Stoicism 101 (Article)

Time Ferriss is a writer, entrepreneur, and investor who dedicated his time on learning from experts in their field and experimenting himself with new challenges. Ferriss lives by the philosophy of stoicism and was initially inspired by the letters of Lucius Seneca (these letters are provided for free on his website) back in 2006. In this blog, Tim lets his friend Ryan Holiday (author, marketer, and entrepreneur) talk about stoicism, what it stands for, and how you can apply it in your own life.  The fundamentals of stoicism are based off the practice of misfortune, training perception to avoid good and bad, and remembering it’s all ephemeral (remember how small you are). According to Ryan and Tim, the reason for the significant impact of stoicism in their lives is because it’s a philosophy that provides simple and practical rules that you can live by.

Tim Ferriss; Why you should define your fears instead of your goals (video)

This TED Talk is from Tim Ferriss, successful investor and author. In his talk Tim talks about stoicism, how it not only saved his life but helped him gain the success he has today. He explains why it is more helpful to write down your fears rather than your goals. During his talk he will provide a template that everyone can follow which he claims to have had a life-changing impact on himself. While explaining stoicism Tim provides real-life examples of how it made him think differently.