In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan chat with Derek Sivers about simplicity, complexity, parenting, creativity, and saying “no” to almost everything, and they answer the following questions:
How do I prioritize the most important things in my life once I’ve eliminated the clutter?
How do I say ‘no’ to gifts and donations from my loved ones for my newborn without looking like an unappreciative jerk?
How do I stay present with my loved ones when there are so many pressing demands on my time from my professional life?
How do I ensure I stay committed to my minimalism journey?
Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Spotify · Soundcloud · YouTube · MP3
Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at MinimalMaxims.com.
“Common sense ain’t so common.”
“To take back control of our lives we must practice saying ‘no’ more frequently so we can say ‘yes’ to what’s truly important.”
“If all you’re doing is aspiring, then you’ll end up with aspiration all over the place.”
Mentioned in This Episode
Bag: Pakt One
Patreon: The Minimalists
Added Value: Anything You Want
Added Value: Imperial Lane
Added Value: Remedy Coffee
Book: Everything That Remains
Book: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
Essay: An Honest Conversation About Advertisements
Essay: My Writing Process
Essay: No ‘Yes’—Either ‘Hell Yeah!’ or ‘No’
Essay: Tour The Minimalists’ Montana Cabin
Essay: Why No Advertising?
Explore: Dayton Arcade
Explore: Trade Me
Instagram: Jessica Williams
Instagram: Joshua Fields Millburn
Listen: “Hey Jude” The Beatles
Newsletter: The Minimalists
Support: The Minimalists
Twitter: Ella Sandwich
Twitter: Podcast Shawn
Venue: Ellerslie Racecourse
Watch: Matt D’Avella
Watch: Decoding Dayton
Watch: Flight of the Conchords
Watch: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Watch: Minimalism Documentary
Website: Leo Babauta
Website: Joshua Becker
Website: Courtney Carver
Website: Matt D’Avella
Website: Minimal Maxims
Website: Minimal Wellness
Website: Derek Sivers
Website: Colin Wright
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).
If you’d like to comment on the podcast, you can leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Not only do we read every review, but positive reviews also help our simple-living message reach more ears.
Questions? Leave a voicemail at 406-219-7839, or send a voice memo to [email protected]. We’ll also answer lightning-round questions from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Subscribe to The Minimalists via email.