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Podcast 086 | Rich

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan speak with Rich Roll live on the Less Is Now tour, and they answer the following questions:

  • What questions did you ask yourselves, and what resources did you consult, to determine your five foundational values?
  • What has helped you ‘drudge through the drudgery’ and stay focused on your projects?
  • How do you let go of the fear that you don’t have enough?
  • What films do you find most relatable to the journey of becoming a minimalist?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • Joshua on letting go of fears: “Sometimes letting go of control is the best way to regain control.”
  • Joshua bonus maxim on letting go of fears: “Lower your expectations and raise your standards.”
  • Rich on letting go of fears: “Control is an illusion.”
  • Ryan on letting go of fears: “Pursuing control will eventually teach you that you have no control.”
  • Joshua on an ideal minimalist film: “August.”
  • Ryan on an ideal minimalist film: “I Am.”
  • Rich on an ideal minimalist film: “Fight Club.”

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This episode was produced by Shawn Harding. Our theme music was written and performed by Peter Doran. Our podcast is completely free, so if you find value in these episodes, please consider donating a dollar. Your donations help keep this podcast advertisement-free (because advertisements suck).

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