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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!

©2019 Project Olympus (P)2019 Project Olympus

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Life changing if you want it to be...

I've been reading around the area of stoicism for a while now and found this book to be clear, concise and not at all preachy. Listening to it a few times as well as at least once a month can really cement the ideas and theories in this book. Not a read once and don't revisit book imo. Stoicism takes practice. if you do this it can show you the ways for YOU to change your life for the better.

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A decent introduction to stoicism

Would recommend this audiobook to anyone who is interested in learning about stoicism. It is informative but at times I found I struggled to stay focused. May reread to fully capture all concepts discussed.

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"As such", "However" good ideas were expressed

Overall the ideas expressed in the book were useful and did provide a basic overview or the stoic principles of life. Unfortunately the chapters felt confusing and ideas repeated in an ad-hoc manner.

I believe if the ideas would be properly categorised by topics and keep the focus on the topic through more practical examples this book would be more valuable.

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Not entirely convinced sorry!

I was curious so thought I’d give it a try. For me the author seems to dismiss the theological roots of Stoicism , stating quite simply that Christianity wiped it out (disregarding such facts such as early Christian monks copying the texts of Epicetius , and early stoic Christians). I am only half way through but so far it seems to me like the advice is wise , like living in the present, focusing on effort rather than outcomes, not dwelling in emotion and recognising when you get upset by things. But for me this has lacked somewhat, I get the same truths but with more depth and breadth and importantly more discussion on love during Sunday services and through reading the Bible.

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  • Shawn 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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  • Tyrone 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 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 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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  • Donna 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 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 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 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 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 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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