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

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

    Obligations

    Obligations

    Joshua and Ryan talk about reducing—or maybe even eliminating—obligations, and they answer the following questions:
    What is your ‘context’? (02:23)
    When is an obligation an actual obligation and not a perceived obligation? (04:31)
    Is there a difference between commitment and obligation? (05:28)
    What is the difference between want and desire? (07:04)
    Do we truly want to be happy? (12:27)
    What do you mean by ‘commitment’? (13:46)
    How do I appropriately address societal obligations, such as charitable giving, when I don’t have the means to meet those obligations? (17:36)
    What does ‘virtue’ mean? (25:47)
    What is the difference between a community and a tribe? (26:38)
    How do I prioritize financial obligations, such as debt? (29:24)
    How do I step back from obligations I’ve accepted in the past? (41:47)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Quickie: Difference Between Decluttering and Minimalism

    Quickie: Difference Between Decluttering and Minimalism

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship between decluttering and minimalism. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists
     

    • 4 min
    New Year's Cleanup

    New Year's Cleanup

    Joshua and Ryan talk about starting over and kicking off the New Year with some friendly decluttering, and they answer the following questions:
    How do I start decluttering? (04:02)
    What is the difference between decluttering and organizing? (07:05)
    How do I conduct an effective Packing Party? (07:38)
    How do I get my kids involved in decluttering? (13:01)
    How do I determine whether or not to keep a car that’s functional, but not ideal? (14:49)
    Once you declutter, how do you keep the clutter from coming back? (21:52)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 45 min
    Quickie: Why did The Minimalists and Matt D'Avella choose Netflix for LESS IS NOW?

    Quickie: Why did The Minimalists and Matt D'Avella choose Netflix for LESS IS NOW?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss why they chose Netflix for their newest documentary, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D'Avella. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 5 min
    Less Is Now

    Less Is Now

    Joshua and Ryan talk about habit change, letting go of stuff, and the creative process that went into making their new film, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D’Avella, and they answer the following questions:
    How long have you been working on Less Is Now? (01:50)
    How did the Less Is Now project start? (05:51)
    How did the Less Is Now project evolve? (07:49)
    How did you settle on a budget for Less Is Now? (10:16)
    How do you curate the absolute essential tools for your work when it seems to require an overwhelming amount of items? (12:29)
    How can constraints help creativity? (22:09)
    Will a college degree provide a significant advantage for me in the entertainment industry? (23:36)
    Is it dangerous to try too many things? (33:27)
    How is there creation in destruction? (35:30)
    What advice do you have for someone that’s just starting out that wants to have a successful film career like you? (38:05)
    What is the Slow Growth Academy? (53:36)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 59 min
    Quickie: Staying Focused in a Noisy World

    Quickie: Staying Focused in a Noisy World

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how they address all the modern-day distractions to stay focused with writer Leo Babauta. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 5 min

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