• Stoicism: An Ex-Spy’s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life

  • Practical Ways to Harness Your Emotions & Thrive with This Philosophy
  • By: James Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Spencer Jacobsen
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-16-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: James Daugherty
  • 5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Imagine how different your life would be if you knew practical ways to harness your emotions and thrive with the timeless philosophy of Stoicism.

Stoicism's ancient teachings are the very best playbook for adversity. Unlike many religious and new-age thinking methods, Stoic principles provide a clear road map on exactly “how” to think, not simply “what” to think, thus giving its practitioners methods to better deal with the misfortunes and hardships which come their way.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert and 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.

In this insightful second edition to the Stoicism series, Daugherty gives readers a firsthand look into:

  • Emotional intelligence & self-awareness models - setting the groundwork
  • Biochemistry of the brain - using neuroplasticity to rewire your thoughts
  • How to avoid negative visualization spirals at all costs!
  • Methods to deal with anger & grief - in the right way
  • The clever conflict resolution trick to cure internal dissonance
  • Breaking the cycle of problematic thinking with “Thought Pattern Interrupts”
  • Stoic mindfulness practices to quiet the mind
  • What the Old Zen Master can teach you about attaining ultimate balance

...and much more.

©2018 James Daugherty (P)2018 James Daugherty

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You should buy this book.

Self discipline is a way and a virtue to lead a disciplined life. Not every man can lead a disciplined life in this busy life. I listen through many strategies and tips to absorb discipline from this book. Those are really meaningful and helpful. I hope every one will be as beneficial as I am.

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Well written and interesting

very good book. and in excellent brand new condition. would recommend to anyone looking for a good book about meditation.

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Info level to the core!!

This book Stoicism: An Ex-Spy’s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life: Practical Ways to Harness Your Emotions & Thrive with This Philosophy is really an awesome book.

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kudos to author!!

Interesting and still relevant, and a great introduction to ancient philosophy for anyone who hasn't have any yet.

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Great summary

Great summary:
Stoicism's ancient teachings are the very best playbook for adversity. Unlike many religious and new-age thinking methods, Stoic principles provide a clear road map on exactly “how” to think, not simply “what” to think, thus giving its practitioners methods to better deal with the misfortunes and hardships which come their way.

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Getting more confident with this book

I rated it a 5 star because the detailed mass of the writing was informative and detailed.I recommend it to anyone interested in learning a little bit more about this particular philosophy.

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Fantastic work

The word stoic is used in today's culture but knowing the real definition makes the use of this even more compelling.

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Enlightening and digestible.

I found this to be a delightful listen and very informative.I would highly recommend this book to those interested in delving into the subject of philosophy.

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Author has created a book that is engaging and easy to listen I would recommend to anyone with interest in this subject matter..

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Easy to follow!!

This book takes the listener through the complex journey of Stoicism and its relation to other philosophical theories and ideals.The thought of listening about philosophy can be daunting and, frankly, boring at times.