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347: Letting Go of Your DVD Collection and More Is Less by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists

2016-11-22 | 🔗

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 347: Letting Go of Your DVD Collection and More Is Less by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists.

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as far as simply read to you from the best blogs and books i confined covering topics like personal developments minimalism and more and is especially addition because i'm playing excerpts from an audio book they did for the minimalist i've done to audio books for them now what i'm plain to you is from the first one i did which is essential as is by the minimalist and the newest one just one live a few days ago and that's minimalism alive a meaningful life there are some get you the one for free if you get a trial for audible at old podcast art harm slush free and without get right to the audio book in our optimizing your life and they serve now your book essential essays by the minimalist letting go we're dvd collection are you one of those people who activities proudly displaying or stockpile on a wall shell for special area designated for your dozens of favor movies have you thought about are you own all those dvds do you really plan
we watch the same movies three four or a dozen times both of us fairly sizeable dvd collections before taking our journeys into minimalism we wasted thou the dollars on his collection soften purchasing movies we'd already seen and then we allowed our extensive collections to collect dust or region usually we watch a movie living in the past attempting to reconstruction old moment instead of creating new ones but collecting is just hoarding with a prettier name don't believe look it up the oxford american writers disorders list the following synonyms under the first definition of collection hoard pile heap stockpile yes collecting things you don't the things you don't give value from is tantamount to hoarding the two of us still watch movies but we wash new movies creating new experiences in our lives we in our relationships by enjoying movies with friends we grow by talking those experiences after they happen developing a better
understanding of ourselves and the process like over dvd collection you can sell it to make some money and stop working same things over and over live your life instead there is an entire world out there and there's so much value you can add to that world so much you can contribute on yourself more certain of it or about this keep the movies that add value to your life there's nothing wrong with an occasional rerun glancing rearview but then look forward and like o of the rest more is love love this more we all know this saying first popularized by minimalist architect ludwig means vander roma which has been transformed into a platitude by advertisers tv shows and even corporate amerika as a right sizes people out of their livelihoods quote we'll have to and to do more with less around here on quote but is less really more and if so was opposite true is more actually less questions
maybe more important than you think the two of us enjoy taking commonly accepted truisms and tried stock raises in flipping them on their axes exploring the first side of cliches and hackneyed phrases shedding light on opposite sides of supposed facts for example monica does our culture often assigned to a well adjusted ostensibly successful person we often say that these people are anchored quote he is such an anchored person unquote this term frequently during our lay twenties we are regularly describe as anchored people have the longest time we took this as a compliment then we saw taking at face value and asked what is an anchor tat question let us too important discovery about our lives in acres a thing that keeps a ship at bay planted in the harbor stuck in one place unable to explore the freedom of the sea perhaps we we're angered we knew we were happy with our lives and perhaps being anchored was necessarily a good thing in the course of time identified our own personal angers circumstances
from realising real freedom and found they were plentiful joshua about eighty three angers ryan fifty four we discovered big anchors debt spare relationships etc and small anchors superfluous bills material possessions etc and in time we eliminate the vast majority of those angers one by one document in our experience and our first book minimalism live a meaningful life eternal being anchored was a terrible thing thus from leading the lives we wanted to lead not all are anchors were bad but vast majority prevented us from a countering lasting contentment are you anchored person is not a good thing what are some of your anchors and what perhaps he was my you want a question which brings us back to our regional set of questions is alive really more if so is more actually less we suggest answer to both is yes owning less stuff focusing of your task then having less in the way has given us more time more freedom and more meaning in our lives
working less allows us to contribute more grow more am pursue our passions much more having more time causes less frustration and less stress more freedom less anxiety unless worry and more meaning in our lives allows us to focus far less on life's excess in favour was truly important so more or less yes more or less this is into an exit from the audio book essential as aids by the minimalist and was again this audio work or minimalism level meaningful life for free if you get a trial audible through my link old podcast dot com slush free even if you can will your trial you get to keep the book for free the boring the minimalist and audible bodoni a little bit back to this podcast on wind for everyone so if you like this ample you'll definitely loved audio books be as is literally the exact same thing that's ever today i wish you and amazing day and i'll catch you tomorrow we're
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