what will

  • you remember when you die? So instead of investing my money into

  • things and just stuff, I invested in experiences.

  • I invested in traveling. I invested in events and workshops and

  • conferences and retreats. I invested in getting a life coach or

  • business coach. I invested in good,

  • healthy, high quality food.

  • I invested in staying in, yeah,

  • of course. Nice spacious airbnb apartments when I'm

  • traveling and I missed it in kindle books because I love reading and growing

  • and I like to have a lot of time to read every single day and minimalism allows

  • me then to, I believe we find true fulfillment,

  • not through the consumption of more things and more information,

  • but through life itself and minimalism helps me live more.

  • It helps me to live on purpose and create more meaning every day.

  • And that's to me kind of the purpose of it all.

  • How about you share with me in the comments,

  • what do you think about minimalism? Are you a minimalist and,

  • or what other approach to life has been such a game changer for you?

  • And that's it. My friends.

  • Um, one last thing.

  • Check out my podcast. I just launched my new podcast.

  • I had one before. Now I have a new one.

  • It's the Cani of bizarre ski podcasts. Go and check it out.

  • I'll put all the links below, but just go to your favorite podcast app

  • and it's there for sure, and if you enjoyed this video,

  • give it like one of these and subscribe for more and I'll see you in the next

  • one. Thank you so much.

  • I appreciate you and your attention. Thank you.

  • Bye.

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