The One Take Stoic

The One Take Stoic

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The One Take Stoic is a daily podcast where we talk about the power of mindset. Most days we dissect a stoic quote, on occasion we talk to other individuals who have used mindset to be amazing. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support


174: Human Connection
Jul 17 • 12 min
Today we are using a quote to talk about human inner connection. Yes every man may be an island, however, that is not the whole story. At the root of it, runs a connection we all have. We all go through similar human experiences, we all feel pain, love,…
153: to be broken, is to be human
Jul 16 • 9 min
Today we are using an Instagram post from last year, to help us shift our mindset and understand that we are all broken. From our broken places we can grow and become better versions of ourselves. If you are going through a break right now, it may seem…
172: Rising above your circumstance
Jul 8 • 11 min
Today we are using a Marcus Aurelius quote to talk about improving your lot in life. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
171: Refining Your Truth
Jul 5 • 9 min
Today we’re talking about being open to new ideas even if they are contrary to what you currently hold dear or currently believe. Yes, sometimes we are correct in our beliefs and that’s okay. However, it’s important that we be open to the possibility of…
170: Enjoy the moments you have
Jul 2 • 10 min
Today we are using a Marcus Aurelius quote to help us appreciating what we have. We use it to help us understand that the next minutes of our lives are not promised us. Death comes for everybody at different times, in different places and with different…
169: Wealth
Jul 1 • 10 min
Today we are using an Epictetus quote to talking about obtaining true wealth. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
168: Adding to a conversation
Jun 28 • 10 min
Today we are’re using a Cato quote to better understand when to talk, and when to allow silence. Sometimes it’s difficult to realize when we are truly adding to a conversation. So, I want to challenge you today, when you’re going about your daily…
167: Assembling your life
Jun 27 • 7 min
Today we are taling about assembling our life. When making a change or staying on a path, its important to remember that we have the choice to continue forward. Our daily steps to stay on track, develops into the journey of a lifetime. We building that…
166: I’m Possible
Jun 25 • 11 min
Today we are talking about the idea of something being impossible. To which I offer the question: if given the right mindset, can we overcome the obstacles in our way? After all, look at Roger Bannister, before him, we thought it was an impossibility to…
consistency: the slippery fish
Jun 22 • 13 min
Today we are talking about consistency. I haven’t had much with ya’ll, so I do apologize. I will make it a point be more consistent. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
164: Youthful Enthusiasm
Jun 16 • 6 min
Today we are talking about not losing you enthusiasm. Growing old does not mean losing that zest for life you had as a kid. The funny thing is, when relistening to the episode I realized I sound so monotoned. So much for a zest of life, really I was still…
163: to be evenminded
Jun 13 • 11 min
Today we are talking about maintaining your cool under pressure. Take note of the times you lose your cool and try and find the core reason you flew off the handle. Figure it out and work on it. See if there is something you can do to keep that from…
162: The only real mistake
Jun 9 • 10 min
Today we talk about failure and how important it is the keeping pushing through it. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
161: If at first you don’t succeed
Jun 6 • 8 min
Fiailure is the best learning and growing tool we have. As we fail, we are given the opportunity to see what we are made of. So don’t let this failure break you, instead allow it to temper you, so you can be stronger than before. As usual, if you want to…
160: I’m Back
Jun 3 • 14 min
Good morning friends; I am back in action! The move went well, and I am still getting settled in. The big stuff is done and I am able to once again talk to y’all daily, so thank you for understanding my going dark for a week. Today we talk a little bit…
159: Weakness
May 26 • 9 min
This episode was supposed to drop Friday, but there was a hiccup with the drop date. Enjoy. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
158: Do what is right
May 23 • 11 min
While we went to stay true to ourselves , and not compromise our integrity, that does not mean that you will never be in the wrong. Yes you want to stay true to yourself so you do not tilt and windmills. However if you remain obstinate in the face of…
157: Allowing confidence
May 21 • 13 min
Having confidence does not mean that you have to be cocky. Nor is confidence innate, instead it is something you can build, and even get better. Sometimes it can be a difficult skill to acquire, however, if you have a strong Why to anchor to, it becomes…
156: Reexamining wrongs
May 20 • 6 min
Today we are using a Marcus Aurelius quote to talk about examining our wrongs instead of focusing on the wrongs that others do. Some it can be easy to point out when others make mistakes, so it is my challenge to you to look inward the next time you…
155: Plan But Also Act
May 18 • 10 min
Today we are talking about a Seneca quote. I hope you enjoy. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter: twitter.com/ThrivingOnFat…
154: A work in progress
May 11 • 17 min
You may not be where you want to be, but be happy with the path you are on. __ Enjoy life’s happy moments while you are striving from greatness. __ Don’t let your future expectations cloud your judgment. And happy Saturday, kick up you feet and enjoy your…
153: Anger
May 10 • 8 min
As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter: twitter.com/ThrivingOnFat Facebook: Facebook.com/thrivingonfat Notice a theme? Anywho, I’ll…
152: Contextualizing problems
May 7 • 6 min
Today we are talking about problems, and how with the proper insight we can use these difficulties into positives. We can turn our problems into positive guidelines to help guide future decisions. All it takes is a little bit of foresight and insight on…
151: Conquering the world
May 5 • 12 min
Today, we talk about conquering the world… Well maybe not, when I say, conquering the world, I mean your biggest goal. Before we can focus on conquering the world, we need to first conquer ourselves. In order to do this, you need to look inside ourselves,…
150: The pure and simple truth?
May 5 • 22 min
Today we talk about the many faces of truth. I hope you enjoy!! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter: twitter.com/ThrivingOnFat…
149: Life is a mountain
May 2 • 12 min
The beauty of life is that there are ups, downs, valleys, and peaks. At each stage in our life, we have different expectations for us. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, life is a journey, it’s an adventure, it’s something that is ever…
148: Not allowing emotions to control you
Apr 30 • 7 min
Today we are talking about emotions. They are a necessary part of life. Keeping that in mind, however, it is important that we do not allow them to control our behavior. Afterall a mind clouded with anger and fear, but not a mind that makes rational and…
147: Black, white and gray all over
Apr 28 • 14 min
Today we’re talking about the importance of having both rules and structure, as well as freedom from those rules. In some parts in our lives, we will need very hard-and-fast rules, however, in other cases, we need the freedom to make decisions that are…
146: The true source of wealth
Apr 27 • 11 min
Today we are talking about wealth. It’s important to note that true wealth does not come from what we can purchase, but instead it comes from the experiences that we have. A poor man can be wealthy if he has the right mindset, and a rich man can be poor…
146: Internal happiness
Apr 25 • 10 min
Today we’re talking about cultivating happiness. Not just from experiences or from our possessions but from a mindset shift. This mindset shift helps us obtain long-lasting happiness with life, regardless of what hand we are dealt with. Happiness is not…
145: Is it right, is it true?
Apr 24 • 7 min
Today we are using a Marcus Aurelius quote to talk about truth and morality. This quote serves as a litmus test for action. When we are contemplating what to do, all we need to ask is: “Is it right; is it true?” If one of those responses is in the…
144: happy with the present
Apr 23 • 16 min
Today we are talking about being happy with what we have. I hope yih enjoy!! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
142: We communicate with action
Apr 20 • 17 min
Today we are focusing on communication. Many of us have heard the old adage, “it’s not about what you say, but how you say it.” Today we take that idea to its logical conclusion to encompass not only how others actions matter, but our actions to ourselves…
142: Gaining strength with emotions
Apr 18 • 20 min
Today we talk about strength. We talk about what it is, and what it is not. Strength is not having everything go your way. Strength comes from pushing through pain and obstacles to obtain your goals regardless of life’s setbacks. Disappointment will…
141: Struggle is not failure
Apr 17 • 11 min
Today we are talking about the importance of dealing with struggle, and how it is not a prerequisite to failure. You can give up and fail after you struggle, but if you pus through the struggle, you can come out the other side stronger and more resilient…
140: strength in community
Apr 17 • 15 min
Good morning folks!! today will be a double show (the second dropping later today.) For now, however, I hope you enjoy our talk about community and mental toughness. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support
139: Broken, but not beaten
Apr 15 • 14 min
The world can break you, but it cannot defeat you. Setbacks happen, but do not let the define you. Allow yourself to grow through the broken parts so you can become an improved better version of yourself. Are you ready to start making a change in your…
138: smile at trouble
Apr 11 • 8 min
Today we are using a Thomas Paine quote to focus on growing from missteps and smiling in the face of adversity. Throughout our daily struggles, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what we are going through. In these times, it is important…
137: A hero’s journey
Apr 9 • 14 min
Today we are talking about the hero’s journey, and how with each journey we grow with failure. It is not about taking little leaps so that we do not fall, instead, it is about taking huge leaps to get to where we want to go. Reaching your goals is not…
136: Words carry weight
Apr 8 • 13 min
Today we are focusing upon the the weight that words carry. Regardless of if they are in print, on social media or in between our ears. Our words can be the force keeping us from changing or what is holding us back from taking the next step. Think about…
135: One step at a time
Apr 7 • 16 min
Today we are talking about the importance of being mindful while we are taking one step at a time. Since the only moment we have is the one we are taking, we should be mindful of the steps we choose. This does not negate the need for planning, it only…
134: Allow yourself to live
Apr 5 • 6 min
Today we are talking a look at a Marcus Aurelius quote to think about the concept of allowing yourself to live. Allow yourself try and to fail. Because that is where the beauty of life comes from. When were are able to grow and become better we allow…
133: Bringing it all together
Apr 4 • 11 min
Today we are bringing a few ideas we have been talking about this past week together. It all comes down to understanding that time is bit a given, so we need to take action on making ourselves better now. If we keep putting it off for tomorrow things will…
132: never let go
Apr 3 • 8 min
Today we are focusing on finding the thing that drives us towards action. Take a moment and reflect on what you are passionate about. What dreams do you have? How can you tie those things into your daily life so that you can have more meaning in your…
131: Belief
Apr 3 • 14 min
today we are using another Arnold Schwarzenegger quote, to talk about belief. In order to get better, or push through perceived obstacles you need to believe you can do it, and that you are worthy for why you are trying to get. If you are looking to…
130: Growing from failure
Apr 1 • 9 min
Today we take a quote quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger to help us think about growing from failures. We grow most when we are forced to keep on trucking when the odds are stacked against us. Or when our plans need to change to address the new changes that…
129: A new life; a new you
Mar 29 • 7 min
Today we are talking about how changes in your life can often require a different you. This is not a bad thing because as we change and grow, and allows us to get better. Often times we either grow or atrophy. Which will you choose? —- Support this…
129: You are worth it
Mar 28 • 6 min
Today I am sharing the welcome email to my 31-Day Primal Challenge because in it I speak about you being worth it. It is as true for those who will be joining me on the challenge, as true it is for you. If you would like to signup to get updates about y…
128: What is in our control
Mar 27 • 8 min
Today we are using an Epictetus quote to take a look at the things we control. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
127: The Day 1 Mentality
Mar 26 • 14 min
I am back from my official vacation, I was supposed to be gone this week two, but now it is a stay-cation, so I am getting chores and other stuff done. So, I will be posting daily podcasts again. I hope you enjoy the ramble! As usual, if you want to say…
126: He who does wrong
Mar 19 • 18 min
not a lot of show notes today. please enjoy the episode. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter: twitter.com/ThrivingOnFat Facebook:…
125: Connecting with the people aroud you
Mar 18 • 12 min
Today we are talking about fostering human connection. It is all too easy to get caught up in the daily grind of life and not make time for our loved ones. So today I wanted to talk a moment to remind everyone to enjoy life and have fun with those you…
124: If a devil is on your back
Mar 17 • 8 min
Today we are using a song lyric to look at the need for flexibility when executing a plan. Tell me what you think about my spin on this idea! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
123: Daedalus and destiny
Mar 14 • 15 min
Today we are taking a look at Seneca quote to put our fears and desires into perspective. I also pull from Greek myth to tie the topic together. I hope you like the digression. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can…
122: Profound Pooh Bear
Mar 12 • 20 min
Today we are using a Winnie the Pooh quote to remind us that we are brave, strong and smart. It is easy to allow ourselves to forget our positive attributes, but it is equally important that we remember that we are awesome, resilient and intelligent…
121: Allowing yourself to be happy
Mar 11 • 10 min
Today we are talking about the mindset of happiness. It comes from the proper mix of expectation and understanding that not everything will go our ways. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
119: Appreciate what you have
Mar 10 • 13 min
Today we are talking about appreciating what you have, instead of going for the next new thing, just because everyone else has it. This quote is much like, “the grass is always greener on the other side” quote. What you want is always better than what you…
118: Listen to your body
Mar 8 • 6 min
Today is a short episode, but we talk about an important topic, which is listening to your body. This an important thing to do, because if we are not listening to the signals our body is sending us then we cannot give it what it needs. If we ignore it for…
117: the bravery to be yourself
Mar 7 • 15 min
Today we are talking about having the bravery to be yourself. For some, this topic may come second nature, and for others, it can be difficult. For much of my life, I fell into the latter camp. I felt like my voice didn’t hold as much weight as others. As…
116: Allowing yourself the space for growth
Mar 6 • 0 min
Today we are talking about allowing yourself to grow, by letting the right people into your life. This is not about segregating yourself in a cone of safety. Instead, it is about understanding what you need for your growth, and development those…
115: Anger Management
Mar 5 • 9 min
Today we are talking about self-control and the freedom that comes from controlling your anger. This can be applied to any strong emotion. There is freedom from the understanding that what we control is our response to things and nothing more. Start…
114: Quantifying success
Mar 4 • 15 min
There is no quote today, just me talking to you about enjoying the process. I also share with you about how I am using benchmarks to judge success in one of my current goals. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can…
113: enjoy each moment
Mar 3 • 7 min
So the episode released above schedule. Haha. Gotta love tech, luckily I caught the error, enjoy the episode!! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
112: Words carry weight
Mar 2 • 8 min
Today we are talking about choosing our words. We spoke about this quote during yesterdays podcast, and today we are fleshing it out. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
111: The many faces of bravery
Mar 1 • 15 min
Today we are talking about the different types of bravery. It is not just about the bravery to run into a burning building or to defend your country or family. Bravery is much more about being brave to be yourself. To have a voice and an opinion,…
110: The evolution of evil
Feb 28 • 19 min
Today I take you through a journey if someone from being an advocate to a participant in the evil act. It isn’t always a quick thing, in fact, it is often times a slow steady progression that corrodes our virtue. This is why we should stand up for one…
109: overcoming difficulties
Feb 27 • 13 min
Today we are talking about overcoming difficulties, through mindset. Specifically the notion that we are not given more than we can handle. Which is an important idea to keep in mind. Because if we have that mind frame, we can better tackle the days…
108: Good or evil is a matter of perception
Feb 26 • 16 min
Today we are talking about the mindset behind perceiving positive or negative events. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
107: growing through fear
Feb 25 • 11 min
Today we are dissecting fear, and how it is only a reaction to events. Fear is nothing that is set in stone, fears can be conquered. The important thing is to understand that the fear you have is based upon an event, and your continued fear comes from the…
106: Life is lost when we are uncaring
Feb 24 • 14 min
Today we are talking about living life mindfully. It is easy to get caught up in the mind suck that is life, but it is important to remember that in order to live a full life, we need to be thankful and grateful, regardless of what tries to bring us down.…
105: Live strong and prosper
Feb 23 • 11 min
Today we are using a quote from ketogeek, to talk about being strong in order to prosper in life. Strength can come in an emotional, physical, or mentally state. Your personal focus will depend upon what you need the most work out. During the episode, we…
104: Opinion
Feb 22 • 9 min
Today we are talking about changing your perception of events, by changing your mindset. It really can be as easy as that. We all perceive the rate of difficulty differently. Much of that comes down to the difficulties we have dealt with in the past…
103: building community
Feb 21 • 17 min
Today we are using a Seneca quote to talk about building community and the importance of guidance. Sometimes we need an outside observer to help us in our path. Which us why I offer coaching. Also as the social creatures we are, many of are successes…
102: It’s all mental
Feb 20 • 11 min
Today we are talking about building mental toughness. We all have the ability to build mental toughness, however, we all build it in different ways. We discuss a few different ways to build mental toughness. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice…
101: Do what you love; love who you are
Feb 19 • 12 min
Today we are talking about love. I guess I missed the Valentine’s episode. Joking aside. It’s important that we love what we do, and that we try to fit in time for doing what we love. Heck, this is why I share my story and why I help others. I love…
100: Don’t wait for life
Feb 18 • 10 min
Today we are joined by special guest Robert Sikes. During the show we talk about doing what you love in life in order to find fulfillment without waiting to retire to do what you love. To learn more about him check out: his main site…
099: Happiness
Feb 16 • 5 min
Today is a short and sweet talk about happiness. It all comes down to finding what makes you happy and doing as much of that as possible. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
098: enjoy the precious moment’s
Feb 15 • 11 min
Today there is no quote, however, we are talking about enjoying the precious and sometimes seemingly insignificant moments in life. After all, life is just a tapestry of many small moments that weave together into a life of greatness. As usual, if you…
097: forgiveness helps us grow
Feb 14 • 11 min
Today we are talking about the importance of forgiveness. Yes, people will hurt you, yes people will make you angry. However, if you hold on to that, that feeling can control you. Think back to the episode where we talked about being controlled by anger.…
096: Quality over quantity
Feb 13 • 9 min
Many of us say this, but how many of us really think about what is meant to strive for quality over quantity? That is what this quote boils down to. It is about wanting the best quality from life, even if it means that we are around for less time. Think…
095: Allow failure to teach you
Feb 12 • 10 min
Today we are talking about failure. We all will fail in life. That is a given the important thing is to adjust our view on failure. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
094: Don’t let fear of death keep you from living
Feb 11 • 10 min
Today we are talking about living! It’s important to not get too caught up in the end goal to where we forget to live our lives. Sometimes we get so caught up in the planning process, or fixating on what could be, that we forget to live for today. We do…
093: Slow steady steps
Feb 10 • 12 min
This quote reminds me of the song, ” Play the ants go marching one by one.” As we continue in a straight line it is important for us to take these small steps forward to improve ourselves leaps and bounds over time. As usual, if you want to say hi to the…
092: Being in the moment
Feb 9 • 5 min
Short and sweet episode. Today try and be here now. Turn off the tech and connect. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
091: Without determination and drive, talent is useless
Feb 8 • 13 min
We start our talk outlining that every great person out there was at one time a novice, or an amatuer. We also talk about Muggsy Bogues and his career as one the shortest basketball players in the sport. This is the best example I could think of where…
090: Treat each day as a gift
Feb 7 • 10 min
This message can be taken in many different ways, from readjusting your mental strength or focus to taking an extra moment of gratitude when the stuff keeps fitting the fan. It’s important to remember that above all else, life is amazing because of the…
089: The deception of prosperity
Feb 6 • 15 min
Today we are talking about not allowing ourselves to become beguiled by prosperity. Yes good things will happen to bad people, and bad things will happen to good people. Regardless of how we land on the spectrum. We should not get caught up in allowing…
088: Fate With Jonathan Shane
Feb 4 • 8 min
Today we have Jonathan Shane on the line, we spent a little bit of time talking about fate. You can either go along willingly, or you can go kicking and screaming, either way you will end up in the same spot. Regardless of if you believe in fate, it is an…
087: Striving For Greatness
Feb 3 • 9 min
Sorry about no posting his earlier. I worked over night last night to prep for Super Bowl. Greatness is not given; it is earned. Today we talk about greatness. It comes with struggle and perseverance. In order to be great we need to be able to go through…
086: Rolling with the punches
Feb 2 • 14 min
Today we are talking about rolling with the punches, and understanding what you control. I also offer some ideas when implementing a change. The goal is slowly making sustainable progress and changes. While proactively preparing yourself for failure, and…
084: The faces of bravery
Jan 31 • 9 min
Today we are talking about bravery. I got off on a tangent, but I think I successfully brought it back around. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
085: Finding what excites you
Jan 30 • 10 min
Today we are talking about finding the thing that excites you. The thing that get you pumped and motivated for the day. Find that thing that allows you to work all day, and still feel energized to attack the rest of the day. As usual, if you want to say…
083: You don’t have to like me
Jan 28 • 7 min
Today we are talking about people not liking us. As long as we are being a mean or spiteful person, it’s okay if people don’t like you. No one can be universally beloved. The important thing is that we keep in mind the golden rule. We treat others as we…
082: live more; plan less
Jan 26 • 6 min
Today we’re using a nugget of knowledge from Seneca. To help us be present and live life. Don’t get so caughcaught up in planning that you forget to live! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
081: sharing your gifts
Jan 25 • 12 min
Today we talk about being kind, and sharing. Geez I feel like aan after school special. Haha. But I really do think its an important topic. We also talk about sharing your gifts. I also give you an update on what I have going on. If you want to find more…
080: Be humble; be kind
Jan 22 • 12 min
Today we are diving into a Cicero quote to explore the responsibility that comes with power. The humble nature we need to cultivate when we have people who depend on us. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find…
079: Tomorrow will never come
Jan 21 • 12 min
Today we are talking about accountability, and pushing yourself to be better. To become the best you possible. After all, only you know what you can accomplish. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
078: Becoming you own master
Jan 18 • 10 min
Today we focus on mastering yourself in order to become free. It can be extremely difficult to be free if you are being ruled by your emotions. When we can master our reactions, we can master ourselves, which leads to our freedom. As usual, if you want to…
77: Becoming wealthy
Jan 17 • 12 min
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076: Let the truth free you
Jan 16 • 12 min
Part of learning the truth can be difficult, hard even. But after the initial pain, hurt or agaer subsides, there is a feeling of solace. Yes, you may have lost something or somesomeone, but now you are free. You are able to grow and improve. The only…
075: Bravery With Danny Part 2
Jan 13 • 15 min
Today on the podcast we have special guest Danny Vega. Danny Vega is a an amazing individual. When he was growing up he said her wanted to be a strong man, and he sure ended up fitting the bill, however he is also a very sweet and humble guy. As you can…
074: Bravery with Danny Part 1
Jan 12 • 16 min
Today on the podcast we have special guest Danny Vega. Danny Vega is a an amazing individual. When he was growing up he said her wanted to be a strong man, and he sure ended up fitting the bill, however he is also a very sweet and humble guy. As you can…
073: enjoying life.
Jan 11 • 12 min
Today we talk about enjoying life. Sometimes it may seem difficult or hard, but it is important to live everyday as mindfully as we can! Yes things will come up, but remember, it is the space between action and reaction that really matter. As usual, if…
072: Being a good person
Jan 10 • 7 min
Good morning all! It’s a short episode today. But still a very important topic, it all comes down being a good person. Respecting others like you would respect yourself. Sweet, easy, and to the point! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind…
071: Reaching the stars
Jan 8 • 8 min
Today we are ususing a Seneca quote to talk about reaching for difficult goals. Striving for the stars is not easy, but every step of the way is worth it. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
070: Control
Jan 7 • 6 min
Today we use two quotes to help Us realize what we can control. Here’s a hit, it really isn’t that much. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:…
069: Hurt
Jan 6 • 13 min
Today we may be hitting a hard topic, which is dealing with people who hurt you because they are hurt. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/…
068: A calm mind
Jan 5 • 11 min
Today we are talking about maintaining you mental calm during times of trial or adversity. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/…
067: The Crossover
Jan 4 • 15 min
Today we are crossing over with my Thriving on Fat Podcast! I am just sharing with you how starting this podcast and what not has helped my with my overall goal with the Thrivingonfat brand my goals in the future. As usual, if you want to say hi to the…
066: The 2 Rules
Jan 3 • 9 min
Today is another Marcus Aurelius quote, with this quote we are talking about not allowing ourselves to become disillusioned by what we feel to be true. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
065: freedom comes from choosing our response
Jan 2 • 12 min
Today we are using a Victor Frankl quote to tatalk about the freedom that come from choosing our response. Sometimes all we need to do is take a moment before responding to help clear our mind and respond without letting our emotions get the best of us.…
064: it’s about the journey
Jan 1 • 9 min
Today we re talking about making progress towards your goals, consistently over time. After all, anything worth doing, will take time. You can do it! And Happy New Year!!!! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can…
062: Asking for help
Dec 29, 2018 • 8 min
Sometimes we need to ask for help from others, even if we don’t want to. Its important to humble ourselves enough to understand we cannot do it all ourselves. When we ask for assistance, it is not a mark of weakness, but it allows for growth. It allows…
061: Anxiety about future events
Dec 28, 2018 • 10 min
Today we are talking about calming an anxious mind. You can do this. Just take it one day, one step at a time. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
060: The after Christmas episode
Dec 26, 2018 • 2 min
No quote today, just enjoy today. Be thankful for what you have and who you e enjoying the holidays with. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
059: Building mental strength
Dec 24, 2018 • 15 min
We truly have power over ourselves, when we have power over our mind. We can fail to have the power, which allows us to drift along with daily events. When this happens it can lead to us believing that the outside world and events have power over our…
058: Wabi-Sabi Part 2
Dec 22, 2018 • 7 min
Today we are finishing up our talk on Wabi-sabi we started a week or so ago. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/…
056: Creating a happier life
Dec 20, 2018 • 16 min
Today we are talking about a Marcus Aurelius quote, about mindset. Specifically about shifting you thoughts to reflect a more positive outlook on life. I hope you enjoy this talk. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you…
055: Communication takes two people
Dec 19, 2018 • 11 min
No quote today, instead today I am just talk to you guys about a lack of communication I had. Along witb how I went about fixing it. I hope you get something from the episode. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can…
054: Pushing through trials
Dec 18, 2018 • 14 min
Today is the tough love episode. So often there are excuses about why we cannot change, when in all reality. It is these struggles that push us to greatness. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
053: If want want it, work for it
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
Today we are using an Epictetus quote to talk about doing. Stop planning what you will do, and start acting. Yes you may fall, but that gives you the opportunity to dust yourself off and try again. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the…
052: Be Patient
Dec 16, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are back with the X-man to get some knowledge bombs! It’s a quote from my favorite wheelchair bound professor. It’s from an awesome movie! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
051: Life is like a play
Dec 15, 2018 • 7 min
Today we are using a Seneca quote to examine life. It was an interesting quote to say the least. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram:www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/…
050: A lost path is not lost forever
Dec 14, 2018 • 14 min
Today we are talking about a Professor Xavier quote. With this quote, we talk about how as humans we will fail, and that’s okay. The important point is that we learn from the fall and factor that in on our next attempt. Allow yourself to wear your fall…
049: Becoming powerful
Dec 13, 2018 • 16 min
Today we are talking about power. More specifically, how power comes from within. When we can control ourselves, we are most powerful. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
048: Time
Dec 12, 2018 • 13 min
Today we are using a Seneca quote to talk about time management. I know you may be excited, but please control you excitement. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
048: Endure it.
Dec 11, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are talking about pushing through the difficulties, and getting things done. The quote is from Marcus Aurelius. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
046: creating luck
Dec 10, 2018 • 10 min
Today is a lucky episode! Well, it can be. But really today we are talking about creating lunch with a Seneca quote. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
045: Defend thyself
Dec 9, 2018 • 14 min
Today is another Star Wars quote. What can I say, I cannot get enough to this green guy. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingonfat/ Twitter:…
044: One step at a time
Dec 8, 2018 • 7 min
Chinese proverb time! Today we are going over the quote I am starting the book I mentioned a week ago off with. We talk about starting your journey, rather than just planning it. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you…
043: truths depend upon our point of view
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
Today is an Obi Won quote!! The Marcus Aurelius quote I mentioned is: “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the…
042: Don’t Demand
Dec 6, 2018 • 10 min
Good morning, today we are talking about an Epictetus quote. This quote sparked a conversation about managing expectations to fit what is happening rather than what we want to happen. As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic…
041: This is why you fail
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
Another Yoda quote, yes, he may be my favorite fictional quasi-stoic. Jedi can be stoic right? Anywho, we talk about self-perception and how/why we fail. Check it out and let me know what you think! As usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the…
040: Train yourself to let go
Dec 3, 2018 • 6 min
Today we did a Yoda Quote! We talked about training yourself to prepare to lose what you value most. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a stalker) on…
039: The Hero’s Journey
Dec 2, 2018 • 14 min
Today we’re talking about the Hero’s journey and how it relates to stoicism. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a stalker) on Instagram and Twitter…
038: wabi sabi
Dec 1, 2018 • 11 min
Today we are talking about a type of Japanese aesthetic that focuses on finding beauty in the broken. I hope you enjoy our talk!!! As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow…
037: Do not give up, stand up
Nov 30, 2018 • 10 min
Today on the podcast we talk about another comic franchise! I snagged a quote from X-Men today, that talks about what is expected from X-Men. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com…
036: being thankful
Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min
This is a podcast I recorded on Thanksgiving, but, not the one I released on Thanksgiving, so I hope you enjoy a moment of Thankfulness and gratitude. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at:…
035: A Single Hope
Nov 28, 2018 • 9 min
Today is an Epictetus quote, one of his shorter ones. During the episode we talk about not putting your eggs in on basket. Epictetus was a Stoic who was prominent in the early second century B.C./C.E. Our understanding of his knowledge, philosophy and…
034: Justifying death
Nov 27, 2018 • 13 min
Today we are talking about another Captain America quote, to honor the late and great Stan Lee. He will be missed. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a…
033: No, you move.
Nov 26, 2018 • 11 min
Today we are talking about a Captain America quote, to honor the late and great Stan Lee. He will be missed. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a stalker,…
032: sailing on a favorable wind
Nov 25, 2018 • 6 min
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t released an episode in the past two days, I have been as sick as a dog. However now I am feeling much better. But you’re not here for that, today to quote is from Seneca. If you do not already know, Seneca he lived around 4 BC –…
031: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018 • 7 min
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! No plugs today, just enjoy your day with whomever you have in your life. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support
030: opinion and self perception
Nov 21, 2018 • 13 min
Time for another episode and again we are back to Marcus Aurelius. I hope you didn’t miss his words of Wisdom too much. As a reminder was not only one of the last “5 Good Emperors”, but he was also a well renowned stoic. As a time reference, he was The…
029: People who anger you
Nov 20, 2018 • 13 min
Today we are talking about an Epictetus quote. The idea that when people anger you, they control you. So it is up to us to be in control of ourselves. As is it so often is the case with Epictetus, it comes down to understanding ourselves. Epictetus was a…
028: There is no try.
Nov 19, 2018 • 10 min
Today we go to the light side of the force with words of wisdom from everyone’s favorite green guy. Sorry Kermit, I’m talking about Yoda. I need to do more Star Wars quotes. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you…
027: Know who you are
Nov 18, 2018 • 14 min
Today we are talking about an Epictetus quote. The idea the we first need to know who we are, them we can adorn ourselves as needed. As is it so often is the case with Epictetus, it comes down to understanding ourselves. It is about internal motivation.…
026: expecting impedes life
Nov 17, 2018 • 9 min
Today is another Seneca quote, it’s about living for today. Plan for tomorrow, yes, but not at the expense for the day we have. If you do not already know, Seneca he lived around 4 BC – AD 65. (His full name is: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, you may also know…
025: Learning from life
Nov 16, 2018 • 10 min
Today we have a Seneca quote for you! He is my second favorite Stoic, let’s not tell Epictetus. This Seneca quote is so true! Learning doesn’t only happen in school, it happens in life, where you can fail and grow. I hope you enjoy my talk about it, tell…
024: get it from within
Nov 15, 2018 • 11 min
Today we talk about getting goodness for ourselves, not from out side sources. In case you didn’t know, Epictetus was a Stoic who was prominent in the early second century B.C./C.E. (which was about four hundred years after Zeno.) Our understanding of his…
023: raising in the morning
Nov 14, 2018 • 10 min
Good morning!! Sorry this one is a little late, I had it posted to drop at 4 PM. And I just noticed the error. Haha. I hope you enjoy the podcast! It’s time for another episode. Again we are back to Marcus Aurelius. I hope you didn’t miss his words of…
022: After Hostilities End
Nov 13, 2018 • 12 min
Hey guys today I wanted to take a moment and talk about the end of hostilities, be it in war, or other venues. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a…
021: know what you control
Nov 12, 2018 • 20 min
Welcome to another episode of the one take stoic. Today we are doing a two part episode. The first part we are talking about my thoughts on the dichotomy of control, in the second part of the show I read an extensive quote from The Enchiridion By…
020: Adaptability and Rolling With the Punches
Nov 11, 2018 • 15 min
Good Morning ALL! Today I am not addressing, but talking about an adaptable mindset. During this I pull from my stoic learnings and other mindset ideas I have learned. I hope you all enjoy the slight chang in format. As per usual, if you want to say hi to…
019: A Rough Road To Greatness
Nov 10, 2018 • 11 min
Welcome to another episode of the podcast and happy Saturday! Today we have a Seneca quote for you! He is my second favorite Stoic, but we wont tell Epictetus that. This Seneca quote sparks a disscussion about greatness, the the rough path getting there.…
018: If something seems difficult
Nov 9, 2018 • 14 min
Good morning!! It’s time for another episode. Again we are back to Marcus Aurelius. I hope you didn’t miss his words of Wisdom too much. As a reminder was not only one of the last “5 Good Emperors”, but he was also a well renowned stoic. As a time…
017: Judging the day
Nov 8, 2018 • 16 min
Good morning folks! Today we are venturing out of my normal quotes, and talking about a quote I snagged from an awesome podcast I was listening to. the podcast is about a keto family and how they actively implement healthy habits and mindset to grow their…
016: The darkness inside
Nov 7, 2018 • 10 min
Today we talk about the seething underbelly the lives it all of us. Okay, so that might be a exaggeration, but my point is the same. Today I wanted to talk about the neccessary darkness in us that must balance out our good. Like yin-yan. Good and bad are…
015: Conquering the world
Nov 6, 2018 • 15 min
Zeno of Citium (he lived around 336 – 265 B.C/B.C.E) was the founder of the Stoic School of philosophy in Athens. The philosophy taught that the Logos (Universal Reason) was the greatest good in life. Wheb we live in accordance with universal reason, we…
014: even to live can ba a struggle
Nov 5, 2018 • 12 min
Good morning all! Today it’s a quote from everyone’s favorite statesman Seneca. We are talking about the difficulty it life, because we all deal with difficulties. The thing to remember is that you’re not alone. All you have do is confide in someone and…
013: Batman, Epictetus, and Philosophy
Nov 4, 2018 • 13 min
Today we spoke a bit about a new book I purchased, then we got in not the Epictetus quote. The idea of getting happiness from internal instead of external sources is a common theme in stoicism. And one come come back to often. In case you didn’t know,…
012: Difficulties strengthen the mind
Nov 3, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s quote comes from Seneca he lived around 4 BC – AD 65. (His full name is: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, you may also know him as Seneca the Younger) He was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and all around renaissance man. He has some…
011: finding something to be thankful for
Nov 2, 2018 • 15 min
Today we talk about being thankful, and how it can easily change given the circumstances. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support
010: reactions are what matters
Nov 1, 2018 • 10 min
When I was recording, when I referred to Epictetus, I got Epicurious and Zeno mixed in all into one. However zeno was the founder of the stoic idea, not Epictetus. Also Epicurious is another philosophy altogether. Epictetus was a Stoic who was prominent…
009: Be happy
Oct 31, 2018 • 8 min
Good morning!! It’s time for another episode. Again we are back to Marcus Aurelius. I hope you didn’t miss his words of Wisdom too much. As a reminder was not only one of the last “5 Good Emperors”, but he was also a well renowned stoic. As a time…
O08: The unconquerable mind
Oct 30, 2018 • 11 min
Today’s quote comes from a different stoic, I know I know. Not Marcus Aurelius, gasp!!! But for realz, this on is from Seneca he lives around 4 BC – AD 65. (His full name is: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, you may also know him as Seneca the Younger) He was a…
007: The Past Can Illuminate the Future
Oct 29, 2018 • 10 min
Good morning!! It’s time for another episode. For the third (non interview episode) in a row we have a quote from Marcus Aurelius. I swear there are other stoics beside him. He was not only one of the last “5 Good Emperors”, but he was also a well…
006: Meeting Majik Part 2
Oct 28, 2018 • 20 min
This is part 2 of my talk with Majik. Please enjoy and I’ll talk at you again tomorrow! As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you can find me at: Thrivingonfat.com or follow me (not like a stalker) on Instagram and…
005: Meeting Majik Part 1
Oct 27, 2018 • 17 min
Today is a little break from the regular format. I met a gentlemen the other day who’s positivity was out standing, so I asked him on the cast. This is part one of our talk. As per usual, if you want to say hi to the voice behind the One Take Stoic you…
004: The art of indifference
Oct 26, 2018 • 9 min
Good morning!! It’s time for another episode, today the is again from the man, the myth, the legend and my favorite stoic, Marcus Aurelius. Yes I play favorites, also the picture is of him, look at those stone like eyes. He was not only a Roman Emperor,…
003: Dyed With Thoughts
Oct 25, 2018 • 9 min
Good morning!! It’s time for another episode, today the quote is from my favorite stoic The Roman Emporer Marcus Aurelius. Aside from being most well known as Roman Emporer, because of the movie Gladiator, He was also a well renowned stoic. As a time…
002: My Morning Routine
Oct 24, 2018 • 16 min
Hey peeps! Welcome to the second edition of the cast!!! I am sorry that this one was out a bit late, but the ending got cut off, so I had to rerecord. Yey! With that, I really hope you enjoy the content, if you do let me know, heck if you don’t also let…
001: What is Stoicism?
Oct 23, 2018 • 8 min
Welcome to the first full episode of The One Take Stoic! Today was talk about what stoicism means to me. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support
000: Introductory Episode
Oct 22, 2018 • 3 min
In this episode, I introduce you to the format and we talk a bit about stoicism. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onetakestoic/support