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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 106 | Limits

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan visit Denver, and they answer the following questions:

  • How can I ensure I don’t fall off the minimalism wagon?
  • How do I determine my passions, cultivate them, and incorporate them into my life?
  • Have you ever taken minimalism too far?
  • How do I stay confident and motivated through failures?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • Joshua on taking minimalism too far: “Minimalism is not about deprivation—minimalism is about living intentionally.”
  • Ryan on taking minimalism too far: “If I find I’m depriving myself, I can always bring things I purged back into my life.”
  • Joshua on moving past failures: “Lower your expectations, but raise your standards.”
  • Joshua on moving past failures: “If you ask better quality questions, you’re going to get better answers.”
  • Ryan on moving past failures: “Sometimes we need to talk less and listen more.”

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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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