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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 Netflix films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 310 | Self-Doubt

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about inner conflict, self-doubt, and self-hatred with author, speaker, and attorney Mel Robbins, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I rebuild my relationship with myself?
  • What is the most important relationship in our life?
  • What moment led to the High 5 Habit?
  • Why do most mantras not work?
  • How did you keep from blaming yourselves and beating yourselves up for the failure of your marriages, and how did you restore your confidence in starting new relationships afterward?
  • What does a high five represent?
  • Can thinking about yourself negatively actually benefit you positively?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “You would break up with anyone who treats you as poorly as you treat yourself.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Be careful what you think because thoughts turn into opinions, opinions turn into beliefs, beliefs turn into ideologies, and ideologies turn into dogma.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Self-love extinguishes the flame of self-hate.” —Ryan Nicodemus

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