Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Virtual Party Challenge + Minimalist Book!

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So much news! I don't know where to start!

1) By popular demand I'm writing a minimalist book! It'll be here in February! (pre-order here and get the pre-order discount). (*I'm writing three total, the first one, about creating a zen home will be here in Feb.)

About the book:

I started writing about my projects on my blog under the ...


Minimalist Monday: Less Really is More (Get What You Want)

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My sister is my financial advisor. If you need to squeeze quarters out of pennies, Courtney knows how to do it. By looking at her year end account statement last year, she realized she could pay off all her student debt 6 years early by simply getting rid of cable TV for a year. She's that good.

Anyway, my sister, during one of our ...


Minimalist Monday: Writing Your Life Mission Statement

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Today's blog post piggybacks off a topic I talked about with the students in my business class (you can read all past newsletters here).

That post is all about business, but so often what we do in business mirrors our life, and vice versa.

Mission statements aren't just for businesses, and with a new year just around the corner, now is the perfect ...


3 Ridiculously Easy (and Rewarding) Things To Do For 2014

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All right my minimalists and budding minimalists here are three (ridiculously easy!) things I want you to do — no excuses.

1. Write a "What NOT to do" list for 2014. This was actually Scott's idea, which he tweeted about after landing in Switzerland.

A lot of people see the new year as a fresh start, and while you can't really start over, you ...


Minimalist Monday: Can you ever really "Start Over"? (Finding peace with yourself)

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A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the other day:

"Sometimes I really wish I could trade my life. Start somewhere new. Have that chance to do it all over again. But then I wonder if it would be worth it. If I would be doing it for the right reasons."

I know I've felt that way in the past (multiple times!) and ...