Topic: Minimalist

I think speeches -- quotes -- are a lot like art. We see in them what we want to see, what we need to see.

This was something I came to appreciate during my rhetoric course in college. (We spent the semester reviewing and analyzing famous speeches. It was fascinating!)

When we came to study Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, I remember feeling angry when other students shared their interpretation of it, and those interpretations had nothing ...

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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 column “Minimalist Mondays” and I’m embracing that approach in this book. I’ll share ...

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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... shall we say, "financial sessions," shared a terrific story with me that I think sings ...

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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 time to set aside 5 minutes and write your PERSONAL mission statement.

Set a tone ...

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