A healthy combination of minimalism, eco-friendliness, and smart budgeting is, by far, the best supplementation for the entrepreneurial mindset. A minimalistic, eco-friendly approach can help you save a lot of money, which you can then funnel into your investment or business projects. Furthermore, having a good understanding of how businesses work will help you make much better investment decisions.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to my success series. I’m Antoaneta, and today, we’ll have a look at eco-friendliness and how it can help you get ahead in life. As most of my readers already know, I am very passionate about business, investing, eco-friendliness and minimalism. Check out my other blogs such as, “Habits For A Happy And Successful Life“. I’ve brought up the connection between all of these things on many occasions, yet I keep getting questions about it all the time. With today’s post, I’ll show you exactly what I mean.
If you are:
- Interested in investing
- Trying to optimize your budget
- Aiming for an optimized schedule
- Looking for ways to lead a healthier life
Then this article is just the thing for you!
If you don’t happen to have a business of your own yet, don’t worry – it’s never too late to make good on your plans! As long as you’re passionate about your ideas and you follow my advice, you’ll get there in no time.
Before we begin
I’d like to remind you that everything you’ll read in this article is based on my research and personal experience. All of the information is presented “as is” without any warranty. I am not a doctor or financial advisor, and I’d highly advise you to do your own research. Please consult with a certified expert before implementing any significant life-altering changes in your lifestyle.
How can we be eco-friendliness?
An often overlooked connection between sustainability and business (and probably a big part of why the zero-waste lifestyle appeals to so many successful people) comes from the midset.
As most business experts will tell you, having a solid plan and long-term vision is one of the most important factors for success in the business world. This is also true for investments – you need to have a good strategy that you know will work, and you need to evaluate businesses carefully. Before I invest in a company, for example, I take the time to read through all of their reports, watch the interviews with their CEOs and management, and check the press. What I’m looking for are signs that the company has a bright future. And that’s impossible to achieve unless the shot callers have a concise plan.
Zero-waste living also makes you think long-term. It makes you ask questions about the future. It inspires you to consider the consequences. And in this sense, it’s not all that different from business or investing.
You will be thinking about your carbon footprint. You will be thinking about which items you need to replace. You will be looking at how your lifestyle changes will affect you and those around you.
Eco-friendliness is more than a lifestyle choice. It’s more than “thinking before buying”.
It’s a lifelong transformational journey.
Say NO to plastics
We’ve talked about this before – plastics are … really bad. Actually, “bad” doesn’t even begin to describe it. They’re absolutely horrible, both for you and for the environment. If this is somehow news for you, please take the time to read my articles on the subject (the links are in the resource section at the end of the post, as per usual).
On top of it all, however, plastics are also bad for your wallet. Yep, that’s right, using “convenient” plastic items will always cost you more in the long run.
Why keep buying disposable plastic bags when you could get a couple of nice, safe, and washable cotton ones?
Why buy plastic cups, throw-away straws, or cutlery when you can get bamboo or stainless steel alternatives that will last you for years down the road?
Well, you get the idea.
Glass, stainless steel, bamboo, and cotton are much safer and much more efficient choices in the long term. Personally, I’ve replaced all plastics in my life with reusable and sustainable alternatives from Eco Bravo.
- For my Shopping
- To store food and produce
- For cutlery
- My favorite cups and straws
- My notepad of choice
- My makeup removal pads
- My preferred sanitary products
Eco-friendliness help you cut down on the bills
The modern lifestyle is built on excessive overconsumption, with little regard for personal or environmental safety. We’re all used to pressing a button and just waiting for the result. We all know that if we press the light switch, the light will come on. It’s quick, it’s simple and it’s convenient. But in our rush to press the next button, we often forget to turn it off.
You see, eco-friendliness isn’t just about limiting consumption, but also about efficiency. I’m not going to tell you “don’t use your electronics” or “don’t turn on the lamp”, because that would just be silly. We live in a highly digitalized world, and every business out there relies on electricity and electronic equipment. But just because you need to use electricity doesn’t give you an excuse to be reckless. Mindfulness can go a long way here.
Remaining conscious of your consumption and trying to be as efficient as possible has three main benefits:
- It will help you lead a safer, cleaner, and eco-friendlier life.
- It will help you save money, which you can then put into your business or investment projects.
- It will help you build your business mindset.
In the business world, efficiency and effectiveness are absolutely vital. Whether you’re looking to increase the profit of your business or your investment budget, the first thing to consider is optimization.
Bonus Tips: What to do during COVID-19
The current COVID-19 situation presents you with the perfect opportunity to cut away some habits that hurt your financial situation. With things like pubs and Starbucks out of the picture, you can concentrate on productivity and self-improvement.
But what do you replace them with? How do you fill up that “void” of free time?
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve read my fair share of “I’m bored” posts on social media, with reactions ranging from mild boredom and confusion all the way to extreme panic statements. And I can’t help but wonder – weren’t those same people complaining about lacking time to do the things that they wanted to do just two weeks ago? Weren’t they the same people who kept saying that they’d read all the books on their reading list, who would work out every day, or who would master that skill that they’ve always wanted?
Well, now’s your chance! During this quarantine, everyone has a ton of free time on their hands. And while some people are inevitably going to dedicate it to Netflix or similar activities, you can use it to improve! You can learn those skills that you’ve always wanted to learn. You could catch up on your reading lists. And, with the help of some videos, you can even start working out from home, no expensive equipment needed.
You just need to set your mind to it.
A lot of people like to think that you can’t be successful unless you’re either very lucky or just born into wealth. They use this as an excuse for their own failings and misfortune, all the while drowning their bitterness by … consuming more. They are holding themselves back, without even realizing it.
This is where eco-friendliness and minimalism can really make a difference. Being eco-conscious can give you a different outlook – a positive, result-focused mindset, that will help you in all aspects of life. It will help you get things done.
And I would wholeheartedly suggest it to everyone, trying to get ahead in life.
But let’s end it off here because we’re already running out of space. There are, of course, a lot more things left to discuss, and a lot more connections to point out. And we’ll do that – in the near future. If you’re feeling impatient and can’t wait to learn more, then don’t worry, because I’ve got just the thing for you! I’ve been working with a couple of really lucrative opportunities lately, and I’m hosting seminars where you can learn all about them every week.
And that’s not all – there’s also an entire reading list waiting for you in the resource section!
But what about you? Have you given eco-friendly living a try yet? If yes – what’s your favorite thing about it? If not – what’s stopping you?
As always, I’ll ask you to give this article a thumbs up on social media and show it to your friends if you found it useful. Additionally, if you have any questions, ideas, or experiences that you’d like to share, well, the comment section is right there!
Thank you all for reading, and until next time:
Stay green and motivated!
Recommended for further reading:
- Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
- Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeHappy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect
- Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
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