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Joel Zaslofsky's Bio
Joel Zaslofsky is the community-animator, multipotentialite, and quantum biology enthusiast behind a bunch of neat stuff. He’s the Connections and Operations Guy for the Puttyverse, hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters podcast, and has one overarching theme in life: bringing people together.
You’ll often find him deep into a minimalist spreadsheet, making his wonderful wife roll her eyes at his antics, or playing with his two young sons around Edina, Minnesota. Otherwise, Joel’s out walking on frozen lakes (when available) and reigniting his personal renaissance.
Ad-Free and Sponsor-Free
This website and the associated creations that I control, like Smart and Simple Matters, are and will always remain ad-free and sponsor-free.
I am entirely reader, listener, and patron-supported – and I love it that way. That means there are no paid images, links, videos, ads, or sponsored anything here.
Smart and Simple Matters is my popular podcast that explores the unsexy, but essential side of life. I've interviewed world-class people like Mark Sisson, Andy Puddicombe, and Tsh Oxenreider, yet I also enjoy the occasional solo episode as well.
Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life is a book I wrote that's been downloaded thousands of times and has many five-star reviews. It's about the mindset, process, and tools to curate your experiences so you can spend 0.1% of your time adding value to the other 99.9% (spreadsheets are optional, but encouraged).
I co-created the Offers and Needs Market site as their Project Manager and Operations Guy. Imagine a mashup between speed-friending, mutual aid, and Craigslist. That's the Offers and Needs Market – a joyful, guided process where groups come together to discover and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, and needs.
SimpleREV was a movement I founded at the crossroads of community and simple-living that organized international events, brought people together locally, and much more. In other words, it was simplicity your way, at your speed, and with your people.
Event Hosting, Facilitating Conversations, and Leading Workshops
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How to Connect With Me
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Praise for Joel
"Joel’s generous, selfless, and has a bold desire to see everyone around him thrive."
“Joel’s brilliant at seeing the big picture and dealing with life’s finer points. He’s an authentic guy with deep passion and compassion.”
“Smart and Simple Matters is a professional-sounding and well-done podcast … and Joel is an excellent speaker, host, and interviewer. It’s insightful, entertaining, and packed with great resources and information.”
"Joel is a master connector and gets genuine joy from putting people together and watching the sparks fly. I know many people (myself included) who have benefited massively from his desire to see others succeed. And every time I talk with him, I feel inspired to do more, be more, and give more."
Where I've Been Interviewed
Most Popular or Impactful
Outsource Your Memory and Curate Your Life with Joel Zaslofsky – Remarkably Human Radio with Roderick Russell on September 4, 2014
Joel Zaslofsky: Simplify, Organize, and Be Money Wise – Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas on July 2, 2014
Others in Reverse Chronological Order
Curation: Joel Zaslofsky on Simplicity and Curating Your Life and Experiences – Beyond the To Do List with Erik Fisher on June 24, 2015
How Simplifying Can Give Your Life Meaning and Purpose – The Prosperity Show with Joan Sotkin on June 5, 2015
Joel Zaslofsky and Experience Curating – Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McAlary on April 20, 2015
Joel Zaslofsky, Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Event Organizer – Simple Living Works Podcast with Gerald “Jerry” Iversen on February 28, 2015
Minimalism with Joel Zaslofsky – The Productivity Show with Zach Sexton on January 20, 2015
How to Become a Minimalist with Joel Zaslofsky – Listen Money Matters with Andrew Fiebert and Matt Giovanisci on November 7, 2014
Curating Our Experiences – Married with Luggage with Warren and Betsy Talbot on October 22, 2014
The One You Feed: Joel Zaslofsky – The One You Feed with Eric Zimmer on October 22, 2014
How to Simplify your Life, Get Organized, and Be More Money Wise – The Boomer Business Owner with Charlie Poznek on October 16, 2014
The Ultimate Authentic Parent Entrepreneur Who Shows You the Simple Steps to Success – Parent Entrepreneur Power with Mary Kathryn Johnson on September 22, 2014
Simplify Your Way to Better Health – With Dennis Bird on August 16, 2014
Simplicity Via Complexity – Untiled Minimalism with Robert Wall on April 8, 2014
Getting to the Value of Simple (Featuring Experience Curating) – GTD Virtual Study Group with Daniel Gold on March 25, 2014
Radio Enso #113 with Joel Zaslofsky of Value of Simple – Radio Enso with Greg Berg on January 27, 2014
3 Steps to Living a Simpler Life – Married with Luggage with Warren and Betsy Talbot on November 19, 2013
A Simple Life Together Update, and What’s the Value of Simple? – Simple Life Together with Dan and Vanessa Hayes on July 4, 2013
Reverse Chronological Order
How To Curate Your Experiences and Organize Your Life – Puttylike with Emilie Wapnick on February 24, 2014
The Simplicity Revival and Revolution – Midway Simplicity with Mohamed Tohami on January 25, 2014
The Continuous Creation Challenge: Will It Be The Next Big Thing? – Midway Simplicity with Mohamed Tohami on October 1, 2012
Prominent Articles I've Written
Most Popular or Impactful
How to Be More Intentional about Expressing Your Feelings – Becoming Minimalist
The Secret Damage to You From Being Disorganized – The Huffington Post
Others in Reverse Chronological Order
3 Skills to Future-Proof Your Brain for Tomorrow’s World – Dumb Little Man
Simple Stories: Joel – Loving Simple Living
Simple Living in Real Life: The Renaissance (Family) Man – Slow Your Home
Real Life Minimalists: Joel – Miss Minimalist
You Don't Need to Look for Inspiration – Lateral Action
How to Unite With Movements and Ignite Them From Within – The Huffington Post
How to Fill the Giant Guest Post Hole On Your Blog – ProBlogger
How You Get the Puttylike Snowball Effect – Puttylike
Simplicity in Action: Joel’s Story – Be More with Less
I'd rather connect with you at the dog park if that's more your style, though (frozen lakes optional).
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I bring together diverse communities, podcast about smart and simple matters, and get you excited about spreadsheets. Let's explore how to live intentionally, embrace our multipotentiality, share our gifts, build authentic relationships, and have tons of gratitude. No prior experience is required.