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When an old friend from Ryan's UC Riverside days reached out early on in the pandemic with an opportunity to speak at one of the premiere non-profit, non-partisan global policy think tanks in the country, the RAND Corporation, Ryan jumped at the opportunity. Today we share that talk with you, which features Ryan communicating Stoic principles to scientists, academics, and political thought leaders from around the globe, and how they can apply Stoicism to their work.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Tim Urban about his new book What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies, why everyone who wants to improve at something should aim to do it slowly, what it really means to “trust the process,” why they like writing so much, and more.Tim Urban is a writer, illustrator, blogger, and entrepreneur. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University, graduating cum laude with a major in Government. Since starting his long-form, stick figure-illustrated blog Wait But Why in 2013, he has become one of the most popular writers and thinkers on the internet. His articles have been regularly republished on sites like Quartz, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time, Business Insider and Gizmodo, and his 2016 TED Talk: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator has been viewed over 50 million times on YouTube alone. Wait But Why regularly receives over 1.5 million unique visitors per month on average, and his blog is read by over 300,000 email subscribers. His work, which covers a wide range of topics, including technology, human behavior, self-improvement, and more, can be found at waitbutwhy.com and on Twitter @waitbutwhy and Instagram @timurban. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
When you think of Stoicism, you don't usually think of words like “rich” or “wealthy.”But you should.Before he founded Stoicism, Zeno was a wealthy and successful merchant from a family of wealthy and successful merchants. Seneca was so wealthy that when he called in some of his loans to the Roman colony in Britain, it crashed their economy and sparked a rebellion. Marcus Aurelius was born with ordinary bloodlines but–in part because of his serious study of philosophy–he became the richest and most powerful man in the Roman Empire.The point is most—not all, but most—of the Stoics, ancient or modern, built some kind of wealth.---And in today's Daily Stoic Journal excerpt reading, Ryan discusses how the Stoics handled the opinions of others, and why getting comfortable with being judged by others will help you maintain a healthy mindset.
Maybe you said some stuff you regret. Maybe the stress of the business has made you a nightmare of a boss lately. Maybe you've not been the parent you want to be. Maybe you've not been the spouse you've promised to be. Maybe you've relapsed on some bad or destructive habits. Maybe, but hopefully not, you've been heading in the direction of Elon Musk and gotten yourself in a kind of downward spiral of negative attention and impulsive decisions.And now, staring at the consequences of this–invariably your own unhappiness and quite possibly disrepute–you're wondering if all is lost.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions from the audience during a Stoicism 101 seminar. The topics that he covers include focusing on your own work instead of someone else's, whether or not the concepts of Premeditatio Malorum and the Black Swan are in conflict, avoiding feeling a sense of superiority when studying and improving your Stoicism.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with David von Drehle about his new book The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man, what he learned from one of the oldest people in the world, how being a Stoic shaped Charlie's boundless optimism, and more.David von Drehle is an author and deputy opinion editor and columnist at The Washington Post whose work focuses on national affairs and politics. Prior to joining The Post in 2017, David worked at Time magazine, where he wrote more than 60 cover stories as editor-at-large, including high profile pieces on the 2008 Person of the Year (Barack Obama), Glenn Beck, and the deaths of Michael Jackson and Osama Bin-Laden. He started his career in journalism at the age of 17 as a sports writer for The Denver Post. David is also the author of five books, including the award-winning bestseller “Triangle: The Fire That Changed America.”✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
You clean and then it gets dirty. You do the dishes and then five minutes later, the sink is full again. You made it through your inbox in the morning and by the time late afternoon strikes, you're already digging yourself out again. Literally before you've even finished putting the dog's toys away, they're splayed out across the floor. Just as you put the finishing touches on that big project, another is dropped on your plate. You finally organize your kids' clothes and now they've grown out of them.This can drive you nuts. Or you can learn to love it.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Seneca tried to teach it to Nero but Nero couldn't grasp it. To be fair, most leaders, most powerful people, most governments and civilizations struggle with it. In fact, up until Seneca sat down to write De Clementia there wasn't even a word for what we have, ever since, called clemency.Clemency, as Seneca explains it, is basically how a powerful person treats a person they have power over–particularly when the less powerful person has done wrong.---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan shares some of the most strongest examples that Cato The Younger set for living like a Stoic.
There's a story of Musonius Rufus paying a thousand sesterces to a charlatan posing as a philosopher. When an observer stepped in to say that the man was a liar unworthy of the payment, Musonius replied, “money is exactly what he deserves.”It's always revealing to look closely at those who seem to prize financial success above all else. The writer Anne Lamott jokes in Bird by Bird, “Ever wonder what God thinks of money? Just look at the people he gives it to.” Marcus Aurelius writes in Meditations, “Robbers, perverts, killers, and tyrants—gather for your inspection their so-called pleasures!”---And in today's Daily Stoic Journal excerpt reading, Ryan meditates on the unique aspects of Stoic joy, and why it should be practiced every day.
In today's audiobook excerpt, Ryan cracks open his best-selling book Stillness Is The Key to read the chapter titled “Just Start Journaling,” which covers why you should start your journaling practice.
Ryan speaks with Renee Mauborgne about her new book Beyond Disruption: Innovate and Achieve Growth without Displacing Industries, Companies, or Jobs, the strategies that have helped both of be find success in their careers, why we are all blue oceans, the philosophy behind positive disruption, the deep level of dedication that it takes to “make it” in anything, and more.Renee Mauborgne is an economist, business theorist and author. She is a professor of strategy at INSEAD, a business school based in France, and the co-director of the Fontainebleau-based INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. In 2005, she co-authored with W. Chan Kim the hugely successful business book Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, and its 2017 follow-up Blue Ocean Shift. Beyond Competing. Both works focus on developing a unique brand and product in order to become the “only” rather than competing to become the “best.” You can find Renee and Blue Ocean Strategy's work at their website: blueoceanstrategy.com, and on Instagram and Twitter @blueoceanstrtgy.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
If you need some inspiration, then this is the episode for you! Chris Ruden has had to overcome many obstacles in his life, but he hasn't let that stand in the way of becoming a total badass. It was a fantastic conversation; I know you'll also learn something from it. What we discussed: The obstacles he has faced and which was the most difficult (2:37) Growing up being made fun of and finally developing confidence (5:18) Falling into a leadership role at an early age (7:22) The brutality of childhood honesty and how he overcame it (11:08) The importance of developing a positive narrative to live by (12:19) Stoicism and how that mentality has helped him through life (14:23) How his disability has been a stepping stone toward his success (18:48) Powerlifting and building a business (20:11) The challenges he faces as a powerlifter with disabilities (22:04) Nutrition (24:25) Learning how to relax and not feel guilty (28:37) Contentment, no complacency (31:18) The three keys to happiness (35:14) Being overrun by fear (36:46) What drives him, what has him excited (38:11) Public speaking (40:28) Communication is key (44:29) Getting paid for speaking events (46:19) Leveling up to gain perspective (49:48) What he's reading now (50:39) Owning up to your decisions (56:11) Where to learn more about Chris: Chris Ruden Instagram If you loved this episode, and our podcast, please take some time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, or drop us a comment below!
It's interesting how infrequently money comes up in Meditations. Here was a guy who had incredible wealth, whose predecessors obsessed over it and found it to be a source of both pleasure and conflict, and yet in his private meditations, it hardly comes up at all.In his actions, we see Marcus was conscious of money, but primarily as a means to an end not as an end to itself. He was more interested in what it could do for other people. He declined gifts and inheritances. He gave liberally to the poor. He sold off palace furnishings at Rome's lowest point.But perhaps these attitudes are related.---And in today's excerpt reading from The Daily Stoic, Ryan discusses the vital importance of actually training yourself for something rather than simply knowing about it, especially with philosophical ideas.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Tyler is the co-founder and COO of Coconut VA (an amazing VA sourcing company) and is curious about being stoic. We had an amazing conversation in the "reverse" interview where Tyler asked and I tried my best to answer! Please enjoy, like, subscribe, and comment! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dalton-jensen/support
Change is a constant in life, and embracing it is key to living a fulfilling and meaningful existence. The Stoics recognized this fact and encouraged us to be adaptable and flexible, no matter what life throws our way.It can be tempting to resist or fear the unknown. However, the Stoics taught that change is not something to be feared, but rather, it is an opportunity for growth and self-improvement.Marcus Aurelius wrote, "The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it." By focusing on our thoughts and our perspective, we can choose to see change as a positive and embrace it with open arms.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions after a Stoicism seminar at the Andrews Air Force Base. Topics covered include how Stoicism applies to parenting, as well as whether any of the Cardinal Virtues is more important than the others.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Warren Buffett, whose net worth is north of $100 billion, lives in the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500. The NFL lineman turned mathematician John Urschel is worth millions but manages to live on $25,000 a year. Well past signing a $94 million dollar contract, the NBA star Kawhi Leonard drove the 1997 Chevy Tahoe he had since he was a teenager.Cato, who came from a wealthy and powerful family, walked around bareheaded and barefooted and generally abstained from unnecessary luxuries. He could have afforded to do otherwise, he chose not to. “Nothing is cheap,” his great-grandfather had famously said, “if it is superfluous.”Some might say these men were just cheap, but that's too simple and too unfair.
How has our culture and worldview created a divide between the mind and body, and what are the implications of such a divide? In this thought-provoking conversation, we discuss Nancy Piercy's book Love Thy Body and explore the origins of this dualistic thinking in ancient Greek culture. We contemplate how Judeo-Christianity offers a holistic view of humanity, valuing the body through beliefs in the resurrection and incarnation, and how other philosophies like Marxism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Stoicism share similar views of escapism or perfectibility. We also dive into the controversial topic of abortion ethics and personhood theory in light of Nancy's argument that our dualistic views on the mind and body have led to devastating consequences. As we consider the ramifications of a society where the right to live is granted only by the state, we question the potential slippery slope towards totalitarianism and the importance of recognizing the interconnectedness of our minds, bodies, and spirits when tackling contemporary ethical issues. Join us as we explore Plato's search for divinity, the impact of ancient Greek thought on Christianity, and the value of the physical world, along with a fascinating discussion on the incoherence of the argument for abortion rooted in materialistic worldviews. We examine the power of the Christian God as a personal creator who made us in His image, endowing us with consciousness, choice, and values, and how this worldview can serve as a compelling argument for the existence of a higher power. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that will challenge your perspectives on the mind, body, and soul. --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS --------- (0:00:12) - Love Thy Body (0:10:33) - Plato's Search for Divinity (0:19:55) - Abortion Ethics and Personhood Theory (0:37:41) - Denying Human Rights Is Dangerous (0:46:45) - Book Club Discussion ----- Join us every week for conversations with each other, regular contributors & special guests. Sign up for Vast Weekly: https://vast-weekly.beehiiv.com/ Follow Good Theology on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodtheolog... Good Theology is part of The Vast Podcast Network
Ryan speaks with Ty Seidule about his book Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause, Henry Flipper and the less-told story of the aftermath of the Civil War and slavery in America, the importance of choosing carefully who to commemorate, how to grapple with challenging family history, and more.Ty Seidule is a retired United States Army brigadier general, the former head of the history department at the United States Military Academy, the first professor emeritus of history at West Point, and the inaugural Joshua Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College. He has published numerous books, articles, and videos on military history including the award-winning West Point History of the Civil War. Ty graduated from Washington and Lee University and holds a PhD from the Ohio State University. Ty's work can be found on his website: tyseidule.com.
In today's episode, Gina offers listeners an introduction to Stoic philosophy that will be of particular value to helping overcome anxiety. Six key principles of Stoic philosophy are identified and discussed as are four books you can read to help you get started with Stoicism. Learn a new way of understanding your life and the world and become more resilient today! Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors! https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/sponsors/ Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast. Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/ Here's what's included for $5/month: ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind ❤ And more fun surprises along the way! All this in your favorite podcast app! To learn more go to: https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching What is anxiety? Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: https://amzn.to/41J6VAu Written by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, this book is a collection of personal reflections and philosophical insights. It provides practical guidance on how to live a virtuous life and maintain inner peace amidst external challenges. Aurelius offers valuable advice on managing anxiety, embracing acceptance, and focusing on the present moment. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca: https://amzn.to/3OcSamz In this collection of letters, the Stoic philosopher Seneca shares his wisdom on various topics, including dealing with adversity, controlling emotions, and finding tranquility. The letters are written in a conversational style and provide practical advice that can be applied to daily life. Seneca's insights on the nature of anxiety and his management techniques can be particularly useful for anxious individuals. The Stoic Path: The Golden Sayings by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/3IbcCA8 Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived during the first and second century AD. Despite being born into slavery, he became one of the most influential philosophers of his time. Epictetus focused on the idea that our well-being depends on how we react to external circumstances rather than the circumstances themselves. He emphasized the importance of self-discipline, self-control, and aligning our desires with what is within our control. Epictetus' teachings revolved around leading a virtuous life, maintaining tranquility, and developing resilience in the face of adversity A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine: https://amzn.to/3M8lGHj This book is an accessible introduction to Stoic philosophy and its practical application in modern life. Irvine explores Stoic teachings and offers guidance on using Stoic principles to find happiness and overcome challenges. He specifically addresses anxiety and provides actionable strategies for managing anxious thoughts and emotions. Quote: Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems. - Epictetus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode Highlights With RyanHow he shifted from just talking about stoicism to bringing this into parentingThe imbalance in the domestic load that often exists between moms and dads and what he views as paths forward to help balance thisWhy there aren't a lot of good parenting books, especially for DadModern times expect much more of parents and how this has shifted parentingWhy it might be a good thing when kids misbehave or push boundaries and how to handle this in a positive wayWe don't really control our kids and even if we can, it isn't a good idea, so what to do insteadThe importance of modeling in parenting and especially in communicating valuesWhy parents need to get serious about understanding what our values actually are when it comes to our childrenThe things we can get caught up in thinking are important now with our kids that won't be important at all in 20 yearsBalancing protecting our kids with helping them learn to be autonomousKey takeaways from his book that he hopes to leave listeners and readers withMaking parenting decisions with the long term goals in mindResources We MentionThe Daily Dad: 366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids by Ryan HolidayThe Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan HolidayThe Obstacle is the Way by Ryan HolidayRyan Holiday The Stoic Virtues Series 2 Books SetThe daily dad email signup linkAdult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson PsyD
Life is frustrating. You're waiting for people to get back to you. You're waiting for approval on stuff. You're waiting for things to ship. You're dealing with bureaucracy. You're depending on teammates. You're dealing with the fallout of decisions that weren't your call, rules you don't agree with.It's interesting though how often we complain or chafe against these constraints…yet when the ball actually is in our court, we're slow. We're indecisive. We don't do our best.More than strange, it's wasteful madness.The Stoics say over and over again that there is stuff in our control and stuff outside our control.---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan presents six Stoic concepts for living a fulfilling life that Robert Greene has gathered from his decades of observing, studying, and writing about people and power.
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Kevn Kinney is the lead singer of Drivin N Cryin, a rock band that achieved legendary status in the Southeast during the late 80s and 90s but never quite broke into the national big time. DNC's popularity peaked when their album Fly Me Courageous was certified gold. During that time, the band toured with Neil Young and Soul Asylum, but even after selling over 500,000 copies, they never recouped the expenses that went into the recording and production of music videos they weren't really all that into in the first place. Despite the ups-and-downs, Kevn told me he has never been happier than he is now because he does what he does for himself and doesn't worry too much whether other people like it. Kevn remains a prolific and respected songwriter and tours constantly. Over 38 years playing together, the band has “survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of backroads and highways” to arrive where they are “comfortable with their past and confident in their future.” I had a great time talking to Kevn in my basement where we discussed: Why we both don't love jam bands How the song Straight to Hell went from being a “dumb song at the end of the record” to one he now has to play at every show Why, unlike a lot of musicians, he loves actually appreciates Spotify and iTunes The good part about touring at 62 How artistic envy keeps artists down Some of the bands he has loved working with over the years, including: the Black Crowes, Collective Soul, Indigo Girls, REM, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler, and many more The difference between Atlanta and Athens, GA Big thanks to Michaeline and Ed Roland for connecting me with Kevn.
It doesn't matter how old you are, it looms before you. Not death–although that's always there–but the future itself. The future when you're not going to be so young anymore, when you're not going to want to be hustling entry level jobs anymore, or doing this or that kind of work anymore. When you're going to have things you want to do–a house you want to buy, kids to send to college, trips you want to go on, a potential retirement.Look, at some point, you're going to have to get it together. You know this.---And in today's Daily Stoic Journal excerpt reading, Ryan examines why the Stoics believed it was so valuable to regularly remind yourself of the unique blessings that fill your life.
In today's audiobook reading, Ryan presents the biography of the great Greco-Phoenician Stoic philosopher Chrysippus. Written by the prolific biographer of the Greek philosophers Diogenes Laertius, this text covers Chrysippus's early life, how he used his natural talents for dialectics and writing, stories of his teaching career, and more.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Frank Shamrock about his memoir Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter, the convergence between the Stoic virtues and the tenets of the Warrior Code, managing his ego when he was considered the greatest fighter on the planet, how his rough upbringing shaped his unconventional life, the mutual respect that they have for each other's work, and more.Frank Shamrock is a former professional mixed martial artist and a pioneer of the sport. He was the first to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship and retired a four-time defending undefeated champion ranked the No. 1 Pound-for-Pound fighter in the world. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer, "Best Full Contact Fighter" by Black Belt magazine (1998), and three time "Fighter of the Year" by Full Contact Fighter Magazine. Frank spent much of his young life in the foster care system, often enduring abuse and neglect, until he was officially adopted and mentored by his father figure Bob Shamrock at the age of 21. Since his retirement from MMA in 2010, Frank has worked as a coach, color commentator, actor, writer, and motivational speaker. His work can be found on his website: frankshamrock.com.
Practicing stoicism can greatly reduce your anxiety. In fact anxiety was one of the main emotions Stoicism was built to handle. This simple philosophy can calm your inner thoughts and perception when dealing with worry, doubt, fear, low confidence and the imposter syndrome. Some of these questions were taken from the great Ryan Holiday of DailyStoic - great resource to dive deeper, check out his YouTube channel and website. Apply to be personally coached by Joseph at https://www.josephclough.info/talk
In those first moments you're awake, how do you decide to start this fresh day? By reaching for the phone, for social media? We fill the sunlight hours with meetings, spending them all indoors. We wait until after school, after a long stint at the office, to try to spend quality time at home. We pick up a book for a few minutes before we close our eyes to sleep, already tired, already fried.It's insane. Both Seneca and Marcus Aurelius lamented at the quickness with which ambitious professionals will promise up all their time to the most trivial of work pursuits.---And in today's reading from The Daily Stoic, Ryan discusses why kindness is invincible only when it is sincere.
Even when he was president, Jimmy Carter tried to carve out space for reflection and study. Just a few days after being sworn in, he was already asking his aides to push his meetings back. “I need more time alone early each morning,” he wrote to his team. He wanted an hour of reading and thinking and prayer.The Stoics protected this time too.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions from the audience at the conclusion of a Stoicism 101 seminar, covering topics including how we can use anger as a tool, how and why to read points of view that we don't agree with, how to balance appreciating what you have with striving to achieve something else, and more.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Spencer Klavan joins the show to discuss the modern crises that threaten Western civilization and the decisions required to overcome them. KEY TOPICS Aristotle's lasting influence on modern decision-making. The pseudo-religious tendencies of Stoicism.The 5 modern crises that threaten the fabric of our civilization.DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THE FULL EPISODE? Check out the 12-minute highlight clip by searching Ep.88 HIGHLIGHT I Learning from past mistakes, or download it directly using this link. Order your copy of Spencer's book, “How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises”: https://www.amazon.com/How-Save-West-Ancient-Wisdom/dp/1684513456 CONNECT WITH USwww.decidedlypodcast.com Join us on Instagram: @decidedlypodcast Join us on FacebookShawn's Instagram: @shawn_d_smith Sanger's Instagram: @sangersmith MAKING A FINANCIAL DECISION?At Decidedly Wealth Management, we focus on decision-making as the foundational element of success, in our effort to empower families to purposefully apply their wealth to fulfill their values and build a thriving legacy. LEARN MOREwww.decidedlywealth.comSUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY DECISION-MAKING TIP EMAIL Join us every Wednesday for more strategies to DEFEAT bad decision-making - one episode at a time!MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE“How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises”: https://www.amazon.com/How-Save-West-Ancient-Wisdom/dp/1684513456 Gateway to the Stoics: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, and Selections from Seneca's Letters: https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Stoics-Meditations-Epictetuss-Enchiridion/dp/1684514002 CONNECT WITH SPENCER KLAVANInstagram: @sklavan Twitter: @spencerklavanFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpencerAKlavan/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-klavan-0a963631/ “How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises”: https://www.amazon.com/How-Save-West-Ancient-Wisdom/dp/1684513456 Gateway to the Stoics: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, and Selections from Seneca's Letters: https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Stoics-Meditations-Epictetuss-Enchiridion/dp/1684514002 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/young-heretics/id1513602173 Spencer Klavan is a scholar, writer, and podcaster who has harbored a lifelong devotion to the great works and principles of the West. After studying Greek and Latin as an undergraduate at Yale, he spent five years at Oxford University to earn his doctorate in ancient Greek literature. Now an editor at the Claremont Institute, he has written for many outlets, including The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, City Journal, Newsweek, the Claremont Review of Books, The Federalist, The American Mind, and The Daily Wire. His most recent work sounded the alarm on the cultural decline of the Western world, titled “How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises”. Spencer's deep understanding of the roots of Western civilization makes him a trustworthy guide for navigating our evolving culture, and what we can do to help. His analysis: The situation is dire. But every crisis we face today we have faced—and surmounted—before.
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In this episode, I talk about integrating the beliefs that we are: 1) happy, free, whole and complete, and 2) everyone and everything is connected; I also talk about how stoicism and Vedanta are similar in how they suggest living virtuously and being dispassionate about results; I then talk about the human fear of irreversibility and how it drives our behaviors.
Ryan speaks with Gretchen Rubin about her new book Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World, how our reality is composed entirely of our perceptions, her striving to better accept herself while still expecting more from herself, the wisdom that can be found with reading and re-reading great books, her former boss Sandra Day O'Connor, and more.Gretchen Rubin is an author, blogger, podcaster, and speaker whose work focuses on happiness, habits, and human nature. She has written ten books, including the best-selling and widely influential Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project, and her writings have sold more than two million print and online copies worldwide in over thirty languages. Gretchen's podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, on which she and her sister Elizabeth Craft discuss happiness and good habits, has been downloaded over 220 million times. All this and more can be found on her website: gretchenrubin.com.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
It's very easy to get comfortable. To build up your life exactly how you want it to be. Minimize inconveniences and hand off the stuff you don't like to do. To find what you enjoy, where you enjoy it, and never leave.A velvet rut is what it's called. It's nice, but the comfort tricks you into thinking that you're not stuck.The Stoics knew that this was a kind of death.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
"Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it." — Seneca How well do you manage your emotions? Do you feel like you're on top of things or do you feel like you let situations get under your skin? Today I want to talk about a model I came across that can be a useful tool for managing your emotions, and handling situations like a stoic.
Welcome to the 100th episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast devoted to exploring the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. In today's episode, Reid and Steve reflect on the last 100 episodes, then dive into today's topic: Stoicism. They discuss the overlap between stoic philosophy and other popular philosophies. They talk about how stoicism influenced modern psychotherapy. They reveal how stoic practices have improved their lives and explore how such practices might enhance the psychedelic therapy experience.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (2:12) Steve and Reid talk about the 100 episode journey(4:02) Naming the podcast(6:44) Will our moms listen?(10:22) Stoicism introduction and Steve mediation story(13:56) Stoicism in history(16:37) Stoicism in modern psychotherapy (18:22) Epictetus(22:39) Acceptance of the current moment (29:36) Virtue(35:12) Striving to be free of the passions(39:14) Eudaemonia(41:17) We are nature(47:56) Where stoicism falls short(1:02:22) Reid psychedelic story(1:08:53) Clear perspectiveLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
Many artists—songwriters, poets, comedians, and so on—have said some version of the same idea: the personal is universal. Artists often find the more personal they get in their art, the more people tend to resonate with it.It actually helps explain how Meditations has endured for thousands of years.---And in today's video excerpt, Ryan highlights some of the most important Stoic lessons from all of his books. Check out the full video on the Daily Stoic YouTube channel.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger
Justin Richmond is the producer and co-host of Pushkin's music podcast Broken Record with writer Malcolm Gladwell and Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin. He is also the host of a new podcast called Started from the Bottom on which he interviews mega-successful people who came from disadvantaged economic backgrounds and neighborhoods from which few residents go to college and the professional world. Before hooking up with Gladwell and Pushkin, Justin was a producer for NPR's flagship news program Morning Edition then became an arts reporter for the network. He began his career as an intern for The Tavis Smiley Show and Smiley & West. Despite not graduating from high school, Justin earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Of the four Stoic virtues, Marcus Aurelius said justice was the most important. To him, it was “the source of all the other virtues.” After all, how impressive are courage or discipline if they are only used to serve self-interest? What good is wisdom if not put to use for the whole world?---And in today's Daily Stoic Journal reading, Ryan discusses why it's so important for us to pay close attention to our habits in order use them as a positive force in our lives, and he outlines some strategies for doing so.
When a recent Q&A session between Ryan and Robert Greene fell apart just hours before the conference due to emergency health concerns, the moment presented Ryan with an opportunity to lean into the Stoic practice of controlling only what one can. Thinking quickly and without panic, Ryan called his friend, NPR host and journalist Guy Raz, who was planning to sit front-row at the event, and asked if he wanted to fill in. Guy's enthusiastic acceptance and willingness to jump into such an unusual situation led to the Q&A session and surrounding discussion that we present to you today. He and Ryan answer questions from the audience about what Marcus Aurelius would make of today's notion of kindness, why Ryan favors formlessness, the daily habits that one can change in order to become a better Stoic, and more.Ryan's conversation with Robert Greene has been rescheduled, and you can go to ryanholiday.net/tour for dates and tickets.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Kevin Kelly about his new book Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier, how his remarkable life and career is shaped by his quest to do things his own way, understanding that life is fluid and mistakes are important to development, the best lessons that we can pass onto our children, and more.Kevin Kelly is a writer, photographer, painter, lecturer, conservationist, student of Asian and digital culture, and the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. His work focuses on digital trends, futurism, the exploration of the natural world, and the convergence of nature and technology. While he is most known for his hugely influential essay 1000 True Fans, Kevin has written five books and published three volumes of art and photography, including Asia Grace, a collection of over 600 photographs that Kevin took throughout 30 years of exploring rural Asia. His work can be found on his website kk.org, and on Twitter @kevin2kelly.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Today, we know F. Scott Fitzgerald as one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century. Tragically, in his own time, many regarded Fitzgerald as a failure. Sure, he was one of the highest paid writers of his time, but his novels sold poorly, and the critical reviews were precisely that–critical.This weighed heavily on Fitzgerald, who had a sensitive and vulnerable soul, as many artists do. As Sarah Churchwell, an expert on 20th- and 21st-century American literature and author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby, explained on the Daily Stoic podcast:“He pinned so much personal hope and ambition and desire and sense of his self-worth as an artist on Gatsby. And its comparative failure devastated him. And, in my view, it really precipitated his spiral…With Gatsby, he made this choice that he was going to write a masterpiece, and then it was met with bafflement. And he lost a lot of his self-confidence and a lot of his momentum at that point.”---And in today's Daily Stoic excerpt reading, Ryan discusses why it is so important to the maintenance of a healthy life for you to see yourself as the business. Do away with separating yourself from your work. Do work that improves you.
The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
Tanner runs the popular daily podcast Practical Stoicism, so of course we brought him on to talk about on-board flight services and attitudes among retail service workers. Mark philosophizes at partiallyexaminedlife.com. Bill improvises (and teaches) at chicagoimprovstudio.com. Hear more at philosophyimprov.com. Support the podcast to get all our post-game discussions, video versions of recent episodes, and other bonus stuff. Sponsor: Listen to The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman.
It goes without saying that the man has changed the world for the better. He's reinvigorated the American space program. He popularized electric cars. His solar panels cover the roofs of countless homes, his batteries save electricity for emergencies, taking pressure off overwhelmed grids, his satellites supply wireless internet where it's desperately needed. And this is to say nothing of the payments company which has processed billions of payments.Yet these days the reputation of Elon Musk is not what it once was.---And in today's Ask Daily Stoic, Ryan answers questions from airmen at the Andrews Air Force Base about dealing with the hazards of moral injury, how stories can be a way of coping with trauma, the difference between oversharing and expressing feelings in a healthy way, and more.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Jason Singer of the band Michigander about he and his wife getting back on track after a series of injuries, the humbling experience of asking for help and paying it forward, the realities of being a professional rock musician, the power of art to give the artist a healthy outlet, and more.Jason Singer is the creator, frontman, and songwriter for the indie rock band Michigander. A Michigan native and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Singer founded Michigander in the early 2010s and gained wide acclaim in 2016 with the singles “Nineties,” which garnered over a million online streams. The band has released three EPs and a string of singles since then. Michigander's music, merch, and tour dates can be found on their website michiganderband.com, and on Instagram @michiganderband.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
In 1859, before he was president, before he suffered through that harrowing train ride to Washington on his way to office where many thought he would be killed before he arrived, before the Union tore itself to pieces and around 750,000 people died in the Civil War (the total number dead is still unknown), Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at the Wisconsin State Fair. The subject of the speech was supposed to be agriculture, but Lincoln decided to go a little deeper.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Today, James sits down with longtime friend and best-selling author Ryan Holiday to discuss his latest book, The Daily Dad: 366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids. Ryan's side of the conversation takes place in his charming bookshop - The Painted Porch in Bastrop, Texas - where he only sells books that he personally enjoys reading. Before diving into the heart of their conversation, James and Ryan spend the first 15 minutes discussing ex-President Jimmy Carter. They explore Carter's relationship with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, who famously asked Carter, "Why Not the Best?" during a job interview and ended up as the title of Carter's 1975 presidential campaign memoir. The conversation provides a fascinating insight into the character of one of America's most beloved presidents.From there, James and Ryan move onto discussing "The Daily Dad," Ryan's latest book, which offers 366 meditations on parenting and family life. Ryan shares his personal experiences as a father and offers practical advice for navigating the joys and challenges of raising kids. His wisdom is both inspiring and thought-provoking, providing a fresh perspective on the importance of being present and engaged in our children's lives.Throughout the interview, James and Ryan's chemistry is palpable, as they engage in a lively and insightful conversation about what it means to be a parent and a partner. Their discussion is sure to resonate with parents and non-parents alike, as they explore the complexities of love, family, and the human experience.------------What do YOU think of the show? Head to JamesAltucherShow.com/listeners and fill out a short survey that will help us better tailor the podcast to our audience!Are you interested in getting direct answers from James about your question on a podcast? Go to JamesAltucherShow.com/AskAltucher and send in your questions to be answered on the air!------------Visit Notepd.com to read our idea lists & sign up to create your own!My new book Skip the Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever books are sold!Join the You Should Run for President 2.0 Facebook Group, where we discuss why you should run for President.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.------------Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotifyFollow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook
It seems obvious. If you want to be better at your job, work more. If you want to be more successful, focus on it entirely. Yet history doesn't actually bear this out.Overwork. A lack of balance…it ends in ruin. It's why Marcus Aurelius tried to remind himself to “not be all about business.” It's why Seneca advocated wandering walks and lots of time reading and thinking. It's why middle Stoics like Antipater spoke of the importance of cultivating a happy and healthy family–not just worldly accomplishments.---And in today's Daily Stoic video excerpt, Ryan outlines six Stoic-inspired changes that you can make in your life in order to turn your words into actions, to show the deeds of a philosopher. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
Today on The MindValley Show, we explore the connection between mental and physical transformation. Our guests are Yasir Khan and Ronan Oliveira, two dynamic fitness experts who transformed from humble beginnings to excel in the field of full body transformation. Yasir is the founder of TWB Gym in Dubai, a revolutionary approach to fitness that incorporates nutrition, stoicism, and personalized workouts that facilitate a complete metamorphosis of the subconscious. Ronan Oliveira is the head of Mindvalley's Health and Fitness and co-creator of our 10x program. He shares how growing up in fitness-obsessed Brazil influenced his approach to health and shaped his journey to creating a program that has helped over 300,000 people. In this episode, we discuss the mindset needed to develop discipline, habits, and a lifestyle that rewards you with your dream body. Yasir teaches you that fitness goes beyond physical exertion and breaks down the nutritional aspect of his program and how he helps break down the subconscious to rebuild a resilient mind in his clients. Join us as we tear down the stereotypes of fitness and discuss a new paradigm of physical and mental discipline. Key Takeaways: [2:20] Humble beginnings with Yasir and Ronan [8:00] Yasir's world-class TYB gym [11:00] Neural Linguistic Programming and Stoicism [14:00] Activating a neutral state of mind [18:00] Transforming one person at a time [22:30] Conquering the subconscious [29:50] The Rolls Royce of gym equipment [40:30] The VIP training room [43:00] Building the right habits Where to Find Yasir Khan: TYBNow.com Instagram Where to Find Ronan Oliveira 10xFitness Instagram Memorable Quotes: “If you can change just one person from that you are going to impact everyone's life because everyone is connected.” [21:23] -Yasir Khan “You don't need to remove fat from your diet in order to remove fat from your body. You need to eat even more fat!” [25:18] -Yasir Khan “The most important time of day is right before you sleep and right after you wake up, these two points set the tone of what you're going to do in the day.” [27:30] -Yasir Khan “It's your hard work and it's your transformation. If you want to improve your life and if you want to transform your life, it's not about getting the body, it's about the discipline and the lifestyle, because as I said, I don't believe there are great people, but there are great habits, so you need to build those habits and that happens slowly.” [41:40] -Yasir Khan To stay connected and to learn more about Vishen and Mindvalley, click on the links below: Website: Mindvalley.com YouTube: @vishenlakhiani Instagram: @mindvalley Instagram: @vishen Facebook: @mindvalley Subscribe to 'Mindvalley Membership' to discover 65+ transformational Mindvalley programs – at a surprisingly low annual fee here
Who a person is determines what will happen and what they can do. It's true in sports. It's true in politics. It's true in business. No matter how talented a person is, how great the incentives, how great the system around them—in the end, character is everything. It can't be hidden. It can't be compensated for. It comes out.This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday's latest book The Daily Dad.---And in today's Daily Stoic Journal excerpt reading, Ryan examines the importance of letting new ideas like Stoic philosophy germinate in your mind for some time before committing to them after first glance.
In today's audiobook excerpt, Ryan presents his reading of the section of his own book The Obstacle is the Way entitled “Control Your Emotions,” in which he discusses why real strength lies in recognizing, understanding, and controlling one's emotions.✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
Ryan speaks with Alexander Ludwig about how studying Stoicism gave him the discipline to quit drinking, the power of surrendering to the moment, pursuing mastery of the crafts of acting and songwriting, the mindset he has maintained while navigating his career, and more. Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor and country musician. He is most known for his starring and supporting roles in the History Channel series Vikings and the films Bad Boys for Life, Lone Survivor, The Hunger Games, and Race to Witch Mountain. He currently stars on the series Heels. He began his acting career in commercials at the age of nine and moved into movie work shortly thereafter. As a musician, Ludwig released his self-titled EP in 2021, and then his debut album Highway 99 in 2022 via BBR Music Group. Ludwig has also participated in competitive freestyle skiing. ✉️ Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: https://dailystoic.com/dailyemail
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