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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

The Minimalists Podcast Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

    Decluttering Friendships

    Decluttering Friendships

    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

    • 49 min
    Jennette McCurdy Was Jealous Of Other Actors

    Jennette McCurdy Was Jealous Of Other Actors

    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

    • 2 min
    Empty Inside

    Empty Inside

    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

    • 46 min
    When Your Partner Owns Too Much

    When Your Partner Owns Too Much

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

    • 9 min
    Enoughism

    Enoughism

    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

    • 51 min
    What are death practices?

    What are death practices?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss what death practices are and how they can help us live with more purpose and intention with author Jamie Wheal. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Karolina Sereikaite ,

Finding The Life Tune

I couldn't comprehend the amount of peace and joy that came out through me once I started listening to these two awesome guys. More so, this gave me strength and power to say Yes to only anything and anyone which contributes and resonates with my values. It's been a wonderful and yet rough journey at some point, but I can tell you this: this podcast will give you the "permission" to really love your life to the fullest and truest. And it's not some cheap talk, it's grounded and purified content you deserve to hear. Thank you guys for keeping my company and encouraging to change and live my life, it means a world to me. Love you, and all you who listens. May you continue life of passion and true value and find joy beyond it all.

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