Today I chat with Joel Zaslofsky, the founder of SimpleREV and one of the most interesting, organised humans I have ever met.
Joel is a spreadsheet aficionado who uses his data wrangling skills not to bore himself to sleep like I would (because spreadsheets and me are not friends) but instead to create a richer, more vibrant life. He is a huge advocate for the process known as ‘experience curating’ and we get into it in today’s show.
We also dig in to Joel’s journey from gaming addict to renaissance man, his struggles with learning to slow down and simplify (interestingly, dealing with clutter was not one of his obstacles) and his work to create a community of people who want to embrace a simpler, slower way of life.
This was such a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Alternatively, you can listen to the show directly from the blog, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!
What You’ll Hear About in Today’s Episode:
- Minimalism as a trend vs minimalism as a lifestyle
- The emergence of brands trying to repackage stuff in order to sell it to simplicity advocates
- Joel’s system of experience curating and its impact on living a simpler, more mindful life
- The SimpleREV event, held annually in Minneapolis in October
Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- Joel’s Blog – Value of Simple
- Joel’s Podcast – Smart and Simple Matters
- My conversation with Joel on SASM