2022 has barely started, but we’re not slowing down! We would like you to meet the second guest of our ‘How We Innovate’ podcast – Timothy Murenzi. He’s the founder of Indema, an end-to-end project management platform built for designers by designers.

During our conversation, you’ll get many insights from this industry as well as the IT one and much more! We’ll also ask Tim about his motivation behind building this tool and who is it targeted for. Stay tuned!

About Tim

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Timothy Murenzi

At the age of 14, he discovered his inner entrepreneur and decided to chase his dream to become one. During his professional career, he has touched many industries, including such unobvious ones as candle or soap production! He started the adventure as an interior designer around 13 years ago, and he’s using his experience in this field at consulting as well as in his company up till now. At Indema, he covers all the well-known designers’ needs that he was facing in his everyday work.

He also helps designers with challenging business questions and talks about it on his podcast – ‘The Interior Design Consultant’.

Few Questions to Tim:

1. What was your first job and what was the most important thing you learned from it?

My very first job was at a bakery! Small mom-and-pop bakery in a small town called Rocky Point in New York! I have always been (as early as I can remember!) anti-JOB in the sense of it. Of course, I had to get 9-5 jobs here and there, but I never really connected with that kind of thing. I have a sixth sense of seeing problems in the workplace and was always the one to bring it up to management with a solution to what I encountered. And, of course, being just an “Employee”, my suggestions were never really seen as such. They were on the lines of “You’re an employee, and you shouldn’t be suggesting this because I’m the manager, and you’re just complaining”. 

That being said, since day 1 of working any kind of job, my biggest lesson I learned was to listen to my employees as they are the ones in the trenches. They understand the customer in a different way than I ever will. As such, it’s important to me now more than ever that when an employee brings up a concern or suggestion on how we as a company can do better, I listen. And I explore their suggestions, and I implement them in the best way possible. Employees are an asset. Not just a worker and I was always seen as a “worker” whenever I took a 9-5 job. 

2. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you have a beer with?

Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary has always been someone I look up to. He has a “No BS” approach to everything he does. When I started practicing Buddhism, I truly understood this aspect of Gary. There is a rather large part of ME as a person; on a psychological level, that sees everything I do at face-value. I take it day by day, living in the present. I don’t take things “too” seriously.  I believe in being your own person and understanding that although others may think something about you, it’s purely their own opinion and that doesn’t change WHO you are. When you start to realize that you can be yourself whenever you want and when you can disconnect others’ opinions of yourself, it’s freeing!  Gary is and always has been a role model of “being yourself” for me. For that reason, I would even buy him a beer. 

3. How do you start your day / What does a typical day look like for you?

It would be too cliche of me to say that I have a regime. Because I don’t. I rarely use To-do lists, I’m relatively unorganized, but somehow, everything just WORKS for me. I don’t chase, I attract, so I tackle my day as things come up. Living in the present. I don’t focus on what needs to be done tomorrow, I don’t focus on what happened yesterday. Every day is literally tackled as things come! I am absolutely not a beast of habit, so waking up at 430 is not something I do. I don’t work out at specific times of the day either. Everything is done based on the current mood and what is more important at that particular moment. I find for me, this works absolute best! 

4. What are three apps you can’t live without?

LinkedIn. My Email client (I use Spark), And lastly, probably Tiktok… As sad as that sounds. 

5. Most influential book or a movie?

Sell it like Serhant. By, of course, Ryan Serhant. 

6. First word that comes to mind when you think of Poland

Amazing language dialect. 

When can you expect the episode?

The episode will be published on the 20th of January 2022.

We are planning to share some unpublished materials, so don’t forget to check our podcast page!  

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