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Zen Stoicism is a hybrid philosophy that aims to master the two fundamental experiences of human nature: thinking and being.

The philosophies of Zen Buddhism and Stoicism have helped improve people’s lives for centuries.

Never before have they been integrated together like this to give you a practical step-by-step guide to achieve optimal performance for your own real-world success.

Each episode (besides weekly expert interviews) is purposefully designed to deliver a quick but powerful and focused lesson for you to take away each day as you begin to build your own Zen Stoic way of life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zenstoicpodcast/support

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Zen Stoicism is a hybrid philosophy that aims to master the two fundamental experiences of human nature: thinking and being.

The philosophies of Zen Buddhism and Stoicism have helped improve people’s lives for centuries.

Never before have they been integrated together like this to give you a practical step-by-step guide to achieve optimal performance for your own real-world success.

Each episode (besides weekly expert interviews) is purposefully designed to deliver a quick but powerful and focused lesson for you to take away each day as you begin to build your own Zen Stoic way of life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zenstoicpodcast/support

    S1 Ep. 64 Look Within

    S1 Ep. 64 Look Within

    Where and what do you look to when you feel lost or overwhelmed? 

    In today's episode, Nicko and Victor will be discussing a quote from Epictetus that teaches us the important lesson of looking within when we feel pulled from external forces.

    What was your biggest takeaway from today's lesson? Let us know by leaving a comment through voice message on Anchor or search for us on Facebook at Zen Stoic or on Instagram @zenstoic_v. BOOM.


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    • 4 min
    S1 Ep. 63 Doing Your Part

    S1 Ep. 63 Doing Your Part

    Do you feel that helping others only matters when it's done in a big way or do you feel every action, big or small, counts? 

    In today's episode, Victor and Nicko share a story to remind us that when we come together to do our part, every action counts. 

    What was your takeaway from this story? Let us know by leaving a comment through voice message on Anchor or search for us on Facebook at Zen Stoic or on Instagram @zenstoic_v. BOOM.


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    • 4 min
    S1 Ep. 62 Interview with Guelaguetza Restaurant Partner: Bricia Lopez

    S1 Ep. 62 Interview with Guelaguetza Restaurant Partner: Bricia Lopez

    Bricia Lopez is a partner at Guelaguetza Restaurant, LA’s temple for Oaxacan cuisine. She has become a staunch proponent of Oaxacan culture and an integral figure in the gastronomic culture of Los Angeles. In 2015, her restaurant was awarded the coveted American Classics award from the James Beard Award Foundation and the LA Times awarded her with the Latinos de Hoy Cultural Ambassador Award. Her and her family’s story has been featured in numerous publications including, Forbes.com, The New Yorker, LA Times, and The Ringer just to name a few. In addition to the restaurant, Bricia helped launch Mama Rabbit, the biggest and most important Tequila and Mezcal bar in Vegas inside the Park MGM. She and her siblings have launched an online shop where they sell their bottled Guelaguetza™ mole paste and their proprietary cocktail mix, I Love Micheladas™. Her book, OAXACA home cooking from the heart of Mexico launched fall 2019 and became an instant Amazon bestseller. She lives in LA with her husband and son.

    Click these links to learn more about Bricia and her work: 

    https://store.ilovemole.com

    https://www.ilovemicheladas.com

    http://supermamas.com

    http://moleandmore.com


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    • 1 hr
    S1 Ep. 61 Interview with Founder and CEO of InnerSpartan: René Rodriguez

    S1 Ep. 61 Interview with Founder and CEO of InnerSpartan: René Rodriguez

    In today's episode, Victor interviews René Rodriguez. 

    René Rodriguez is the CEO of the strategic coaching and consultancy company, InnerSpartan Media. He and his team of exceptional coaches and trainers work directly with organizations to help create high performing teams and directly with individuals who aspire to  achieve greater levels of success in their businesses and careers, relationships, and health. René helps his clients succeed by getting them to focus on their "inner game" and in developing what he calls an exponential mindset.

    If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear René and Victor tackle some other subjects, he was on his podcast, InnerSpartan Unleashed, which releases this coming Monday. Go to www.InnerSpartanUnleashed.com, or wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss it. 

    What was your biggest takeaway from this interview? Let us know by leaving a comment through voice message on Anchor or search for us on Facebook at Zen Stoic or on Instagram @zenstoic_v. BOOM.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S1 Ep. 60 How to Listen to Your Own Voice

    S1 Ep. 60 How to Listen to Your Own Voice

    Have you tried to do something new and outside of your comfort zone but quickly got shut down by someone you care about?

    In today's episode, Nicko asks Victor the question "In the face of uncertainty, how do I follow through with what I know can be possible or that I can achieve?" Listen on to hear Victor's answer for this scenario!

    Have you taken inventory of your assets lately? Let us know by leaving a comment through voice message on Anchor or search for us on Facebook at Zen Stoic or on Instagram @zenstoic_v. BOOM.


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    • 8 min
    S1 Ep. 59 The Gift of Failure

    S1 Ep. 59 The Gift of Failure

    What role does failure play in your life? Is it something you welcome or shy away from? 

    In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss a quote from Robert Greene that remind us of the gifts failure can bring us. 

    What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Let us know by leaving a comment through voice message on Anchor or search for us on Facebook at Zen Stoic or on Instagram @zenstoic_v. BOOM.




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    • 5 min

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Farkas76 ,

A heartfelt thank you for your podcast

Hey Hey Victor and Nicko!

First, I want to commend the two of you on this unique podcast. I have been practicing Stoicism, for some time now, and am an avid podcast listener. You two provide a quirky, eccentric and human blend, that stands out, all on its own.

Victor, your voice provides an austerity that makes me hang on your every word and really take in the meaning you give to your subjects. Nicko, your energy is infectious, and never fails to lift my spirits, no matter what kind of a day I am having, and I love the thirst for learning you convey, in all of your questions.

Second, I wanted to share 2 stories about how your podcast has personally affected me, since I began listening a few months ago. However, I do have a personal aversion to social media and if I included them here, it would be quiet the lengthy review! I tried the support email on your Zen Stoic Mastery website, but received a failure notice.

Would love to share these stories with you, is there another way to contact you besides Facebook and Instagram?

Thank you ever so much. You two rock!

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