Episode #136 – Stoic People Skills Part 2 – Listening

Episode #136 – Stoic People Skills Part 2 – ListeningOne of the most difficult yet most valuable skills to develop is that of active listening. Most of us speak far more than we listen, and in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice about the art of listening. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO…

Episode #135 – Interview with Dr. James Kelley

Episode #135 – Interview with Dr. James KelleyIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide ranging conversation with Dr. James Kelley. They discuss topics like leadership, authenticity, self awareness, self-improvement, and remembering that you’re going to die. ABOUT THE GUEST:  Dr. James Kelley, author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity,…

Episode #134 – Thoughts on Pursuing Worldly Success

Episode #134 – Thoughts on Pursuing Worldly SuccessIs it wrong to seek worldly success? Is it wrong to want a great career and a big house with a nice car? Some might think that the Stoics say it is wrong to want these things, but the Stoics thought differently. In this episode Simon Drew shares…

Episode #133 – Understanding and Empathy

Episode #133 – Understanding and EmpathyWhen we begin the journey of life change it can be easy for us to forget where we came from. We become intolerant of those who think or act differently to us, and yet it is we who should be the most kind and empathetic towards our fellow citizens of…

Episode #132 – Dying Every Day

Episode #132 – Dying Every DayWhat if you could literally see how much time you had left to live? What if there was a battery symbol in the corner of your eye that showed a percentage for how much life you had left? Would you live your life differently? In this episode Simon shares a…

Episode #131 – Find Your Pace-Runners

Episode #131 – Find Your Pace-RunnersWe all need people to look up to and people to learn from. In this episode Simon Drew shares his recent experience in the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon along with some Stoic advice about how we can all be better people by simply following the examples of those who are…

Episode #130 – Stoic People Skills Part 1 – Mind Your Manners

Episode #130 – Stoic People Skills Part 1 – Mind Your MannersWe all know that we have to learn how to interact harmoniously and courteously with our fellow people, but how do we act? In this series of episodes Simon Drew will share some of the best tips from the Stoics in regards to developing…

Episode #129 – Highlights from the Patreon Supporters Live Lesson & Q&A

Episode #129 – Highlights from the Patreon Supporters Live Lesson & Q&AIn this episode Simon Drew shares some highlights from this month’s live lesson and Q&A with Patreon supporters. If you’d like to come to these live sessions you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/simondrew/. To contact Simon Drew: risetothegoodlife.com/contact/One-on-one mindset coaching: risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/Facebook: facebook.com/practicalstoicwisdom/Twitter: ​twitter.com/Simonjedrew WANT TO…

Episode #128 – Endure It

Episode #128 – Endure ItWhat are you worried about? What pains are you going through? The Stoics offered much advice on the topic of enduring the trials of life, and in this brief episode Simon Drew shares some wise advice from Marcus Aurelius which will help you to endure much more than what you think…

Episode #127 – Doing Difficult Things

Episode #127 – Doing Difficult ThingsOne of the most common teachings of Stoicism is that we should not only be preparing ourselves for difficulties in the future, but also that we should be actively seeking out difficult tasks so that we can strengthen our body and mind. In this episode Simon Drew shares some wise…