Extreme Minimalist Money Mindset

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Hello friends, this is Youheum. I used to feel shameful about making money and felt fearful of finances. Today I will be sharing the tools I use to overcome my blocks and scarcity mindset. It may come to surprise that I embrace money as a Minimalist. It is true that I don’t praise material abundance but I do appreciate the power of spiritual and emotional abundance. If you are currently taking a different path in your career, money management, and financial flow, feel free to share your journey with us. It is okay to have contrast and I accept you no matter what. For me, Minimalism is the practice of focusing on what is nourishing and money can assist me in cultivating nourishment, joy, and happiness. But I don’t welcome the flow of money for the sake of accumulation. I use money intentionally to covert it into experiences, connections, and nourishment. So the money is never the ultimate goal in my life. It’s the potential the money has that interests me. Before I started on my practice of Minimalism, Mindfulness, and Self-love, I was overwhelmed with financial dealings. I spent money mindlessly without having a clear intention. Some of you already know that I was a shopaholic five years ago. And I will soon update you on my before and after transition. I hated those who made more money than me. I hated myself for not being able to let go my jealousy and resistance against those whom I considered privileged, ungrateful, and sneaky. And the two main struggles that I dealt with were negativity towards abundance which manifested in the form of hatred towards money and I was also blaming those who had more, and also blaming Capitalism and Consumerism. Also justifying my financial instability by demonizing money and those who cultivate wealth. My second struggle was anxiety. Which was my fear of being conscious about my vulnerability. I felt insecure about my inner potential and I wasn’t feeling deserving of good things. I was constantly feeling like I was a victim. l will share the resources including the books I read to embrace abundance and to cultivate a positive relationship with money towards the end of this video. If you are currently struggling with financial blocks, be sure to share with me in the comments below. Let me know if you ever fought with someone maybe your family or partner over money. Have you ever struggled with feeling scarce, unsupported, and vulnerable financially? I would love to know what you have been through or are currently dealing with. Scarcity-mindset is feeling like I never have enough. Never enough clothes, money, friends, or never enough emotional stability. Which led me to material possessiveness and obsession to compensate for my emotional insecurities. But I continued to ignore it because I didn’t want to face reality and I didn’t believe I had the inner strength to rise above my struggles. When I finally started to cultivate more self-awareness, I realized that I needed to figure out my budget, my financial goal, and most importantly, I needed to figure out how I am going to make a living doing what I love. Because I didn’t want to sacrifice the present moment and my happiness for the sake of accumulating money. I uncovered that I wanted to be exactly the kind of person that I hated the most. I wanted to become a freelancer, digital nomad, and content creator using my creativity to create shareable resources. The reason why hated people with freedom, money, and influence was because I believed that I could never be like that. I initially hated the idea of making money from ads, sponsorships, marketing, branding, and through external looks and aesthetics only because I wasn’t ready to go through the hard work, effort, and consistency required to succeed in this field. So I started listening to Abraham Hicks and read their book Money and The Law of Attraction. Abundance mindset is the acceptance of infinite source of success to share with others through co-existence and co-creation. The biggest takeaway I got from Abraham is shedding any notion of destructive competition and hierarchy. I continue to invest in financial awareness because I am not perfect. I still experience emotional blocks. I recently read Tosha Silver’s book It’s Not Your Money and I also love motivational speakers like Gary Vee and the author of The Millionaire Mind, Thomas Stanley. I continue to recommend The Dark Side of The Light Chasers by Debbie Ford. At this moment, I embrace money even with the dark sides attached and even if I know that there are those who accumulate money through inefficient, unsustainable, and unethical methods. It matters not to me what others are doing with their own resources. It only matters that I try my best to utilize my time, space, energy, and money with intention and mindfulness for the purpose of co-existence. I have felt vulnerable to accept the self created contradiction of living as a Minimalist while embracing abundance. I accept the fact that I have to rise above Consumerism as a Minimalist by utilizing a part of the system to better myself and to better the lives of other living beings. If you are currently struggling, it’s okay to take it slow. It’s okay still feel blocks. I am here to support you. I hope that we can all walk the path of co-existence and utilize money as another form of resource to build communities, to spread compassion, and love. I also offer you a free guided meditation on abundance, which you can find in my Patreon page. If you enjoyed this video, please like and subscribe to my channel. Thanks again for joining me my friends. I hope to see you again soon.

 

100 Responses

  1. Heal Your Living

    June 5, 2019 4:08 pm

    What's your financial goal in 2019? Have you ever experienced any struggles with money management? Let me know!

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  2. A Wolff 87

    June 8, 2019 2:20 am

    I live in a third world country. What i wish for me i wish for everybody. I have a roof, water, sewer system, food and internet that says a lot. Thank you ancestors thank you god. Somethings we cant explain or blame on the system just be grateful.

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  3. ary

    June 8, 2019 3:19 am

    This was soothing to watch. I'd like to work more toward something like this, maybe not complete minimalism, but my first goal is managing current debt realistically.

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  4. The Fruit Addict Ⓥ

    June 8, 2019 10:47 am

    You listed travel as, I guess, a reason why you need money. I would challenge you to redefine your definition of travel. Try to imagine travel that costs as little as possible, like maybe driving to a park you have never been to, or an art museum. As soon as travel involves an airplane, I feel you are falling under the spell of the capitalists and trying to keep up with the Joneses. The indigenous people who live in tourist destinations, don't enjoy having their homeland flooded with tourists and their waste and garbage.

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  5. Autumn Greenleaf

    June 8, 2019 5:37 pm

    Thanks. I have struggled financially most of my life. Part of the issue was just not being payed well enough to live in a basic way. I went from job to job to try and find something I liked and could pay enough to live on, but that created a long resume that later on made me look unreliable as a new candidate. I'm older now and live on disability, and I have been able to live within my means just because I have everything I need and don't desire a bunch of extra things.

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  6. Trigger Happy

    June 8, 2019 8:08 pm

    What shoe brands do you use. I do want something eco friendly and vegan, but it's hard to find truly eco friendly shoes in general.

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  7. Raj

    June 8, 2019 11:37 pm

    Hello, could you make a video about the practical aspects of your transition from being a shopaholic to a minimalist? For example, tips on getting rid of things that you owned, changing long-enduring consumption habits etc.

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  8. NeptunePrincess04

    June 9, 2019 1:29 am

    “I needed to figure out how to make a living doing what I love, because I didn’t want to sacrifice the present moment for the sake of accumulating money.” Is actually a really good quote!

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  9. Fayth T

    June 9, 2019 8:14 am

    I really love every one of the vids u make here. I actually hope you can post more per week- I’m kind of having a withdrawal syndrome from not watching your vid often 🤣
    That being said, this vid is great. We had really similar money mindset problems in the past. I had quit my day job since Nov 2017. Budgeting and being conscious, as well as engaging in freelance work of our choice really makes a person much happier in life. ❤️
    Sending you lots of love, Faith.

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  10. Julitta Gajewska

    June 9, 2019 9:29 am

    Hi I was addicted to shopping I got tons of clothes that I wearing only once-I cannot go outside without buying some clothes. When I realise I got problem with it I go troughs therapy that helped me a lot,but I just discover minimalist style and started slowly reduced my items. Yesterday I put on sell my 15 hand watches and leave only 1 hand watch for myself and also I leave for myself 10 dresses out of nearly 100. I will continue to reduce my clothing and I feel more peace and happier now and I just started 😀

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  11. Larisa Rusteac

    June 9, 2019 10:26 am

    Thank you for sharing this content. I admire you so much. I am too în my Journey of minimalism and I know it is a long road 😊 I am spending money only for experiences (Travel, sports and learning Italian) and for food. It feels so much better. I didn't bought clothes for months because I realize I don't need them and I have what I need. Thank you again you are a inspiration for me🤗

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  12. vanilia

    June 9, 2019 11:19 am

    I'm moving in with my boyfriend in two months (we are going abroad)! I'm kinda scared, because my family isnt filthy rich and im scared my money wont cover my expenses (rent etc.). Im really, really worried, but i hope everything will turn out okay

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  13. Jane Kay

    June 9, 2019 12:24 pm

    Being financially secure is important, it means we are not reliant on others to take care of us in old age. We are responsible for our financial well being. And also it means we can help others when we have money.

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  14. Eilenn Wilson

    June 9, 2019 1:06 pm

    I could do with assistance. I have had to hold ex accountable and government for child payment. I am left with a sense of fear about making money to provide for my family. I used to teach but feel no confidence and judged. I have been to so many interviews for work to satisfy government "benefit". Have you anything that can help me make money? Also I feel punished by others.

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  15. Olivia Nichole

    June 10, 2019 7:57 am

    I have definitely argued with my boyfriend about money, mainly because I have goals and I save my money which leads me to say no to things sometimes and I intentionally make fragile decisions and get flak for it. I have goals of moving out and being fully independent one day soon and this job that I love and the extra hours I'm picking up help me toward my goal in a healthy way but make him upset at times. I don't feel money hungry but I do love making budgets and financial plans and rules for myself, I don't think he is on the same page. I'm not sure how to gently warm him up to a different money mindset, he dreads work but wants a lot of money, idk. Thoughts?

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  16. Sinedacki Kigensoa

    June 10, 2019 6:30 pm

    wow, familliar laptop model XD.
    amazing video, thanks for revealing the money_relationship problem and advises

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  17. neraknerak1

    June 10, 2019 8:22 pm

    I find this channel and person hypocritical so I unsubscribed. Every product you advertise within your video, you move further away from what was good about your channel and what had a positive intention. Keep holding that wallet.

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  18. Carolin O'Donnell

    June 10, 2019 8:29 pm

    Love your channel and binge watching all your videos. We share a lot of the same values and past struggles. Thank you for making such beautiful videos and sharing your journey! Wishing you much abundance and peace ✨💜

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  19. Inventor

    June 11, 2019 7:47 am

    0:36 proof that minimalist is for rich only. kmon, seriously? a wooden PC mouse? that's overcomplicated.

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  20. Christina Mary Nicole

    June 11, 2019 1:37 pm

    I think it's really inspiring how you changed your life and followed your dream of being a digital nomad.

    I do, however, think that it matters what other people are doing with their money. We should care and have concern because we are not islands and this is a planet we share and pass on to others. I have been involved in the new age before but do not like the law of attraction because it teaches people to be very self-focused.
    I'm learning that it is only though God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit that we can really flourish and find peace ❤️

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  21. Duaa khan

    June 12, 2019 6:06 am

    I was born in a family that teache to be fully dependent on myself .. even before 18 y/o my dad used to give me monthly money and then I use it until the end of month.. It was not enough for me , also the problems between my parents made feel uncomfortable as my dad stop gives us money .. I remmeber I was sad bc I dont have enough money for essencial things in my live .. so I studied hard and now , I just graduated from medical colleg and become a doctor .. I am feeling comfortable now .. and happy especially when I help poor people as I can parcially understand their feeling ..

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  22. Hannah O'Reilly

    June 12, 2019 8:57 pm

    Will you follow our surrogacy journey? Just uploaded our first video. Would love to share it with you….

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  23. Darryl Fallen

    June 13, 2019 4:46 pm

    Im contented in my life. Living minimalist. Im working for my kids for there needs. Especially education. Thank you for your video.

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  24. Jennifer

    June 13, 2019 9:53 pm

    Student loans/ debt is giving me anxiety but I’m hoping to grow towards this mindset you have.

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  25. Kira Spielmann

    June 13, 2019 9:54 pm

    You're videos are so calming and soothing. They make me feel at ease with myself and the beings and things which surround me.
    Thank you soo much

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  26. nerdpoindexter

    June 14, 2019 8:21 pm

    No discussion of the social and economic conditions people live within? The privileges you have which allow you to live this life? You have missed a large boat.

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  27. carolineg.berlin

    June 15, 2019 6:29 pm

    Hi! You say we coexist, each of us has its own path, and each of us should focus on its own path. How do you deal with the thought, that there are a huge amount of people who are choosing a path that destroys the planet, that we all share and should protect? Personally it is a big source of anxiety…

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  28. E. Betzen

    June 15, 2019 8:46 pm

    I used to shop whenever I felt sad or really any negative emotion. And often the things I bought I would never even use. Nowadays I try to think about a purchase for a period of time before I decide to buy it (excluding necessities obviously). I find I'm happier with the stuff I buy now because I've thought about it fully.

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  29. Ags Realistic

    June 16, 2019 10:20 am

    I need a wake up call. I’ve noticed that being financially much better off than all of my peers, I’m not happy. I spent my best years building my career, chasing money, saving, buying properties and other goods. I need to find MYSELF again and your videos are a great help for me ❤️

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  30. Lo Marie

    June 17, 2019 4:48 pm

    Minimalism led me to Dave Ramsey! We paid off our debt in a year and a half! We are more mindful with spending now.

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  31. TheTripstraps

    June 19, 2019 4:38 pm

    she is much richer than those who she envied because of their material stuff. mental richness is more worth

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  32. Monica Flores

    June 20, 2019 6:37 pm

    We have had on and off debt… meaning we pay it out but we seem to still need to get in debt…. I am trying to learn to live with only what I need and get rid of the feeling of victimization for not having enough money… these videos help to create conscienceness and understand that as long I have good food to eat and shelter everything else will fall into place. My goal is to definitely get out of debt and stay out of debt. Also to have an emergency fund. Besides that I would love to travel and see new places basically enjoy life as nature is.

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  33. Onix Owl

    June 22, 2019 3:37 pm

    Your videos have inspired me living more mindfully. 🌱 The environment in this video was very beautiful and calming. 🦋

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  34. Arwa Naalwala

    June 23, 2019 4:25 pm

    Do you save and invest money also? if so, could you briefly share your approach and mindset please?

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  35. Cj Hernandez

    June 24, 2019 1:54 am

    My disdain for capitalism and the "glamour" mindset brought on by social media is why i started a minimalism journey. For once i am not living paycheck to paycheck in my life and that mostly came from understanding i don't have to play the "consumerismc game.

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  36. Ty

    June 24, 2019 3:42 am

    Wow, I kept hitting the fork in the road of doing what I loved to doing what's responsible. Last year I let go of my fears and went for it. I am no longer a consumer, I am the seller. I full time promote my books, and I will start promoting my video shows and mini series. But rest assured, it takes money to make money. I have a better prospective of how I want my life to be. I am ever so grateful to the Supreme Being that gives me another beautiful day to enjoy the simply things. I have slowed down and now I decide when and where I want to be. The risk can be high, but this is my choice. I travel and yes I have to budget, but never will I have to wonder what could have and should have happen in my life. Simply put, I am free to be me!

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  37. laura bittner

    June 25, 2019 5:36 pm

    "it doesnt matter to me what others are doing with their own resources." what about the rich people that are making a ton of money destroying the planet? i mean, its kind of hard not to mind that thats going on

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  38. winnifred miller

    June 25, 2019 10:19 pm

    Greetings to you my friend,first let me begin that I do believe in living a minimal life .
    When I first say your video I was watching Dandapani n yoga practices then your video came next I clicked on it n right there n then my whole life begins to change.
    I became a plantbase eater in 2014 n surely I have slipped a lot of times with temptations taken over me but I bounce back.
    N since I first saw n watch a lot of your videos I haven’t bought a SINGLE ITEM OF CLOTHING OR SHOES.I actually now packing bags n bags to clothing items n shoes to be shipped to my country to be sold or given away to people who are in need.
    My first item bought was the Natures design water bottle,in witch I use every day that I walk n I have ordered my buckwheat hull bean bag I’ll used to quiet myself before I learn how to do meditation,there is some sort of happiness I get when I watch your videos not to just copy you bet to apply minimal living to my lifestyle .I had loved to read especially when I’m on the train now I didn’t care n I will be buying a kindle very soon to pick up on my reading.i have also ordered the calapsing cup the organic throw n will purchasing a few linen pieces of clothing n that’s it .
    I should also let you know I have saved so much cash in the last 3weeks(thanks to you) keep sending more videos I am a life you saved from squandering my hard earned cash ,I appreciate you

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  39. Chewlin Chia

    July 9, 2019 3:07 pm

    My financial goal is to make money with the aim to help people first! And of course something I think I will like it! Why I think? Coz then I will become expert along the way, it is easy to embrace abundance is it?
    As for money struggles, I really face challenges if I should help say a friend in need. I ever helped a friend and end up he misuse my help!
    Another challenge I guess I have is self doubt. I can pay for a quite costly course but end up my follow up action is not really there.
    I must overcome it and have some schedule to do it.

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  40. Lip22Gloss

    July 16, 2019 1:01 am

    I just found your channel today and have been binge-watching all of your videos. you have such a beautiful and calming voice, and your messages are so kind, supportive, and enlightening! I'm truly happy that I found you as a content creator. I have been trying to become a minimalist through a very slow process over the past year, and I still have so so so so far to go, but you are inspiring me to give up more of the things that do not matter to me and that I do not use often in order to reach a peaceful and mindful state of being that I see you have achieved. You are also inspiring me to live a life with less waste and more intentionality in the things that I buy and consume! Thank you so much for putting out these wonderful videos into the universe. Please keep up the good work! I send my love, prayers, and support to you 👐🏽🥰👐🏽

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  41. Sojourner Shrink

    July 16, 2019 6:38 am

    I am a shoppaholic too – even tho I am a hard core minimalist! Weird! 90% of my purchases either went in trash immediately, or given away, never used. Now, I honor money in a much healthier way. But I must be mindful, to not go back to being so irresponsible w/money. Truly valuable video. Ty!💗

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  42. uyen vu

    July 16, 2019 10:28 am

    would you please tell me the name or brand name of your jar with a lid which appears several times in your vid, which you use to drink. I find it's useful to use as a cup or alternatively as a bowl to eat. Many thanks. Sorry for my unrelated question.

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  43. Mikaela

    July 19, 2019 7:45 am

    I definitely feel scared when it comes to money. I have an illness that costs me a lot of money in medication and surgeries. It also prevents me from being able to work.

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  44. Christina Hees

    July 20, 2019 9:28 pm

    I am currently receiving a pension from my late husband and a half-orphan pension for my youngest son. It is not enough to live a comfortable life though and we struggle all the time. If I would go to work, I would have to report it and they would take away from my pension. I am trapped somehow. This is not a good place to be in. I am a teacher, a certified seemstress, an author of children`s books and I do sew in my little studio. I do it hobby wise and to sneak in a few bucks extra. I have been reading about law of attraction for about 5 years now and started to live a mindful life, visualizing and working on myself. Somehow this "knot" will dissapeare, I know. I have a good feeling. Trust is essential and to focus on beeing happy, even in those times which are not perfect. Thanks for sharing your story. Huggs from Germany, Christina

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  45. SirbuCristina

    July 23, 2019 8:27 pm

    I love the fact that you share the books you’re reading. It inspires me so much. Please share your reading list as often as you can

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  46. InTheMays

    July 25, 2019 7:17 pm

    I do not think capitalism is the problem as many comments say. It’s the idea of consumerism and excessive advertising that crumple the soul. If we all made the conscious effort to live sustainable/minimal, the effect of big monopoly enterprises would be subdued. Don’t hate the lion for stalking it’s prey; but also don’t call the sheep a fool for being eaten.

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  47. Violet Heard

    July 28, 2019 3:42 am

    Hello, I don’t know if this is has been addressed yet, but I know you have kitties and I was wondering if you could do a low waste pet supply specifically about your cats and litter. I read clay kitty litter is very bad for landfills, and was wondering how you deal with this

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  48. Marley

    July 31, 2019 2:28 pm

    While I appreciate that we live in a complex world with humans being placed in all sorts of different positions. I kind of wish we could all join together to solve the problems of money and corruption. I would be nice if say 1 million people in each state,province, or region would dedicate 1 week of hard work to cleaning up rivers, streams, oceans, forests, and suburben areas. Imagine If we could strategically team up to clear away all invasive weed species, plastics, garbage. I know this wouldn't fix the major issues. I think it would kind of be a revolutionary action though.

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  49. Ana Ramirez

    August 4, 2019 9:01 am

    Great job, love all your videos. As hard as it look for me, I do my best to follow your examples!

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  50. Stacie Wood

    August 15, 2019 12:40 am

    I just made a donation to you and downloaded your meditation. I loved it! Thank you for your content and the time you put into it.

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  51. Dulce Sirenita

    August 16, 2019 4:51 am

    Your life is so full of love and peace. Nobody needs to win the lottery to have a nice life. Minimalism life is the best. God wants that for us. I discovered this life style when I was looking for ideas to clean my room because I love to clean. I am so happy now.

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  52. Mas Legimin

    August 26, 2019 10:26 pm

    Your voice, what the … It sound like the nature, or more like those youtube clips that makes you feel relaxs and falling to sleep.

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  53. Robert Martin

    August 27, 2019 12:43 am

    Money is a great tool, and a crummy master. I've never understood people who use money as the primary gauge of success in their lives. It makes sense if you're scraping by, but not really beyond that.

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  54. bdaina

    August 30, 2019 12:30 am

    my only concern about extreme minimalism is that if everyone practiced this people wouldn't have enough jobs, the economy would tank etc. because there would be little spending and everyone would just be hoarding money. What are your thoughts on this? Money and purchasing is what creates jobs and a good economy. I do not disapprove of your lifestyle I just worry about these things.

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  55. Zareena Aurora

    September 2, 2019 8:49 am

    I moved to a new city with no furniture at all. I do get some of them but when my inner self wanted to get more, u reminded of me of how furniture is not a need but a want. It saves my hard earned money. I wanna live as peaceful as you. Xo

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  56. erin barr

    September 10, 2019 12:03 am

    I really like your peaceful perspective on things. I am currently trying to pay off my debt so I can put more money toward retirement. I am not what you would call an extreme minimalist, but I spend way more money on experiences than on objects. What I really liked about this video is how you focus on your own money mindset and let go of thinking about what others do with their money. I enjoy watching your channel – I find it very soothing.

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