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Focusing on What’s Important – an Interview with Minimalist Joshua Becker – Episode 258

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck Woolery and Mark Young invite minimalist Joshua Becker onto the show to talk about his lifestyle. Becker describes his simple but life-changing experience that made him realize that too much stuff in his life was keeping him away from the things and people he loved.

They discuss how the media and societal trends have pushed people toward owning more, bigger and better things, which affects how we now raise our children and conduct ourselves as adults. With an overabundance of things surrounding us, we don’t have to be selective about what is most important – and it often causes us to miss the real value of things.

Joshua, Chuck and Mark bring their own personal stories about growing up and raising their families, considering the lessons they’ve learned about their possessions along the way. He explains the difference between minimalism and frugality and brings a sensible understanding to owning what you actually need. He explains his process for deciding what stays and what goes, offering a useful guide for anyone.

Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism eight years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.

Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites on the Internet.

He is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify, The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids and the co-creator of Simplify Magazine. He has contributed to TIME magazine, The Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and Christianity Today. He is also a featured contributor to Forbes Magazine and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News.

He is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans. Currently, he lives in Peoria, AZ with his wife and two young kids.


For more information on Joshua Becker and his books, visit

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Twitter: @Joshua_Becker



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