We live in a climate where we are inundated with messages, opportunities, and entertainment. We’ve demanded and created a culture where we are never bored, never quiet, and never satisfied. But what if that noise was one of the largest barriers to satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives?
Today, I am joined by repeat guest, Ryan Holiday, to talk about his new book, Stillness is the Key. We cover why stillness is the key to mastery, freedom, happiness, and tranquility. We also do a deeper dive into the power of saying, “no,” how to conquer anger, finding confidence but avoiding ego, and how stillness truly is the key.
“Stillness is the clarity and emptying of the mind. It’s not just something you do in meditation. It’s a performance strategy.” Tweet That— Ryan Holiday
My guest today is Ryan Holiday. You’ve heard him on this podcast before and many of you likely already know he is and have read his books, Ego is the Enemy, The Obstacle is the Way, and The Daily Stoic.
He is someone I consider to be a great thinker and many of his ideas and works have helped me find the philosophy of Stoicism and discover more satisfaction and fulfillment in my life.
I’m honored to have Ryan back on the podcast to talk about the concept of stillness. This is one area I really struggle with so reading his new book and, of course, having this conversation proved to be transformative for me. I know it will be for you too.
“You’ve got to have purpose, direction, and structure. If you don’t, you have chaos and destruction.” Tweet That— Ryan Holiday
- A better way of living
- It’s all about the present
- Needing stillness in your life
- The pre-occupied mind
- Getting into the zone
- Taking control of your environment
- How to model stillness
- Misery in complete freedom
- Learning to say no
- Applying filters to life
- Choosing meaningfulness
- Making conscience decisions
- Giving up destructive control
- Focusing on the controllable
- How to conquer anger
“Letting your mind be determined by random inputs is a really fragile place to be and doesn’t lead to much happiness.” Tweet That— Ryan Holiday
Many of you already know that a couple of months ago we held our first-ever Maine Event. It was such a huge success, that I wanted to open it up again as soon as possible.
So, with plenty of notice, we marked our calendars for May 29-31, 2020. Those initial seats have been sold out but we feel like we can facilitate a few more men so we’ve opened up 20 more spots – that’s it.
This is a 2 ½ day event designed to help you forge new bonds with men on the same path as you and give you the tools and framework to accomplish more in a 90-day period that you have potential in your entire life.
If you want to lock in one of the 20 remaining spots, head to www.orderofman.com/maineevent today, watch the video recap of our last event, and get registered quickly. I hope to see you there. Again, go to www.orderofman.com/maineevent.
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