Overcoming Distractions for a Joyful Life with Joshua Becker

What if the things you thought would bring you happiness are what actually distract from purpose in your life?

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There are so many things that can get in the way of living a joyful, purpose-filled life. A lot of those things are even celebrated in our culture! Money. Possessions. Leisure. Technology. The list goes on. In today’s episode, Neal is talking with Joshua Becker, who is the best-selling author of multiple books (his newest is called Things That Matter), Founder of Becoming Minimalist and The Hope Effect, and all-around minimalism expert. Joshua shares the 8 distractions that get in the way of a meaningful life, how people limit their potential, the almost-guaranteed way to experience true joy, and much more. Listen in!

Guest Bio

Joshua Becker is the best-selling author of The Minimalist Home, The More of Less, Clutterfree with Kids, and Simplify. He is the Founder of Becoming Minimalist, a website read by over 1 millions visitors each month. He is the Creator of Simplify Magazine, with over 250,000 subscribers and the Clutterfree App. He is the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans. His new book, Things That Matter, will be released in April 2022.

Key Takeaways

  • 60% of people feel limited by past mistakes.
  • “There is so much good for the world being bottled up inside people.”
  • We have to acknowledge pain to heal from it.
  • “People who live their lives for others end up being more satisfied, fulfilled, and joyful in the long-run.”
  • “Purpose is the intersection between your talents, skills, experience, and others’ needs.”
  • The benefits of technology sometimes don’t outweigh the cost. We can use technology wisely or we can use it as a distraction.

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