On today’s episode of the Duct Tape marketing agency Podcast, I sit down with writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday. Holiday is the author of 10 books, including The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and his latest, Stillness is the Key.
Holiday’s writing is grounded in Stoic philosophy, and he is considered one of his generation’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life.
His writing has also been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and other major publications.
In this episode, we discuss his latest book, why it’s so difficult to find stillness in today’s tech-obsessed, constantly on-the-go world, and how to push past it all to find stillness and wonder in your daily life.
Questions I ask Ryan Holiday:
- How would you define stoicism?
- What does success look like, when you’re living by the ideals of stoicism?
- Which contemporary writers who are discussing stillness do you admire?
What you’ll learn if you give a listen:
- Why finding stillness or banishing ego is not a one-time thing.
- Why letting go is so hard, and how to do it.
- How to maintain a state of wonder.
Key takeaways from the episode and more about Ryan Holiday:
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—Ryan Holiday, #1 Bestselling Author of The Daily Stoic and The Obstacle is the Way