USA Today Bestselling Author and Leading Minimalist Joshua Becker Inspires Readers to Build a Meaningful,
No-Regrets Life By Helping Them Overcome Common Distractions to Living a Life of Purpose and Fulfillment USA Today
bestselling author and founder of the influential Becoming Minimalist blog, Joshua Becker, has been helping millions to find more by owning less for the last 15 years.
Now, in his most inspiring book yet—“Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life”
(WaterBrook; on-sale 4/19/22)—this leading advocate of simple-living equips readers to build a meaningful, no-regrets life that is both satisfying and fulfilling by helping them overcome 8 common distractions:
So many people never start chasing their dream, or quit too soon, because they’re scared of something.
2. Past mistakes.
For many people, never getting past ways they have messed up, or wrongs that others have done to them, prevents them from making progress on things that matter to them.
When we try to satisfy our pursuit of happiness in the pursuit of self, we always fall short of the truest, most-lasting forms of happiness.4. Money.
The desire for money causes many to sacrifice their true passions and objectives just to acquire more of it.
All that stuff we own is constantly calling out for our attention.
Finding our self-worth in the approval of others negatively impacts the
Many of us are more focused on getting to our weekends, vacations, and retirement than on doing things we’re passionate about.
Here’s the problem that characterizes practically all of us in this tech-saturated age—all those posts, notifications, reminders, headlines, and ringtones.
In the book, Becker shares insights from his nationwide Things That Matter survey as well as success stories from his own life and from people he admires who have courageously shifted into living a more meaningful life.
This survey shows that 57% of respondents said they are “somewhat” or “a great deal” kept from fulfilling their purpose in life because of the distraction of technology. He openly admits he’s been too distracted by tech before and, in order to keep it from mastering his life, he takes an extended break from technology each year. He also offers these 5 warning signs showing his readers they might need a digital detox:1)
They spend more time on their devices than they intended.2)
They feel guilt or dissatisfaction after spending time with their electronic devices.3)
They are motivated by a fear of missing out.4)
They experience urges to check their device and check again.5)
They never have enough time in their day.
Additionally, he offers some practical ways individuals can provide positive and helpful online contributions that benefit others.
Throughout, he helps readers focus on things that truly matter and not compare their own journeys with others, since each of their individual “successes” will look different than someone else’s.
For more information, visit BecomingMinimalist.com & PenguinRandomHouse.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Joshua Becker
, author of Things That Matter: Overcoming Distractions to Pursue a More Meaningful Life
on-sale 4/19/22), is also the bestselling author of The More of Less
, The Minimalist Home,
and founder of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 1.5 million readers each month and has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions. He is also the Creator of Simplify Magazine and Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans. He’s a contributing writer to Forbes
and has appeared in dozens of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times
, CBS Evening News, Christian Science Monitor
and “The Drew Barrymore Show.” Joshua and his family live near Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit BecomingMinimalist.com (2.75M sm followers)