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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Mentoring Testimonials

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Testimonials from Clients

“I was more hopeful than optimistic about how much help I could get from talking to a stranger for an hour, but I’d been stuck for a while. I liked everything I had read about Ryan so I scheduled a session.  At the end of the hour, he didn’t feel like a stranger anymore.  He really listened to what I told him about myself and what I was looking for and, from that place, gave me some ideas that I had never thought of on my own, and that I really  was excited to look into.  I was recharged and hopeful.   I know the  next time I feel stuck or just want a ‘fresh set of eyes’, I know I’ll reach out to Ryan.”

— C. Nathanson, Medical Transcriptionist


“I recently made the decision to leave my career and pursue my passion. During this transition, there were very few people that 1) fully supported my decision and 2) could relate with my experience. I was very fortunate to find a mentor in Ryan. He has a wealth of life experience for his age and really listened to my unique situation. His transparent, focused and supportive approach allowed me to move forward with confidence and excitement… just what I needed.”

— N. Moran, Entrepreneur

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“I found out about Ryan’s mentoring services at probably the most appropriate time in my life. It seemed like every self-help article I was reading mentioned one of the things that helped the author get out of a rut or learn to move on was by working with a mentor. I was in a rut. Talking and working with Ryan has helped me move on, minimize my things, simplify my life, and work out of my rut to focus on what’s important. By no means am I perfect and yes I’ve had my moments when I feel like I’m taking more steps backwards than forwards, but I can now better recognize what triggers me to get off track and know how I can get moving again in the right direction.”

— E. Jacobs, Conference Coordinator

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“I am so glad for our conversations because they helped me immensely make some decisions that I have wanted to make but couldn’t do completely on my own. Your guidance and advice will always stay with me. Remember, sustainability!”

— Vi Pham, Technical Writer

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“I have a sincere appreciation for Ryan as a mentor and friend.  It’s easy to see that he has genuine interest in helping others.  He continues to be instrumental in my life as I explore the path to my ideal future.  No matter where you are in the mystery of life, I’m certain he’ll be an invaluable member of your repertoire.”

—E. Burden, Federal Employee

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“Ryan came along at the right time in my life. Basically, I was stuck and Ryan helped me get my life back on track. I was at a point in my life where I was unsure what to do and I needed direction. My girlfriend was pregnant, I had a kid on the way, I didn’t think my career was going anywhere, and I didn’t know what I wanted from my life. Ryan helped me put a plan together and showed me how to take action to accomplish my goals. He held me accountable and showed me how to hold myself accountable in the long run. Now, I’ve changed careers to something that’s better suited for me, gotten married, gone back to college and earned my bachelor’s degree, and am currently pursuing my second bachelor’s degree. Above all, Ryan showed me how to make the right choices and discover what I want to do with my life.”

—Shaun Reynolds, Communications Consultant

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“Ryan’s intuitive and genuine nature is readily apparent right from the get-go. His unique approach to living a more meaningful life is truly inspirational, and one cannot help but be inspired to live meaningfully themselves. He has offered me myriad of ways to change my perspective on life, by turning my negative emotions into positive ones and cultivating a sense of gratitude for all of life’s daily gifts. Through all this introspection, I have gained more insight into my own life and have emerged with more self-confidence and happiness than ever before.”

—Julia Shewan, Wildlife Biologist

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“My session with Ryan was has me laser focused on what I need to be doing. I’d been struggling to take decisive action because I wasn’t sure exactly what that action should be. After helping me zero in on my one big goal, he gave me a massive action plan and I feel more confident than ever that I’m really going to make this happen.”

Dana Palumbo, Health Coach

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“Ryan is an effective mentor. He is kind, thoughtful and provides useful advice without being pushy. He has intelligent insights, speaks from his personal experiences and is a pleasure to work with. It is obvious that he genuinely cares. I had an enjoyable, productive mentorship experience with Ryan and believe anyone who works with him will benefit if they are willing to listen and make an effort. Ryan will provide you with the motivation to do so. Thank you, Ryan!”

— R. Powles, Entrepreneur

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“I would say Ryan’s mentoring played a huge role in the success of my professional carrer. Specifically, he helped me with my ability to perform under pressure. Ryan was able to get me out of my comfort zone, guide me, and help me stay focused. Thanks to Ryan’s mentoring, I’ve reached many personal goals, found creative solutions for clients, and achieved great results.”

—Scott Wagers, Technical Support Analyst

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