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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Aug 20, 2019

Joshua discusses artistry, resourcefulness, originality, and craft with singer-songwriter Jay Nash, and they answer the following questions:

How do I best use my newfound free time after a digital detox? (06:10)

How do I determine if I’m adequately prepared to quit my day job to pursue my passion full-time? (23:00)

What time of day are most people at their creative peak? (33:17)

How do we determine which thoughts will likely lead to the most productive projects? (36:07)

Where do you find inspiration as a creative? (37:34)

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Aug 16, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to address debt in a relationship with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 13, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss financial independence, spending habits, and solving money problems with filmmaker Travis Shakespeare, and they answer the following questions:

How do I pay off debt when I’m only earning enough money to pay for life’s essentials? (04:01)

How do I save and invest with the earnings from a minimum-wage job? (18:19)

Is financial independence necessary for a minimalist, and, if so, what is the first baby step toward that journey? (26:35)

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Aug 9, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how consciousness affects our priorities with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Aug 6, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss consciousness, the mysteries of the brain, and decluttering our minds with New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris, and they answer the following questions:

How do I mentally declutter? (10:01)

Why do spontaneous purchases give us a brief surge of pleasure? (22:08)

Is obsession a mindset or a disorder? (25:26)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 2, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to reconcile conflicting beliefs with loved ones with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 30, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about tribes, picking sides, and finding common ground with people who have different beliefs with comedian and podcaster Jamie Kilstein, and they answer the following questions:

How do I find common ground with a partner that prefers a different climate? (02:21)

How do I find common ground with people that hold different beliefs? (25:33)

Why do I find it particularly challenging to find common ground with certain people? (29:03)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 26, 2019

Joshua and Ryan discuss how positive thinking is similar to prayer with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 23, 2019

Joshua and Ryan talk about the pros and cons of positive thinking with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

How do I stay motivated when I see my contemporaries succeeding while I continue struggling? (01:35)

How do I balance positive thinking with healthy skepticism? (18:26)

How do I stay positive despite the anguish from past abuse? (23:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 19, 2019

Joshua discusses how to decide whether a virtual storefront or a physical storefront is the most appropriate choice for a business with author and podcaster Paul Jarvis. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

Jul 16, 2019

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 associated with my job? (20:58)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jul 12, 2019

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

Jul 9, 2019

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

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Jul 5, 2019

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

Jul 2, 2019

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

Jun 25, 2019

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 notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 21, 2019

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

Jun 18, 2019

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 notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 14, 2019

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

Jun 11, 2019

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? (33:51)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Jun 7, 2019

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

Jun 4, 2019

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? (25:43)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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May 31, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

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, contribution, and experiences, rather than the acquisition of material items? (19:08)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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