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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Apr 16, 2019

Joshua & Ryan discuss freedom, travel, an introduction to minimalism, and the new American Dream with author, podcaster, and intrepid traveler Colin Wright, and they answer the following questions:

Is homeownership still an ideal goal? (07:16)

What is considered freedom today, and how do we gain more freedom in our lives? (16:05)

How have your social interactions during your travels enriched your worldview? (23:30)

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Apr 9, 2019

Joshua & Ryan talk about feeling stuck creatively, feeling stuck emotionally, and what it takes to get unstuck with singer-songwriter Rosi Golan, and they answer the following questions:

How do I determine if I should continue to ‘drudge through the drudgery’ at my current job, or if it’s time to move on? (01:46)

How do I craft a plan to get unstuck? (13:51)

How do I overcome creator’s block? (20:27)

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Apr 2, 2019

Joshua & Ryan discuss minimalist health and fitness with Ben Greenfield from the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, and they answer the following questions:

How do I create an exercise habit that fits my busy life? (5:54)

What are some effective exercises that don’t require a gym? (28:13)

What is the ultimate minimalist exercise? (31:09)

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Mar 26, 2019

Joshua & Ryan talk about digital clutter, technological exhaustion, quitting social media, and overall online health with their friend Cal Newport, author of the new book Digital Minimalism, and they answer the following questions:

How do I overcome the guilt I feel when I unfollow friends and family on social media? (1:59)

How can my company or brand remain relevant without a constant media presence? (23:36)

How do I keep up with work without drowning in information? (27:08)

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Mar 19, 2019

Joshua & Ryan discuss budgeting, tuition, debt, and other money quagmires with author Rachel Cruze, and they answer the following questions:

How do I persuade my partner to join me in crafting a shared budget to ensure our financial contributions are equitable? (1:55)

Should I assume the responsibility for the college savings for our child if my ex-partner isn’t financially savvy? (10:40)

How do I stay motivated while paying off debt? (14:50)

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Mar 12, 2019

Joshua & Ryan talk about independence, rejection, and creating meaningful work without gatekeepers with comedian Andrew Schulz, and they answer the following questions:

How do I balance the need to support myself with the need to fulfill myself? (1:28)

How do I create demand for my new creation? (22:09)

How do I minimize rejection in my life? (26:42)

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Mar 5, 2019

Joshua & Ryan discuss subtracting the superfluous from our lives in order to make room for the valuable, and they answer the following questions:

How do I minimize my talking and maximize my listening? (1:42)

Is letting go of obligations as important as letting go of stuff? (14:02)

How do I determine what “obligations” are truly obligations? (16:10)

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Feb 12, 2019

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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