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Stoicism: An Ex-SPY’s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life - Master the Ancient Philosophies of Productivity & Peace of Mind

Spy Self-Help, Volume 9
Narrated by: Spencer Jacobsen
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Imagine how different your life would be if you knew how to develop the resilience to deal with tough times, whilst effortlessly getting on the path to peace of mind. Stoicism is a timeless ancient philosophy which can teach you just that. Unlike many religious and new age thinking methods, Stoic teachings provide a clear road map on exactly “How” to think, not simply “What” to think. Thus giving its practitioners a way to better deal with the misfortunes and hardships they face.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert & former CIA Spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior. But there’s one trait which is critical to a productive life, obtaining and retaining a pragmatic and stable mindset. A spy would be worthless without it. Daugherty is a huge proponent of the Stoic philosophies, as a result of being exposed to highly stressful and testing situations over the years. A Stoic mindset is not a luxury for a field agent, but a necessity.

©2017 James Daugherty (P)2017 James Daugherty

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it was a good book but way too short. <br />

great read too short. wish it would have been about 3 times longer. I know it was broken down into several books but should be combined. not a fair way to deliver the information.

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The book Sounds quite monotone. It was Hard to keep my interest just because of that.

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great resource. glad I picked it up

This book clearly explains how to live a virtuous life and stop worrying about things that you have no control over. You will easily overlook them as the quality and benefit you get from this book is amazing. This book is better than going to a therapist. This is a book you will listen several times and it is the gateway to start listening about all the other Greek philosopher stoics. Indeed, this book is worth the listen!!!

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Great methods to live by

Great book, must hear or read. Easy way to live and be grateful. Really a great perspective to live.

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Life changing

Stoicism is an excellent practice to adopt but I would not recommend this book to learn more about it unfortunately. The writing was clunky and difficult to get through. Instead of the parody I've seen in SNL, I now understand affirmations as more of a way to prepare future responses to trying situations.

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This Stoicism book is extremely instructive..!

This Stoicism book is extremely instructive, it has an incredible content.We will take in the basics of utilizing Stoicism in our day by day life and how this ancient logic will function to influence us to feel more joyful.But i found little bit difficulty to understand some points.

This book since there were such a large number of life lessons to gain from this book...Very Informative!!!

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A nice brief guide

This Stoicism Book is really great, I have this on my house and I already read this. On my own opinion, The lessons and tips were very effective for me, this philosophy book have gave me ideas how should I overcome problems and become more effective and efficient in this life. It was also explained to me what Stoicism is. It is Very informative and well-detailed.

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Impressive! This is really just an excellent book

Impressive! This is really just an excellent book describing how to apply Stoic philosophy to modern life. It's well written, clearly articulated, convincing and ultimately practical. This does seem like a good way to live your life. I would highly recommend this book!

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Stoicism and their principles!

Stoicism is an interesting to discuss. I do admire spy people because they have these critical skills and they knew how to listen people by just observing their body language. Stoicism is a simple philosophy that will make you a better person. There are misconceptions about the emotions of the practitioners in stoicism and I already knew that they know how to deal with their emotions. It also talks about the way of their own lives. Honesty is what makes a man stay on his job.

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