295 - How to Lead Like a Stoic Emperor: The Timeless Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius
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by Erick Cloward
5d ago
Does it often feel like leaders, both in our work places and in politics, seem to be lacking? Have you ever had the good fortune of working with a great leader? Today I want to talk about the leadership style of Marcus Aurelius, and what we can learn from one of the greatest and most principled leaders of all time. "What we do now echoes in eternity." —Marcus Aurelius Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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294 - The Ripple Effect of Small Acts of Kindness: A Stoic Perspective
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
Does the world seem more divided and angry? Does it feel like it’s hard to trust others in our society? Today I want to talk about how the small things we do can have a bigger impact than you think. "Kindness is mankind's greatest delight." — Marcus Aurelius Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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293 - Perception is Reality
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
Are you aware of how your perspective influences how you see reality? Today I want to talk about how the Stoics teach us that our perspective shapes our reality.“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.— Anias Nin Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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291 - Finding Your Genius: Flipping Your Flaws Into Features
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
Do you think that you have strengths and weaknesses? What if I told you that you don’t? Today I want to talk about how strengths and weaknesses are all a matter of perspective and context."Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we often find excellence in our imperfections." —Harriet Braiker Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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290 - Laughing With The Stoics: Finding Humor on the Path to Virtue
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
Do you think that Stoics are too serious and all business? Do you think that if you adopt Stoic principles that you can’t have fun? Today I want to talk about humor and some of the misconceptions of Stoicism.“It’s better for us to laugh at life than to cry over it.”— Seneca Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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289 - Interview with Mark Tuitert: Olympic Gold Medalist Speed Skater and Stoic Author
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
This week's episode is an interview with Mark Tuitert, an Olympic gold medalist speed skater and Stoic author. We sat down in his home outside of Amsterdam and had a wonderful conversation about discipline, handling stress, forgiving parents, and about his new book The Stoic Mindset. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed the conversation. You can find out more about Mark Tuitert at https://marktuitert.nl Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on ..read more
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288 - Starting Stoicism
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”— Marcus AureliusAre you new to Stoicism and want to know where to get started in learning about it and how to apply it in your life? Then this episode is for you. One of the things that I appreciate about Stoicism is that it’s very practical philosophy, and there are a lot of ideas and principles that have stood the test of time because they work in helping you live a good life. There are also misconceptions about what stoicism is and what it isn’t so today I’m going to w ..read more
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287 - Interview With Constantin Morun from Unleash Thyself
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
This week's episode is an interview with Constantin Morin, from the Unleash Thyself podcast. Constantin and I had a great conversation a couple of weeks ago and he's just a really warm and very insightful guy and I really enjoyed the conversation with him. I really appreciate his insights into developing the type of person that you want to become and getting over those internal blocks that keep you from reaching your full potential. I hope you enjoy this wide ranging conversation. Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and m ..read more
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286 - Remember Death
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time." — Samuel JohnsonHow often do you think about your death? Do you go through your life just ignoring it and thinking that it’s always a long way off? Today I want to talk about why considering your death each day can make your life richer, fuller, and happier. Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts, and merch. Find out more about the Leadership Mastermind. Find me on linkedIn, instagram, twitter, or threads. Thanks again for listening ..read more
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285 - Ambition or Contentment
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by Erick Cloward
1w ago
"Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well."— EpictetusOne of the key aspects of stoicism is to be content with what we have. So how does this balance with ambition? If you are content, does that mean that you shouldn’t be striving to accomplish your goals? Today I want to talk about how stoicism can help you accomplish your goals while still finding contentment in your daily life. Download Agora: A Stoic Community here! Visit the Stoic Coffee Break website for more episodes, transcripts ..read more
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