Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent—a life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment—a life of passion. What you’re imagining is an intentional life, and to get there, you’ll have to let go of some clutter that’s in the way.
This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as The Minimalists, to talk about how to live a fuller, more meaningful life with less.
The Minimalists help millions of people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films. They have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and GQ, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. With more than 100 million downloads, The Minimalists Podcast is one of the most popular shows on Apple Podcasts. Both raised in Dayton, Ohio, they currently live in Los Angeles.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Consumerism (8:48)
- The Packing Party (12:47)
- The No Junk Rule (17:44)
- The Just in Case Rule (22:35)
- What is essential (34:24)
- Not getting caught up in the next big thing (47:42)
- Wait for It Rule (1:08:58)
- Spontaneous Combustion Rule (1:10:45)
- The 5 things to ask ourselves before buying something (1:16:59)
- Setting boundaries around social media use (1:30:31)
- Why debt-free is the new American dream (1:41:55)
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For more on The Minimalists, be sure to follow them on Instagram @theminimalists, on Facebook @theminimalists, on Twitter @theminimalists, on YouTube @theminimalists, and through their website here. You can find their book, Love People, Use Things here. Listen to their podcast The Minimalists here.
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