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#157 - Ignorance Isn't Always Bad

10/18/2018
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When you have specific goals for your life there are things that you'll need to learn and there are things that you'll need to avoid. Ignorance isn't always bad, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Epictetus about the path to the good life. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME...

Duration:00:06:39

#156 - Time is Flying By

10/16/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew shares an important message from Seneca about the quick passing of our time. Now is the time to live, learn and love, and now is the time to become a stronger, wiser, better human being. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:08:42

#155 - Let Nothing Surprise You

10/14/2018
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As humans we tend to think that life should conform to our desires, but the reality is that we must conform to the nature of the world. In this episode Simon Drew shares a passage from Seneca where he encourages us to be unsurprised by the potential happenings of the future so as to make sure that no matter what happens we are unscathed. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:08:17

#154 - Stoic People Skills Part 3 - Don't Be a "Me Monster"

10/11/2018
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We all know a person, or maybe the person is ourselves, who is always dominating conversations with stories and anecdotes, never leaving room for others to share. In this episode Simon Drew shares some quick advice from Epictetus that encourages us to avoid the "me-monster" mentality. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO...

Duration:00:05:37

#153 - Burn The Boats

10/10/2018
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There are times in our lives where we need to burn the boats. There are things that we need to achieve, and sometimes the best way to achieve is to cut some ties and declare that there are no other options. In this episode Simon Drew encourages us to burn the boats. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK?...

Duration:00:05:44

#152 - The Sound and Wholesome Plan of Life

10/7/2018
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Is your appetite getting in the way of your happiness? Do you want more than you actually need? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise instruction from Seneca about what it is that we really need in life. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:06:11

#151 - Thoughts on Long Term Goals

10/5/2018
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Should we set long term goals? Of course there is always room for planning, but in this episode Simon Drew (and Epictetus) suggest that maybe a more immediate approach is necessary, and that maybe a broader vision of your future is what you need. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON...

Duration:00:06:57

#150 - Journaling Techniques (The Wednesday Podcast)

10/2/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew asks listeners to talk about their favourite journaling techniques, and if there's one takeaway then it's that there is more than one way to see positive results from journalling! 5 Minute Journal: ​https://www.amazon.com/Five-Minute-Journal-Happier-Minutes/ Daily Stoic Journal: https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Stoic-Journal-Writing-Reflection/ To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching:...

Duration:00:09:11

#149 - No Enemy Within

9/30/2018
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In this episode Simon Drew talks about his friend's new album called "No Enemy Within". He also discusses how the true aim of Stoicism and this podcast is to help us all to remove our inner enemies so that we can live lives of peace, wisdom, strength and purpose. Lachlan Hawkins "No Enemy Within" Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX1u-ZwLw38 "No Enemy Within" on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/lachlan-hawkins/1394292434 Lachlan Hawkins Website:...

Duration:00:07:00

#148 - Seneca on Fortune

9/27/2018
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Fortune is being spread all over the world randomly. But is this something you want to get your hands on? In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise words from Seneca about the deceptions of fortune. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:06:57

#147 - For Those Who Worry About The Future

9/25/2018
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Do you stress over the future? Is your mind in a constant state of worry and anxiety? The Stoics encouraged us to live our lives moment to moment, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Seneca and Marcus Aurelius that will be helpful to those of you who spend time worrying about tomorrow. DONATE TO THE MENTAL AWARENESS FOUNDATION: https://walkforawareness2018.everydayhero.com/au/simon To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching:...

Duration:00:08:59

#146 - Live Your Life Like A Professional

9/23/2018
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In this episode Simon shares a story about a professional pianist and relates this story to life, encouraging us to live each day like a professional. Simon also gives listeners the chance to contribute to the Mental Awareness Foundation - a charity in Australia that raises awareness about mental health issues. Donate in the link below. DONATE TO THE MENTAL AWARENESS FOUNDATION:...

Duration:00:08:43

#145 - Choosing Who You Will Be (Important Rebroadcast)

9/21/2018
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In today's episode Simon Drew shares a rebroadcast of what he believes has been one of the most important messages to take away from this podcast. Please listen again as it's a message that cannot be heard too many times. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON: patreon.com/simondrew/

Duration:00:16:08

#144 - Amor Fati

9/18/2018
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What should we do when life doesn't go our way? Seeing as life will very rarely conform itself to our desires this is something that we should probably think about, right? Well the Stoics did think about this and they came up with an eloquent solution, so in this episode Simon Drew shares this solution and offers some wise advice from the Stoics. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:07:03

#143 - What To Do Before You Start Something New

9/16/2018
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Do you ever find yourself jumping into new projects or careers and then dropping off as things get difficult? This may be because you hadn't carefully considered the costs and rewards of these new endeavours prior to you starting them. In this episode Simon Drew shares some sound advice from Epictetus regarding what to to before you start something new. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:07:19

#142 - Dig Deep

9/13/2018
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What happens when you're faced with a difficult situation or a test of your inner and outer strength? In this episode Simon Drew shares a story from a recent personal training session and he relates it to one of Marcus Aurelius's most inspiring quotes. PT SAM CARSON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/samcarsonpt/ PT SAM CARSON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sam_carson_pt/ To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching:...

Duration:00:06:19

#141 - What's Your Vibe?

9/11/2018
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What do people feel when they're around you? What's the dominant vibe that people get from you? Do they feel peaceful? Do they feel loved? Or do they feel anxious and negative? In this episode Simon Drew encourages us to look closer into the vibe that we give to the people around us. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO...

Duration:00:05:05

#140 - Seneca's Teachings on Grief

9/9/2018
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What did the Stoics say about the grieving process? How should we grieve the loss of a loved one and when is the right time to stop? As it turns out the Stoics, Seneca especially, had a lot to say about grief, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some of that wise advice. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY...

Duration:00:10:33

#139 - Moving Away from Mediocrity

9/6/2018
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What can a person do to stop the slow decline into mediocrity? We all make poor choices from time to time, but what happens when those choices compound over time and lead you down a road that is far from where you want to be? In this episode Simon attempts to solve this problem, and the answer may be simpler than you think. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:06:47

#138 - There's Nothing Special About Us

9/4/2018
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Is there really anything special about us? Is there a secret ingredient that places human beings in a special realm? In this episode Simon drew shares an exercise that will hopefully help you to become a kinder, humbler and a more understanding person. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/ One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/ Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO SUPPORT MY WORK? BECOME A PATRON ON...

Duration:00:07:13