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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 093 | Deep

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan speak with Andrew Belle in Indianapolis about his new album, Dive Deep, and they answer the following questions:

  • As an introvert, how do you meet the demands of a passion that requires an extroverted personality?
  • What suggestions do you have for preparing yourself for the reality of daily life once you’ve graduated college?
  • How do you resolve the feelings of guilt you have for even purchasing items you need to run a business?
  • How can I be more intentional regarding the relationships I bring into my life?
  • To what extent did the bursting of the housing bubble in 2008 affect your journey into minimalism?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • Joshua on relationships: “Don’t mistake quantity for quality.”
  • Ryan on relationships: “Regardless if you tell your friends ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ your honesty is what truly matters.”
  • Joshua on influences for adopting minimalism: “Sometimes tragedy illuminates the path.”
  • Ryan on influences for adopting minimalism: “Start incorporating minimalism into your life now before you’re forced into becoming a minimalist.”
  • Joshua on the transition from college to daily life: “The bird who enjoys her cage still isn’t free.”
  • Ryan on the transition from college to daily life: “If you just sit around in a spire, there’s going to be aspiration everywhere.”

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