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The Minimalists Podcast

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.
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Dec 30, 2021

Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to talk about setting boundaries with toxic family members. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 28, 2021

Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author Ian Morgan Cron to discuss identity clutter and the outdated stories people tell themselves, and they answer the following questions:

How do you start rewriting your story when you feel overwhelmed and insecure about who you are and who you want to be? (02:23)

What does the acronym “SOAR” represent? (06:27)

What is “act as-if”? (07:38)

How do you discover your true identity after traumatically losing your societal identities? (10:20)

What is the difference between a role and an identity? (11:41)

How can the Enneagram help us discover ourselves? (13:41)

How do you define “personality”? (14:31)

What is the role of self-awareness in personality and in identity? (16:29)

How do beliefs become problematic? (23:46)

How do I find peace with who I am? (28:51)

How do you define “shame”? (30:10)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 23, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about the best ways to approach uncomfortable conversations. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 21, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of hustle culture, and they answer the following questions:

Do some people claim they’re busy to be envied for being in demand? (01:01)

What is the difference between “hurry” and “hustle”? (05:46)

How do you define “productive”? (06:45)

What is the fatal flaw of hustle culture? (08:51)

How can we break free of hustle culture? (13:31)

How do you appropriately address burnout with yourself or an employer before it reaches the point of no return? (17:07)

How do I set appropriate boundaries in my profession? (19:45)

After leaving an extraordinarily stressful career, how do I resist the temptation to take on another one for “success” and wealth? (25:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 16, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about minimizing stress, depression, and worry. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 14, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, and in what ways they’ve subtracted since they started The Minimalists eleven years ago, and they answer the following questions:

How has your understanding of, and approach toward, minimalism developed over the last eleven years? (00:00)

Why does minimalism seem radical? (05:34)

How do we address our issue with clinging? (06:44)

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned about consumerism? (10:13)

What is the “god-shaped hole”? (12:04)

Based on your eleven years of experience in minimalism, what advice do you have for those of us starting on our minimalism journey at an older age? (16:38)

Is deprivation helpful? (24:03)

If you had the power to make everyone a minimalist, would you do it? (28:53)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support



Dec 9, 2021

Joshua and Ryan talk about what would make minimalism a cult with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

Dec 7, 2021

Joshua and Ryan speak with Amanda Montell, author of Cultish, about what makes a cult a cult, and they answer the following questions:

Who decides whether a cult is a cult? (00:00)

Are cults strictly negative? (02:08)

Is CrossFit a cult? (04:33)

How do otherwise reasonable people fall susceptible to cults? (11:58)

What are the characteristics of a cult? (13:55)

What is the “thought-terminating cliche”? (15:47)

What are the “exit costs” of cults? (21:29)

What are some red flags to look for regarding cults? (22:25)

Can you explain the US-centric terms being used regarding cults? (32:08)

Why does it seem the US is replete with cults? (32:35)

How do cults start? (34:30)

What is the “cult of consumerism”? (36:43)

How do cult members not see how it’s hurting them when it’s so obvious to everyone else? (39:37)

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

Dec 2, 2021

Joshua and Ryan discuss how to say "no" to Christmas gifts without sounding snobby or standoffish. Listen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists

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