Minimalism

Minimalism

Live A Meaningful Life

Book - 2011
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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.At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important.In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website THE MINIMALISTS, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences-which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent.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.
Publisher: Columbia, Miss. : Asymmetrical Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780615648224
Branch Call Number: 158.1 MIL
Characteristics: 119 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nicodemus, Ryan

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abbi_g
Sep 03, 2018

"What seemed impossible yesterday, will often seem easy tomorrow."

I recently saw an episode of the Dave Ramsey show featuring Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus, who are known as The Minimalists (the episode could've very well been old as I tend to binge watch YouTube videos of the Dave Ramsey show); and that's how I ended up learning about their stories. I decided to borrow one of their books from the library and it was a quick but good read. I enjoy reading books that encourage people to become their best selves and that's essentially what Minimalism: Live a meaningful life, attempts to do. I also appreciate the fact that they kept the book short and sweet because I've read other self-help books that were longer, but the chapters were redundant. I'm going to check out some of their blog posts that they referenced in the book as well.

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sunnyfeline
May 02, 2017

I enjoyed watching their documentary and requested this book so I could read it. I was surprised to find this book to be dull at times. I personally enjoyed the documentary way more this book. There were some helpful information, however, it is a very basic small book that has information anyone could easily find online or learn by following the authors' Facebook page. A lot of the information was basic/simple with little depth for some of the topics they covered in the book. However, I thought the last 1-2 chapters had more depth to it and it was something I was looking forward to take away from. I still plan to read their other books; hopefully they'll be more interesting to read compared to this one.

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