DB 035: Minimalist Joshua Fields Milburn On Living A Meaningful Life With Less

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TODAY’S GUEST

This week, Olga and Eva are thrilled to welcome Joshua Fields Milburn. Together with his writing partner Ryan Nicodemus, Joshua has helped over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website TheMinimalists.com, books, podcast, and newly-released documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What it means to be a minimalist.
  • The packing party Joshua threw for Ryan, his best friend.
  • The Minimalist documentary on Netflix.
  • How you can be happier if you let go of excess things and just keep items that add value to your life.
  • Why Joshua starts interaction with hugs and the number of hugs he has given over the years.
  • How minimalism helped Joshua cope with his personal problems.
  • How long it took Joshua to transition to a minimalist life.
  • How to live a minimalist lifestyle when you have a family.
  • Joshua’s advice to people who want to start living a minimalist life.
  • The Minimalism game to start your minimalist journey.
  • Joshua’s hobbies and things he do for fun.
  • Joshua’s Big Dream for the future.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Joshua emphasized how “stuff’ alone won’t make you happy — and with minimalism you can focus on the items in your life that have a function and bring you value. To honor this idea, we wanted to challenge you Big Dreamers to a “Minimalist Challenge.” Specifically, we are suggesting that you go through your closet and donate anything that is no longer providing any value in your life. Whether that’s clothes you are no longer wearing, toys you don’t play with, or shoes that are too small. You’ll feel lighter and those less fortunate will benefit. Talk about a win-win! As always, our Dream Big Podcast downloads can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.

If you complete this challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 034: The 7 Most Important Life Lessons I Learned When I Was 7

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This week is a solo episode featuring just Eva — as she shares seven of the most important lessons she learned as a 7-year-old.  She just turned 8 on May 20, so as a family we reflected on all the ways she had grown in the past year and pulled out many important life lessons that Eva thought would be helpful to all the Big Dreamers in our community. I hope you enjoy the episode.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The unintended consequences of a negative attitude.
  • How to get out of a bad mood — it works every time!
  • Why action here and there is not enough.
  • Eva’s story of conquering her fear at the waterpark.
  • The importance of learning to “Go With The Flow”
  • How there will always be haters in life, and it is your job to ignore them.
  • What working hard really means.

RESOURCES

There were so many important lessons Eva shared in this episode, but we decided to focus on the importance of being grateful for this week’s download. We created this inspirational artwork which you can print out and use as a reminder. We love the quote “Gratitude Is The Best Attitude”, don’t you? As always, our Dream Big Podcast downloads can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.  

If this coming week you practice gratitude in your life, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 033: Giovanni Pantoja On Alleviate Skid Row & The Value Of Mentorship

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This week, Olga and Eva are thrilled to welcome our youngest guest ever on the Dream Big Podcast. Giovanni (“Gio”) Pantoja is a graduating from high school and will be attending Cornell University in the fall.   

Despite only being 18 years old, he has a long list of accomplishments — both academically and in the community. Most notably, he is the co-founder of Alleviate Skid Row, a non-profit organization created to alleviate the living conditions of the homeless community living in Downtown L.A.’s Skid Row. Eva and her dad Alex participated in a clean-up earlier this year and were so impressed by the important work of Alleviate Skid Row that we invited Giovanni onto the podcast to share his story.

In this episode, Gio also shares the importance of seeking out mentorship, as Giovanni’s mentor (and co-founder of Alleviate Skid Row) Noel Velasco has been an incredibly positive influence on Gio’s life.  We encourage all you big dreamers to seek out mentors in life that can help you get to your Big Dreams faster than you could ever get there on your own.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How Gio started the Alleviate Skid Row organization.
  • Some examples of things we can do to help homeless people.
  • Gio’s advice on how we can start or engage a conversation with the homeless.
  • Gio’s mentors and why he thinks it’s  a good idea to have them.
  • The colleges Gio were accepted at and what college he chose for himself.
  • Gio’s favorite books.
  • Gio’s future plans for the Alleviate Skid Row organization.
  • Gio’s BIG DREAM for the future.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Gio shared some great examples of small acts of kindness you can take to help those living on the streets.   This week’s challenge is to do just that — and we’ve created this customizable artwork to inspire you to take action.  As always, our Dream Big Podcast downloads can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.

If this coming month you perform a random act of kindness for a homeless person, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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