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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Now displaying: May, 2021
May 28, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the issue of health insurance for independent business owners with the CEO of Patreon, Jack Conte. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

May 25, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about how to take back control of our income and our creative outcomes by making a living on our own as an aspiring creator, small business owner, artist, or entrepreneur with the CEO of Patreon, Jack Conte, and they answer the following questions:

Why did Jack start Patreon? (04:40)

Where do you find the most practical feedback from your audience? (13:25)

How do I best prepare myself to make the jump from working full-time for others to working full-time as a small business owner with as much tranquility as possible? (15:46)

What should be my primary focus as a budding entrepreneur? (18:20)

How did Jack benefit from his “not be prudent” approach to his professional pursuits? (22:23)

When do you know it’s time to turn your side hustle into your full-time business? (26:00)

What is the first step I should take to become an online creator? (27:32)

What do you mean by “add value”? (28:55)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 21, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the myriad of methods for making new friends throughout our lives. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

May 18, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about our desire for friendship that leads us to accumulate scores of friends, acquaintances, coworkers, partners, lovers, companions, contacts, colleagues, and associates; our realization that relationship clutter is getting in the way of loving, meaningful connections; and they answer the following questions:

Is it loving to let go? (00:00)

How can I stop feeling pressured to keep up with so many connections? (03:57)

I’ve never struggled to declutter my “friends” on social media when they no longer have a meaningful place in my life, but how do I explain their removal when they ask me about it without hurting their feelings? (13:53)

What does a truly healthy friendship look like? (20:56)

How do we ensure mutual respect in a relationship? (28:46)

How do we appropriately apply attention in a relationship? (29:43)

How do you define “toxic relationship”? (34:49)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 14, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the senselessness of jealousy with podcaster, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

May 11, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about that empty feeling we all experience from time to time—and the things we do when we attempt to fill the void—with podcaster, writer, and director Jennette McCurdy, and they answer the following questions:

Why did Jennette start her podcast? (00:00)

What is the disconnect between our higher quality of life in this modern age and our happiness? (04:26)

How does society and culture influence disorders? (06:21)

Why do others often insist we not give up our “successful” careers? (10:59)

What are the three different types of relationships? (14:06)

How do we appropriately manage expectations in relationships? (16:09)

I think minimalism can help many of my loved ones find meaning in their lives and avoid the void, but I find it difficult to communicate it to them effectively so they see and understand the benefits and find it more attractive than the rat race they’re in—any tips? (20:01)

What is the elevator pitch for minimalism? (20:35)

How do you address the shame that sometimes accompanies minimalism? (23:50)

How is power the opposite of freedom? (24:26)

Was Jennette shamed for walking away from her acting career? (25:40)

Does confidence come from consistency? (26:58)

Filling our voids with stuff isn’t good, but what is good—what should we replace that consumption urge with that is meaningful? (28:37)

What is the “suckhole”? (33:33)

Why is Jennette’s podcast titled Empty Inside? (36:28)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

May 7, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to best address a partner's tendency to hoard. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

May 4, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss identifying how much is enough so we can subtract the excess to get there, and they answer the following questions:

What is “enoughism”? (00:00)

How is enoughism different from minimalism? (03:04)

Given that the key to transformation is understanding our ‘whys,’ why does anyone truly want more, and, conversely, why does anyone truly want less? (12:20)

When it comes to a small business, how much record-keeping is enough and what is the ideal way to store it? (24:57)

How does renouncing something create an attachment to it? (30:09)

How do we learn to recognize the difference between enough and a false sense of security and comfort from unnecessary consumerism? (39:35)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

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