March 4, 2015

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities with Ryan Holiday

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday dropped out of college to spend his early 20’s working for masters of their craft like Robert Greene and Tucker Max. A conversation at a conference turned him on to the world of...


Ryan Holiday dropped out of college to spend his early 20’s working for masters of their craft like Robert Greene and Tucker Max. A conversation at a conference turned him on to the world of stoic philosophy and led to the publication of his most recent book The Obstacle is the Way


  • Building a capacity for making terrifying decisions 
  • Recognizing pivotal moments in our own lives
  • How we deal with difficult moments in our lives
  • Learning to control our perceptions 
  • Making the best out of terrible situations
  • Why our view of people’s lives is flattering
  • The 3 foundations of stoicism: perception, action and will
  • Why limiting our exposure to difficult situations limits our capabilities 
  • The relative nature of adversity 
  • Why there is no life that is free of suffering 


Resources

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)


Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. You can follow him on twitter @ryanholiday

 

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