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Minimalism — An Essential Way To Flourish

Written by: Kc Rossi, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Could it be that your possessions are stifling your personal growth? The temporary high of consumerism is fleeting and often keeps us from turning within. The new paradigm is minimalism — a lifestyle that amplifies mindfulness and simplicity which opens the door to true abundance. Not only will you survive without a plethora of belongings, but you will flourish.

Here are 3 examples of when having less streamlined my life and created fulfillment:


Thirty years ago, my best friend and I set off on a road trip with the hopes of selling our handmade jewelry along the east coast. We rented a subcompact car and loaded it with only the bare essentials. That little vehicle became our home for one month as we traveled from New York to Florida earnestly trying to sell our wares. Interestingly enough, life was surprisingly simple despite not having the comforts of actual home. We fine-tuned our daily routine without the multitude of typical distractions. Lasering in on a specific goal illuminated and defined our purpose for creativity, freedom, and independence. This was the beginning of a mindset shift and allowed an exploration of counter-culture.


Over the next nine months, we lived a modest life; primarily because of a lack of finances. We had no phone, no car, and zero furniture until we purchased two lawn chairs and converted an old door we found in the dumpster into a table. We slept on a foam pad on the floor and ate the same one-bowl meals daily. When our landlord came to do a repair, she was stunned at the scarcity and offered to donate household items. We politely declined as we were satisfied — actually more than satisfied. Honestly, we were fulfilled. By not having a car, we enjoyed amazing sunrise walks to work and intimately connected with nature. By eating mono meals, we both lost 40 pounds effortlessly. We often joked about how rich we felt to be sunning midday once we completed our 4 am shift at the local fast-food joint. Having little to no obligations and choosing to do less, allowed time for deep reflection and meditation. We realized we were happier as a result of unhooking from society’s materialistic standards.


Years later, after experiencing business success, we ventured off to spend a month in Hawaii. I decided to pack light. Within the first two weeks, I started to notice a pleasant feeling. It was the same sensation that I had years passed in that small, stripped-down apartment. There was a spaciousness, an increased sense of joy, a simplicity when going through the day. Amplified gratitude started bubbling up. I pondered what life would look like despite monetary achievement and global recognition if I embraced a life of less again — this time by choice. When I returned home, I purged my closet of everything that didn’t light me up and finally ditched the save for when I lose 25 pounds pile. I began clearing out things that I didn’t love, use, or need. I began to question each new purchase asking myself if the item was truly necessary. Profound shifts transpired and mental freedom arose. Intentionality in all aspects of life became my new normal.


Minimalism is the updated model that brings you deep fulfillment. It doesn’t lean on materialism to creatively avoid the things that matter most in your life. Introspection requires zero purchasing dollars yet holds some of the most profound gifts you can experience with a lifelong return on investment. In an age where more is seemingly more, it’s refreshing to know there’s another way. A path that not only promises clarity and joy but also has the power to improve life. When you choose to live with less it increases mental clarity and spiritual awareness by providing the space to breathe physically and energetically.


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Kc Rossi, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Kc Rossi is a Mindset and Self-Leadership Coach who supports entrepreneurs scale a profitable and soul-aligned business.


She’s been a full-time entrepreneur since 1991 and has built six and 7+ figure businesses. Kc is a Certified Aromatherapist, Mind-Body Eating Coach, and NLP Practitioner. This allows her to bring an integrated and intuitive approach to her coaching.


Kc is the Founder of The Soulprint Method™, a system that combines energy, mindset, and spirituality. This holistic approach provides extreme clarity, dissolves limiting beliefs, improves performance, and opens the way to experience and share your full potential.


She is the host of Women Developing Brilliance® — The Spirit of Business, a show dedicated to cultivating confidence, increasing visibility, elevating vibration, and leading with purpose without burning out.


When she’s offline, you can find her whipping up plant-based eats or hiking the Finger Lakes Trail in Upstate, New York. Kc is an Executive Contributor of Brainz Magazine.

Her work has been highlighted in ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Thrive Global, SmallBizDaily, International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapists, Female Entrepreneurial Association, and The Smart Girl Tribe.

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