Diogenes was the original minimalist. He refused to conform to society’s values of accumulating possessions, and social status. Minimalism has a deeper meaning and history than is generally recognised. It takes great discipline to reduce until you can’t further subtract any more. A minimalist lifestyle is a conscious and aware one, of the stuff that clutters and distracts you from living a meaningful life. When so much of modern-day life is filled with things to do, buy, achieve, plan, remember, strive for and tick off on those lists, a minimalist life encourages us to question the norm.
Consultants spend a great deal of time wasting time on things that have little or no importance in the grand scheme of things. Among the most important aspects of minimalism is removing unnecessary distractors to declutter our physical and mental space. This releases more mental room for consultants to understand what matters to the client and helps focus on the few true essentials. Doing so, we can achieve simplicity and higher customer satisfaction.