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Thoughts on “Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life” 8/10/2012

For the next 7 weeks, starting on Monday 8/6, I am going to read a book called “Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I am reading one chapter a week (as suggested) and see where I end up. I want to invite you to join me for the next 7 weeks if it sounds interesting to you. Post what jumps out at you, I would love to compare notes!

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Day 5 of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Follow-up to Anchors:
Were you able to take time to reflect on your anchors? It was very insightful for me. I found that a number of my anchors are attitudes that I have. For me it’s easy to get rid of “stuff”, but changing my attitudes is not going to be easy!

Making Hard Decisions:
Minimalism gave the example of Joshua’s mother dieing and how he had to make some hard decisions. Depending on what your anchors are, depends are what those hard decisions are going to be, but they will be challenging none the less.

In Coaching we talk about “The Gap”.
Identifying our anchors is a real picture of your life today. Then we have the picture of what we want our life to be with our anchors removed. The space between where we are now, and where we want to be is “the gap”. We can put simple action steps in place to start filling that gap and living the life that we want to live.

Upcoming chapters are going to walk us through many different areas of our life. It will be great to work through each of them as we move along.

But start today! Start to move forward with small steps to remove your anchors. Ask yourself “What is the next thing you can do to remove the anchor?” and start moving forward.