Kevin Ruess and his good friend Florian host the Cafe Truth podcast where they have meaningful conversations about Stoic philosophy, personal transformation, business, digital nomadism, and more.
Trying on Luxury, Cause Why Not?
In this episode, Florian and Kevin discuss why we feel so uncomfortable with luxury in our lives. They try on different luxurious Zoom backgrounds and talk about the pros and cons of using them. They also explore the reasons why we may feel like we don't deserve luxury, what other people might think of us, and why we might be afraid of change. Finally, they offer some tips on how to embrace luxury in a way that feels authentic to us.
NFTs, AI (ChatGPT), and Atomic Habits
Florian discuss his new NFT music project and how things work under the hood with it. Kevin and Florian discuss the potential benefits and danger of AI with regard to the new ChatGPT project. Kevin discusses his recent realizations listening to an interview with Michael Signer (in links below). They also discuss how to create good habits that last.
For links referenced in the show, visit: https://cafetruth.com/2023/01/nfts-ai-chatgpt-and-atomic-habits/
Making Dreams into Reality: Flight Lessons, Childhood Fears, and Dealing with Authority Figures
Florian takes us on a journey with him as he confronts his fears about taking up flying lessons and money.
Coffee & Tea. Friend or foe to society and our personal growth?
In this episode Kevin and Florian discuss coffee/tea and its affects on us, both our ambitions and our personal growth.
Life & Art - The journey, Not the Destination
Florian and Kevin discuss the pros and cons of living a life without many restrictions: no jobs, no bosses, no deadlines, no boundaries. Florian lives such a life right now, Kevin doesn't as much. It's a beautiful life and it comes with some of it's own downsides. Florian explains.
They also discuss the concept of conspirituality, integrity, cheating in a relationship, and the importance of the journey over the destination in life.
The Stoic Jeweller: How to achieve true satisfaction in your work without taking shortcuts
Kevin and Florian had the pleasure of interviewing Sabrina, jeweller and founder of Janine de Dorigny, an exclusive brand that produces hand-made jewellery out of Toronto, Canada.
Mentioned in the Show:
* Janine de Dorigny: https://www.janinededorigny.com/
* The Four Agreements: https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements
Stoic philosophy for the 21st century!
New subscriber here, really enjoyed this week’s episode: thinking about death can give us a new perspective on life.
I’m starting my journey, I think. And I’m finding answers. I would like to say thank you for your truth and willingness to show ourselves
Insightful and informative
I’ve always been drawn to stoicism as a way of life. Kevin brings a new freshness to this otherwise stoic concept (no pun intended) by engaging it from different philosophical perspectives, drawing upon personal experiences, and bringing the truth closer to you often with guests contributing to a richer insightful and informs experience. I didn’t think that something as simple as water fast could be a way of life and not just a physical act. I hope to hear about topics on happiness, self growth and productivity in the future. Keep up the good work!