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They’re here!! Signing and shipping time!!! :) The actual physical version of my new book Closing the Gap just arrived this am!! Super exciting!! Warning, this is NOT a dog training book, this is a life training book. This is the book I wish I would have had so many years ago. 90 pages of the foundational principles that I used to turn my life around. Although many people have never heard of these principles, these aren’t new discoveries, these are timeless fundamentals, but I worked hard to present them in a fresh, simple fashion, with a very personal view on how I applied them. (And what happened when I didn’t!) Whether you’re rocking your life and want some extra insights, or you’re struggling and need the tools to get things moving, I did my best to share the very best of the best that I’ve found over the last 10 years of studying. Could you be missing something as simple as some pieces of information that could be holding you back? Millions are. Could 90 pages change your life? Maybe. Oh, and it’s 100% not-for-profit! All proceeds go to charities like Pencils of Promise, Acumen, Charity:Water, and more. To order, please visit: www.thegooddogway.com
With so much going on in this world, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed. With so many nice things being created, it’s so easy to always want more. Sometimes the best thing to do is to simply wander, take deep breaths of the fresh air and focus on the present moment. “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” Seneca _________________ • • • • • #gratitude #gratitudeisthebestattitude #seneca #stoic #stoicism #ryanholiday #dailystoic #pd #queensland #visitqueensland #gh5 #lumix #sigma #sigmaart #seeaustralia #lookout #greenpastures #wanderlust #welivetoexplore #peoplecreatives #stayandwander #illgrammers #depthofearth #trappingtones #gramslayers
Die Kunst des guten Lebens besteht nicht darin IMMER auf dem richtigen Weg zu gehen, aber darin IMMER auf den richtigen Weg zurückzufinden. 🌑🌑🌑🌑 🌑🌑🌑 🌑🌑 🌑 🌑🌑 🌑🌑🌑 🌑🌑🌑🌑 #philosophy #stoic #greece #word #thoughts #reflection #startliving #lifegoals #bossgirl #dailyinspiration #quotes #power #artofbeeing #formulaone #motivation #nevernevernevergiveup #veganwarrior #intermittendfasting #tyrolienne #tyrol #dignity #brave #mementomori #epictetus #epiket #dailystoic #ryanholiday #findyourstrength #findyourway
A rousing, inspirational visit from bestselling author & guest speaker @RyanHoliday at Simple Green HQ today! #dailystoic #ryanholiday #philosophy #EGBARweek #EGBAR
BSG Reveille 11 Dec 2017
The goal is the goal. The goal is not the path you take to get to the goal. The path there needs to be flexible. If you have to make a change to get closer to your goal do it right away. . . . . #goals #careergoals #theobstacleistheway @ryanholiday #neverquit #ryanholiday #stoicism #grit #eyesontheprize
Most people hate Mondays. But would you still hate Mondays if it were your last day on earth? If there is one thing we all take for granted until it is too late, it is that of life. Live each day as if it were your last and approach everything with the passion you would if it were in fact your last day on earth. Perspective on the brevity of life can open your eyes to actually living life. Be well! 🙌🙏✌️ #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
Christmas came early this year! Just received @ryanholiday new book/journal in the mail. Can't wait to get started on this! #book #reading #writing #journal #philosophy #stoic #stoicism #ryanholiday #poker #pokerlife #pokerplayer #pokerpro #grind
Ego is the enemy #alberteinstein #ryanholiday
We all know the statement about being the average of the five people you send the most time with. The reality is, who we surround ourselves with has insane control over who we become. We must recognize traits in our peers, both good and bad and recognize that these virtues will rub off if given the time and effort. Thankfully, in 2017 we are given ample opportunity via the internet, with books, mentors and the like, that we can control what goes in our brains and what influences our life. Focus on other people’s positive traits and how they can help you improve your own life. 💯🔥💯🔥 #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
“Every part of me then will be reduced by change into some part of the universe, and that again will change into another part of the universe, and so on forever.”⠀ - Marcus Aurelius #StoicElite
We’ve all had it tough. We’ve all suffered. We’ve all had trauma. We’ve all seen unfair. Whether it’s family disasters, financial struggles, romantic pains, mental or physical health issues, race/gender/age discrimination, location and environment obstacles, career problems... We’ve all had stuff go down that would give others the shivers, and challenges that would cause many to buckle. But luckily, we’re built to overcome, to adapt, to succeed, even in the face of these challenges. We sometimes forget our strength. We’ve been programmed to feel vulnerable and victimized. But we’re so much better than that. So much more capable. So much stronger. But we forget, and we wallow, complain, feel bad for ourselves. And? And the question to ask is: Do any of these beliefs or mindsets serve you? Does being a victim move you forward? Does being helpless empower you? The world, as much as it’s full of caring people, is also full of people fighting their own battles. So if you’re looking for sympathy and attention, I hate to break it to you...you’re not an anomaly. The pain, as unique as it feels, doesn’t make you special, it makes you normal. We’re all fighting. We’re all struggling. It just is what it is. It’s hard for everyone. Your work isn’t to share your hardships, your work is to overcome them. Become better than your challenges. Build skills and wisdom that will get you over the obstacles. Build a better you rather than complaining about how it is. And...if you’ll do that work, and focus on that goal, you just might find yourself succeeding and creating a beautiful life, regardless (or because!) of your story.
Actions speak louder than words. Don’t get caught up in the noise of others opinions. Simply be as you ought to be and do as you like. The rest will take care of itself. . . . 💯🔥💯🔥 #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
”One can not learn that which they think they already know” #nextread #ryanholiday #egoisthenemy #stoicism #theobstscleistheway #humility
BSG Reveille 10 Dec 2017
Guzel bir kitaptan. Ego düşmanındır. #egoistheenemy #ryanholiday
Current reading mess is slowly getting smaller...
Seek not good from without: seek it from within yourselves, or you will never find it. ~ Epictetus ✨ . Designer bags, the perfect boyfriend, expensive face creams, high end restaurants.... the list is endless. Subconsciously I used to turn to all these things in an attempt to find happiness, to make my life interesting and fun. I mean the feeling when you apply that special face serum CAN be amazing, right? 😱👌🏻 . But did this really bring me closer to being happy? Unfortunately only temporarily because the problem is that these are all external things. And unless we're happy from the inside, the temporary feeling of happiness will vanish "quicker than the police allows" (love throwing in my weird German sayings, sorry 🙊). Instead we should aim to be content without having to depend on anything but ourselves. Being in tune with our mind and body, trusting ourselves and being steady and calm will brace us also against any negative events or influences in our lives. Nothing will seem as bad because we are happy and calm from within ✨ . And of course, if then we get to enjoy a 7 course meal at a beautiful restaurant (in my case 3 of these courses would probably be just different cheesecakes) or meet the love of our lives, that's awesome and an added benefit. But this shouldn't be our only source of happiness ✨ #traveltheworld #epictetus #dailystoic #happinessisyou
Life is best taken less seriously. Too often we get too uptight to enjoy anything. Stress, anxiety and negativity ruin too many moments. Smile and laugh at the silliness of life and never sweat the small stuff. 🔥💯🙌 #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
A once in a lifetime gift, that no one else can get!!! Gang, I’ve cooked up a doozy! Yours truly is going to customize 5 copies of The Good Way “Love Them By Leading Them” book. Just what does that mean? It means, I’m going to go through each book and make it a unique, one of a kind. I’m going to add more depth to certain pieces, I’m going to share the origin of many of the ideas, I’m going to explain what my goals were with some of the posts, I’ll be scribbling in the margins things I think are especially important, and I’m going to write up a unique piece of content on the back page...that doesn’t exist anywhere else! Oh, and I will be signing and dating all 5 copies. This is an email auction. Which means, the top 5 emails with the biggest donation, get a copy each. This auction starts now, and ends December 14th at 11:59 PST. So you have about 6 days to contemplate! All proceeds go to purchasing my new book Closing The Gap, and ALL monies from that go to the charity Pencils of Promise. And then, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be giving away all the copies of Closing the Gap that this auction generates for free to folks who need it. So it’s a crazy win-win-win! SO, 5 people will receive completely unique, customized, one of a kind signed versions of Love Them By Leading Them, this will go towards giving away many copies of Closing the Gap, and all the proceeds go to charity! Not a dime will be going to me. This is my kind fun! :) Email us at: tgdcontestsandgiveaways @gmail.com Of course you can have it signed to someone personally or just a signature if you want to flip it on eBay! Lol. Totally up to you. The 6 day auction starts now! Guys, let’s raise some money for these kids and hit this goal!!
Your mind: your thoughts, words, and actions, give you full control of your perceptions. While that control needs to be trained, its always your choice to feel a certain way and you can choose to discard any anxiety or worry that bothers you
Epictetus reminds us that we can increase our personal net worth at any moment by simply reassessing our wants and reexamining our perceived needs. The less we want, the more we have; and having fewer wants results in more time and energy to focus on achieving the goals that have made it to our shortlist. Image sourced from Daily Stoic. . . . . . #dailystoic #ryanholiday #marcusaurelius #stoicandco #stoicism #philosophy #epictetus #seneca #personalgrowth #qotd #quotestoliveby #inspiration #dailyinspiration #meditation #mindfulness
We are what we think. Master this belief and the world is your oyster. . . The mind can achieve only what it believes. You cannot rely on external forces or motivations on a permanent basis. It is within you that the strength lies. It is your thoughts and thought patterns that give you hope, perseverance and ultimate success. 💯🔥✌️ #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
Looking forward to reading the newest book by @ryanholiday this week! . . . #alwaysreading #alwayslearning #perennialseller #ryanholiday #bookblog #alexwiecblog #readlearnshare
BSG Reveille 09 Dec 2017
What’s something you keep in your pocket? For me, it’s this Amor Fati coin. I find it helps me embrace the challenges of the day by looking for the joy beneath the struggle. “Not merely to bear what is necessary… but love it.” Source: http://dailystoic.com/coin
“Being a stoic does not mean being a robot. Being a stoic means remaining calm both at the height of pleasure and the depths of misery.” ― Abhijit Naskar, 7 Billion Gods: Humans Above All
Another good read. Ryan Holiday takes a look at what you need to do to create something that will sell well and endure. This is a must read for anyone who self-publishes and wants to reach more people and sell more copies.
Amor Fati, “Love of fate” - one of my favorite ideas. “A mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it. So that like oxygen to a fire, obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential.”
One of my birthday gifts. If they don't help you learn manipulation on a grand scale, they don't love you #ryanholiday #socialpsych
To a large extent, that which is not in your control is nothing worth worrying about, stressing about, or focusing on...
Today’s Stoic meditation. #dailystoic #ryanholiday
Clearly the refit schedule needs reviewing, there's still a few more hurdles to stumble over before we open. What was that phrase... 'the obstacle is the way...' . . . #ryanholiday #timferriss #stoicism #cafeopeningsoon #pembrokeshire #openforchristmas #smallbusiness #caferefit #lifebythesea #livingthedream #isittimeforwineyet #eatdrinkgather #themeadow #nowifi #bt #customerservice @clarewimperis
BSG Reveille 08 Dec 2017
#ryanholiday This will be my wisdom book for 2018. #stoicism
Useful Stoic Exercises - here are my top three from the article that @dailystoic shared yesterday in their blog post: 10 Insanely Useful Stoic Exercises 1) Morning Reflection - Too many times did I wake up in the morning without ever thanking the universe for allowing me the privilege of seeing another day. Everyone has a death sentence... it's inevitable. But, we have no way of knowing when our time is up. Be thankful that you're alive & breathing. Reflect on the day & remind yourself that the only things you can control are your thoughts & your actions. Everything else is uncontrollable. 2) A View from Above - I particularly liked this one. This speaks to how small we really are & how little importance most things are. Go outside into your backyard this morning, look at the clouds or remaining stars, the rising sun... look at all the nature surrounding you. Now think of yourself in relation to all of those things. We are relatively unimportant when it comes to the rest of our planet & beyond. Quite humbling. 3) Self Retreat:"People seek retreats for themselves in the countryside by the seashore, in the hills, and you too have made it your habit to long for that above all else. But this is altogether unphilosophical, when it is possible for you to retreat into yourself whenever you please; for nowhere can one retreat into greater peace or freedom from care than within one’s own soul..." Marcus Aurelius - for most of the 9-5ers who count down the days to that annual vacay, maybe we all should be taking a little bit of time each day to retreat into our minds to find peace. Stoicism philosophy is really incredible. So many lessons to learn. For more from @dailystoic on their blog about Stoic Exercises click here: http://ow.ly/nH0l30h5FXM . . . . . #dailystoic #ryanholiday #marcusaurelius #stoicandco #stoicism #philosophy #epictetus #seneca #personalgrowth #qotd #quotestoliveby #inspiration #dailyinspiration #meditation #mindulfness
#RyanHoliday #EgoIsTheEnemy thank you for helping to bring #Stoicism into the modern ideology. I need the other book now. #TheObstacleIsTheWay #WordsAndShit An awesome Birthday Gift from @thisjuly Thank you Love.
A good read. Ryan Holiday gives a brief history of growth hacker marketing alongside actionable advise. His examples are instructive, and he writes as someone who practices what he preaches. I enjoy his writing style, and this book like his others is the sort of book you'll want to revist frequently.
Have an indifference to external events and a commitment to justice in your own acts. ~ Marcus Aurelius ✨ . As I said before, travelling has really helped me to become comfortable with uncertainty. When you're constantly moving between places and don't have a fixed daily schedule, unexpected things will happen all the time, plans will change constantly and at the start this used to make me feel quite nervous. But after some time I reached a point where I realised that this is totally fine and it's in fact what makes life fun and worth living ☺️ . I am now responding to such unexpected events and my ever changing environment in a much more calm way because I accept things as they come and rather focus on how I can use new circumstances to my advantage rather than waste energy responding to them in a negative way. I'm not gonna start raving again about "The Obstacle is the Way" by @ryanholiday but it's one of my favourite books and definitely helped me to adopt this kind of mindset #notsponsored 😉 . I know a lot of people are worried about the future and/or external events which seem outside of their control. And I really think realising that it's in our power to choose how we respond to these events and decide to live in the present rather than worrying about the future will make all of us so much more calm and happy. And from my own experience I can tell you that travelling (especially with little to no plan) is a brilliant way to acquaint yourself with uncertainty and embrace living in the moment 😊✈️🌎 . PS: In this pic I'm wearing the NALA shorts and cami from @arnhem_clothing 's first conscious collection. As you know, I tend to travel to very hot countries and the fabric they used isn't only sustainable but also cooler than linen and more absorbent than cotton! So yes, I'm in outfit heaven atm 🙌🏻❤️ #ecoarnhem
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” We often find ourselves feeling the need to have great possessions, but if we have fewer wants, we are able to focus more deeply on achieving those wants. Epictetus . . . . . #stoicandco #epictetus #stoicism #stoicmasters #qotd #quotestoliveby #havefewerwants #dailyinspiration #positivity #entrepreneurship #mindfulness #meditation #wisdom #wisewords #ryanholiday #dailystoic #timferriss #seneca #marcusaurelius
By far one of the best books I have read. I recommend this one to anyone and everyone. Thanks for the suggestion @jmd3domingo #egoistheenemy #ryanholiday #reading #personaldevelopment #OneBrickADay
Live with an open heart even if it hurts ♥️
Know yourself and don’t worry about what others think. It seems simple and it isn’t always easy, but it is the best way to avoid the distraction that others judgements create. You know you better than anyone so shine bright like a diamond 💍 #simplystoic _______________ #stoic #stoicism #timferriss #ryanholiday #yolo #tribeofmentors #obstacleistheway #marcusaurelius #epictetus #seneca #mediations #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #mantraoftheday #mantra #philosophy #stoics #fit #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #liveinthemoment #thepowerofnow #motivation #entrepreneur #mindfullness #meditation
Free will is not the freedom to manipulate the world around you so that it conforms with your every desire and preference, rather, it is the freedom to experience the world, as it is, in any manner you desire or prefer. The ability to focus exclusively on that over which you truly have control while letting go of all the rest is essential for real growth in any field or endeavor. Complaining about the snow doesn’t bring the summer, it just makes you a complainer. Stay focused! #stoic #ryanholiday #wisdom #strength #longbeachnynotcalifornia #longbeachstrength