All in Time

2X3 Things: Proactively Simplify

"Out of clutter, find simplicity" - Albert Einstein

I have explored multiple techniques and approaches to help me on my simplification journey.

I use several digital tools to collect activities and thoughts . To dos. Task lists. List of ideas. Goal lists.   Some individuals, some shared, some short term, some long range. I like lists and I like writing down ideas and things I want to achieve. It helps me declutter my mind and deliberately move those things and ideas which are in the background without loosing them.

In Pursuit of Life-fullness

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful". John Maeda

For a long time, I was  proud of my ability to multitask, to expertly juggle my to dos between work, family and personal pursuits. I was getting a lot done, having real impact at work, raising two wonderfully curious and cuddly kids, seeing friends and going out, traveling the world for business and for pleasure, and doing some writing on the side.  At work,  I was good at painting the vision, bringing people along,

The First Law of Simplicity is...Reduce

“The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction"- John Maeda

Years before thinking about simplifying my life, I was lucky to listen to a wonderful speech on design by John Madea -in 2010 at an eBay Leadership conference (*during my time leading StubHub International, a subsidiary of eBay). I started to follow John Maeda from that time and read his blog and eponymous book “The Laws of Simplicity” in design.

The Start Of My Journey Towards a Simpler Better Life

"Out of clutter, find simplicity" - Albert Einstein

I have decided to share my journey to simplify my life and make space - literally and figuratively - for purpose, meaning, and more intense connections with others. Along the way, I expect this quest for simplicity and lightness will lead to unchartered paths and discoveries, joys and frustrations, and stories to tell, share or listen to.