I'm a minimalist, at least that's the best word I can think of to describe it - an odd combination of compulsive organization and extreme selectiveness. Aside from people, nearly everything that's important to me fits in my backpack. When we travel, it's all I take, and I love how free that makes me feel. I also don't have to worry about anyone robbing our house unless they really want to build a library. That's pretty much all we've got. Years ago, I can remember driving through nice neighborhoods, idolizing the houses, cars, and toys. But somewhere along the way, I changed. I can't even pinpoint exactly when it happened. Now, all of that stuff feels like excess baggage to me. You have to pay for it, maintain it, clean it, insure it, and so on. Why does all that matter? Read on.
Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance Ultimately, success and leadership is not dependent on ideas, tasks, resources, or tools; it's all about the people.