Right now, I am a minimalist, performance coach, speaker and career mentor but it didn’t used to be that way. Quite content drifting through life in the comfort zone, I was collecting stuff, not exactly the stuff I wanted to collect but stuff none the less. I had a whole bunch of aspirations but managed to build a prison around them with a stack of unconscious decisions made down the years. My collection included debt, too many clothes, negative self-fulfilling prophecies, assumptions, comparisons, unused ‘just in case’ items and a fixed mindset that kept me at just the right level of safe.
Part of the journey to climb my way out of the self-made ceiling was learning how to let go. By letting go of the stuff I had accumulated over the years, I had started to create a new path to make room to do the things I really wanted to do. One of those things was travel, so in order to do that, I had to hit the reset button on my life. Removing the physical stuff around my environment that didn’t add value and making space in my mind to curate that trip. As the stuff was carefully extracted, it was replaced by experiences and with those experiences came a minimalist mindset, a level of growth and a realisation that I could achieve so much more and live happily with less.