The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master + On Groundless Fears (Letter 13) (#134)

“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence.” – Seneca the Younger After 10+ years of fantasizing about it, I have turned my favorite writing of all …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time (#419)

Please enjoy this transcript of my most recent interview with Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday), one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in modern life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic. …

Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time (#419)

“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” — Krista Tippett Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in modern life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego …

Stoicism Resources and Recommendations

Stoicism 101 Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato The Practicality of Pessimism: Stoicism as a Productivity System General Philosophy How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi Looking to the Dietary Gods: Eating Well According to the Ancients …

Naval Ravikant on Happiness, Reducing Anxiety, Crypto Stablecoins, and Crypto Strategy (#473)

“Proper examination should ruin the life that you’re currently living. It should cause you to leave relationships. It should cause you to reestablish boundaries with family members and with colleagues. It should cause you to quit your job. It should cause you to change your eating patterns. It should cause you to spend more time with yourself. It should cause it to change the books you read. It should cause us to change what your friends are. If it doesn’t do that, it’s not real examination. If it doesn’t come attached with destruction of your current life, then you can’t create the new life in which you will not have the anxiety.” — Naval Ravikant

Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss (#352)

“Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the ‘physical’ body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important role that are really facing challenges in getting approved, I just find that really frustrating.” — Dr. Peter Attia This is a …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The Answers to My Favorite Questions (#284)

Please enjoy this transcript of my answering my own 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and added in a few bonus answers). Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the options …

The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited (#295)

My first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Thousands of you have asked me how I would update it today — and many have asked why I haven’t updated it since 2009. For this episode, I discuss common questions and misperceptions, and how I would adjust certain chapters and recommendations. As always, thank …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger) (#161)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger), the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War, and Tribe. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of …