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Stoicism 101


Stoicism 101


“‘How much progress shall I make?’ you ask. Just as much as you try to make. Why do you wait? Wisdom comes haphazard to no man.” - Seneca

What is Stoicism? Who were the Stoics? Why have some of history’s greatest leaders practiced Stoicism in their daily lives? How can I consistently apply Stoicism to my life?

If you’re thinking any of those things, you’ve come to the right place. We set up Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life to give you the absolute best of Stoicism, from the best teacher, in just 14 days. 

Stoicism is a philosophy designed for the real world, to solve real problems. It’s created to make us better people, better parents and better professionals. It comes from great thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca.

There’s a reason everyone from George Washington to Tom Brady to Anna Kendrick to John Steinbeck have read, studied, quoted, and admired the Stoics.

It’s because Stoicism is meant to solve actual problems. A tool in the pursuit of self-mastery, perseverance, and wisdom. A way to live a great life, rather than some esoteric field of academic inquiry.

Wisdom, learning, studying, Seneca says, do not fall upon us by chance. “‘How much progress shall I make?’ you ask. Just as much as you try to make. Why do you wait? Wisdom comes haphazard to no man.”

That’s why we created Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life! 

Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life is a 14 day course designed to teach you what you do not yet know. Whether you’re a beginner at Stoicism or you’ve been studying it for years, there is something to be gained by getting up and going to “school”—because learning, as Marcus said, is a good thing. And to do that, we’re doing something we haven’t done with any of our past courses. 

Ryan Holiday—author of The Daily Stoic, Lives of the Stoics, and The Obstacle is the Way, to name a few of his bestselling books—will be your instructor. He’s taught Stoicism in NFL locker rooms, Fortune 500 boardrooms, in front of TED audiences, and to millions of people with his books. And NOW he’ll be your personal teacher for the next 14 days. 

Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life was initially intended as a live course, but because of the number of emails we’ve received, we’ve decided to make it available to everyone who couldn’t participate in the live course. We recorded and edited the live office hours sessions—five hours of Ryan Holiday answering questions on a wide variety of topics, including how he applies Stoicism in his own life and career, how a Stoic gets the most out of what they read, how a Stoic balances the tension between acceptance and the discipline of action, what the Stoics think about the law of attraction, and much more.

In 14 custom emails delivered daily (~20,000 words of exclusive content), you’ll also learn about:

  • The famous Stoics.
  • The things a Stoic does.
  • The things a Stoic doesn’t do. 
  • What sets Stoicism apart from other philosophies.
  • The key components of a Stoic’s ideal day.
  • The Stoic’s secrets to success
  • The Stoic’s secrets to resilience
  • The Stoic’s secrets to productivity
  • How a Stoic masters their emotions.

And much, much more. 

For far less than the tuition to even one “Intro to Philosophy” class at even a community college (to say nothing of the Ivy League!), as a participant in Daily Stoic’s Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life, you’ll not only learn all you need to know about Stoicism, you’ll learn it from one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life!

Here’s what you’ll get: 

  • 14 custom emails delivered daily (over 20,000 words of all-new content)
  • 5 hours of Q&A video with bestselling author Ryan Holiday
  • Printable 14 Day Calendar With custom daily illustrations to track progress