The Philosophical Guide to Turning Trials Into Triumph In this podcast, Lewis Howes chats with Ryan Holiday, author of 'The Obstacle Is the Way.'

By Lewis Howes

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Philosophy used to be something boring and heavy I had to study in school.

Only a few times when I saw an inspirational quote I recognized did I perk up in my desk and show interest during class.

What if you could learn philosophy in a way that is actually fun, practical and useful for your life now?

A way that could help you manage uncertainty, find the mentor of your dreams or help you understand the importance of obstacles and failure and learn why they are necessary for our success.

Enter Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (Portfolio, 2014).

He comes on The School of Greatness in this special episode to share his wealth of knowledge on how to integrate the ancient philosophy of stoicism to maximize your business and life.

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What exactly is Stoicism?
  • The interplay between Emotional Intelligence and Stoicism
  • Why perception of right and wrong is everything
  • About the reality distortion field
  • How to overcome obstacles
  • How to change one's relationship with failure
  • The importance of feedback
  • How Winston Churchill used contained failure against Nazi Germany
  • What an A to Z thinker is and how to become that
  • Ideas are abundant, excellent action is the limiting factor
  • Using ancient philosophy to maximize will power
  • Fascinating insight into the question, "which is more powerful, a wise mind or a big heart?"
  • Wether someone can achieve great success in their career while having a great relationship
  • Plus much more…

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Lewis Howes

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.

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