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Joshua Fields Millburn
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The Minimalists are hosting a free, live, online, WordTasting event tomorrow, Friday, June 5th, at 7 PM Pacific (10 PM Eastern). So if you haven't been able to make it to one of our events this year, this is your chance to watch it live. RSVP for FREE and get all the details via the link. ‪#‎WordTasting‬ 
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I couldn't log on at the time of the event.  Is there another one?  I got the info the next day that the link was available but I was too late for that.  Suggestions??
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Do you offer a course on how to make money off a blog??  I've had my blog for 4 years this October.  It started out as an outlet - cathartic and fun.  I've grown to love it, but I've never made money.    It says I have 770 followers.  I'm connected through it to Twitter and Facebook - it just downloads, I don't go on Twitter.  I do have an instagram that I don't really use but could probably connect also.  I use Wordpress which (due to the volume of the photo's I have) is $99 a year now.  I'm open to anything, but would like to keep what I've done - I don't want to lose the photos and 825 posts I've written.  Any suggestions??? 

Thanks!!!
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Ending the cycle of "I have to have it"...
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63 photos from the filming of #MinimalismFilm​ 
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Can't wait!
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An update about #MinimalismFilm
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Great news! Our new book, Essential, which offers a minimalist’s perspective on twelve different areas of life—from decluttering and gift-giving, to finances and technology—became the #1 essay collection on Amazon last month. Thank you. Y’all’re simply number one! If you found value in the book, an Amazon review will help spread our simple-living message. If you didn’t get …
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Exciting things are happening at The Minimalists right now, so how about an update...
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A new minimalist design company hopes to take everyday items and make them more useful, more beautiful.
Everyman is raising funds for Porter Key Knife & Bottle Opener EDC Multi-Tool on Kickstarter! Compact bottle opener & knife for your keychain. Fits in with your current key setup.
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I'll purchase one for sure!
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Hard to believe it's already June! A new month means a new 30-Minimalism Game. So grab a friend, coworker, family member, or pet, and let's enjoy simplifying our lives together. The #MinsGame is cost-free, stress-free, and gluten-free. 
A new month is approaching. Let's play a little game together...
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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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