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TPS90: Become a Minimalist w/ Joshua Becker



Joshua Becker leads a minimalist lifestyle with his family, and blogs about it on He is the author of the new book The More of Less, and in this episode we chat about how minimalism allows for more, how to start the decluttering process, and debunking myths about minimalism.

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Cheat Sheet

  • Why minimalism can be a controversial word and what it actually means
  • Why organizing is never a permanent fix and what you can do to reclaim your sanity instead
  • Why minimalism actually gives people a license to to own nicer things (the minimalist luxury lifestyle)
  • The different benefits of minimalism that can be adapted to help you meet your own goals
  • How you can overcome the procrastination associated with starting the decluttering process
  • How to use a system to declutter and get rid of stuff that you don’t really want or need
  • How and why Joshua moved into a smaller home with a family and what his experience has been
  • Why finding your “why” is so important if you’re thinking about embracing minimalism
  • How to overcome the assumptions around how much stuff you need to own and redefine what you really need
  • The value of experimenting and finding a minimalist lifestyle that works for your specific situation


Book, tool, ritual

Book: Tyranny of the Urgent!
Tool: 3 Item To-Do List (from Melissa Camara Wilkins)
Ritual: Clear the clutter – clean off your desk and clean the kitchen so you can have a clutter-free morning.

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