#626: Insights from Tara Brach, Ryan Holiday, Maria Popova, and Cal Newport
This is an episode that scratches an itch I’ve had for years. I am not always able to listen to every great podcast episode out there, even when they are by some of my closest friends. The answer to my predicament was to ask them to send me a top segment from their podcast that I could listen to and—more importantly—also share with you, my dear listeners.
"Meditation is evolution's strategy to bring out our full potential." - Tara Brach Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C.
A Japanese researcher, specialist of laughter, took part in a meeting between the Dalai Lama and a group of scientists and philosophers, organized by the Mind and Life Institute to which I belong. This distinguished researcher was scheduled to make his presentation on the fifth and final day of the meeting.
In this excerpt from her new book, Trusting the Gold , Tara Brach shares how to break out of the "trance of unworthiness," uncover the gold inside of us, and learn to trust the in the basic goodness that is our very essence.
The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using the following four steps: Recognize what is happening; Allow the experience to be there, just as it is; Investigate with interest and care; Nurture with self-compassion. You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise.
Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is - usually - my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time we have a "turning the tables" episode.
"A good person dyes events with his own color...and turns whatever happens to his own benefit." - Seneca From the outside looking in, the last several weeks have been disaster after disaster for me: Death in the family Several deals that have been worked on for 6+ months fell apart at the last minute I ...
Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent ...
"The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting." - Ryan Holiday My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use.
"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." - Marcus Aurelius This post includes: - Sponsor intro (please visit them) - Episode description - Quick favor - Show notes and tons of useful links, including mentioned books and documentaries This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by HipDial, ...
Amazon.com: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (Audible Audio Edition): Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman, Brian Holsopple, LevelFiveMedia, LLC: Audible Books & Originals
The instinct is to look for answers, but the truth is that questions that teach us most. It can also be that the rhetorical questions - the ones that don't even seem to have answers - that push and push the hardest. Who do you think you are?
Whether you're starting a business, writing a book, playing a sport, or negotiating a salary increase with your boss, a strategy is essential. Without one, what exactly are you doing? Most people are not strategic. They are reactive. A critic of the inventor John DeLorean described the leadership style which sunk that company as "chasing colored balloons."
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For people who don't play or like sports, sports metaphors are frustrating, obnoxious or cliche. Of course, they think this at their loss. Even the ancient philosophers from Seneca to Epictetus to Socrates loved to reference sports.
How much time do we waste fantasizing about other people's lives? And questioning our own? It's easier today than ever before. You scroll through Facebook, and you see your friends doing what you want to do. You glance at Instagram and see the faraway places that people are traveling.
Marketing is pretty simple: Find your potential customers and tell them why they should buy what you're selling. Of course, just because something is simple doesn't mean it's easy (as a general rule, I tend to find that simple things are often deceptively hard.)
I first met the author Robert Greene when I was a sophomore in college. A few weeks after that meeting, I was not a sophomore anymore. In fact, I was no longer in college. Last month, I wrote of a few of the lessons I'd received in the last ten years from another author, Tim Ferriss.
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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types-from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I'm doing called "Books I've Loved."
"Life is a continual process of arrival into who we are." - Maria Popova Maria Popova (@brainpicker) has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5 million ...
"Why put in the effort to explain why it isn't a fit, if they haven't done the homework to determine if it is a fit?" - Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org.