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Stoicism in Modern Life: Beginners Guide to Master the Art of Self Discipline, Mental Toughness and Perseverance Daily Boosting Confidence Through the Marcus Aurelius Way to Achieve Emotional Freedom

Narrated by: Glenn Bulthuis
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

Do you want to be the best version of yourself?

Be honest. Have you ever had that feeling of emptiness that is created when you feel powerless after failing again and again in achieving the goals that you set?

If you have ever felt like this at least once in your life...I know exactly how you feel, you are not the only one who has thought about this.

Believe me, I tell you that I spent the nights wondering what I was doing wrong, if my life was doomed to failure and if only a few people had the "luck" to get incredible results both in terms of money and in terms of relationships with others.

Then, one day I knew what I had to do...

"What if these things aren't meant to be changed, but it's me the one who needs to change?"  

This thought emerged in me like a flooding river, and overwhelmed me with its strength as I was reading a book called Meditations by an emperor and stoic philosopher called Marcus Aurelius, who revealed to me this simple but incredible secret: 

To be successful in life, it is essential to master yourself and be able to control your emotions.

Now everything was clear!

Too many times I had made wrong choices because of my impulsiveness, too many times I let myself be conditioned by others, by their judgments, eclipsing myself.

But how did I manage to get more money, more friends and more peace of mind by applying stoicism to my life?

Well, sit down, because in this book I'll explain:

  • How to fight your damaging emotions to get peace of mind regardless of what happens to you.
  • The number one stoic method to develop your self-control and become an authority.
  • The infallible steps to develop a daily routine to accomplish all your goals.
  • How to handle people and develop magnetic empathy.
  • How to get rid of stress and anxiety.
  • How to apply the precepts of stoic philosophy to modern life with practical and immediate exercises.
  • And much more...

So, are you ready to take control of your life? If the answer is yes, listen now!

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A practical and useful guide to stoicism


Interesting perspective. Also enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of this while driving. I don't know much about Stoic philosophy so I can speak to how accurately the author portrays ancient Stoic thought. Very applicable to the modern world though.

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Almost excellent


Very interesting and useful listen. Well audio and interesting history and background on Stoicism. A must listener for people working in the political arena that emphasizes keeping your integrity and honor above personal ambition.

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A Great Manual for Practice!


This book is a great piece of work for those seeking the Stoic Way.
Not just an introduction, an invitation to mastery through continuous practice of the basic tenets via life lessons from the Author’s experience.

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Epic portrait of what it means to live Stoic


The Stoics have bewildered me for years with false impressions of old men, practicing sad philosophy. Not so! I was astounded to be advanced in my own practice of tranquility through masterful arts of negative visualization and avoiding the temptations to pursue riches, fame and possession as a means of joy. Thank you for this brilliant and well researched recap of the philosophy.

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This has truly shifted my mind


It’s early in my diagnoses and application of Stoic principles in my own life, but this matter-of-fact book about how to live a better life has been made a remarkable improvement in my ability to be happy about my life and experience joy.

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Useful info

This book is great because it offers actual suggestions of things to do to practice stoicism. My only frustration is that it starts to get a bit repetitive. Full disclosure, I skipped the second part about the history of Stoicism because I was really after the advice for living. I may go back and listen that part... someday

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Nice Introduction to Stoic Philosophy


This is a great book if you have been reading about Stoicism, and want to have a good idea of how to adapt the ideas to the modern age. It also gives you some background and ideas for understanding the stoics before just diving in and listening them. The book is clear and gives a good account of the author's reasoning and reasoning that you may also want to take a Stoic philosophy into account.

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Surprisingly relevant


I thought this would be a trip to the past but it now seems to me that the past is a lot more present than I had anticipated. The book has a modern touch allowing me to enter into the dialogue... Not as spectator but as a participant. Great insights, valuable experience.

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Great book


Very thorough book on stoicism that seemed a bit long-winded at times. Regardless it's a great listener for those looking to get just one book on the subject.

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A good introduction


A good introduction to the application of ancient stoic principles to modern life. And a good perspective on how Stoicism my find new life in our times. Worth a read. Three more words are not coming to mind.

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  • Tyrone E Johnson
  • 02-08-19

Enjoyed the perspective


I enjoyed listening this book. It gave some good tips for living a good life and not sweating the small stuff. I thought it was very helpful. Getting listens to read it again. I have learned much about stoic life from this resource.

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  • Roberto M White
  • 02-08-19

A dose of tranquility


A very down to earth overview of Stoicism and the practice thereof for the modern fast paced liver of the human life! I definitely took some nuggets of wisdom and encouragement from this book to help in thinking and acting more towards a fulfilled and accepting live with added tranquility as a bonus.

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  • Stacy R Westlake
  • 02-08-19

Lessons worth learning.


I listen to this book everyday, fifteen minutes a day until I got to the end and can confirm that there is life changing information within. I think the author sounds like the typical upper middle class fool seeking enlightenment in trivial sacrifices, but if you ignore his journey and focus on the lessons of Seneca, Marcus, and the likes you can change your paradigm appreciate the life you've been given.

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  • Shawn A Jeffery
  • 02-08-19

Very well done


I am a philosopher who has a distaste for most works of contemporary philosophy. However this book is a gem. A great practical explanation of how to improve your life with stoic philosophy that anyone can easily understand.

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  • Donna M Hupp
  • 02-08-19

An excellent introduction to Stoicism


Stoic advice on a number of practical problems, including but not limited to social relations, grief, anger; and concluding with a section on Stoicism in modern life, which includes a discussion of the challenges and effects of practicing Stoicism. Irvine is sometimes criticized for proposing his own view of how Stoicism should be updated, for instance with less emphasis on moral virtues and more on achieving tranquility of mind, but that's perfectly legitimate, and he is clear and upfront about it. For those interested in digging deeper, I have published a series of short essays on individual chapters of the book at my blog, How to Be a Stoic.

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  • Sonja L Bowen
  • 02-08-19

Got this as a gift


Got this as a gift and he absolutely loved the book. Showed up quickly, great condition. The book was a great start, nothing too far over my head- a lot of these books can get to be the type you have to listen over a couple times before moving on. This was that but as well, deep and influential still.

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  • Mary F Little
  • 02-08-19

Practical, usable, reasonable,


A wealth of Stoic info and practice between these covers. If you're a "natural" Stoic, if Stoicism excites you and you're drawn to it, if you're "green", if you have always had a sneaking suspicion that the values you grew up with--the attainment of wealth, power, popularity, status, advancement, reputation--really will never bring you lasting contentment, you will find much to support you in this book via information, logic, reasoning, quotes from Stoics and especially...practices.

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  • Lewis L Moya
  • 02-08-19

This is a fantastic introduction to Stoicism


This is a fantastic introduction to Stoicism for the modern world. The author is extremely clear and in my case, it was almost as he was anticipating the critical ideas that popped in my mind when listening . I had a mild interest in these ideas before listening this book, but my interest and the applicability of these ideas to my life have become much more apparent after listening this book!

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  • Sally J Garon
  • 02-08-19

Enjoyable and very well explained


I love the way stoicism is explained and the different techniques that may be applied in everyday situation. Would love to see stoicism for kids in the future

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  • Terry K Casas
  • 02-08-19

Well audio and interesting!


I picked this book up after searching for "stoicism" out of curiosity. This is a great listen for anyone who, not only wants to learn more about stoicism, but for those interested in getting better control of their life.

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