130 Optimize Interviews
30 minute chats with some amazing teachers. Discover Big Ideas that shaped
their lives + day-to-day practices they rock.
Stillness is the Key
Ryan Holiday is one of my absolute favorite writers. At this point, I've created four Notes on his great books. We started with The Obstacle Is the Way. Then Ego Is the Enemy. Then The Daily Stoic. And, now, Stillness Is the Key. As screenwriter and director Brian Koppelman put it: “I don’t have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holiday writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it.” I couldn't agree more. Join us for a wisdom-packed conversation where we explore how stillness is the key that helps us unlocks higher levels of our potential.
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