Inspiration and Links
On this page you will find links to inspiring people in the areas of Minimalism, Lean and Intentional Living.
Here are a few links to my favourite ‘minimalist’ people
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.
Courtney Carver started Be More With Less and wrote her new book Soulful Simplicity to share her story and help you discover the joy in less. She’s been making big, and small changes to live her life on purpose.
Joshua and his young family were introduced to minimalism nine 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.
Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. It has over a million readers.
Here are a few links to my favourite ‘lean’ people
Author of 2 Second Lean and self confessed Lean Maniac, Paul Akers has found ways of incorporating lean into every aspect of life. If you want an inspiring, high octane pick me up when your lean motivation is at a low, Paul Akers and Fast Cap have got to be the first port of call.
Mike is co-author of two groundbreaking LEI workbooks, Learning to See: value-stream mapping to add value and eliminate muda,which received a Shingo Research Award in 1999 and Creating Continuous Flow: an action guide for managers, engineers and production associates, which received a Shingo Award in 2003. Mike’s recent books are Toyota Kata (McGraw-Hill), Toyota Kata Culture, and the Toyota Kata Practice Guide. (source- http://www.lean.org)
I personally believe that Toyota Kata is the Rosetta Stone of lean. Mike’s research has filled in the blanks for many of us as we pursue the ultimate goal of truly lean culture.
Lean consultant, coach and blogger, Katie provides a huge number of resources on her blog. Her insights from living in Japan are inspiring.
Lena’s polymath bad boy, Bob will challenge your thinking and back it up with years of solid research into why progressive management is in a losing battle with traditional.
Intentional Living and Life Hacking
Here are a few links to people who are living intentionally and loving it.
You can’t go past Tim Ferriss when it comes to life hacking. The author of the 4-Hour Work Week has made a career out of personal experimentation and growth.
The Tim Ferriss podcast is full of interviews with amazing people who all have something to offer those of us constantly looking for inspiration.
The author of Atomic Habits has this to say about himself on his self named website.
The central question I explore through my work is, “How can we live better?” I want to find great ideas and make them actionable.
My writing focuses on topics like…
- How to start (and stick to) good habits
- How to make good choices and avoid bad ones
- How to accomplish more in less time
- How to create better systems and processes
- How to achieve meaningful results without overwhelming yourself
Most of all, I write about how to put these ideas into practice in daily life.