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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

    Dr. Nate Zinsser on Restraining Ego and Building Confidence

    Dr. Nate Zinsser on Restraining Ego and Building Confidence

    On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to performance psychologist Dr. Nate Zinsser about the difference between confidence and evidence, how to think about the moments in your life selectively to cultivate confidence, looking for the positive aspects of your life while maintaining objective awareness, and more.

    Dr. Nate Zinsser is the director of West Point’s Performance Psychology Program. He has been the lead performance psychologist at West Point since 1992. Dr. Zinsser is the author of Dear Dr Psych, the first sport psychology guidebook for youth sport participants, six textbook chapters on building confidence, and an advice column to Sports Illustrated for Kids which ran for 5 years. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Zinsser lives in Fishkill, NY with his wife of 35 years.

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    Do It Before It’s Too Late

    Do It Before It’s Too Late

    Ryan talks about the importance of being prepared for the worst.

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    Helping Others Helps You | Three Areas of Training

    Helping Others Helps You | Three Areas of Training

    Ryan talks about the recent passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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    Michael Schur on the Virtuous Life and Humor in Philosophy | It’s Pointing Right At You

    Michael Schur on the Virtuous Life and Humor in Philosophy | It’s Pointing Right At You

    Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to television producer and writer Michael Schur about the importance of making philosophy accessible, the difficulty of living virtuously without becoming cynical, the power of expressing humor and positivity in entertainment, and more.

    Michael Schur created the critically acclaimed NBC comedy The Good Place and co-created Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the Peacock series Rutherford Falls. He is also an executive producer on HBO Max’s Hacks and Netflix’s Master of None. He spent four years as a writer-producer on the Emmy Award-winning NBC hit The Office. His new book How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question is out now. 

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Here’s Why Worry Is Pointless

    Here’s Why Worry Is Pointless

    Ryan discusses the worthlessness of worry, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 2 min
    It's Ok To Stumble | A Little Better Every Day

    It's Ok To Stumble | A Little Better Every Day

    Ryan explains why it’s ok to mess up, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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