John Tesh Podcast

Episode 58: The Mindset of Greatness with Ryan Holiday

Our guest this week is someone we’ve had on before, Ryan Holiday, author of Ego Is the EnemyThe Obstacle Is the Way and Perennial Seller. As a writer he has an incredible following that includes NFL coaches and political leaders. In our discussion with him, he talks about how to apply stoic philosophy to modern life, and why the 2500 year old world view is just as fresh and helpful as it ever was. 

If you’ve ever wanted to get in the mindset for greatness, then this is the interview you have to listen to.

In addition to his books, Ryan is also active on Medium. You can read his essays here.

We asked Ryan to recommend some books, and here were his picks:

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

And we also discussed Meditations by Marcus Aurelias(a personal favorite of Gib’s)

Towards the end we also discussed journaling. Here is the journal that Ryan designedHere is the bullet journal that he mentioned. And a book explaining the Bullet Journal Method

Here are the journals that Gib uses: The Best Self Journaland a blank Moleskin

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