We covered several quotes and themes from Donald Robertson's How To Think Like A Roman Emperor including how to have better values, the importance of awareness,  the connection between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Stoic philosophy, and more. 
Published 01/24/23
The Ramsey Personality Dr. John Delony writes "A Not-So-Complicated Approach to Relationships, Mental Health, and Wellness" in his book titles Own Your Past, Change Your Future. Learn simple and practical ways to gain a better perspective at your life and circumstances and what to do about them through this truly not-so-complicated book. 
Published 01/17/23
Published 01/17/23
The New Year brings big goals and resolutions but we often don't know what to do differently to reach our goals or improve our lives. James Clear illustrates a clear and proven system to developing new good habits and eliminating bad habits in his book Atomic Habits. Incorporate his methods and your chances of success will greatly increase! ... I’ve created a free Self-Improvement worksheet to help you accomplish what is most important to you. You can find a PDF version by going to my blog,...
Published 01/10/23
If you're like me and most people, you'll make New Year Resolutions and set big goals to accomplish through 2023. If you're still like me, you won't revisit or reach your goals by the end of the year. The problem is hardly your fault. We often don't set ourselves up for success. The intention with this new segment of the podcast is to create effective systems to live by every day and week, evaluating their success or failure at the beginning of each new month, and taking complete...
Published 01/04/23
There are two ways to influence a persons behavior according to Simon Sinek in his book "Start With WHY" and they to either manipulate or to inspire. Simon takes a wide scoped perspective to the consequences of utilizing manipulative tactics and inspiring tactics in leadership. 
Published 12/27/22
We revisit Mark Manson's "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck" because his wisdom is timeless and, well, frankly, we don't give a f*ck that we've already covered it. There is too much to give our attention and time to in todays world, Manson helps us consider what we should actually pay attention to to live better lives and what we shouldn't give a f*ck about. 
Published 12/20/22
Yuval Noah Harari compiles yet another provoking piece of work concerning how human behavior has been shaped through evolution, what that could mean for our future, and most importantly in this novel "21 Lessons for the 21st Century", how we should tackle problems we face today as a globe. Part 1/2. 
Published 12/13/22
Yuval Noah Harari compiles yet another provoking piece of work concerning how human behavior has been shaped through evolution, what that could mean for our future, and most importantly in this novel "21 Lessons for the 21st Century", how we should tackle problems we face today as a globe. Part 2/2. 
Published 12/13/22
Through a compilation of tweets and interviews from Naval, an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor, author Eric Jorgenson shares Naval's best advice on wealth and happiness in the book, "The Almanack of Naval Ravikant." 
Published 12/05/22
History is filled with countless examples of success and failure ranging from individuals to entire nations. Massimo Pigliucci focuses on two people in particular in his book "The Quest For Character," Socrates and Alcibiades, a philosopher and a politician. We discuss how philosophers influence their politicians, how that affects the politicians jurisdiction and decision making, and whether or not arete, or excellence or virtue, can be taught and instilled in other people. 
Published 11/29/22
Humans have evolved to create a little voice in our heads, but that voice can cause a lot of problems for us if we aren't aware of it. Ethan Kross examines the influence this inner voice has on us in his first book "Chatter" and describes ways that we can take control of the chatter so we can live happier, more peaceful lives. 
Published 11/21/22
There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet and it is Human Unconsciousness. Eckhart Tolle teaches in his book "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" that Awakening is the solution to this problem. He shares how you can Awaken and what that will do for your life. 
Published 11/14/22
Do you feel like Capital M Meaning has been lost in the world? Jaime Wheal makes this case and discusses solutions in his book "Recapture the Rapture." In a world seemingly devoid of Meaning, it has never been more important for the Human Race to come together to repair past damages and work to create a better future. 
Published 11/09/22
Millennials are on track to retire 5-9 years later than previous generations. Erin Lowry believes it is because of a general lack of basic financial literacy. She breaks down the world of finances in simple and humorous terms in her book "Broke Millennial" in an effort to better educate Millennials of how to be responsible with their finances and to fear them less.
Published 11/01/22
Scott Galloway is a professor, writer, and YouTube series host who has covered a lot of ground on what happiness looks like and attempts to compile the lessons he has learned in his book "The Algebra Of Happiness." 
Published 10/25/22
The Stoic Philosophers emphasized Four Cardinal Virtues: Courage, Temperance, Justice, and Wisdom. Ryan Holiday is on a mission to compile four books covering these four cardinal virtues with this second installment, "Discipline Is Destiny." This book covers what it means to be temperate and disciplined in body, mind, and spirit by sharing real life examples and sharing ancient wisdoms. 
Published 10/20/22
The 21st Century has introduced a plethora of new ways to connect with friends, family, and strangers. Why do we continue to feel lonely? Edward Brodkin, MD & Ashley Pallathra, MA, two social neuroscience experts, discuss how we can deepen our connections with other people and alleviate feelings of loneliness by strengthening our Attunement in their book, "Missing Each Other."  
Published 10/11/22
When it comes to life's biggest and most mysterious questions like, "Why are we here? Where did we come from? Where will I go when I die?", renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss takes to science to answer these questions in his book, "The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far." He follows the first theoretical physics discoveries through a chain of discoveries to uncover just why the universe is the way it is. 
Published 10/04/22
Michael A. Singer imparts his extraordinary wisdom on the "self" in his book "The Untethered Soul" and how we should view life and the "self" to live a happier, more peaceful life. 
Published 09/27/22
Grant Sabatier gives a thorough explanation to his path to financial freedom in his book... "Financial Freedom." The biggest takeaway to his message is not how to make millions of dollars, it's how to reclaim your time; a far more valuable resource than money. Join this conversation and learn what steps you can take to gain your own financial freedom.
Published 09/20/22
An unusual episode for Book Club; the latest book was "Surrounded By Idiots" by Thomas Erikson. Some controversy was discovered around the book and the author upon further reading and this episode is a wild conversation regarding what we found. Moral of the story: if something helps you be a better person, stick with it, even if it is kind of nonsense. 
Published 09/13/22
We hold ourselves to extraordinarily high standards in this day and age. We set a high bar for ourselves with work, hobbies, health, and more. If you're someone like me, you may be unkind to yourself when you fall short of your goals. Madeleine Dore tackles the productivity guilt struggle in her book "I Didn't Do The Thing Today" and shares rich insight to help navigate the bumps we all face in life that get in the way of our goals. 
Published 09/06/22
One of the most notable Stoic Philosophers was a Roman Emperor named Marcus Aurelius. His life and decision making  exemplified Stoic Values and is dissected by Donald Robertson in "How To Think Like A Roman Emperor." Learn what values Stoic Philosophers teach and practice and how the most powerful man in the world at the time used them himself.
Published 08/29/22
Follow J.L. Collins' practical wisdom in his book "The Simple Path to Wealth." Whether you prioritize having "F-You Money" or more time on your hands to do what is most important to you, Collins shares practical steps you can take today to get there.
Published 08/22/22