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Joshua Fields Millburn
Works at The Minimalists
Lives in Missoula, Montana
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An interview with The Minimalists and dozen of our favorite podcasts...
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#WordTasting Tour 2015
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If your phone is constantly "about to die," then maybe it's not the phone that has a problem...
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Just arrived in Los Angeles. The Minimalists are honored to give the opening keynote address, "The Art of Letting Go," tomorrow at +National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)#NAPO2015   #ArtOfLettingGo  
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Using screenshots and his own finances, JFM provides the tools to understand how to save for the future...
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+Rob Santoliquito Well said, brother.
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We share our entire indie-publishing process in this new book from Asymmetrical Press​.
We started Asymmetrical with a few guiding principles in mind. The first was that we wanted to build a company that kept authors in control. They take the majority of the profits from their work, they have final cut on editing, covers, and anything else that has their name on it, ...
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Really enjoyed my recent interview on Radio New Zealand discussing simplifying life.
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We discussed minimalism and spirituality with Rob Bell on this wonderful RobCast podcast today: 
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Subscribe to our blog, The Minimalists. It’s cost-free, spam-free, and gluten-free: http://themins.co/1OP7P4b
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If you're afraid to give out your email address, try +ClosetoShop : http://closetoshop.com/ ;-) 
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Big thanks to the +National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) for brining us to L.A. to give the keynote address, "The Art of Letting Go," at their wonderful conference. Outstanding crowd! Thanks for the warm welcome. Here are a few photos from the event.  #TheMinimalists #NAPO2015 #ArtOfLettingGo    
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We signed more than a thousand books for charity yesterday. Big thanks to everyone who donated to help us build the school in Laos. Thanks to you, it is happening. Giving is living. #contribution 
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I dumped my wrist watch 10 yrs ago ... and the relief from doing so was tremendous.  At least with my mobile, I can put it down, away from me, and access it when I want to and not the other way around.
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  • The Minimalists
    Author, 2010 - present
  • Cincinnati Bell Inc
    Dayton Region Area Manager, 1999 - 2011
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I'm a simple man.
Introduction

Hi. I’m Joshua Fields Millburn. I'm an essayist, novelist, and memoirist. Some people think I look like Christopher Walken. (Thanks?)

A few random things about me:

I was born in Dayton, Ohio. I lived there for 31 years, most recently in my minimalist apartment. I love Dayton—I love the Midwest in general—though I recently moved to a cabin in beautiful Montana.

I wasn’t a minimalist, until I was. In late 2009, after my mother died and my marriage ended in the same month, I started questioning everything in my life. That’s when I discovered minimalism. It was a beacon in the darkest of nights.

I’m passionate about writing, especially writing literary fiction. I’ve published three fiction and four nonfiction books, most of which have been bestsellers on Amazon. I like to think of my writing as one part David Foster Wallace, one part Christopher Wallace, and one part William Wallace.

I’m best known for my essays at The Minimalists where Ryan Nicodemus and I write about living meaningful lives with less stuff. I think I own less than 288 things (but I don’t actually count my stuff).

If Writing is my full-time lover, then Music is my secret crush. And although I’m not involved with her personally, I frequently enjoy her sweet voice from an earshot away. She reminds me of what it feels like to be alive—the euphony of the peaks, the valleys, and everything in between. You can check out some of my favorite albums here.

I believe the meaning of life is growth and contribution.

I don’t have a college degree of any sort. But I did work in the corporate world for 12 years. (Boring!) I used to manage more than 100 people in 16 retail stores as a regional manager. I was also the director of operations for 150 retail stores. In 2011, I quit my boring six-figure job at age 30 to become a full-time writer.

I teach an online writing class to a small group of students. The class, How to Write Better, helps students write more clearly, concisely, beautifully.

Ryan and I have spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, TEDx, WDS and dozens of other conferences, organizations, and universities. We host a limited number of speaking engagements each quarter. You can visit our speaking page if you’d like to book The Minimalist to speak to your group.

In 2012, I cofounded a publishing company and community called Asymmetrical Press with my friends RyanColin, and Thom. Using asymmetrical techniques, we aim to improve the quality of published work: journalism, literature, poetry, nonfiction, educational texts, coffee table books, and everything in between.

I’m an introvert. I used to be an incredibly private person. Then I discovered Twitter. Now I’m a little too giddy about my especially short Twitter handle: @JFM. Follow me! You can also connect with me on FacebookGoogle+PinterestInstagram, Tumblr, and LinkedIn; laugh at silly photos of me; and check out some of my TV, radio, and print interviews.

Discover more about me on my personal fiction site.

You can also read 31 somewhat banal things you don’t know about me.

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I once ate eight avocados in one day. I've also written a few bestselling books.
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Missoula, Montana
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