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Look, we all mess up. We take certain people or clients for granted and a relationship deteriorates. We get distracted and make an unnecessary mistake. We are overwhelmed by a passion or a temper and do something bad.We're humans. It happens.What follows are consequences.---And in today's video excerpt from the Daily Stoic YouTube channel, Ryan defines nine key methods that the Stoics used to build character that will help steer you toward a new destiny.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Of all the things in life we don't control, the past is the clearest. It already happened. It's done. It's set in stone, and we can look back at it with a clear view of what we should have done differently. For this reason, the Stoics were not big on regret. I will say that Neither am I. There's no reason to whip yourself or be paralyzed by the “What Ifs” of life. Still, we can learn and grow and do better the next time. In fact, we must, and hopefully we do. Ryan Holiday (one of my favorite authors) wrote an article on 24 things he wished he had done sooner in his life. I loved the article and decided I wanted to do the same thing. With excerpts from his article, I have compiled a list of things I wished I had done or learned earlier in my life. I hope they help you and encourage you to examine your life and make some minor changes that have been with you for years. So in the podcast I share things that, while I try not to regret, I wish I had done differently or sooner or better. I think you might benefit from doing them sooner too… So, please take a listen and think about what I have discussed. This would be a great dinner conversation with your family or friends. QUOTES BY DR. BRAY “There's no reason to whip yourself or be paralyzed by the ‘What Ifs' of life; still, we can learn and grow and be better next time.” “You won't regret compound interest!” “Why not make each day the win, the joy, the experience, as opposed to the result?”
When they're young, when they're asleep, when they're older, when you're old, when you're on vacation, after a big Thanksgiving meal, early in the morning before school, in the afternoons when you're visiting their new family, there's one thing you should do with your kids:We've talked about John Adams (the great McCullough bio is at The Painted Porch) and his fascinating relationship with his brilliant son John Quincy.Ryan Holiday dedicated a chapter to the value of walking in his best-selling book Stillness is the Key. You can grab signed and personalized copies here. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Dad email: DailyDad.com
It's impossible not to read Marcus Aurelius or Seneca and sense that they were always working. Not that they were literally always at the office–as we said, they believed in a kind of work life balance–but on themselves.They were studying. They were reflecting. They were asking questions.---And with today's meditation on the day's Daily Journal excerpt, Ryan discusses why panic, which only serves to expose us to greater danger, can only be avoided by effective preparation.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
As one of history's most important biographers and essayists, Plutarch studied deeply the traits of great Greek and Roman leaders to identify just what it is that made them great. In today's audiobook reading, Ryan shares an excerpt from How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership, in which Plutarch clearly and succinctly lays out his thoughts on the subject, as well as his advice to anyone striving to become a leader. This book is part of the fantastic Princeton University Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers series, which you can find at The Painted Porch.
Ryan speaks with Jake Seliger about how his cancer diagnosis and having his tongue removed have changed his perspective on life, why he is prioritizing people much more highly than work now, how he is making every single minute count, what he is trying to communicate with his recent outpouring of creativity, accepting death, and more.Jake Seliger is a writer, editor, and researcher. He has written two novels: The Hook and Asking Anna, as well as many essays covering a wide range of social and scientific subjects. Jake is also the Principal of Seliger + Associates, a grant writing and grant source service for nonprofits, public agencies and selected businesses throughout the United States. In October of 2022, Jake was diagnosed with tongue cancer, which called for the complete removal of his tongue. Despite that surgery, a later diagnosis found that the cancer had spread more quickly than expected, and tumors were found in his neck and lungs. He and his family are now raising funds to undergo the next round of treatments. Jake's own account of the surgeries and reflections on his experiences can be read here: jakeseliger.com/2023/09/09/life-swallowing-tasting-and-speaking-after-a-total-glossectomy-meaning-i-have-no-tongue. You can find Jake's work on jakeseliger.com and on Twitter @seligerj, and please do visit his GoFundMe to help pay for his cancer treatment at www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-fight-against-cancer-with-jake-s.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
In this riveting episode of the Moonshots Podcast, we delve into one of the most pivotal moments in modern history when President John F. Kennedy demonstrated extraordinary leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962, the world held its breath as JFK addressed the global community regarding the Cuban quarantine in a speech that would shape the course of history.Buy The Book on Amazon: https://geni.us/ndGAtOBecome a Moonshot Member https://www.patreon.com/MoonshotsWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/n2_GChcNjg8?si=njrKCHS_BgQv1uhcVALUESHost Wes O'Donnell takes us on a journey to uncover the timeless leadership lessons from this critical juncture. At a time when the threat of nuclear war loomed ominously, Kennedy's ability to maintain his composure under immense pressure became a shining example of leadership at its finest.Keeping Calm Under Pressure (3m21) - Wes O'Donnell explores how JFK's unwavering calmness in the face of unprecedented danger became a cornerstone of his leadership legacy.LEADERSHIP LESSONSRenowned author and strategist Ryan Holiday joins the conversation to shed light on JFK's remarkable talent for objective decision-making. This skill was pivotal in steering the world toward peace during the crisis. Kennedy's mastery of second-order thinking, the ability to see beyond immediate consequences, serves as a crucial lesson for today's leaders.Be in the Present - We learned the importance of being fully present in the moment, a practice that allowed JFK to make explicit and informed decisions even amid chaos.Jonathan Fanning offers unique insights into one of the most profound pieces of leadership advice ever shared with a president. He asks, "What is your sentence?" encouraging us to distill our purpose and values into a concise statement, a practice that guided JFK throughout his presidency.OUTROAs we conclude this episode, our team at Biography explores how JFK forever transformed the relationship between the American people and their president. We reflect on his greatest strength—his willingness to be open to advice and collaboration. This quality allowed him to navigate the treacherous waters of the Cuban Missile Crisis and ultimately, as JFK eloquently put it, "put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind."Join us as we unravel the remarkable leadership journey of President John F. Kennedy, reminding us that even in the darkest hours, clear thinking, objectivity, and remaining calm can lead to solutions that change the course of history.Buy The Book on Amazon: https://geni.us/ndGAtOBecome a Moonshot Member https://www.patreon.com/MoonshotsWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/n2_GChcNjg8?si=njrKCHS_BgQv1uhc Thanks to our monthly supporters Austin Hammatt Catie Ivey Zachary Phillips Vanessa Dian Antonio Candia Dan Effland Mike Leigh Cooper Daniela Wedemeier Bertram O. Corey LaMonica Smitty Laura KE Denise findlay Krzysztof Diana Bastianelli James Springle Nimalen Sivapalan Roar Nikolay Ytre-Eide Ana Beatrice Trinidad Roger von Holdt Jette Haswell Marco Silva venkata reddy Karthik Tsaliki Hari Birring Dirk Breitsameter Ingram Casey Ola Nicoara Talpes PJ Veldhuizen rahul grover Karen Petersburg Evert van de Plassche Ravi Govender Andrew Hyde Daniel Alcaraz Craig Lindsay Steve Woollard Lasse Brurok Deborah Spahr Chris Way Eric Reinders Andrei Ciobotar Barbara Samoela Christian Jo Hatchard Kalman Cseh Berg De Bleecker Paul Acquaah MrBonjour Sid Liza Goetz Rodrigo Aliseda Konnor Ah kuoi Marjan Modara Dietmar Baur Ken Ennis Marjolijn de Rooy Bob Nolley ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
During the American Revolution—as in any war—the British quite rightly targeted the estates and the landholdings of the leadership on the American side. Because to them, these men weren't founders—they were instigators. At one point in the war, George Washington's estate was threatened by advancing troops. Thinking he might be able to save his boss's property, one of Washington's overseers rushed out to try to convince the enemy to spare them.When Washington heard about this, he was not pleased. In fact, he wrote immediately to his staff: I'd rather my home be demolished than receive special treatment.---And in today's excerpt from The Daily Stoic, Ryan explains why the competition found in sports is such a great space for planting and sowing the seeds of resilience, determination, and courage that directly transfer into a life well lived.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
It's impossible not to read Marcus Aurelius or Seneca and sense that they were always working. Not that they were literally always at the office–as we said, they believed in a kind of work life balance–but on themselves.They were studying. They were reflecting. They were asking questions. Late at night after his wife went to sleep, Seneca would pull out his journals and evaluate the day, going over what he'd done well, where he didn't live up to his standards. Marcus, most famously, was seen as an old man, picking up his tablets and heading off to attend a lecture by Sextus, a wise teacher.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan speaks with members of the Minnesota Twins organization about how Stoicism can be applied to make their business better. The lessons that Ryan covers include how her re-centers when he finds himself straying from his Stoic path, the "ah-ha" moment that got him hooked on the teachings of Stoicism, and why Stoicism is a philosophy for all of life.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Sid Stockdale about his who his new memoir A World Apart: Growing Up Stockdale During Vietnam speaks to, how his family survived his father's seven-year imprisonment, the valuable lessons that his father taught him about Stoicism upon his return home, the untold story of his mother's strength, and more.Sid Stockdale is a speaker, author, teacher, and the second of four sons of the late Navy Admiral James Stockdale, who survived captivity as a prisoner of War in Hanoi during the Vietnam War by embracing Stoicism and the teachings of Epictetus. Sid was an educator for 40 years, having taught history and hiring, evaluating, and mentoring teaching in independent schools across America. He currently serves on the board of trustees at his alma mater, South Kent School, in Connecticut. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
The Emperor Hadrian's life sometimes felt, as it does for all leaders, like an endless demand for favors. Letters came from across the empire asking for this and that. The Senate, the courts, his own family–everybody always seemed to need something. Naturally, he struggled under this burden. Naturally, he tried to create barriers and boundaries so he could do his job…and maintain some level of sanity amidst all the requests.
This episode of the Sweaty Startup is based around the concepts in the book The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. A great read and I encourage you to pick it up. Ryan discussed about stress. Stress is part of entrepreneurship. The unexpected hits you and problems arise around every bend. Managing that isn't easy but there are some steps you can take to thrive under difficult situations. Winning in business is about managing your emotions and making good decisions under pressure. FREE PDF - How to analyze a property and know what it's worth: https://sweatystartup.ck.page/79046c9b03 Check the show notes here: https://sweatystartup.com/the-sweaty-startup/ Check out my free Delegation / Hiring 101 course! Click here: https://nickhuber.podia.com/delegation-hiring-101 Join our Real Estate community: https://sweatystartup.com/rec Special thanks to the sponsor: http://recostseg.com We have a reddit community: https://www.reddit.com/r/sweatystartup/ Twitter Growth Mastery Course: https://sweatystartup.com/twitter Want to hire me as a consultant? Click here: https://sweatystartup.com/storage Here are the links to my businesses: Business Brokerage - https://nickhuber.com/ Personal Brand - https://sweatystartup.com/ Self Storage - https://boltstorage.com/ Bold SEO - https://boldseo.com/ Insurance - https://titanrisk.com/ Recruiting - https://recruitjet.com/ Landing Page / Web Development - https://webrun.com/ Overseas Staffing - https://supportshepherd.com/ Debt and Equity - https://bluekeycapital.com/ Tax Credit - https://taxcredithunter.com/ Cost Segregation - https://recostseg.com/ Performance Marketing - https://adrhino.com/ Pest control - https://spidexx.com/
Bienvenidos a otro emocionante episodio de "Libros and Friends"! Hoy, tenemos el honor de contar con un invitado muy especial, alguien cuya historia de crecimiento personal y financiero es inspiradora. Permítanme presentarles a Raúl Palacios, un verdadero ejemplo de cómo la lectura puede cambiar vidas.Raúl Palacios, empresario y apasionado de las finanzas, ha recorrido un viaje impresionante en su búsqueda de independencia financiera y éxito. Y lo que hace que su historia sea aún más fascinante es su amor por la lectura, en particular, los libros sobre finanzas.¿Cómo la lectura de libros sobre finanzas ha impactado en la vida de Raúl? Bien, "The Obstacle Is the Way" de Ryan Holiday, uno de sus libros favoritos, ha sido un faro de inspiración. Raúl ha aplicado las lecciones de este libro para enfrentar obstáculos financieros con determinación, convirtiendo los desafíos en oportunidades para crecer y prosperar.Hoy, Raúl comparte sus conocimientos y experiencias con nosotros en "Libros and Friends". Aprenderemos cómo los libros sobre finanzas no solo lo han ayudado a alcanzar sus metas financieras, sino también a transformar su mentalidad y afrontar desafíos con confianza.Así que, prepárense para una conversación llena de sabiduría y consejos prácticos sobre finanzas con nuestro invitado, Raúl Palacios. ¡Comencemos este episodio y descubramos cómo la lectura puede iluminar el camino hacia un futuro financiero brillante!
Everything seems fine. Everything seems better than fine. Your life is going great. You're happy. You're in love. Your finances are great. But will it last? Or will Fortune, as Seneca said she is wont to do, surprise you with a reversal?---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan shares why running is an excellent activity to use to practice Stoic, from its mental and physical endurance benefits, to its strengthening of resilience.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
In our latest episode, we talk about the themes of courage and confidence in business, drawing inspiration from Ryan Holiday's wisdom. With today's tough housing market, navigating its challenges demands not just expertise but also a significant amount of courage. We explored the historical perspective on courage, its virtues in business, and the interplay of integrity and confidence. Join us as we share some tools and strategies to navigate the housing market with a renewed spirit of bravery and determination.
After a long line of incompetence, after a long chain of excuses, after a series of failures, the Union cause finally turned around when General Ulysses S. Grant took command. Other generals had focused on pomp and circumstance, they had been anxious and defensive, they claimed they didn't have the resources or troops they needed.As the great historian Bruce Catton wrote in The Hallowed Ground, “when Grant showed up things began to happen.” It didn't matter if he was in charge of a small army or a big one, he was a leader and when leaders arrive, they make a difference.---And in today's reading from the Daily Stoic Journal, Ryan explains why it's so important to remember the idea that "hurt people hurt people" when thinking about how to respond to haters.
Agrippinus marched to the beat of his own drum. Today, Ryan reads from his book Lives Of The Stoics to explain just what that meant for one of the most eccentric and interesting Stoic philosophers, Paconius Agrippinus, who was heralded by Epictetus as a pillar of Stoicism, and who was willing to die to be himself. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with James Outman on why he believes that baseball and Stoicism both promote the same practices, why baseball players are uniquely prepared to deal with failure, how practicing the Stoic mindset helps him survive “the yips”, why Lou Gehrig's story is the perfect example of Memento Mori, and more.James Outman is a professional baseball player who plays centerfield for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since being called up to the Majors in July of 2022, James has amassed a batting average of .260 with 18 home runs and 81 RBI (as of September 2023). The highlights of his rookie season included hitting the Dodgers' first home run of the 2023 season, and a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs, as well as winning the National League Rookie of the Month award for April 2023. James credits much of his MLB success to the mental fortitude that he has developed since reading The Obstacle Is The Way during the pandemic and studying Stoicism ever since. You can follow James on Instagram @jamesoutman and Twitter @james_outman.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
On this episode of the Daily Dad Podcast, Ryan talks to Paul Kix about enjoying the time we do have with our kids, while being self-conscious of what we call work during family settings. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Dad email: DailyDad.com
With the proliferation of dashcams and the spread of social media, we see these clips everywhere. It's basically its own genre of video at this point. A driver is frustrated with someone going too slow in front of them, so they honk. Then they swerve, step on the gas to pass them–often waving a middle finger or honking a horn or shouting out a rolled down window as they do so–only to almost immediately get pulled over. Or violently crash. A vivid, painful demonstration of poetic justice a few miles down the road.It would be funny if it wasn't so dangerous.---And in today's excerpt from the Daily Stoic, Ryan discusses why it's better to devote your time and energy to actually doing things instead of letting everybody else know that you are doing them.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
No one knows what the future holds, but if it's anything like the present or the past, it will not be easy. Things will not go our way. Tragedies will happen. Injustices will be inflicted upon us. Institutions will crumble. People will behave abominably. Mistakes will be made. Disasters will strike.When, where, why? No one can say.But in a sense, the answers to those questions don't really matter.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions from employees at a talent acquisition recruiting company called Gem who he gave a talk to upon the recommendation of an old friend. The topics he covers include how to prioritize only what is essential in life, daily practices to prevent self-doubt from creeping into your mind, how having kids humbles you, and more.
Ryan speaks with Adrian Grenier in the second of a two-part episode about what it's really like to be famous, why and how he quit acting, how Adrian's lifestyle was shaped for the worse by his role on Entourage, how is living a better life now for his family, and more.Adrian Grenier is an actor, director, producer, podcaster, entrepreneur, and musician. He is best known for his role as Vincent Chase on the show Entourage and his roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Clickbait, as well as his directorial debut Shot in the Dark, which chronicled his search for his estranged father, as well as Teenage Paparazzo. He is currently producing a documentary series called Earth Speed in which he seeks out better ways for humanity to use its resources and capabilities to make positive impacts on the planet. Adrian's philanthropic work, including his promotion of sustainable living with his brand SHFT.com and his work with the Lonely Whale Foundation, garnered him the appointment of a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme in 2017. You can follow him on Instagram @adriangrenier and on Twitter @adriangrenier.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
We don't think of the ancient Romans as living just like us, but in many ways they did. A recent archaeological dig in Bulgaria found a Roman estate with a collection of household mirrors. In the 1st century AD, Pliny the Elder wrote in his Natural History about the invention of glass mirrors, which means that Marcus Aurelius may have looked himself in the mirror in the morning just like you did.What did he see?✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
General Victor Krulak was an exacting Marine. He drove his troops hard. He cared about the tiniest details. He expected perfection. So you might think he would be upset–or at least disappointed–when a major leading review of troops inadvertently knocked off his own hat…which was then trampled by every Marine who followed.---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan shares his top ten rules that the Stoics promoted in order to help ensure that they stayed on the right path and didn't let the complexity of life overwhelm them.
On this day 22 years ago, Brian Sweeney was a passenger trapped on hijacked United Airlines Flight 175. He knew something was wrong, but he could not have fully understood that he and so many others were about to be murdered in one of the most hateful and deranged acts of terrorism in history.But in those final few short minutes of his life, he managed to leave a beautiful message on his wife's voicemail.---And in today's reading from the Daily Stoic Journal, Ryan explains why the Stoics valued having a plan and relying on the strength of their own thoughts and actions over praying for things that were not in their control.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Nesta semana, vamos até o México para conversar com Gustavo Leal, ex-auxiliar de André Jardine e atual treinador do Atlético San Luís. Líder da Liga MX até o momento deste episódio, falamos sobre seu projeto como treinador, relações humanas, a diferença auxiliar para treinador com o elenco, o modelo posicional, o jogo único de Fernando Diniz, nível do campeonato mexicano e muito mais. DICAS FUTEBOLEIRAS • A Revista Panenka e sua entrevista com Monchi; https://www.panenka.org/miradas/entrevistas/monchi-soy-un-politico-frustrado/ • Na HBO, a série "Lakers: hora de vencer"; https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYbDO6QFHOsPCwgEAAAMR:type:series • Na Editora Grande Área, o livro "Marcelo Bielsa: a virtude da loucura"; https://editoragrandearea.com.br/marcelo-bielsa • O livro "Os números do jogo", de David Sally; https://www.amazon.com.br/Os-n%C3%BAmeros-jogo-David-Sally/dp/8565530396 • O livro "O ego é seu inimigo: como dominar seu pior adversário", de Ryan Holiday; https://www.amazon.com.br/ego-seu-inimigo-dominar-advers%C3%A1rio/dp/8551002422 CONHEÇA OS CURSOS • Quer se tornar um analista tático? https://footure.com.br/footure-lab/ SOBRE O FOOTURE • Acesse o Site: https://footure.com.br/ • Footure Club: https://footure.com.br/footure-club/ • Loja Futeboleira: http://footure.com.br/loja • Cursos de Análise Tática: https://footure.com.br/footure-lab/ #LigaMX #SanLuis #GustavoLeal
Today, Ryan presents a talk he gave to a group of coaches at the Tennessee Athletics Department about the core concepts of Stoicism and how they can apply them to their coaching practices in order to make their players, teams, and themselves better. In this first half of the talk, Ryan explains how the wisdom that Marcus Aurelius gained during his tragic life can be translated into success on and off the playing field, and why Epictetus considered Socrates to be the ultimate ball player.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Adrian Grenier in the first of a two-part episode about their parallel career and life trajectories, what it's really like to be famous, the rock-bottom moment that led to Adrian taking control of his life, why he is striving to be a better father than his own, why farming is the only profession for a philosopher, and more.Adrian Grenier is an actor, director, producer, podcaster, entrepreneur, and musician. He is best known for his role as Vincent Chase on the show Entourage and his roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Clickbait, as well as his directorial debut Shot in the Dark, which chronicled his search for his estranged father, as well as Teenage Paparazzo. He is currently producing a documentary series called Earth Speed in which he seeks out better ways for humanity to use its resources and capabilities to make positive impacts on the planet. Adrian's philanthropic work, including his promotion of sustainable living with his brand SHFT.com and his work with the Lonely Whale Foundation, garnered him the appointment of a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme in 2017. You can follow him on Instagram @adriangrenier and on Twitter @adriangrenier.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Tom Brady has always been relentless about trying to get better. Trying to get his passes out quicker. Trying to get his spirals a little tighter. Trying to optimize his diet. Trying to recover from games faster.While almost none of us are like Tom Brady on the practice field, we're all like him in the sense that we spend a lot of time and energy focusing on improving ourselves at work, at our chosen craft or profession. But when it comes to personal improvement?---And in today's reading and meditation from The Daily Stoic, Ryan examines why Seneca stated that "no one is crushed by fortune unless they are first deceived by her," and the folly of trusting in fortune. You can read more of Seneca's views in On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long If You Know How to Use It.
A leader is a doer…but that doesn't mean they're always doing. In fact, if a leader is always doing, chances are they'll end up doing the wrong thing. Because they haven't taken enough time to think and study, question and prepare.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions from US Marines after a talk he gave at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air/Ground Combat Center. The topics that they touch on include how to practice Stoicism with your closest family members, balancing the ego that it takes to want to do something great with the tenants of Stoicism, his thoughts on Nietzsche's assertion that human beings have a will to power, and more.
Ryan speaks with Brad Stulberg about his new book Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything Is Changing – Including You, the scientific basis for humanity's need for change, why all ancient wisdom traditions agree that the most effective way to deal with change is through skillful action, the Case For Tragic Optimism, why it is healthy to think of death, and more. Brad Stulberg is a writer, success coach, speaker, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on exploring the principles of mental health and mastery. His books Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success and The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds--Not Crushes--Your Soul have sold more than 350,000 copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages, and he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME. He also co-created The Growth Equation, an online platform dedicated to exploring, defining, and realizing peak performance. Brad's work can be found at bradstulberg.com and on Instagram @bradstulberg and Twitter @BStulberg.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
The Stoics were towering figures of their own time. Marcus Aurelius was cheered in the streets. Cato was widely admired. Musonius Rufus was called the Roman Socrates. Their reputations preceded them, as it should with anyone who takes their commitment to the virtues of courage and discipline and justice and wisdom seriously.But how do we square these reputations, which the men obviously cultivated and worked hard not to betray, with the idea that a Stoic isn't supposed to care about what others think?✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
On this week's episode of the podcast, welcome Best Selling author, World Renowned Psychologist & Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger as featured on shows such as Oprah, Ryan Holiday's podcast, Dr. Michael Gervais' podcast, and more! About The Guest(s):Dr. Edith Eger is a renowned clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author. She is a survivor of the Holocaust and her work is deeply influenced by her experiences in Auschwitz. Dr. Eger is the author of the international bestseller "The Choice" and "The Gift," both of which offer powerful insights into trauma, healing, and personal growth. She is a protege of Viktor Frankl and has dedicated her life to helping others overcome trauma and find meaning and joy in their lives. Summary:In this episode, Dr. Edith Eger and her grandson, Jordan Engel, join the podcast to discuss the power of resilience, reframing trauma, and finding meaning in life. Dr. Eger shares her personal journey as a Holocaust survivor and how she transformed her experiences into a source of strength and wisdom. She emphasizes the importance of self-dialogue, self-empowerment, and living in the present moment. Dr. Eger also highlights the significance of learning from the past and using our unique qualities to make a positive impact on the world. The conversation explores the difference between intelligence and wisdom, the process of healing from trauma, and the importance of empathy and kindness. Dr. Eger's inspiring message resonates with listeners of all ages and encourages them to embrace their uniqueness and choose a path of growth and resilience. Key Takeaways: Dependency can breed depression; true happiness comes from within. The survivor's personality is different from the victim's personality; the concentration camp is often in our own minds. Making choices based on what is important, necessary, and kind empowers us to live authentically. Wisdom comes from rehearsing and practicing different perspectives and considering the impact of our words and actions. Nobody heals in a straight line; accepting the ups and downs of the healing journey is crucial. Each individual is unique and has the power to make a difference in their own way. Reframing trauma as a source of strength and wisdom can prevent victims from becoming victimizers. The past cannot be changed, but it can be reframed and used as a stepping stone for growth. Living in the present moment allows us to fully embrace life and make the most of every opportunity. Quotes: "Dependency can breed depression." "The survivor's personality is very, very different from the victim's personality." "It's not what happens, it's what you do with it." "Nobody heals in a straight line." "Just be yourself, whatever that is. Just be one of a kind." https://dreditheger.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dr.editheger/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-engle-1bb58715/
You lead a large team. You are the head of a household. You have millions of followers or thousands of subscribers. And you often wonder,Am I being a good leader? Am I doing right by my kids, my followers, my employees? Am I being a good steward?It can be hard to know.But from the Stoics, we get a fast and easy test for whether we're doing a good job.It's this: Do you make people better?---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan shares the wisdom that Marcus Aurelius learned from his father about being a good person, and how we can incorporate the same advice into our lives.
JP Sicotte is the branch leader for Movement Mortgage in Littleton, Colorado. He is passionate about helping every client find the ideal loan package for their home or investment property. He is best known for his short, insightful, "Mustache Mortgage Minute" videos on Linkedin and Instagram. JP is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and was a track and field athlete while he was a cadet. He served in the Air Force for over 23 years as a navigator of the RC135 and C-130 aircraft, having multiple deployments around the globe. He also completed his MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado. Homeownership and understanding real estate is a foundational tenet in building wealth. The market is very dynamic at the moment, with interest rates fluctuating and home prices on the move. Everyone I meet from young people starting out looking for their first home, to mid-career professionals looking for a vacation home, and late-career professionals considering downsizing or moving to their retirement destination…seems to be talking about real estate. I could not wait to have this conversation with JP and hear his insights on this market and advice for those ready to make "the leap". I know you will learn something new in this conversation. Show Notes:4:00 – Bob asks JP to tell us what is happening in the American real estate and mortgage markets. JP unpacks this for the listeners who may be in the process of making a big decision. JP begins by discussing the high-interest rate and lack of affordability. 7:30 – JP encourages those in the market to get in now. He gives his housing market predictions and forecasts. 12:30 – JP discusses his belief in the significance of real estate for the American family building wealth. Quote– “When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago. When is the next best time? Now.” 14:40 – Bob asks JP's advice for newlywed young adults who are looking to buy their first home. Bob then asks JP what the wise things young adults can be doing now in preparation for buying their first home. 22:30 – JP advises how to improve your credit score in preparation for purchasing a home. 25:30 – JP gives his advice to people in mid-career who are looking for a vacation home. 28:00 – JP gives his thoughts on Airbnb vs. Vrbo 29:40 – Bob asks JP what those near retiring are asking and things they need to be doing in advance to prepare. 33:30 – JP talks about American homeowners tapping into equity to pay bills and pay down debt and gives his insight on the best ways. 37:30 – Bob touches on JP's background and asks what drew him to the real estate industry from serving in the Air Force. JP gives how he applies his discipline and learnings from the military in his real estate and financing. 42:00 – Bob and JP reminisce on their favorite planes that they flew in the military and their favorite aspects of being in the Air Force. 50:00 – Bob and JP share how their military backgrounds shaped the way they view the significance of teamwork and how they take that into their respective careers. 52:20 – Bob asks JP how the military core values of integrity, honesty, and building trust show up in his career now. Quote– “I really do think that I am a bit of a breath of fresh air for people to know that I am working to figure out what is in their best interest.” 53:50 – JP tells us what people should be looking for to ensure that they get someone who is honest and forthcoming when looking for a mortgage advisor. 55:40 – AI is changing every industry. JP shares how he views AI impacting his industry and jobs within the industry. Quote– “I do love the ability to leverage AI, but it definitely is not perfect.” 57:40 – Bob asks JP what books he is currently reading to continue learning and growing.Book recommendations: “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, Ryan Holiday's books, “Outlive” by Peter Attia 1:00:00 – Bob asks JP what he would say if he was invited to inspire and encourage our nation via the State of the Union Address. Quote– “Let's all focus on the things we agree on and believe in.” JP highlights the importance of focusing on the elements in life we agree on instead of our differences. JP Sicotte on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpsicotte/
Labor Day was first proposed by Matthew Maguire, a labor union secretary in 1882 in New York. It is a “tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country” and the idea that they deserved a rest for that work. The Stoics were hard driving, no-excuses, disciplined folks but they would have supported that idea wholeheartedly. “The mind must be given relaxation—it will rise improved and sharper after a good break,” Seneca wrote. He used the analogy of farming. A field that isn't given a break, where crops are not rotated, will quickly lose its fertility. So too will a mind and a body that's overworked.So by all means, take your much deserved break today. We are human beings after all, not human doings.---And in today's meditation for The Daily Stoic Journal, Ryan discusses why now is the time of year to embark upon the Stoic concept of "a hard winter training" in order to strengthen yourself for the cold months as well as for the rest of your life.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
When Ryan was asked to give a talk to the leaders of one of the most foundational companies in American history, the United States Steel Corporation, he drew inspiration from Marcus Aurelius' examinations of fire - how it melts whatever material is thrown into it in order to create fuel and heat - to put together a speech that illustrates how the Stoic virtue of Courage can be converted into success at the highest levels of industry.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Rainn Wilson in this second of a two-part conversation about the best entry points for the average person into philosophy and spirituality, why the serenity prayer applies to everyone, how the struggles he experienced in his early acting career led to him landing the role of Dwight Schrute, why he wishes that he enjoyed his time on The Office more, his take on the state of the writers' strike, and more.Rainn Wilson is an actor, comedian, author, podcaster, writer, and director. He is most known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005-2013), for which he earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Highlights of Rainn's extensive film and television credits include Galaxy Quest (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Full Frontal (2003), Six Feet Under (2003-2005) and Mom (2018-2021). Outside of acting, Wilson published his autobiography, The Bassoon King, in 2015, and co-founded the digital media company SoulPancake in 2008, and as an author and podcaster he spreads a message of building togetherness and community by way of spiritual and philosophical awakening within the global culture. You can follow Rainn on Instagram @rainnwilson and Twitter @rainnwilson, and on soulboom.com.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
A couple minutes of traffic on the way to work. The tone that the person was talking to you with. The scratch in your brand new painted wall. The lost pair of AirPods–the cost of replacing them. The speed of the promised promotion, word that a colleague is making a smidge more. The culture war issue of the moment. The tenor of the media coverage for your new project…or the lack thereof. The insult from someone you thought was a friend.All these things seemed like they mattered.But there will come a time when all the reasons, all the legitimate concerns, the perceived significance of these moments will seem baffling to you.---And with today's reading and meditation from The Daily Stoic, Ryan discusses why the Stoic's valued long-term resilience over flashes of luck, and how they built that resilience by undergoing a "hard winter training."✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Are you finding it difficult to navigate through transitions in your relationships? Wondering how to embrace the discomfort that often accompanies change? Well, buckle up as we journey through the evolving seasons of life and relationships, discussing how it's okay to outgrow certain bonds and how to gracefully let go. In tune with Madison Ryan Ward's soul-stirring song, 'Seasons', we reflect on the inevitable changes life throws at us, and explore the concept of transition as we step into the month of September. By drawing wisdom from Ecclesiastes 3, we delve into the profound understanding that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Be it uplifting moments or challenging ones, we explore how managing life transitions can lead us to new paths and opportunities, just like the sharp disagreement between Paul and Barnabas in Acts 15:36. We walk you through how to trust in God when your journey takes an unexpected turn, reminding you that the destination remains the same, even if the path changes.Change can be discomforting, but what if we told you that it's an integral part of growth? Inspired by Ryan Holiday's masterpiece, 'The Obstacle is The Way', we discuss how to navigate life's chaotic waves of change. Taking cues from Sydney Mcglock Lynn's transition from running the 400 meter hurdles to the regular 400 meter race, we delve into the concept of 'unlearning' for personal growth. So come join us, as we unpack these themes and find solace in the inevitability of change.Listen to our Playlist:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1f5gqYjB4Di8QL8RHvzCUs?si=90d88120e4ad4aafApple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/puttin-you-on/pl.u-b3b8VPGSKqymRqa
Cato, one of the most vaunted and towering Stoics, built a reputation and a career out of his refusal to give an inch in the face of pressure. He fought to keep Rome as it was, as it always had been. He refused political compromise in every form. Cato was Cato. He could never be anything but rigid, upright, and strong.But Cato's inflexibility did not always best serve the public good.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions during the Q&A session of the Daily Stoic Stoicism 101 Course. Topics covered include the similarities between Stoicism and tenants of the 12-Step program, how to do the deep work that you enjoy without getting bogged down by the less enjoyable tasks that come along with it, and how to deal with information overload.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Rainn Wilson about his new book Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution, why the guy who played Dwight Schrute wrote a book on spirituality, how anyone can find a thread to the transcendent anywhere any time, how Stoicism is helping cure the crisis that young men are in today, what the Stoics would have said about climate change, and more. Rainn Wilson is an actor, comedian, author, podcaster, writer, and director. He is most known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005-2013), for which he earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Highlights of Rainn's extensive film and television credits include Galaxy Quest (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Full Frontal (2003), Six Feet Under (2003-2005) and Mom (2018-2021). Outside of acting, Wilson published his autobiography, The Bassoon King, in 2015, and co-founded the digital media company SoulPancake in 2008, and as an author and podcaster he spreads a message of building togetherness and community by way of spiritual and philosophical awakening within the global culture. You can follow Rainn on Instagram @rainnwilson and Twitter @rainnwilson, and on soulboom.com.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
It's easy to nod along with a book (or even this email) when you're reading it. Or to double-tap the like button when you see an inspiring Instagram post.But how long does this stay with you? How quickly will its message flutter away? It's a critical problem for all of us out there who are trying to get better. Who are trying to actually live the principles of philosophy, and to rely on it in life's stressful moments, as well as life's ordinary hours.Inspired by the French painter Philippe de Champaign famous painting “Still Life with a Skull,” the sterling silver and brass ring, created by LHN Jewelry in Brooklyn, New York, features the three essentials of existence – the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time).The inside is engraved with Marcus Aurelius's timeless words: “You could leave life right now…” What's left to the wearer is to repeat to themselves the final half of his quote: “…Let that determine what you do and say and think.” Grab yours at dailystoic.com/MMring.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Marcus Aurelius must have wondered what he did to deserve all this. First, he lost his father at age three. Then he was pulled from his first love, philosophy, and pushed into politics. When he finally became emperor, roughly 200 years of peace exploded into 19 years of border wars and civil strife.There was a plague.There were floods.He had crippling health problems.At some point, as he buried another one of his children, as he wept over the ceaseless toll from disease and pestilence, he must have thought: Haven't I given enough? When will this end? What fresh horrors await?Yet somehow, someway, he never managed to give himself over to this despair. He kept going.---And in today's Daily Stoic video, Ryan discusses why the Stoics cherished and preached the value of recognizing the interconnectedness of everything, every being in the world, and how that belief guided them to treating their fellow human beings with love and respect.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Marcus Aurelius never claimed to be a Stoic.Gregory Hays, one of Marcus Aurelius's best translators (the one we worked with on our beautiful premium edition), writes, “If he had to be identified with a particular school, [Stoicism] is surely the one he would have chosen. Yet I suspect that if asked what it was that he studied, his answer would not have been ‘Stoicism' but simply ‘philosophy.'”---And with today's meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, Ryan discusses why Marcus Aurelius viewed procrastination as a form of arrogance.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
In today's audiobook reading, Ryan presents an excerpt from one of the seminal texts of Stoicism, the Discourses of Epictetus, read by Michael Reid. As a series of lectures given by Epictetus that were written down by his pupil Arrian in 108 A.D., these discourses provide practical advice to think on and practice in order to move oneself closer toward the ultimate goal of living free and happy. In this third section, Epictetus discusses how we should see ourselves in comparison with the gods.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Christina Pazsitzky in the second of a two-part interview about what really matters in life, why studying history reveals how strange life is, enjoying what you have while you have it, how to navigate social media as a parent, and more.Christina Pazsitzky is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer, host and TV personality. Since starting her comedy career in 1997, Christina has been known for her intelligent, thought-provoking, and hilarious takes on the realities of women's issues, motherhood, and popular culture. In addition to touring the world, she has released four comedy specials, two of which have been featured on Netflix: Mother Inferior (2017), and Mom Genes (2023). Christina and her husband and fellow comedian Tom Segura host the hugely successful podcast "Your Mom's House" together, and she also hosts her own podcast, the popular “Where My Moms At?” where she discusses motherhood. You can find more about Christina's work, tour dates, and booking information at christinaponline.com and on Instagram @thechristinap, Twitter @christinap, and on her YouTube channel christinacomedy.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
This is not another note about memento mori.It's about a different immutable, inescapable law of human existence that comes to us from the Stoics through Heraclitus (one of Marcus Aurelius' favorites): Character is fate.---And in today's excerpt from The Daily Stoic, Ryan explains why the Stoics believed it was so important to honor the past, but not to live in it.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
In matters of law, Cato was a stickler. In matters of principle, Cato was uncompromising. His opponents found him exhausting. Even some of his friends thought he was impossible.Yet as we wrote about recently, people who bumped into him in the street were always surprised. By how nice he was. By how low key he was. There was the man who struck Cato in the baths, not aware of whom he was fighting with, only to be unceremoniously forgiven by the great Roman he had assaulted. There were the local dignitaries who didn't notice the powerful politician in their midst, and were gently reminded that future visitors might not be as easy-going as Cato. Again, few would have described the meticulous Cato as low maintenance, but in an important way–which is to say, ironically in unimportant things–he was. We should follow this example.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan addresses questions after a talk he gave to employees at the new Austin Public Library about how he curates his bookstore, the importance of having a physical space for books, the huge benefits that reading out loud provides for your brain, and more.You can watch the full speech and Q&A on the Daily Stoic YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUY7igobTqY ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Christina Pazsitzky in the first of a two-part interview about her new Netflix comedy special Mom Genes, why she believes that comedians should go to college to study philosophy, how she balances her work and home life, why ego is a tool for survival in a comedy career, what the Stoics would have to say about cancel culture, and more.Christina Pazsitzky is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer, host and TV personality. Since starting her comedy career in 1997, Christina has been known for her intelligent, thought-provoking, and hilarious takes on the realities of women's issues, motherhood, and popular culture. In addition to touring the world, she has released four comedy specials, two of which have been featured on Netflix: Mother Inferior (2017), and Mom Genes (2023). Christina and her husband and fellow comedian Tom Segura host the hugely successful podcast "Your Mom's House" together, and she also hosts her own podcast, the popular “Where My Moms At?” where she discusses motherhood. You can find more about Christina's work, tour dates, and booking information at christinaponline.com and on Instagram @thechristinap, Twitter @christinap, and on her YouTube channel christinacomedy.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail