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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

Podcast 063 | Jobs

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss jobs, careers, missions, passions, side hustles, and earning income, and they answer the following questions:

  • How can I keep the job I love, yet still alleviate the financial stress of being underemployed?
  • Do I need to keep my diplomas?
  • How can I tell if an employment opportunity is actually a pyramid scheme instead?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, sharable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:

  • Joshua on suitable jobs for minimalists: “A vocation that matches your short-term actions with your values is ideal.”
  • Ryan on suitable jobs for minimalists: “It doesn’t matter what you do for a living. What matters most is living a life that aligns with your values and beliefs.”
  • Joshua on working long hours but still maintaining one’s values: “What are your priorities? There are 168 hours in a week—plan accordingly.”
  • Ryan on working long hours but still maintaining one’s values: “Our priorities are what we do, not what we say they are.”
  • Joshua on leaving a job you love to move out of state: “Consider your values when making life-changing decisions.”
  • Ryan on leaving a job you love to move out of state: “Home is where you find the most support.”
  • Joshua on the best way to negotiate a salary: “You will never have to settle if you add considerably more value than you’re worth.”
  • Ryan on the best way to negotiate a salary: “If you don’t ask, you’ll never know.”

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