Documenting our journey into business and self-mastery
#15 Sleep — Why your screens are killing you
59:12Sleep is fundamental to the health and performance of our brain and our body. But what does good quality sleep actually mean? What can we do to ensure we get better sleep? Is the 8 hours rule a myth? Why does digital blue light kill your sleep? In this episode, we explore the science and culture of sleep and hacks that you can use today to truly improve this most fundamental of daily activities.
#14 Antisocial Media — Use critical thinking to cut through the noise
54:39Why is it that we’re reading and consuming more than ever, to the point of mental exhaustion, yet feel more and more under-read? Why do we listen to what “influencers” promote and how can that be dangerous? In this episode we explore why intentionality and critical thinking are the key skills you need for the modern world.
#12 Meditation — Change your brain and become a better problem solver
54:28Meditation is repeatedly named as the single most impactful habit to achieving happiness. More so than that, it’s now also preached to be one of the biggest contributing factors to long term business success as well. In this episode, we explore how and why we started meditating, our journey with it so far, and how you can get started today.
#11 Materialism by Design
39:16Welcome back to The Stoic CEO. In this week’s episode we are talking about designing your space and why that can have such a profound impact on your ability to show up. Topics covered include: - Using money as potential and avoiding materialism - Game theory and infinite games - Having the self awareness of the physical impact that sensory inputs are having in your brain - Our plans for upgrading our studio environment
#9 Risk — How to start taking more calculated risks
53:04“There is no right decision. All you can do is make your decision right.” Welcome back to The Stoic CEO, where we document our pursuit of self-mastery. In this week’s episode we explore the world of risk taking. Why are people naturally risk averse? What are the effects of nature vs nurture? How do we personally approach risk taking? What is Salto Mortale and what does poker have to do with decision making?
#8 Dark Energy — Using competitive drive to achieve more
54:57“You’re holding the keys to your own prison.” In this episode, we discuss our pursuit of utilising the dark energy within as an ally to speak our truth and fulfil our potential. In a world where positive psychology is almost ubiquitous, we’re constantly given an excuse to hide. It’s time to stand up, stand against it and speak your truth.
#7 The New Normal — Why it’s a great opportunity and how to make the most of it
1:08:24Welcome back to The Stoic CEO, where we attempt to document and share our journey on all things business and self-mastery. In this episode, we discuss the massive changes that COVID has brought to us and the way we work and its subsequent impacts. We also explore how we aim to capitalise on the opportunity of the supposed “New Normal” moving forward.
#6 New Year’s Special Q&A — Stoicism, business and glow in the dark goats
1:15:07The historic 2020 is finally over! As we enter 2021, we thought it would be a great time to do something slightly different for this episode - a Q&A type session. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions! Topics included in this episode: - How we first encountered Stoicism - Our favourite writers and books for life and business - The effect of stress on building habits - Why finding your passion is a myth - Artificial intelligence and the future - Why reflecting on death will change your life - The Stoic CEO