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Joshua Becker
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Want a cleaner home? Own less stuff. It works every time. 
Practiced daily, these habits take only a few minutes to complete. But together, they will leave your home in a perpetual state of clutterfree.
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Your possessions do not define you or your success—no matter what marketers will try to tell you.
The simplest explanation of the Didoret Effect is this, "the introduction of a new possession into a consumer's existence can often result in a process of spiraling consumption."
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Minimalism is about deciding what is most important in my life and removing anything that distract me from it.
For me, becoming minimalist has always been about more than removing physical belongings. It is also about removing the urgent for the sake of the important.
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It’s hard to be the person you want to be if your days leave no room for contemplating who that person even is. 
Focus on what’s right for you. Do what fits your personality, your passions, your purpose, your values, your family. Do more of that, and less of everything else.
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When people hear about simplifying life, they may think it means moving into a home in the middle of the woods and living off the land. But that is not necessarily a simpler life—and it may not be for everyone.
There are things all of us can do to simplify our lives. Choose ideas that keep you in the modern world, but still make life easier.
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Exactly. I believe the key is to look within and see what's true for each individual - which can be challenging as our society doesn't really support or promote that. Interesting and ironic - as our country is  know for "individualism." I wonder what that really means in the context of this mainstream American dream message.
Thanks for articulating this point so nicely in your article, Josh.
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Minimalism removes the meaningless to make room for the meaningful. 
While some people are born knowing precisely what they want to do with their lives, some of us live in a constant state of misdirection, unsure of our purpose.
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“You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.” —Scott Adams
To live is to influence. We affect people every single day with the words we say, the looks on our face, the actions we choose, and the decisions we make.
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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” —James Baldwin
There are countless truths I desire to pass on to my children: being content with less is among the most important.
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I am very excited about the current state of minimalist blogging. Every so often we get a really good wave or new writers. And we're in one now. If you want new reading, here are some sites I recommend.
Here are 9 simple living blogs (less than 2 years old) that I believe have great potential to inspire people to find greater simplicity and intentionality in life.
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Loved these!
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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 on this beautiful weekend. Find a quiet moment. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
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“Being a minimalist means that you value yourself more than material things.” —Brian Gardner
Living an abundant life derives from traveling a journey of intentional self growth. Here are 5 simple ways to live an abundant life through self simplicity.
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“Wherever you are, be all there.” —Jim Elliot
Less stuff, fewer commitments, and fewer distractions allow my main priority of relationships to shine through.
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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