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Today’s conversation takes a deep dive into an ancient philosophy and comes out with some practical strategies that really couldn’t be more useful for these uncertain times. My guest is Ryan Holiday, someone who I’ve been really keen to speak with, ever since a close friend of mine gifted me his incredible book, The Obstacle Is The Way. Ryan is someone who’s making timeless ancient wisdom accessible to millions of people all over the world through his books and blogs. And he’s making a strong case that stoicism, the ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, is a viable life hack for our busy 21st century lives.
Whether you are familiar with stoic philosophy or not, I think you’ll get a lot of value from today’s conversation. Ryan explains that it’s not what happens to us in life that really matters, it’s how we react to it. We can all learn from unwelcome challenges and, more often than not, become better as a result of them. He also explains how these ancient ideas can be applied to our busy modern lives and how we can use them to build resilience and humility, and how we can use simple tools such as journaling, to help us find more stillness.
I think you’ll find this conversation full of powerful advice and my hope is that you find it engaging, accessible and inspiring.
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