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Joshua Becker

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Becoming Minimalist
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Technology changes fast. And new advancements are announced with great fanfare. The promise of changing how we interact with the world is just as standard on new technological devices as a power-on button. This promise sounds good to us. And so we buy and buy these devices in incredible numbers. Meanwhile, our old devices sit […] ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 5:34 AM
Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need. Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise. Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of our stage in life. Simplicity requires […] ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 2:56 AM
I’ve often asked myself why we buy more than we need. I mean, when you really think about it, what would cause us to buy unnecessary things in the first place' I think there are a number of reasons this is the case—some internally motived and some externally motivated. But one reason we should never […] ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 2:26 AM
It’s really quite unbelievable to me all the benefits of owning less: more time, more focus, more energy, less stress, less comparison (just to name a few). There are also overwhelming financial benefits to minimalism. Owning less is a lifestyle that costs less than the constant pursuit of more. For some, this may mean the […] ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 7:47 AM
Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some […] ...
Posted: Jan 27 2018 @ 7:51 AM
This past weekend was 78 degrees and sunny in Phoenix (apologies to friends and family and readers living elsewhere during the winter months). It was also a holiday weekend with schools closed on Monday. But more important to me, this past Saturday, I drove my 15-year old son to his first official job. He spent […] ...
Posted: Jan 18 2018 @ 8:56 AM
Recently, a mentor was asking me some questions about life: What is going well for you' What areas seem to be a struggle for you' What is something you have learned lately' Eventually, he asked me a question I wasn’t expecting: What do you need right now' The question caught me entirely off guard. But […] ...
Posted: Jan 12 2018 @ 7:25 AM
There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or […] ...
Posted: Jan 06 2018 @ 8:57 AM
“I have significantly less stress in my life and more self-control. Most importantly, I’m becoming more like the mom and wife I want to be.” — Caryn Seney Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed intentionally to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. We offer the course only three times […] ...
Posted: Dec 29 2017 @ 8:42 AM
A special thanks to each of you for making 2017 such an enjoyable year at Becoming Minimalist. This website continues to reach people beyond my wildest dreams as we grow every year in new and unbelievable ways. As before, this growth has occurred entirely from the support of readers like you—thank you for helping to […] ...
Posted: Dec 23 2017 @ 6:44 AM


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