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Episode 45: How To Be Minimalist With A Family - Becoming Minimalist with Joshua Becker

Simple You

Today I’m discussing family minimalism and simple living with Joshua Becker. Joshua Becker is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of The Minimalist Home, The More of Less, Clutterfree with Kids and Simplify. He is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living visited by over 2 million readers every month.   Joshua and his young family were introduced to minimalism more than 10 years ago during a short conversation with their neighbour. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement. Currently, he lives in Arizona in the United States with his wife and two teenage kids. Links and resources: Visit Joshua’s website Becoming Minimalist or check out his Facebook page and Instagram @joshua_becker Access my FREE decluttering ebook here: https://www.simplymel.com.au Follow me on Instagram @simplymel01 For more simple living tips, podcast episodes, YouTube episodes and information on how to work with me click here If you enjoyed this episode, I would love it if you left me a rating and a review on Apple podcasts. Also, remember to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on my future decluttering tips and tricks!DISCLAIMER The Simple You Podcast (Podcast) is hosted by Simply Mel (us, we or our).  The primary purpose of this Podcast is to educate and inform. It does not constitute professional advice or services. We invite guests on the Podcast from time to time (Guests). In listening to this Podcast you acknowledge and agree that the views expressed in this podcast are: information only and do not constitute professional advice from us or our Guests; personal to us and our Guests and do not necessarily reflect any other agency, organisation, employer or company and may not be verified for accuracy; and general in nature and do not refer to any unique situation. If you take action on the basis of any Podcast episode, you should obtain professional advice – whether legal, financial, accounting, medical or otherwise – before proceeding. This Podcast is available for private, non-commercial use only. Advertising which is incorporated into, placed in association with or targeted toward the content of this Podcast without our express approval is forbidden. You may not edit, modify, or redistribute this Podcast. We assume no liability for any activities in connection with this Podcast or for use of this Podcast in connection with any other website, third party streaming service, computer or playing device.

1hr 7mins

3 Aug 2021

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073: Living Clutter Free with Kids (Interview with Joshua Becker)

The Simple Home

This is one of my favorite interviews and one of the most popular episodes to date. I decided to bring it back to life so it wasn't buried deep in early episodes and could reach more people.If you’ve ever felt like living clutter free with kids is impossible, this episode of The Simple Home Podcast is for you.Minimalism with a family is possible and as we learn during this interview with Joshua Becker, it may even make the other parts of parenting a bit more enjoyable. Being a minimalist isn’t about owning a certain amount of items or living in a perfectly clean house.Minimalism is about owning the possessions that bring you life and getting rid of the excess. It’s about letting go of the things on your schedule that don’t fulfill you. Decluttering and living simpler with your family allows you to make room for what matters most. In this episode of the simple home podcast, I interview Joshua Becker from becoming minimalist. He and his wife have been on this journey with their two kids for several years and his advice is invaluable. I left this conversation ready to continue simplifying and feeling more at peace with where I am right now. For me, letting go of the excess stuff in our lives has opened up a new level of calm.I’m not a perfect mom,I still get frustrated and have days when being a mom feels REALLY hard.My house is still messy most of the time.I still end up bringing extra items into my house I wish I wouldn’t have.I still feel guilty when I say no to my kids about a toy they think they can’t live without.  This has been my favorite podcast episode yet. You don’t want to miss it! What we talk about in this episodeJoshua tells us how he got started with minimalism. His story really hit home with me and I think it will you too.Why minimalism might be even more important for families than anyone else.How you can handle the ‘envy’ your kids may experience when they see all the things other kids have. And how to say no without feeling bad about it.Joshua’s best advice for moms looking for a simpler life. The one thing he tells us to do will literally change the way you start everyday.So many nuggets of wisdom I can’t list them all here! This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of my links, I may receive a small commission. Links for this episodeBecoming MinimalistThe Uncluttered CourseThe Declutter ChallengeClutter Free With KidsThe Minimalist HomeThe More of LessSimplify Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

42mins

22 Oct 2020

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104: The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Bookworm

Today’s author takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to transform their homes into launching pads for a more fulfilling and productive life. Links Support the Show Bookworm 103: How to Be Everything Shorter by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker Bookworm 28: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Repair Shop (Neflix) Samsung Frame TV The Menlo House Ministry of Supply Mastering Mind Maps (The Sweet Setup) Bookworm #54: Work Clean Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zoom H4N Pro Calm Inbox (The Sweet Setup) Bookworm #92: The Bullet Journal Method Bookworm #86: The Art of Gathering Bookworm #36: Paid to Think Bookworm #1: Getting Things Done Lifeonaire Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Brain Wash by David Perlmutter Twitch.tv/bookwormfm Join the Club Recommend a Book Book List Leave a Review Mike's Rating: 3.5Joe's Rating: 4.0

1hr 52mins

16 Oct 2020

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Minimalism - The More of Less with Joshua Becker

Your Day Brighter®

Is decluttering your regular weekend activity? Do you have more stuff than the stores that sell “stuff”?  Could it be that your stuff is getting in the way of the life you really want?  Tracey talks with author and minimalist Joshua Becker, about minimalism and a little book he wrote that’s changed her life. 1:30- What is minimalism and Josh’s story 4:09- Where to start with becoming a minimalist10:00- Society and our fallen nature 14:23- How to begin this journey?16:30- Social pressure

20mins

12 Aug 2020

Most Popular

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An Introduction to Minimalism with Joshua Becker

Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast

If you’ve ever gotten curious about minimalism, the name Joshua Becker might sound familiar. Becker’s Becoming Minimalist blog started as a way of sharing his own journey to minimalism and has grown to over 1000 articles, books, courses, and more. As always, Joshua is a humble evangelist for the benefit and beauty found in a life of minimalism.The post An Introduction to Minimalism with Joshua Becker – #118 appeared first on The Tiny House.

44mins

10 Jul 2020

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An Interview with Joshua Becker of becomingminimalist.com

Bridgetown Audio Podcast

John Mark sits down with Joshua Becker, one of the founders of the minimalist movement of the last decade. Josh’s blog was one of the first to hit the internet, and attracts over a million views a month. As a follower of Jesus and former pastor, Joshua is full of insight into the intersection between the way of Jesus and minimalism. You can’t not be inspired by his life story. 

38mins

1 Jun 2020

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An Interview with Joshua Becker of becomingminimalist.com

Bridgetown Audio Podcast

John Mark sits down with Joshua Becker, one of the founders of the minimalist movement of the last decade. Josh’s blog was one of the first to hit the internet, and attracts over a million views a month. As a follower of Jesus and former pastor, Joshua is full of insight into the intersection between the way of Jesus and minimalism. You can’t not be inspired by his life story. 

38mins

1 Jun 2020

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Minimalist Mindset | Kim + Joshua Becker

Love or Work

With the world stuck at home, so many of us are realizing just how much stuff we have. For Joshua and Kim Becker, this realization hit 12 years ago.In the midst of spring cleaning a while back, Joshua Becker learned the term “minimalism”.  Him and his family then entered a 9-month journey of working through all the growing pains that go along with becoming a minimalist. One of which hit a little too close to home for his wife Kim when she walked in on Joshua throwing away their honeymoon photos!  After the initial sting, this new way of life led Joshua to leave his job as a Pastor and to launch their new company “Becoming Minimalist” which brought on a whole new set of growing pains for the family. Join us as we listen to how Joshua and Kim are now active voices in leading other people in the process of decluttering and reprioritizing the things in their lives.To learn more:https://www.becomingminimalist.com/Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.Website: www.loveorwork.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/loveorworkLove or Work is a project of Plywood People.Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.www.plywoodpeople.com

1hr 2mins

19 May 2020

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#12 - Minimalism & Doing More With Less with Joshua Becker from BecomingMinimalist.com

Medical Money

Show Notes Today’s  GuestJoshua BeckerWebsitehttps://www.becomingminimalist.com/over a million subscribersApp Clutterfree App available on Apple and Googlewww.clutterfree.comYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBMKymQczkDxCpE1R2vvA4QBooksThe Minimalist Home 2018The More of Less 2016Clutterfreee with Kids 2014Simplify 2014CharityThe Hope Effectwww.hopeeffect.comWhere you help give orphans a homeMagazinesSimplify Magazinesimplifymagazine.com$6 per edition or $20 for lifeSimplify Moneyhttps://simple.money/$6 per edition or $35 for lifeCourseUncluttered12-week course that helps people own less, live more, and discover the life you wantruns 3 times a year and registration for the May course opens on April 24https://my.becomingminimalist.com/

44mins

17 Apr 2020

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Joshua Becker, PhD on Polarization, Collective Intelligence & Social Tipping Points

Todd Nief's Show

Joshua Becker studies computational social science - particularly collective intelligence and tipping points. Joshua has recently published some papers on polarization showing that the grim headlines about an increasingly fractured society unable to agree on basic facts about the world might not be quite right. Joshua also discusses the way that societies hit "tipping points" and how the networked relationships of human beings interact to create change. Check out the full episode to find out how polarization impacts our ability to learn from each other and why "be the change you wish to see in the world" isn’t just a corny platitude. Check out more from Joshua here: Website: www.joshua-becker.com | Research Twitter: @joshua_a_becker If you're enjoying the show, the best way to support it is by sharing with your friends. If you don't have any friends, why not a leave a review? It makes a difference in terms of other people finding the show. You can also subscribe to receive my e-mail newsletter at www.toddnief.com. Most of my writing never makes it to the blog, so get on that list. Show Notes: [01:14] Are echo chambers a real thing? [12:47] Is the backfire effect real? Or, do people still learn from sharing information with each other – even in highly polarized environments? [21:38] Different studies show different effects depending on exactly what is being measured as an effect of “polarization.” [30:10] Both academics and journalists are motivated to provide “compelling narratives,” “counterintuitive ideas,” and “difficult problems that must be solved!” [39:39] How do people organize to solve collective action problems? [45:12] What types of organization emerge in complex social systems? [49:30] Is there such a thing as a “collective consciousness”? How do people coordinate conventions like which side of the road to drive on? [01:00:58] “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – this isn’t just a platitude, the mathematics of network dynamics and social tipping points show that this is how you can actually change the world. [01:05:14] How can we create a sense of community – and what actions does Joshua take to create community in his own life? [01:14:32] How to connect with Joshua online Links and Resources Mentioned Backfire effect Wisdom of the crowd Multimodal distribution The Polarization Lab at Duke University Chris Bail Ross Douthat Ezra Klein “Bowling Alone” by Robert Putnam Social capital Collective action problem Complex systems Coherent Systems Why army ants get trapped in ‘death circles’ Albert Kao at the Santa Fe Institute Karl Marx Lumpenproletariat (Spooky) Action at a distance Quantum entanglement Andrea Baronchelli “God is dead” Opportunity Cost Transaction Costs “Inadequate Equilibria” by Eliezer Yudkowsky

1hr 17mins

9 Mar 2020

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