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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, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 194 | Craft

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua discusses artistry, resourcefulness, originality, and craft with singer-songwriter Jay Nash, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I best use my newfound free time after a digital detox?
  • How do I determine if I’m adequately prepared to quit my day job to pursue my passion full-time?
  • What time of day are most people at their creative peak?
  • How do we determine which thoughts will likely lead to the most productive projects?
  • Where do you find inspiration as a creative?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Don’t be responsible to other people’s expectations.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “You must first produce sediment in order to pan for gold.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The best time to create is today.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “An idea isn’t power; acting on an idea is power.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “You can’t judge creations as they are forming—you just have to let them come out.” —Jay Nash

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