Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
Joshua Fields Millburn
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's most important things—which actually aren't things at all.
At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important.
In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website The Minimalists, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences—which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent.
After a pair of life-changing events, Joshua & Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life's most important "things": health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.
I have been listening to the minimalist podcast and liking what I was hearing so I decided to buy this iBook. It's a quick read with a lot of good information. I will be rereading this again to make sure I retain all the good stuff they have to say. I recommend this book if you are in need of a new perspective and some helpful advice of where to start.
This book has added true value to my life. I highly recommend it. It is a great reminder of how minimalism allows us to focus on 5 values they share in this book.
Life changer! 👍🏽
I am very grateful to both Josh and Ryan. This book and the documentary Minimalism are completely in line with my feelings about our world today. How to thrive in the society we've created when we've made things so difficult for ourselves. I love the Podcast also! Thank you for having the strength and determination to get these words out there. They have changed my life. Much love!