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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Feb 12, 2019

Joshua & Ryan discuss their thoughts on "Tidying Up." Watch "Maximal" episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at http://patreon.com/theminimalists

Jan 29, 2019

Joshua & Ryan are joined by Chris Hogan, author of Everyday Millionaires, to talk about budgeting, wealth, and retirement, and they answer the following questions:

How do I ensure my purchases are always intentional without obsessing over them? (9:32)

How many revenue streams are appropriate to ensure lifelong financial freedom? (20:18)

How significant a role does positive thinking play in becoming successful in life? (24:23)

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Jan 22, 2019

Joshua & Ryan talk about baggage, boundaries, and letting go of the past, and they answer the following questions:

How do I remove the emotional baggage of a past relationship? (10:31)

Is it selfish to share my emotional baggage with my partner? (26:12)

How do I ensure I’m not unwittingly creating emotional baggage for others? (31:42)

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Jan 15, 2019

Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal collections, and they answer the following questions:

What should I do with items that are no longer useful but might have value as decorations or collectibles? (01:03)

Is it better to store or display collectibles? (20:48)

What should I do with collectibles that bring me joy that I’m too embarrassed to display? (22:58)

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Jan 8, 2019

Joshua & Ryan are joined by Diane Capaldi to talk about hope, despair, joy, and regret, and they answer the following questions:

What should I do if I still feel little hope toward transitioning into a minimalist lifestyle after decluttering? (18:14)

How do I maintain the hope of living a meaningful life if my loved ones don’t support me? (38:08)

Isn’t hope simply a form of craving that a minimalist should seek to overcome? (45:37)

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Jan 1, 2019

Joshua & Ryan are joined by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, to talk about creating new, empowering habits, and they answer the following questions:

How do I select and develop the habits to foster my passions? (16:15)

How do I determine where to start with new habits when I’m overwhelmed by the options? (51:41)

How do I break the habit of never saying “no”? (1:04:25)

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Dec 25, 2018

Joshua & Ryan reminisce about their favorite memories of 2018, and they answer the following questions:

When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (13:09)

Is it still a hobby if I make money from it? (33:42)

What are a minimalist’s views on religion? (46:30)

Did your absence from social media make you realize it made your life more meaningful, or did it make you realize it’s just a modern platform to advertise? (1:17:13)

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Dec 18, 2018

Joshua & Ryan are joined by Jordan Harbinger to talk about what it takes to start a successful small business, and they answer the following questions:

When is it acceptable to take on debt to expand my business? (12:19)

How do I run a minimalist business and still earn a living wage? (39:32)

How do I establish a work-life balance when starting a business? (58:37)

How do I overcome the fear of failure to migrate from corporate cog to owner-operator? (1:04:50)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 11, 2018

Joshua & Ryan discuss upgrading your phone, clothes, technology, housing, appliances, and anything else you might consider upgrading, and they answer the following questions:

Under what circumstances can I justify an upgrade? (15:12)

How do I resist the urge to upgrade to the 'latest and greatest'? (27:37)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Dec 4, 2018

Joshua & Ryan discuss our culture's addiction to stuff, shopping, drugs, alcohol, outrage, drama, success, and achievement, and they answer the following questions:

When should I stop trying to save those individuals that refuse to save themselves? (13:27)

How do I break my addiction to the status quo? (30:14)

How do I break my addiction to success? (35:14)

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Nov 27, 2018

Joshua & Ryan discuss re-evaluating our lives so we can make the changes we need to make, and they answer the following questions:

How do I effect positive change in a friendship? (1:15)

How do I ensure there’s adequate support in place to make a significant personal or professional change sustainable? (22:02)

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Nov 20, 2018

Joshua & Ryan discuss the holiday shopping season, and they answer the following questions:

How do I explain to my young child the importance of gifting things of value? (10:44)

What should minimalists gift their loved ones? (29:47)

How do I convince family members to gift my children valuable experiences instead of material items? (46:08)

How do I resolve the conflicts between my duties as a marketer and my values as a minimalist? (54:06)

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Nov 13, 2018

Joshua & Ryan chat with Randi Kay about self-care, and they answer the following questions:

How do I move on from the darkness of my past to become the person I want to become? (16:18)

How important is foot care to overall health? (46:06)

How do I practice self-care without feeling selfish? (1:03:03)

How do I balance caring for myself with caring for others? (1:08:01)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Nov 6, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about reducing excess stuff, including some of the things that might add value to your life, and they answer the following questions:

How do I appropriately address the frustration I experience when I lose any of the few things I truly value? (15:09)

How do I determine if any family items are heirlooms to be saved for future generations? (23:40)

Should I minimize gradually or quickly? (33:14)

How do I minimize dispassionately? (36:37)

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Oct 30, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about fear, depression, success, judgment, and gift-giving, and they answer the following questions:

How do I explain my mental health issues to my new partner? (25:06)

How do I address gift-giving with loved ones that insist on giving gifts and question my judgment for not wanting them? (44:42)

How do I conquer the fear of criticism that is holding me back from sharing my creative work with the world? (1:00:01)

How do I overcome decision fatigue and choose a career? (1:09:41)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 23, 2018

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Peter Rollins, producer of Making Love, to discuss why people struggle with love, and they answer the following questions:

How do I appropriately enrich a relationship? (52:40)

When should I stop pursuing a relationship? (1:20:20)

How do I best love myself? (1:43:36)

How do I determine if a love is good or bad? (1:51:06)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 16, 2018

Joshua & Ryan answer a bunch of questions about minimalism, including:

Which revenue stream should I focus my energy on to ensure my company is profitable? (1:51)

What project are you focused on to complete within the next year? (7:52)

Should I spend more money for an apartment with an extra room for a home office? (11:58)

How does having a child change one’s minimalist practices? (19:28)

How do I find happiness when I’m stressed? (26:11)

What can I do to minimize more quickly? (35:21)

How do you consistently deliver practical and valuable advice? (41:26)

How do I learn to push through discomfort? (46:14)

Why do you do what you do? (53:08)

How do I create a company while remaining true to my minimalist values? (1:02:08)

How do I stay true to my minimalist values through a significant financial windfall? (1:08:22)

Do minimalist practices remain consistent throughout the world? (1:11:28)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 9, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about spouses, significant others, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and lovers, and they answer the following questions:

How do my partner and I create a mutually agreeable budget? (19:45)

How do I live as a minimalist without my spouse’s support? (38:07)

How do I purge my spouse’s excess stuff without upsetting them? (56:07)

How do I determine between an ideal relationship and a simply comfortable relationship? (1:02:04)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Oct 2, 2018

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Rachel Cruze, author of Love Your Life, Not Theirs, to discuss managing finances, eliminating debt, and avoiding the comparison trap, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine the appropriate amount of money to  save when my income fluctuates throughout the year? (26:40)

How do I explain minimalism to non-minimalists? (33:08)

How do my partner and I decide who is responsible for each financial obligation in our household? (43:27)

How do I maintain a balance between taking care of debt too much and not enough? (47:30)

How do I keep myself motivated to keep paying off my debt when it feels overwhelming? (55:41)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 25, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about donating, selling, recycling, reusing, and trashing their excess stuff, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine what items I should donate and what items I should sell? (00:53)

Will friends appreciate me gifting them my unwanted belongings, or will they be offended? (17:36)

What should I do with items that are missing pieces, e.g., board games, rather than just throwing them away? (26:40)

How do I determine what is the best use of my time and energy between recycling, selling, and trashing? (31:56)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 18, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about how the city in which you live affects the rest of your life, and they answer the following questions:

How do I decide where it’s best for me to reside? (3:34)

How will I know when I’ve simplified enough? (4:05)

How do I choose a more affordable location for my family without sacrificing neighborhood amenities? (39:17)

Why are some areas of the world happier than others? (1:00:46)

How important are transportation options when considering places to live? (1:06:39)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 11, 2018

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Dr. Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, to discuss sex, couples, and nontraditional relationships, and they answer the following questions:

If I consider the physical characteristics I find attractive when choosing a partner, am I being intentional or shallow? (12:12)

Should I save my sexual accoutrements for the possibility of a future relationship? (31:12)

Is building a strong emotional base crucial for a healthy sex life? (41:46)

How should I respond to criticisms regarding the traditional life choices of my partner and me, e.g., waiting until marriage to live together and have sex? (49:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Sep 4, 2018

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he's moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions:

How do I move on from a relationship but still remain friends with my former partner? (17:16)

How do I rid myself of the remnants of a relationship that ended badly? (54:42)

How do I forgive myself for a breakup that was my fault? (1:14:22)

How do minimalists best divide up their collective items during a breakup? (1:18:34)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 28, 2018

Joshua & Ryan sit down with Chris Hogan, author of Retire Inspired, to discuss financial freedom, getting out of debt, and retirement planning, and they answer the following questions:

How do I retire and still ensure I can leave a legacy? (28:00)

How do I take on midlife responsibilities and obligations—marriage, children, mortgage—while still appropriately saving for retirement? (36:14)

Which is the better retirement investment between a 401K and a Roth IRA? (44:32)

How do I ignore the judgement of loved ones and fully pursue my passions?  (50:17)

Is a house an asset or a liability? (55:48)

Is it possible to overdo Dave Ramsey’s baby steps related to investing and paying off a mortgage? (59:20)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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Aug 21, 2018

Joshua & Ryan talk about the difference between curating and collecting, and they answer the following questions:

Are museum collections considered intentional curations? (34:08)

Shouldn’t I save items I acquired on vacation that are exclusive to the areas I visited? (55:13)

Shouldn’t I save items that improve with age? (1:24:04)

How can I best curate a collection of items that are meaningful to me? (1:30:04)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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