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A podcast about minimalism. Our lives are shackled to products we don’t need, houses we don’t use and a life that some of us can’t stand. We talk about and to those who live an intentional lifestyle that focuses on only what actually adds value to their life and cutting out everything else.

Minimal Resistance Podcast Gus The Greek

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A podcast about minimalism. Our lives are shackled to products we don’t need, houses we don’t use and a life that some of us can’t stand. We talk about and to those who live an intentional lifestyle that focuses on only what actually adds value to their life and cutting out everything else.

    Minimal Beginning

    Minimal Beginning

    On this episode of the Minimal Resistance: I apologize for everything under the sun, including last week's rainstorm, and we talk about how to start your adventure into minimalism back after my deafening hiatus. I'm Gus the Greek. This is the minimal resistance.

    • 18 min
    Smoky Da Van

    Smoky Da Van

    In this episode we have a very fun and informative conversation with Trish and Justin.  Full time residence of Smoky Da Van. Check out https://minimalresistance.com/ep04 to learn more about them and their crazy story.

    Visit their website @
    https://piston-slap.com/smokeydavan
    Check them out on YouTube @
    https://youtube.com/channel/UC6xiVh8iBn7ErMU_cO-PAYg
    See their Instagram @
    https://www.instagram.com/smokeydavan/

    • 1 hr
    The Minimal Motor

    The Minimal Motor

    In this episode we talk about the Minimalistic forms of transportation and how to break free from crippling automotive debt.
    Episode Link: https://www.minimalresistance.com/ep03
    If you drive 10,000 miles in a year, that comes to $900. If you drive 20,000 miles, that figure jumps to $1,800 annually. https://www.thebalance.com/average-car-maintenance-cost-4775765
    owning and operating an average sedan costs $8,558 per year, which is equal to $713 per month or 57 cents per mile. (2016) https://www.aaa.com/autorepair/articles/what-does-it-cost-to-own-and-operate-a-car
    The average monthly car payment in the U.S. is $563 for new vehicles, $397 for used vehicles and $450 for leased vehicles.
    https://www.lendingtree.com/auto/debt-statistics/#:~:text=Key%20facts%20about%20auto%20loans,5%25%20of%20American%20consumer%20debt.
    Average car has over 14,000 parts and a modern Toyota has 30,000.
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=387514
    https://www.quora.com/How-many-moving-parts-does-a-car-have
    Walk under a mile or 2.
    An average person should walk at least 4 miles a day just to maintain his or her fitness level.
    https://goingfitunfit.com/how-many-miles-should-you-walk/#:~:text=An%20average%20person%20should%20walk,all%20do%20within%20a%20day.
    The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It's a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/10000-steps/art-20317391#:~:text=The%20average%20American%20walks%203%2C000,a%20day%20every%20two%20weeks.
    Beginner, short distance (say 10-15 miles): average speed 12 mph.
    https://www.road-bike.co.uk/articles/average-speed.php
    If you replace all wear items on a bike every year it’s $165 on average and lasts up to 10 years.
    https://www.theproscloset.com/blogs/news/how-to-plan-your-bike-maintenance-repair-budget
    The average cost of motorcycle insurance is $702 per year in the U.S. $58 per mo. $2 per day.
    https://www.valuepenguin.com/average-cost-of-motorcycle-insurance
    Maintenance  $2.20 a day do the math yourself go to the link.
    https://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/shopping-guides/how-much-does-it-cost-to-service-a-motorcycle#:~:text=A%20good%20rule%20is%20to,money%20in%20the%20long%20run.

    • 34 min
    The Minimal Mind

    The Minimal Mind

    In this episode we do a deep dive into the Minimal mind.  What does it take to think like a Minimalist.  Why is it important to think like a Minimalist before you act like one? We also touch on connections between Minimalism, Stoicism and Buddhism.

    • 23 min
    WTF is minimalism

    WTF is minimalism

    In this episode we cover the whats and whys of minimalism.  What it is and why it's important.

    We are trying to build a community/social network for minimalists. MinimalResistance.com
     is the website.

    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Article about the number of ads we see a day.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2017/08/25/finding-brand-success-in-the-digital-world/
    Graph showing the median average wage in the US.
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/185335/median-hourly-earnings-of-wage-and-salary-workers/
    Article about our stagnate wages.
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/07/for-most-us-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/
    Chart showing the history of minimum wage.
    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/minimum-wage/history/chart
    Article about clothing usage.
    https://www.plateconference.org/age-active-life-clothing/
    The usetube (not a misspelling it's what I call it) video I talk about in the episode.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=JHcGmiZqKXo

    • 31 min

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Common sense, yo!

Gus the Greek is full of great advice and brutally simple ways to simplify your existence while increasing your happiness levels. I will definitely be an avid listener.

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