Podcast 127 | Sivers | The Minimalists

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?

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Minimal Maxims

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.”

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Bag: Pakt One

Patreon: The Minimalists

Added Value: Anything You Want

Added Value: Imperial Lane

Added Value: Remedy Coffee

Book: Essential

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: Parenting

Essay: Tour The Minimalists’ Montana Cabin

Essay: Why No Advertising?

Explore: Dayton Arcade

Explore: Trade Me

Explore: Whittaker’s

Instagram: Jessica Williams

Instagram: Joshua Fields Millburn

Listen: “Hey Jude” The Beatles

Newsletter: The Minimalists

Podcast: Calgary

Podcast: Edmonton

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Twitter: Podcast Shawn

Venue: Ellerslie Racecourse

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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

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