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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 116 | Resonate

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan visit Nashville with musician Griffin House, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I keep from bringing the mental clutter I accumulate at work into my personal life?
  • How can I ensure I continue to look my best but minimize my cosmetic consumption?
  • How can I better use food as a fuel instead of as a crutch?
  • What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs that want to use your journey as entrepreneurs as their business model?



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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Food is not entertainment.”
  • “It’s easier to fast than to diet.”
  • “Find your audience’s greatest need and fulfill that need.”
  • “If you’re just getting started, say ‘yes’ until you have to say ‘no,’ and then say ‘no’ until you have to say ‘yes.’”
  • “We’re not born to do one specific thing.”
  • “Every boulder you picked up, you can put down.”
  • “If we let ourselves become consumed by the world’s problems, we don’t take time to identify our own personal problems—which is a problem.”
  • “Advertisements are propaganda.”

Mentioned in This Episode

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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