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Joshua Fields Millburn
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People often ask why we have three different books about simple living. Well, because each book is considerably different...
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We're starting something exciting: Minimalism Life, home to the best in minimalist design, travel, and well-being...
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In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss their favorite documentaries...
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In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss letting go and the willingness to walk away from anything...
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Thanks for your podcasts, it is refreshing to have an advert free podcast to listen to and your generosity in sharing. I've enjoyed your books too and learnt a lot from them.
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In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss debt, credit scores, credit cards, investments, and much more...
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In this live episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan answer questions in front of a sold out crowd in Chicago...
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Want to create something meaningful? Why not start a blog? Creating our blog is one of the best decisions we ever made. After all, our blog is our primary vehicle for adding value to other people’s lives. Since creating our blog nearly six years ago, we’ve garnered an audience of more than 4 million readers, and we’ve learned a lot about blogging along the way. Perhaps the most important lesson learned was that starting a blog was much easier than we thought. Thankfully, you needn’t be tech savvy (we certainly aren’t). You don’t need to know how to code or design (we still don’t). You don’t need much money (you can get your domain for free and host your site for just a few bucks a month). And you don’t need to spend a ton of time either (you can set up your blog in less than an hour). Because we receive so many questions about how we specifically set up our blog, we decided to provide our readers with a soup-to-nuts, comprehensive guide for how to start a blog: minimalists.com/setup
After gaining more than 4 million readers, The Minimalists discuss how to set up a blog, step by step, with screenshots, video, and written instructions...
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After its successful theatrical run, MINIMALISM, the #1 indie documentary of 2016, is finally available online...
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Remember what it was like, as a kid, a week before your birthday? The anticipation. The eagerness. The edge-of-your-seat joy. That's how we feel right now...
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In this live episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan answer questions in front of a sold out crowd in Los Angeles...
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The Minimalists have two new tour stops on the horizon, plus some new screenings in Australia and Canada...
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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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