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Things That Matter - by Joshua Becker

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 5.85 Inches (W) x .96 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Joshua Becker
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2022
TCIN: 84092553
UPC: 9780593193976
Item Number (DPCI): 247-15-9047
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"Discover how to overcome eight common distractions to build a meaningful, no-regrets life in this practical guide from the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home"--

Book Synopsis

#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - Discover practical steps you can take today to live a life focused on things that matter, from the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home.

"Things That Matter points the way to free ourselves from the distractions of everyday life so that we can build the lives we seek to create."--Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Everywhere around you are distractions: That text you respond to quickly, just to get it out of the way. The newest money-making side hustle to cross your mind. The evening spent organizing your overflowing kitchen cupboards.

Disruptions are the enemies of a life well lived--both the new distractions of our generation and timeless ones that have existed for centuries. They all add up to make you feel restless, tired, and unfulfilled. They're keeping you from living with joy, from accomplishing the good that only you can do.

But that can change today.

In Things That Matter, Joshua Becker uses practical exercises, questions, insights from a nationwide survey, and success stories to give you the motivation you need to

- identify the pursuits that matter most to you
- align your dreams with your daily priorities
- recognize how money and possessions keep you from happiness
- become aware of how others' opinions of you influence your choices
- embrace what you're truly passionate about instead of planning that next escape
- figure out what to do with all those emails, notifications, and pings
- let go of past mistakes and debilitating habits

Things That Matter is a book about living well. It's about overcoming the chatter of a world focused on all the wrong things. It's about rethinking the common assumptions of today to find satisfaction and fulfillment tomorrow.

How do we get to the end of our lives with minimal regrets? We set aside lesser pursuits to seek lasting meaning. And we discover the joy of doing it every day.

Review Quotes

"The thought-provoking insights and stories inside Things That Matter will help you live your one precious life with more presence, purpose, and peace."--Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama

"Things That Matter is a must-read to recenter yourself and filter out the distractions of the world." --Chris Norton, motivational keynote speaker featured in 7 Yards

"Reminding us that chasing fame and fortune squanders our precious life energy, Joshua offers a compassionate guide to finding what really matters." --Robert J. Waldinger, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

"Joshua shares his insight from the perspective of a caring friend who wants to help you move beyond the regret-and-avoidance cycle into purposeful living."--Dawn Madsen, The Minimal Mom and author of Declutter Your Home in 15 Minutes a Day

"This delightful guide full of impactful and practical information will lead you through many of the roadblocks you may be facing."--Ronald L. Banks, speaker, writer, and coach

"Things That Matter is required reading for anyone seeking practical guidance on how to confront life's many distractions and--more importantly--how to overcome them."--Christine Platt, author of The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less

"By removing the distractions outlined in this book, we are able to clear the clutter and create space to build life balance, personal growth, and purpose."--Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl (The OolaGuys), experts on work-life balance

"This book's siren call--that we should aim to be generous, not wealthy, and get dirt under our fingernails by serving others--cements Joshua's status as a much-needed voice of reason and kindness in the modern world."--Helen Russell, bestselling author of How to Be Sad

"Every once in a while you read a book that can save you years (or decades) of angst, disappointment, and missed attempts at finding significance and contentment. This is one of those books, packed with wisdom and insight."--Carey Nieuwhof, bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host

"Joshua's work and this book are a beautiful combination of wisdom, warmth, and practical advice to help us live with intention and meaning. We have the power to make choices every day to do more of what truly matters--and Joshua offers us practical suggestions to do this."--Nataly Kogan, bestselling author of The Awesome Human Project

"Ten years from now it won't really matter what shoes you wore today, how your hair looked, or what brand of clothes you wore. What will matter is how you lived, how you loved, and what you learned along the way. And Things That Matter is a beautiful guide for getting there."--Marc and Angel Chernoff, New York Times bestselling authors of Getting Back to Happy

About the Author

Joshua Becker, the bestselling author of The More of Less and The Minimalist Home, is the 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 a contributing writer to Forbes and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, HuffPost Live, and the CBS Evening News. Joshua and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.
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Deep And Thought - Provoking

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Natashya - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Love This Counter-cultural Message.Forces us to reexamine our Priorities in light of good Versus best.
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Great read!

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Srose - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve read all of Joshua Becker’s books and love the content. This one is so thought provoking and rich. I love it! Would definitely recommend.
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before and after - please allow me to explain.

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LS - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
There are those books in your life that you distinctly remember life before reading the book and after reading the book. Certain books alter your perspective or challenge your beliefs and thinking. Josh Becker has beautifully written "Things That Matter" to challenge our thoughts on minimalism. From not "owning less", but instead to "pursuing your life purpose". Things that Matter breaks down the mental barriers keeping you from discovering and pursuing what your greater purpose is. If everyone reads this book, then passes it on what an amazing ripple effect that would get started. When we all start pursuing our greater purpose what a wonderful world it would be.
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Life Changing

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Jodie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is amazing. It is one of my favorites by Joshua Becker. I have learned so much from him through YouTube, his books and his uncluttered class. He sincerely cares and he is very helpful. Down to earth and treats everyone with grace and respect on his live questions/answers within his course. This book brings your whole view on life to the next level. If you take anything out of this book you have made your life better. A job well done, Joshua Becker.
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