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Joshua Becker
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Busy is not the same as productive.
What strategies might we as parents implement to eliminate the schedule clutter that results in this overscheduling for both our kids and our own lives?
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Especially in university.

Since I went back to school I don't think I've produced a single thing of note.

I haven't been exercising beyond commuting, I haven't been reading unless it was assigned, I haven't been writing unless it was for class, and I haven't built anything either.

I have been extremely busy though.
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The research is confirming our observation: We own too much stuff. And it is robbing us of life.
Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem our accumulation of stuff has become.
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Interesting perspective. :)
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"How do you recognize a house that has kids in it? By all the stuff." Glad to be interviewed for this article in Time.
Hint: Don't start in your child's closet.
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Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.
Fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
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Your predisposition is not your future. Your future is what you choose to become. 
Each of us struggle with negative tendencies in our own way. But we can all choose to no longer be defined by them. We can choose our own future instead.
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Starting a blog is one of the most significant, life-changing things I have ever done. If you've ever wanted your own blog or website, I just finished this simple guide to get you started.
Getting started with a blog is not difficult—it requires only a few minutes and a few dollars. Here are the only steps necessary in this simple, helpful guide to starting your own blog.
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Committing myself to posting consistently has made a huge difference, both to my blog and to my writing! The great (and unexpected) part is the more I write, the more ideas I get. Great post +Joshua Becker :)
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The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.
People who love the life they live naturally find more time to live it.
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I care less about money than I ever have before. But accolades get me every time.
Our goal is not to secure accolades. They are empty and fleeting. Our goal is to live the life we’ve been given to its greatest potential—even if nobody notices.
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Stephen Pressfield called that "giving away your power". You gave a beautiful illustration, but don't get too caught up in some random reader like me giving you some validation 😉
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Our culture’s obsession with ever-changing fashion trends is an artificial pursuit manufactured by those who benefit from it.
Those who adopt minimalist principles in their wardrobe choices are discovering more productivity, less stress, less distraction, less expense, and more peace.
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If the possessions you have accumulated over the years have not brought the happiness and fulfillment you desired, it is time to make a change.
Many of the things we purchase rob us of financial resources, they also steal our time and energy and focus. They redirect our attention from things that do matter and place it squarely on things that don’t.
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It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to explain how influential blogging has become in my life. My only regret is that I didn’t start earlier.
Getting started with a blog is not difficult—it requires only a few minutes and a few dollars. Here are the only steps necessary in this simple, helpful guide to starting your own blog.
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The changes we desire to make become increasingly possible when we change the influences around us.
This post is not just a warning. It is also an invitation. We can use this principle to our advantage and use it to help bring about the positive changes we desire to make in our lives.
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True story!
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Founder/Editor/Writer at www.becomingminimalist.com. Author of books inspiring others to live more life by owning less.
Employment
  • Becoming Minimalist
    Founder/Editor/Writer, present
  • Journey Church, Peoria, AZ
    Pastor, 2011 - 2012
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Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
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Happily married to my only wife. Working hard to raise two young children. Inspiring others to live with less through writing, speaking, and blogging.
Education
  • Burke High School
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Banking, Finance, 1993 - 1997
  • Bethel University
    Theological Studies, 2001 - 2004