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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.
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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six­-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important. In this podcast Joshua & Ryan, known to their millions of readers as "The Minimalists," discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

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Episodes

189 | Minimalist Business

7/16/2019
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Joshua discusses minimalist business models, entrepreneurship, building a small business, and making your business better with author and podcaster Paul Jarvis, and they answer the following questions: How do I incorporate minimalist practices into my daily work life without sacrificing any professional obligations, responsibilities, or gains? (08:19) How do I determine which social media applications are having a positive effect on my business? (17:05) How do I untether from the identity...

Duration:00:33:08

Quickie: Advice on Leaving the Corporate World

7/12/2019
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Joshua discusses planning appropriately for leaving a well-paying job with author Ramit Sethi. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:06:23

188 | Budgeting Mistakes

7/9/2019
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Joshua talks about earning income, managing money, financial willpower, budgeting mistakes, and what it means to live a “rich” life with author Ramit Sethi, and they answer the following questions: What is the most effective investment strategy if I have limited funds to invest? (14:11) How do I resist making impulsive purchases? (28:46) How do I address my issues with credit cards? (33:23) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Duration:00:46:06

Quickie: How to Keep Growing as a Creative

7/5/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss how to continuously grow as a creative with singer-songwriter Griffin House. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:07:25

187 | Insecurity

7/2/2019
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Joshua and Ryan talk about insecurities, criticism, perceived failures, and redefining success with singer-songwriter Griffin House, and they answer the following questions: How do I get the most honest, constructive feedback from others? (01:56) How do I let go of the obsession to make everything perfect? (10:42) How do I overcome shyness and self-doubt? (18:11) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Duration:00:27:33

Quickie: Minimalists' Preferences for Gifts

6/28/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss preferences regarding giving gifts compared to preferences regarding receiving gifts. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:03:11

186 | Birthday Gifts

6/25/2019
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Joshua and Ryan talk about birthday gifts, gifting experiences, their favorite consumables to give as gifts, and when it’s appropriate to give physical gifts, and they answer the following questions: How do I set the appropriate expectations with my loved ones regarding the kinds of presents I prefer to gift? (05:08) What are the most tactful methods for requesting specific gifts or no gifts at all? (16:43) What does the ideal minimalist birthday party entail? (23:29) Detailed show...

Duration:00:37:01

Quickie: How Small Changes Make Big Progress

6/21/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss how small changes in our daily habits will lead to big progress over the course of our lives with co-founder and CEO of TheGoodTrade.com, AmyAnn Cadwell. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:57

185 | Sustainable Living

6/18/2019
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Joshua and Ryan talk about sustainability, overconsumption, environmental concerns, health and beauty products, and shopping with co-founder and CEO of TheGoodTrade.com, AmyAnn Cadwell, and they answer the following questions: What are the most pragmatic hygiene practices for a minimalist? (01:10) How do I introduce sustainability practices into our relationship without offending my partner? (12:02) Where should I start if I want to live a more sustainable life? (17:13) Detailed show...

Duration:00:32:56

Quickie: Healthy Eating Habits for Travel

6/14/2019
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Joshua discusses healthy eating habits for travel with author and podcaster Rich Roll, Dr. Paul Saladino, and Dr. Tommy Wood. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:05

184 | Minimalist Diets

6/11/2019
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Joshua discusses simple diets, optimal health, strategies for healing, and the gut microbiome with author and podcaster Rich Roll, Dr. Paul Saladino, and Dr. Tommy Wood, and they answer the following questions: What are the most reliable resources regarding information about vegan, carnivore, and omnivore diets? (02:31) Are branded diets created for the good of public health or simply to promote products and services? (28:18) What food purchases should I prioritize on a limited budget?...

Duration:00:50:59

Quickie: Knowing When to Say Yes or No

6/7/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss how to determine whether to say "yes" or "no" to professional obligations with filmmaker and YouTuber Matt D'Avella. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:23

183 | Creativity

6/4/2019
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Joshua & Ryan chat about creativity, creating more and consuming less, and the difference between “creating content” and “producing meaningful creations” with filmmaker and YouTuber Matt D’Avella, and they answer the following questions: How do I redirect my creative energy toward the most positive, productive pursuits? (03:10) How do I determine if I’m creating out of love or obligation? (18:51) How do I maintain a consistent message, yet still always keep it fresh and engaging?...

Duration:00:41:12

Quickie: Addressing Pressure from Family Members

5/31/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss how to handle pressure from family members with author and podcaster Denaye Barahona. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:31

182 | Simple Families

5/28/2019
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Joshua & Ryan discuss simple families, minimalist parenting, and traveling with a family with author and podcaster Denaye Barahona, and they answer the following questions: How do I reach a compromise with my partner regarding the quantity of our children’s toys? (01:09) How do I help my children adopt minimalism in spite of the societal pressure encouraging them to acquire all of the latest and greatest things? (15:04) How do I help my children cultivate values focused on relationships,...

Duration:00:37:31

Quickie: The Impact of Excessive Phone Use

5/26/2019
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Joshua & Ryan discuss the impact that cell phones have on our lives with their friend Cal Newport, author of the new book Digital Minimalism. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:03:22

Quickie: How to Separate Personal and Professional Values

5/24/2019
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Joshua and Ryan delineate personal and professional values with neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:06:56

181 | Mindful

5/21/2019
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Joshua & Ryan talk about the most precious kind of freedom—awareness—as well as intentional living, mindfulness, meditation, and purpose with neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris, and they answer the following questions: Is minimalism a practical lifestyle given today’s chaotic world? (02:43) What does it mean to live a meaningful life, and how can mindfulness help? (19:14) How can mindfulness ultimately help me determine and pursue my life’s purpose? (28:14) Detailed show...

Duration:00:47:59

Maximal: Constipation of the Soul

5/19/2019
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Joshua & Ryan discuss whether success leads to sadness, whether sadness leads to success, and how to deal with both with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists Questions answered in this episode: How do you get out of a funk when you’re dealing with despair, loss, and sadness? (1:12:19) When did you stop comparing yourself to your mentors and heroes, and become happy with who you are?...

Duration:01:42:13

Quickie: Letting Go of the Love of Things

5/17/2019
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Joshua and Ryan discuss letting go of our love of things with YouTuber Shelbizleee. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:04