Hi, my name's Matt D'Avella. I graduated college in 2010 with $97,000 in student loan debt and did the smartest thing I could think of at the time. I bought a brand new car.

Back then I was living in my parent's basement in New Jersey while trying to make it as a filmmaker. At my lowest point I had $13 in the bank. Then I plugged my finances into a net-worth calculator online and realized I actually had negative money.

I wasn't happy with where my life was going, so over the next couple years I became obsessed with turning things around. I read every self-help book I could find, discovered minimalism, redefined my idea of success, grew my business, and within five years I paid off every last loan. Even the new car.

Then in 2016 I completed a lifelong dream to direct my first feature-length documentary MinimalismHoly shit did things turn around.

I'm passionate about helping creatives get un-stuck. Trying to create something from the ground up can be incredibly daunting, especially when you're doing it alone. I want to help you create the life you want, love the work you do & make a big impact along the way.

If you want to learn more about me you can check out my behind the scenes series Making Minimalism, my podcast or subscribe to my newsletter below.