The 5 steps to change
Get my 27 minute documentary on how I discovered minimalism while living in my parents’ basement, what some really smart people taught me about success, and how you can steal what I learned to make big changes in your own life.
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“I’ve always been fascinated by change. Why are some people able to turn their lives around, but others get stuck?”
Here’s the thing: my journey to minimalism started in an unexpected way.
In fact, it kind of sounds like one of those Mad Libs games you played on a road trip as a kid:
I discovered minimalism at 2am in my parents’ basement while watching Carson Daly interview the guy who directed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
I wasn’t a minimalist yet. (In fact, I’d just made an ill-advised investment on a skintight leather jacket… oh, and was over $117K in debt.)
And I hadn’t found much success as a professional filmmaker, either.
So how did I get here*?
*Here: a filmmaker with 2 documentaries on Netflix, a YouTube channel with 3+ million subscribers, zero debt to my name, a lifestyle that lets me hang out with wallabies split my time between Australia and the U.S., and a bicep routine that people actually ask about.
Well that’s what
is all about
When I directed my first documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, I got to travel the U.S., interviewing some of the smartest writers, entrepreneurs and creatives in the world.
And as I listened to them discuss their own journeys towards living meaningful lives, a pattern emerged: almost everyone seemed to follow the same 5 steps as they made big changes to their lives.
So I made UNSTUCK to shed a light on that whole process, share insights I got from people who are wayyyy smarter than me, and help you get… well, the title of the film kinda says it all, doesn’t it?
Ready to discover the 5 key steps to change?
“I think there are frontiers of wellbeing that we haven’t discovered yet, personally and collectively. We don’t know good human life could be.”
-Sam Harris in UNSTUCK
About the director
(or where I talk in third person)
Matt D’Avella is a YouTuber, director of two Netflix documentaries on minimalism, and a coffee fanatic. He’s also the founder of Slow Growth, a platform that offers courses to help you develop better habits and pick up new skills. He’s also got dashing good looks and hides his insecurities with bad jokes.