The Clean, Lean Entrepreneur

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long time.

Mainly because I think it’s one of the most necessary/popular things to be doing at the moment. Cleaning up your digital activity once and for all.

By this I mean, getting rid of all the crap like old subscribed e-mail newsletters you never read, apps which lie dorment on your smartphone that you tried out once and never went back to again, and even Facebook pages you ‘became a fan’ of which have begun spamming them with ads. These are only a few types of clutter which exist in our lives and need to be kept on top of, as not to affect us while we deal with the task at hand.

So what I wanted to do here is list a few tools and tips which can help you clean up your technological life so you need not worry about crap in the future.


Email Subscriptions

Unsubscribe Button

Email subscriptions are probably one of the most common types of crap we get on a daily basis and this is everything from that free rewards program we signed up for back in 2002 to a piece of software we downloaded out of curiosity who will not stop bugging us. Best thing to do here, is look for the ‘unsubscribe’ button and you’ll feel like a high weight has been lifted off your shoulders. It feels amazing. Go, Do It, Now.


Facebook Pages

Become a Fan

Remember those Facebook pages you ‘became a fan’ of like ‘Hot Showers’ and ‘Rainy Days’? Now they’re posting crap throughout your news feed you never ‘became a fan’ of.  So do yourself a favour and go unlike that junk.


Digital Accounts

Social Media Accounts

This website I found is an absolute gem in deleting accounts of almost any type. With instructions from head to toe on minimizing and streamlining the amount of accounts you use and manage (social media and much more) http://deleteanyaccount.com/ is a website I HIGHLY recommend. Have a sift through to find the ones which apply to you and figure out which ones are bringing  you value.


Apps

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Finding apps which you once thought were cool but now no longer use are also a good way to clean yourself up. That way when you open your phone you’ve got:

  1. Space
  2. A fast loading phone
  3. Not 1000 pages of Apps

Whilst you don’t think of it now, cleaning this part of your life up will make a big difference.

These were just some of the ways I’ve shaved down the crap across my platforms in the last few months and have definitely seen a dramatic difference.

Try it out and post a message in the FB comments below. I’m keen to hear your side of the story and if you ended up feeling ‘free’ after it like I did.

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