“Prove your words by your deeds.” – Seneca the Younger
My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use.
But in this in-betweenisode, I present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach.
This is a letter from Stoic heavyweight Seneca the Younger — who lived a mere 2,000 years or so ago — to his friend Lucilius. It’s from a collection of letters that comprise, effectively, my favorite book of all time. I’ve read it dozens of times, and I loved it so much that I turned it into The Tao of Seneca, a three-volume set of audiobooks. If you prefer a written version of the Tao of Seneca, you can find it here for free.
This is a letter you’ve not heard on the podcast before; it’s worth the listen just for the definition of wisdom, incredible quotes from Epicurus, and discussion of having riches without riches having you.
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Want to hear another segment from The Tao of Seneca? — Listen to How to Avoid the Busy Trap. In this episode, I dig deeper into useful philosophy and how we think of riches (stream below or right-click here to download):
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