Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, the #1 Amazon bestselling authors of Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life, write about living a meaningful life with less stuff at TheMinimalists.com for more than 100,000 monthly readers. They have been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Elle, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and Zen Habits.
It was not so long ago that Millburn and Nicodemus were the embodiment of upwardly mobile, busy, fashionable, unhealthy, wasteful twenty-somethings. They had big houses, fast cars, six-figure incomes and more clothes, gadgets, and possessions than they had time to play with. And much to their own surprise and horror, they were deeply, seriously, seemingly irrevocably unhappy.
“We discovered that working 70-80 hours a week and buying even more stuff didn’t fill the void. In fact, it only brought us more debt and fear and anxiety and loneliness and guilt and paranoia and depression,” says Millburn.
And then, as their lives were spiraling downward in ever-diminishing circles towards empty oblivion, they stumbled upon a practice called minimalism.
Millburn and Nicodemus embraced it with fervor. They quit their top corporate jobs, threw out (or donated) the majority of their material possessions and took control of their lives back.
But before you call them crazy or begin wondering when they realized they’d made a huge mistake, get this: it worked.
Within one year, their website – www.TheMinimalists.com – was being read by over a hundred thousand unique visitors a month. Millburn established himself as a #1 bestselling fiction author and sought-after writing instructor. Nicodemus was thriving in his role as a mentor to others seeking the same simplicity and contentment that he discovered through the principles of minimalism. They’re respected in their community. They give back. They’re healthier. They’re happier.
On Wednesday March 6th, meet The Minimalists - along with their friends, Colin Wright of popular travel blog Exile Lifestyle and Joey Coleman of Design Symphony - in Denver at the Bovine Metropolis Theatre [1527 Champa St], where they will be holding not one, but two meetup events at 6 PM and 9 PM respectively. Both events will involve the same line-up: 30 minutes of talk, 30 minutes of Q&A, followed by optional hugs/book signing. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6 PM for $5.