After going from an extreme consumerist, owning three wardrobes, to an extreme minimalist, fitting everything I own to a backpack, I realized how relative these terms are. I noticed how often we confuse "needs" with "wants" and in order to feel enough, we think we have to have...
After going from an extreme consumerist, owning three wardrobes, to an extreme minimalist, fitting everything I own to a backpack, I realized how relative these terms are. I noticed how often we confuse "needs" with "wants" and in order to feel enough, we think we have to have enough.
Spoiler Alert. The more you have, the more you want, so "enough" never happens.
In this chat, I hope you will:
Be aware of your consumer behavior
Learn why and how to declutter
Realize how to apply minimalism in your everyday life
Meet The Speakers
Founder, Lotus Solutions LLC
Lotus Solutions LLC Founder, Nirupa Netram, is an accomplished 23-year attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and social entrepreneur. She was born in Guyana and grew up in Southwest Florida. Nirupa has a unique understanding of immigration and diversity. She helped immigrants integrate into the workforce and society. In partnership with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, she launched the first and still the only Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) collaborative in Florida. DOTD is a grant program for legal providers, which helped thousands of immigrants through community outreach, education, and legal assistance. Nirupa created an immigration learning community to provide educational presentations, an opportunity for collaboration, and the sharing of good practices and resources. Attendees were from businesses, health care, human services, education, and law. Nirupa championed the Lee County Bar Association's first immigration law practice section, which she co-chairs. She has given multiple local and national speeches and trainings on diversity.
Founder, Fashion Minimalist
Throughout my 10-years of experience, I had the honor to impact and transform a wide variety of communities from the maritime field, fashion eCommerce, SaaS, and professional growth industry. The community range taught me methods and efficient strategies, to engage, educate and empower the community members. As an entrepreneur, fashion minimalist, and remote veteran, I‘ve been exposed to a variety of cultures, which made my communication and management skills exceptional. My work spans from skills growth coaching, hosting online events, author of eBooks, Udemy instructor, coordinator of enterprise exhibitions, to facilitate workshops and art-directions for shoestring eCommerce startups. Folks additionally know me as the "I adapt quickly to fast-paced working environments, take responsibility, and get things done", person.