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#29 - Stop Waiting for Tomorrow

Most people delay the most important parts of life until “tomorrow”, but as we all know deep down, tomorrow never comes. If you’re not going to do it today, then you won’t do it tomorrow. In this episode Simon Drew shares a quote from Seneca, and encourages us to live today, and to do the important things in life right now. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:10:06

Episode #28 - Life’s Limitations (And How to Live With Them)

Let’s face it, life is not all flowers and rainbows. Life has many limitations, and it’s sometimes difficult to understand how to surpass, or even come to terms with these limits. In this episode Simon Drew shares some practical Stoic advice for how to look at life’s limitations. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:10:01

Episode #27 - Get Back Up and Try Again

It’s often difficult to make great changes in life, but what happens when you keep on trying to become better, and somehow you always fall back into those same old negative habits? Well the Stoics had some great advice in this area, and in this episode Simon Drew encourages you to keep on trying to improve, no matter how many times you fall. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:09:57

Episode #26 - Is Your Ego Keeping You From Learning?

Sometimes the only thing keeping a person from learning or growing is their own ego. People have the tendency to believe that they are already smart enough to know all that they need to know, and sometimes this can be very unhelpful in many circumstances. In this episode Simon Drew shares some great Stoic wisdom and encourages us to let go of ego, and embrace learning and growth. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:14:19

Episode #25 - Personal Responsibility (The Great Liberator)

One of the fastest ways to better your life is by beginning to take full responsibility. Taking full personal responsibility in your life will amplify your happiness, relationships, health, and overall fulfillment. In this episode Simon Drew shares some stoic advice for how you can truly begin to take personal responsibility. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:08:56

Episode #24 - A Powerful Way to Start the Day

Morning rituals are an important way for us to start the day on a right foot. There are many great habits that you can develop that will help you to have a better day and a better life, but in this episode Simon Drew shares just one great Stoic idea for how you can begin the day on a very positive note. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:05:13

Episode #23 - Start Today, Right Now

In this brief episode Simon Drew has one single goal, and that’s to get you to start moving towards a goal in your life, or something that you’ve been putting off for too long. He hopefully achieves this by sharing some inspiring Stoic wisdom from Marcus Aurelius. Facebook: Facebook:

Duration: 00:06:30

Episode #22 - The Truth About the Company You Keep

Although you may not realize it, the people who you spend the most time with will completely shape your thoughts and actions. There is a lot of truth in the idea that we all become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. The Stoic philosophers also agreed that our close acquaintances are extremely influential over our future, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some of this wisdom. Facebook: Facebook:...

Duration: 00:10:09

Episode #21 - How to Live With Fate and Fortune

We all have to deal with fate and fortune, but what is the best mindset to employ when dealing with these two inevitabilities? Stoic philosophy is full of great advice for dealing with the facts of life, and in this episode Simon Drew breaks some of them down.

Duration: 00:11:55

Episode #20 - The Gifts of Nature

There is no doubt that nature is one of the main focal points of Stoicism. Stoics love spending time in nature, and learning from it as well. In this episode Simon Drew shares some Stoic wisdom and praise for nature and it’s many gifts.

Duration: 00:08:35

Episode #19 - The Inner War (Our Battle for True Authenticity)

In this episode Simon Drew discusses the battle that is happening constantly in the minds of men and women all around the world; the battle for true authenticity. Are you who you say you are? Do people see you differently to who you actually are? The stoics were big on authenticity, and Simon will take this opportunity to share some of their advice too.

Duration: 00:11:39

Episode #18 - Becoming Unbreakable

The Stoics were able to truly master the art of becoming unbreakable. Through practicing hardship and cultivating a disciplined and resilient mindset, they were able to face any challenge in life with courage and determinism. In this episode Simon Drew shares some ideas for how you can become unbreakable. Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:17:23

Episode #17 - Wealth of the Mind (What You Have vs. What You Know)

There is only one true wealth, and that is the wealth found in the mind. Knowledge, virtue, skills, values, and information is ome thing that cannot be taken from you. Where would you be if you lost everything right now? The Stoics knew what was truly important, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some of this wisdom. Facebook:

Duration: 00:09:01

Episode #16 - Stop Talking and Start Doing (Simple Advice from Marcus Aurelius)

When you look over your life, have you said more than you have done? Are you a person of words, or are you a person of action? Marcus Aurelius and the other great Stoic teachers had strong views on this subject, and in this episode Simon Drew shares these views and encourages you to become a person of action. Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:13:23

Episode #15 - The Power of Words

Your words have much more power than you can comprehend. Words can change the world. Words can help people to see light, or they can push people into the darkness. In this episode Simon Drew shares advice from the Stoics about how words can be used most effectively. Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:16:57

Episode #14 - The Power of Laughter (Stoic Advice for Laughing at Life)

Laughter is one of the most beautiful expressions of joy and happiness. The Stoics believed in the power of humor and laughter, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wisdom about the powerful effect that laughter can have in your life. Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:07:29

Episode #13 - The Power of Examples and Mentors

We all need good examples in our lives. We need people against whom we can measure our progress; people who we can aspire to be like. The Stoics also felt this way, and they shared some great advice on the topic. In this episode Simon Drew shares this advice and encourages you to look towards positive examples of men and women in your life. Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:08:07

Episode #12 - Cultivating a Clear Vision (Knowing Where You’re Going and Why)

What should we aim for and what should we avoid? Do you know where you’re going and why? What is truly important in life? The Stoic philosophers talked extensively about these questions, and they knew that if they were to truly live on purpose, then they would need to have a clear vision for who they wanted to be and where they wanted to go. In this episode Simon Drew shares some of this advice and discusses why having a clear vision will transform your life. Facebook:...

Duration: 00:13:03

Episode #11 - Seneca Shames Fake Students (My Favorite Rant by Seneca)

When it comes to long, detailed, passionate rants about people, not many come close to those written by Seneca. One of my all time favorite passages by Seneca is one where he exposes the downfalls of fake students. In this podcast I would like to read to you this passage by Seneca, and then I’ll encourage you to ask some hard questions about the kind of student you’ve been. Learning is a life-long pursuit. The person who is truely living must my necessity be constantly learning....

Duration: 00:09:55

Episode #10 - Has Life Tamed You? (Seneca and the Story of the Lions)

Has life tamed you? Do you even know what it means to be “tamed”? Seneca shares an extremely insightful story in his letters, and in this episode Simon Drew shares this story and also some thoughts on being tamed. Enjoy! Facebook: Facebook: Website:

Duration: 00:11:51

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