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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

This Minimalist Wants a Birthday Gift!

Forty-one is a fairly unremarkable birthday—too old to be young, too young to be truly wise—but, since today, June 29, 2022, is my forty-first, perhaps you can make it more momentous.

I’m not writing this missive to impart 41 life lessons (although, if you’re looking for that, you can read last year’s 40 Life Lessons from 40 Years, which is an under-appreciated gem); rather, I’m writing to ask for a gift.

That’s right: this minimalist wants a birthday gift!

Now, I don’t need new socks, cufflinks, or a bread maker. So, instead of sending me a physical gift, would you be willing to rate and review The Minimalists Podcast on Apple Podcasts? That would be the best gift—because your review will help our simple-living message reach more ears.

Unlike most shows, Ryan and I don’t ask our listeners to rate and like and subscribe and “hit the notification bell” every episode—that feels like audio clutter—so hopefully, on the rare occasions we do ask, you’ll feel compelled to give us that gift. It takes less than one minute, and I’d appreciate an Apple Podcasts review much more than an Applebee’s gift card.


P.S. If you’d like to make today extra special, we’re still trying to close the financial literacy gap in Dayton, Ohio; a $25 donation will teach a middle-school student to avoid debt for the rest of her life. What a gift!