Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Joshua Fields Millburn Ryan Nicodemus / Feb 19, 2020

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  • Title: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
  • Author: Joshua Fields Millburn Ryan Nicodemus
  • ISBN: 9780615648224
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Minimalism Live a Meaningful Life is our finest, most important creation to date It s also the best thing we ve ever written about Minimalism and will likely serve as the cornerstone to our work for years to come It took us a year to write this book a year of creating the best material possible and finding ways to relate it back to our lives so you would have practicalMinimalism Live a Meaningful Life is our finest, most important creation to date It s also the best thing we ve ever written about Minimalism and will likely serve as the cornerstone to our work for years to come It took us a year to write this book a year of creating the best material possible and finding ways to relate it back to our lives so you would have practical ways to relate the subject matter to your life.

    Minimalism Live a Meaningful Life Joshua After a pair of life changing events, Joshua Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life s most important things health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution. Minimalism Live a Meaningful Life The Minimalists Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life s most important things which actually aren t things at all. Minimalism Life Own less stuff Find A simple life is one with less stress, less stuff, and purpose We publish essays on a weekly basis direct to your inbox, where we write about minimalism as a tool to help you live a simpler life, writing on topics such as clutter, creativity, curation, slow living, family, and productivity. Why Minimalism is a Better Way of Life No Minimalism allows for refocusing When you have a lot of material things, your focus can be all over the place You worry about working enough to pay for all of the stuff and you spend your time trying to look for or put away all of the stuff in your home. Minimalism Essential Principles of a Simple They don t fit into the consumerist culture that is promoted by corporations and politicians Yet, they live a life that is attractive and inviting While most people are chasing after success, glamour, and fame, minimalism calls out to us with a smaller, quieter, calmer voice It invites us to slow down, consume less, but enjoy And How I Became a Minimalist My Story of Living I stopped viewing minimalism as a restrictive lifestyle and instead as a choice to live the life I want most I began to unravel my sense of self from my productivity and my possessions I was learning how to be a minimalist from the inside out and finally, everything began to change.

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      • Joshua Fields Millburn Ryan Nicodemus

        Joshua Fields Millburn left his corporate career at age 30 to become a full time author His essays at TheMinimalists have garnered an audience of than 2 million readers.Millburn is the bestselling author of three fiction and four nonfiction books and has been featured on CBS This Morning, ABC, NBC, FOX, NPR, CBC Radio, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, Elle Canada, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Seattle Times, Austin American Statesman, Toronto Star, Globe Mail, Vancouver Sun, Village Voice, LA Weekly, Zen Habits, and various other outlets.He has toured internationally and has spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, World Domination Summit, and several other organizations, schools, and conferences.To help raise the tide of independent publishing, Millburn cofounded Asymmetrical Press, an independent publishing company and community that embraces new technologies, methods, and ideas to help writers and creators reach an audience publishing for the indie at heart.


    1. Although I don't have a million possessions, I'm always looking for ways to simplify and make life easier, which is why I sometimes read these types of books. I should admit that I am more than a little skeptical of those able to quit their jobs and then make money telling the rest of us how to simplify. This book was very focused on their story and in addition to that, it offered tips on how to live a more meaningful life by basically explaining how they did that. It was far more focused on mea [...]

    2. This is supposed to be a book how living a minimalist lifestyle. It's actually more about how to live a meaningful life. Or, as the actual title should be, How to Live a Meaningful Life According to Joshua and Ryan.As much as the author's overall ideas on how to change your life are just fine (and very pat), this book has way too much I in it. I used to have a good job. I used to have a huge house! I used to manage lots of people. I now own a house on the beach. I now volunteer. I now can do 100 [...]

    3. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."I was probably 13 or 14 when I first read those words by Thoreau.I was instantly smitten.Not just with Thoreau (although I can admit to a type of historical/philosophical/literary crush), but with the whole concept. Somewhere it implanted itself within me and affirmed in me the need fo [...]

    4. Went to see these two speak in Des Moines and being a maximalist, I ended up buying two of their books. I check out their web site once a week or so and I enjoy reading their posts more than I enjoyed reading this book. It's probably just because I'm getting old, but I don't like young whippersnappers explaining the things they've figured out so far. Talk to me in 20 years boys.

    5. Unfortunately this isn't a book for those of us who can't quit our jobs to pursue our passions because we need the benefits that come with our full-time jobs. I see their point that we should try to pare down the things that drag us down in life. But the world would be a pretty lousy place if we all dropped everything and followed our passions. Nobody has a passion to be a garbage man, or a tax collector. But we need those people. I would love to see a book about minimalism that shows how to liv [...]

    6. New (& improved?) Review:I think that many of my friends would consider me to be somewhat of a minimalist. Not in any calculated or philosophical sense of the word, but rather from the perspective that I don’t have a lot of junk (at least not in plain sight). I however know the truth. Inspite of the perceived lack of junk laying around I am just as enmeshed in the consumerist culture of the United States as most people. I have recognized this for a while now but have never actively or form [...]

    7. The book should be titled "Quit your job and live like a hipster."I am all for living minimally (which I already do) but the "tips" in this book are lacking depth. It's a great book for anyone who doesn't think for themselves or lacks common sense. I skimmed through the first 20 -30 pages as it was all common sense, exercise, eat healthy, keep great relationships, etc. Most of the help in this book is quite biased. They lost all credibility when they started to push their vegetarian and gluten-f [...]

    8. This is indeed minimalistic book about minimalism - the subject is present only in first and last chapter. Better title for this book should be "How Joshua and Ryan have changed their lives". I was excited from the first chapter and bought the rest of the book, which I've found disappointing at the end. This is not author's fault, I've just had different expectation.

    9. This is a self-help book, and like many self-help books, it's going to tell you a lot of things you already know. It's probably more useful for people looking for motivation, not revelation. Also, it seems to describe some eastern philosophy and ideas, but applied to a western consumer mindset.

    10. The title is misleading as very little of this book has to do with minimalism. It should've been called "The Five Values" as the authors spend more time talking about their eating habits, exercise routines and how many people visit their blog than minimalism. It is a very self-centered book (be prepared to hear how much they were earning and how brave they were to give it all up again and again) with most paragraphs being littered with URL links to their own blog for "further reading". The autho [...]

    11. Two wealthy white guys tell you to exercise more regularly, give up gluten and quit your job to focus on your "passions". They also talk a lot about how they can now do 100 push-ups and wake up at 5am to write. Minimalism is discussed, minimally, on two occasions, the latter referring you on to a link to their blog. Best decluttering tip I've learned from this book is not to buy it.

    12. This was a very simple book, but it had a lot of thought provoking things. It does not talk a lot about minimalism or how to become one. So the title might not be the best. I'm already a minimalist, so I didn't need a how to. The parts about 5 values that are important in life really spoke to me. There are a couple of these I need to focus on.

    13. I would have liked this a lot more if the content had actually been in the book. So often they would just get going on a topic, only to stop and refer me to a site on the blog for more information, and then move on to something else.

    14. Two random blokes explaining why they failed when they had stuff and why then succeeded when they got rid of it.Yawn.

    15. 3.5 out of 5 stars for me on this one. I received this book as a gift and this statement"I'm not saying you need to rethink your life or anything but this book really influenced me so I wanted you to read it so we could talk about it."AWESOME! I love talking about books so here's a few of my opinions on my latest read, Minimalism.Firstly, the name is extremely misleading. If you were instantaneously turned off because giving away all of your junk and living in a small house is not appealing, wel [...]

    16. I was expecting more from this book.I listen to their Podcast and read some articles on their website. This book looks like a list of pointers to their website. I would just recommend it in case you want something to start your journey in the minimalism thinking, so you can buy the audiobook and listen to it in your spare time before diving deep into their articles.As usual, there is some good information here as well. Here are my notes:* We were not happy, so we tried to buy happiness, and of c [...]

    17. You know the old saying You can't judge a book by it's cover? Two guys standing defensively with their arms crossed, their eyes looking beyond the marginsof the book. Standing in front of a wall that is primed for a firing squad. The vulnerability and insecurity of the cover photo tells us that the minimalist interpretation of identification has its own limitations.

    18. At first I saw the TED Talk by Ryan & Josh on Minimalist & Minimalism. I followed it up with subscription to their newsletters and sending them e-mails on the good work. When I came to know about their book, I was fascinated and bought it. The book talk about various things that are accumulated on various aspects of life. Like your> Health> Relationships> Passions> Growth> Contribution And amalgamation of all above. Books throws light on things that we already knew. But, i [...]

    19. 3,5 starsOkay, so the writing wasn't always great. It's a bit too focused on their personal lives sometimes. We get it, you used to make over six figures and you bought fancy cars and houses, etc, etc, whatever. It got a bit old. HOWEVER, this book did give me completely new insights that are improving my life already. They ask questions that appear simple but really open up new ways of looking at the current state of your life. I wouldn't say this is what I expected from a book about minimalism [...]

    20. It was pretty motivating. Even for those that already have careers they are passionate about, you can find good tips on living a meaningful life. Greatly inspirational to set things in motion for growth and change!

    21. I started to read this book this morning. I was introduced into minimalism last year by Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus after watching a Ted talk-by them- on the very same subject. Before this, I had no idea in which context the word 'Minimalism' really meant. After doing more research I found a bag of neuroscience and psychology mangled into the effect of living a more simple life Minimalism. I found after reading this book, which includes the authors own stories, I learnt that happiness rea [...]

    22. Joshua and Ryan were my first foray into the minimalism movement thanks to their 30-Day Minimalism Game. How it works is that you must get rid of one thing on the first day. On the second day, two things. Three items on the third. So forth, and so on. I did this last September and cleared more than 400 items from my home, including a ton of video tapes we had hanging around even though we no longer own a VCR.I wasn't expecting this book to be a how-to, but I also didn't expect it to be so preac [...]

    23. I had a hard time with the book at first because I was focusing on the first part of the title, Minimalism. The book is far more about the second part, Live a Meaningful Life, with minimalism as a tool for that goal. Once I understood this, the book was more enjoyable. It is a good read, overall, if what you're looking for is ways to live more meaningfully. As a primer or how-to on minimalism, however, I'd say look for something else.

    24. This book does give you a scare at the beginning because if you watched their documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things or any of their TED Talks, you won't find anything that they didn't say already. This didn't particularly bother me because although they didn't say anything new, their life journey was still and interesting one to hear. But then the book gets better and gives you new content. Suffice it to say it is very helpful for everyone who's trying to adhere to the [...]

    25. A great and fun read. Plenty of extra links to further reading on their website. Having embraced many of these principles the past 3 years and seen them in action, it was encouraging and fun to go through this as a sort of back to the basics and refresher. Just recently watched the documentary with my wife as well. Highly recommend.

    26. I think this book may be more useful if I get a physical copy. The audiobook version is very good. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I think I would use this more as a guide so I can go back to certain parts. Because the audiobook is so short, I will probably listen to it again. I think it has very good advice for living a life of meaning. I am often overwhelmed with things. I have too much. I should scale back, but it isn’t easy to do. I really like the idea of living a more deliberate life and im [...]

    27. Een mooie aanvulling op hun blog en documentaire. Gaat niet over minimalisme op zich en hoe je minimaliseren moet aanpakken, maar wel hoe het kan bijdragen tot een betekenisvol leven. Heel interessant leesvoer dat vraagt om herlezen te worden.

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