Every time you turn around, you’re bombarded with a thousand ads, a million choices, and an endless supply of options and “opportunities.” It’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage the landscape of the ever-growing decisions that need to be made. Add to that our desire to be seen and perceived a certain way by people we may not even know or like, and it’s easy to see why the disease of wanting more is becoming a real problem.
My guest today, Joshua Becker, makes the case for why more is less. He argues (and, I agree) that having less stuff in our life can truly unlock the key to a more meaningful and purpose-driven life. We talk about the benefits of owning less, why we have the desire to own more than we’ll ever need or use, the burden extra possessions place on our lives, and how you can become a minimalist.
“The problem is we just get busy with so much stuff that doesn’t matter as opposed the very few things that actually do.” Tweet That— Joshua Becker
Gentlemen, I have the honor of introducing you to my guest today, Joshua Becker.
He is the founder of Becoming Minimalist and the bestselling author of The More of Less. And, in the spirit of the message we’ll be discussing today, I will keep this introduction short.
We were introduced by a mutual friend who had taken much of what Joshua has been teaching and incorporating it into his own life. I did some initial research and immediately recognized a need to adopt the practice of “rational minimalism” into my own. I’ve already begun implementing some of his teachings and I can honestly say I’ve been able to free up more mental and physical capacity for more important pursuits in my life.
“I don’t think anybody realizes the burden that physical possessions have become on our lives until we take the step to remove them.” Tweet That— Joshua Becker
- The positive benefits of owning less
- The first things you should get rid of
- Why living on less can be so challenging
- How our brains aren’t able to handle maximum input
- The burden “stuff” places on our lives
- Three reasons we feel the need to own so much stuff
- How to build the habit of living off less
- How to decide what the keep and what to eliminate
- Why money does not equal happiness and security
- The power of being more generous with your money
- How to overcome the resistance to living minimally
- The very first steps to reducing your amount of possessions
“I think instead of being busy, the goal should be focused.” Tweet That— Joshua Becker
The More of Less
A couple of years ago, I did a podcast on creating a rite of passage for our sons. The message was so well-received, and there’s been such a dismissal of leading boys into manhood by much of society, that I decided to take it a step further.
That’s why, on September 20-23, 2018, we have decided to host our inaugural Order of Man Legacy event. This is an event designed to forge a stronger bond between you and your son, and give you the tools, resources, and guidance to help usher him into manhood.
Over the course of 3 1/2 days in the mountains of Southern Utah, you and your son (between the ages of 8 – 15) will be participating in a series of events, activities, and discussions designed to push each of you mentally, physically, and emotionally.
You will walk away with a greater knowledge of how to help him become a man, a deeper, more powerful connection with him, and the confidence that comes from knowing you have the tools you need to turn a boy into a man.
To learn more and lock in your spot, visit, www.orderofman.com/legacy.
“I cannot think of a single negative effect of [becoming a minimalist], only positive.” Tweet That— Joshua Becker
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“Owning less is great but wanting less is even better.” Tweet That— Joshua Becker