More About “Less is More,” More or Less.

I like New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s one of the best moments to reflect on where I’m at and where I’m going, and to make a simple effort to direct the course towards a place that I’d like to be in the future.  This year, mine comes from a classic tenet of design I learned in college: less is more.

There’s a lot of “more” around.  I’m at the mercy of it at times (maintaining this blog, my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Viddy while I work on my band stuff and other stuff at the same time).  But there are moments when the “less” really shines.  As I was working on some new music tonight, I was thinking about how few instruments and gadgets I’m really using in the studio, for example.  Sometimes, zeroing in on a few things that you like best can really help define what you’re doing.  It can also give you more time to effective in what you’re doing.  Rather than screwing around with 50 gadgets, you’re going deeper using the 5 that are your favorites.  As Buckminster Fuller might say, “do more with less.”

I like being busy and I’m fine with dabbling in a lot of different creative pursuits.  And I don’t expect for my “less” to be anything like anyone else’s “less”.

But like most of us, the noise out there in the world is deafening, and it pays to shut it off for a minute and focus.

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Comment by Ina Seibt on February 1, 2012 at 3:35pm

You're a big Instagramm Fan^^ nice pic

Comment by Ina Seibt on February 1, 2012 at 3:35pm

You're a big Instagramm Fan^^ nice pic

Comment by Ina Seibt on February 1, 2012 at 3:34pm

You're a big Instagramm Fan^^ nice pic

Comment by Ajay Jhouta on January 30, 2012 at 12:32am
nice mike . . . .
Comment by Marialena on January 26, 2012 at 12:44pm

i think that's the best to do in your life.. live and gain more by using less.. everyone should follow this: live more with less .. !! it's good :)

Comment by Jennifer Hardy on January 25, 2012 at 1:16pm

Great words of widsom Mike. And a great photo of how the studio is set up. and I see it as an inscentive to stay organized. It's also a photo everyone should look at, especially for those who made New Year's resolutions to be more organized this year.

Comment by fanya on January 25, 2012 at 10:36am

nice words, Mike!

Comment by Victor Orantes on January 25, 2012 at 8:51am

Nice!

Comment by Lin on January 22, 2012 at 11:39am

Nice shot!! :) and.. do more with less! My almost dream studio :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_olod9keIA&feature=plcp&co...

Comment by Lexx on January 22, 2012 at 5:53am

Aaaaaay agree :)

And I think, people who think like that got more deepness and love in what they do...

Like it Mike, just go on and stay like you are.! You're gorgeous..     ^^.

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