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This SimpleREV-hosted conversation with +Ethan Waldman will explore anything you want about tiny houses. How do you build a tiny house on the cheap? What are the common and most painful mistakes of the lifestyle? Where can you save hundreds of hours on researching your long-term tiny house plans? Ethan can help as he built his own tiny house by hand in 2012 and has been living in it for four years.

Join Joel Zaslofsky as he hosts Ethan for a rare chance to connect with us live and potentially have your questions featured, too.

During this free discussion, we’ll explore what you want like:

1.   Tested tiny house insight from an experienced tiny house owner, builder, and dweller.
2.   What the most common and painful mistakes are (so you don’t make them).
3.   Unique guidance for your situation to make the best decisions for you.
4.   How to build a tiny house on the cheap.
5.   Where to get your tiny house plans, what to look for, and what to do with them.
6.   Tips that can save you thousands of dollars on your tiny house.
7.   Where to save hundreds of hours of research in the planning stages.
8.   How to know if a tiny house is actually right for you.
9.   What the best water, heat, plumbing, electrical, or ventilation systems could be for your space.
10. Whether it's best to build it yourself, with help, or hire it out.

More details are at http://simplerev.com/ethan-waldman-may-2016-tiny-house-chat/ and we encourage you to invite others to join us live!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Joel Zaslofsky. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Tiny Houses: A Rewarding and Practical Path to Long-Lasting Simplicity
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Two of my favorite people anywhere – +Nazrin Murphie and +Leah Hynes – are moving from Rock Your Purpose Live to The Connection Effect. And I'm so freakin' stoked!

If you care about community, and especially if you want to be a part of creating a hyper-engaged one, you gotta see what these two are up to.
“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” – Nina Dobrev Have you ever had an important decision to make? Maybe you were trying to decide: – whether to lea…
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Wow Joel thank you so much for this shout out! You are incredible; thanks for making my day - it's such a pleasure that we all get to support each other in creating magic together and have a blast doing it!
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"We are examining almost everything we do now in parenting and family life, except for the big picture." – +Sarah Wehkamp

With those words – and Sarah's great first HuffPost article – I'll be connecting with my boys a little differently tonight.
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I'm dee-light-ed to host +Anthony Ongaro of +Break the Twitch for a SimpleREV webinar on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. CDT that we're calling How to Use Small Daily Actions for a Better Life.

Registration is free, takes mere seconds, gets you early access to the HD replay, and gives you the chance to connect with Anthony, +Sarah Wehkamp, me, and our simple-loving community live.

Here's some of what you'll learn when you join us:

1.   How to prevent your brain (and smartphone) from slipping into "mindless mode."
2.   How to align your daily spending with your long-term vision.
3.   Why self-control is the ultimate exercise of your freedom.
4.   Where to create your unique space for great daily habits.
5.   How to stop saying "I'm going to do … " and actually start doing the thing instead.
6.   The key difference between immediate actions and investment actions.
7.   Some productive ideas to reduce your counter-productive impulses.
8.   How to do what others won't today so you can accomplish what others can't tomorrow.
9.   Simple methods to remove distractions without creating collateral relationship damage.

Register now at http://simplerev.com/anthony-ongaro-march-2016-webinar/.
Join Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch and SimpleREV's Joel Zaslofsky for a webinar that explores how to prevent your brain (and smartphone) from slipping into "mindless mode," how to align your daily spending with your long-term vision, and why self-control is the ultimate exercise of your freedom.
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Are you going to do something, or will you commit to just doing the smallest step in the "something" right away? +Anthony Ongaro is right on that this is his most important video so far ... and it might be your most important video in a while, too.
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Maybe I'll resolve some of my money avoidance issues if I hear compelling messages like Michael Hyatt's another 100 (or so) times.
For the first five years of my blogging career, I gave all my content away for free. Then I began running some ads, selling an e-book or two, and charging to give speeches. Even though I continued to give my blog content away for free, it was a difficult transition. For some reason, I felt […]
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I’m grateful to know many folks who deliver every time they have the chance. +Joshua Becker is one of them, and he brought the good stuff for you in his triumphant return to Smart and Simple Matters.

I could seriously do a whole show with just riffs on his Becoming Minimalist blog posts, life experiences, or the amazing people we know. But this time we focused on his new book, The More of Less, and the currents of generosity that flow through it (and him).
This episode features Joshua Becker on why generosity is an act of bravery (even though everyone wants it), how minimalism lets you pursue happiness or fulfillment where you want, and the three layers of clutter ... and how to get rid of each one.
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+Courtney Carver just added some Midwest cities to her #TinyWardrobeTour stop list, and I'm stoked that Minneapolis is one of them on June 29!

If you know about Project 333 or still need some help with an overflowing closet, this nifty event could help you a ton (in addition to being a ton of fun for everyone). The +514 Studios space where we'll connect is outstanding as well.

If you're not in the MSP area, here's the list of tour stops she has planned right now (and will be adding to over time): http://bemorewithless.com/tiny-wardrobe-tour/
Courtney Carver is a leader in the minimalist and "Capsule Wardrobe" movement that's taken closets everywhere by storm. She's traveling nationally with her Tiny Wardrobe Tour and is headed to Minneapolis on June 29th. She'll be sharing the hows and whys of implementing Project 333 (the minimliast fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months) to bring more simplicity, love, and joy into your life. Since starti...
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Need an experienced project manager, a detailed small biz Ops guy, or someone to fill a variety of roles in your next event? Maybe I can help.
Do you need someone dedicated, fun-loving, and crazy detailed for that project you have cooking? Let's talk about adding my project management, operations, or event skills to your work.
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We had a picnic last Saturday morning and are making "snow volcanoes" this morning. Welcome to March in Minnesota.
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SimpleREV 2016 tickets will be available to email subscribers first from March 9-13. Sign up now if you'd like a chance to join us in Minneapolis in September for simplicity your way, at your speed, and with your people.
Join thousands of others on the SimpleREV email newsletter for the first shot at future event tickets. You’ll also get insider access to the crossroads of community and simple living, plus the chance to shape SimpleREV from the ground up.
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I'm looking for a 3-6 month freelance project (e.g., being a project manager), an "in-and-out" event role (e.g., host, designer, or workshop leader), or even something meaty that I could do indefinitely (e.g., operations stuff for small businesses).

So consider me interested in knowing that one guy/gal you have in mind who may have a need for my mad multipotentialite skills and mindset.

(I don't mean to boast, but I'm also a dynamite quality control guy for tech of all kinds, a podcasting pro, and a curator/spreadsheet consultant).
Do you need someone dedicated, fun-loving, and crazy detailed for that project you have cooking? Let's talk about adding my project management, operations, or event skills to your work.
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I'm just a simple-living, community-building, convention-breaking dude who loves walking on frozen lakes. I'm also a father, husband, atheist, experimenter, and obsessive spreadsheet creator.
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I help create simple-living communities through SimpleREV, podcast about smart and simple matters, wrote the book on Experience Curating, and get you excited about spreadsheets. Let’s explore how to live intentionally, build authentic relationships, and have tons of gratitude. (No prior experience is required.)

And to discover more about me in 10 minutes than it would otherwise takes years to uncover, check out my Personal User Guide.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Communications, 1997 - 2001
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Simplifier and Community-Builder
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Simplifying, bringing people together in meaningful ways, curating, making wicked spreadsheets, and enjoying the unsexy skills of life.
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  • JoelZaslofsky.com
    Owner, 2011 - present
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