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

The Experimental Life: An Introduction to Michel de Montaigne

Discovering Kindness In The Storm

Practical Applications and Uses

“Productivity” Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life

What My Morning Journal Looks Like

How to Say “No” When It Matters Most (or “Why I’m Taking a Long ‘Startup Vacation’”)

Tim Ferriss Scam! Practical Tactics for Dealing with Haters

Writing with the Master – The Magic of John McPhee

The Art of Strategic Laziness

Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

Why (and How) Creative People Need to Say “No”

The Magic of Apprenticeship — A How-To Guide

Zen, Tea, and the Art of Life Management

How to Respond to Criticism – Learning from Dr. King

Don’t Like Meditation? Try Gratitude Training.

How to Travel: 21 Contrarian Rules

The Tao of Seneca

The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master is a small thank-you gesture to all of you — three volumes of Stoic writing starring Seneca, complete with original illustrations, profiles of modern Stoic figures, interviews, original Japanese and Chinese calligraphy to match themes, and much more. It’s totally free and you can download the PDFs below. Sharing is encouraged. Kindle versions are coming shortly, but it’s easy to get the PDFs on your Kindle now (instructions below).

I hope you find Seneca’s wisdom as life-changing as I have. I also owe a very special thanks to my entire team and all of the contributors who took part in the project. Thank you!

Tao of Seneca: Volume 1

Tao of Seneca: Volume 2

Tao of Seneca: Volume 3

If interested, I also turned Seneca’s letters into an audiobook series (paid). I often listen to one letter (5-15 minutes each) while walking to coffee in the morning. You can find it here: The Tao of Seneca.

The Tim Ferriss Show is one of the most popular podcasts in the world with more than 900 million downloads. It has been selected for "Best of Apple Podcasts" three times, it is often the #1 interview podcast across all of Apple Podcasts, and it's been ranked #1 out of 400,000+ podcasts on many occasions. To listen to any of the past episodes for free, check out this page.