inspiring focus, simplicity, and purpose


"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Minimalist on Purpose is about focusing and simplifying life to discover our life purpose and affect lasting impact.

Most of the time, it showcases minimalism as a tool in achieving such purpose.

The Writer

My name is Raymund Tamayo, and I'm a writer and a minimalist. Welcome to my blog. 

I'm also a husband to my wife, Denielle, and a father to our two wonderful kids, Ryah and Rafa.

I love writing

As far as I can remember, I’ve always been writing. I've loved writing even before I called myself a writer.

I was born this way… it’s in my blood, my heart, and my soul.

I wrote my very first essay when I was nine, and wrote the first of hundreds of poems when I was fourteen.

I’ve been a school paper writer and editor since grade school up until college.

I've been editor-in-chief of various corporate newsletters.

I’m so happy to discover blogging as a medium to share my insights with the world.

I am a minimalist

I’m always asked what this minimalism-thing is all about.

In general, I define minimalism as about eliminating the unnecessary things to focus on the necessary.

The next question was always “Why are you a minimalist?”

Because I believe that the best things in life aren’t things. We are not defined by our stuff and that we are born to contribute and not just take up space.

Because I want to live a life of lasting impact, a life of purpose.

And I’ve come to discover that for me, minimalism is really a spiritual journey.

More about me

My day job is sports writing for different websites. You can see my articles here

Also, my children and I love Legos. :)


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I would love to get to know you and be your friend. Send a message to raymundtamayo [at] gmail [dot] com.