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#090: Self Talk

04:26 | Nov 26th, 2018

Don't be overheard complaining about your life at court, not even to yourself. - Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/scotthebert604
#089: Have Uplifting Friends

04:02 | Nov 19th, 2018

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ― Epictetus   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/scotthebert604
#086: Be a Master of Your Kingdom

08:52 | Oct 29th, 2018

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#085: Focus on the present

04:58 | Oct 22nd, 2018

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessing...Show More
#084: How to be

05:11 | Oct 15th, 2018

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#083: Keep your focus

03:34 | Oct 8th, 2018

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#082: Not caring about _____

03:53 | Oct 1st, 2018

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#081: Default on Action

04:02 | Sep 24th, 2018

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#080: Want Less

05:01 | Sep 17th, 2018

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." Epictetus Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/scotthebert604 Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#079: Own Your Time

04:37 | Sep 10th, 2018

While we are postponing, life speeds by. -Seneca Nothing is ours, except time. -Seneca    Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/scotthebert604 Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#078: The River of Time & Ending the Podcast

07:47 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. -Marcus Aurelius   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: w...Show More
#076: Try to Blend In

04:46 | Aug 20th, 2018

Inwardly, we ought to be different in every respect, but our outward dress shouldblend in with the crowd." - Seneca, moral letters, 5.2   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/scotthebert604 Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettl...Show More
#075: Figuring out where you're going

08:30 | Aug 13th, 2018

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#074: Everything Else Was A Prologue

04:36 | Aug 6th, 2018

"Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what's left and live it properly." Marcus Aurelius   Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what's left and live it properly.
#073: Copy the Wise

04:13 | Jul 30th, 2018

Look into their minds, at what the wise do and what they don't. -Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.
#072: Don't Be Surprised

04:05 | Jul 23rd, 2018

"Remember: you shouldn't be surprised that a fig tree produces figs, nor the world what it produces. A good doctor isn't surprised when his patients have fever, or a helmsman when the wind blows against him." Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and You...Show More
#071: Don't Be All About Business

05:40 | Jul 16th, 2018

“In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.” -Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube chan...Show More
#070: Choose Your Friends Wisely

05:47 | Jul 9th, 2018

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." -Epictetus Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.
#069: Back to Basics

06:58 | Jul 2nd, 2018

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#068: Don't Postpone

03:37 | Jun 25th, 2018

While we are postponing life speeds by. -Seneca Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.
#066: Going Sober Update

05:28 | Jun 11th, 2018

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#065: Dog & Cart Analogy

04:27 | Jun 4th, 2018

"They too [Zeno and Chrysippus] affirmed that everything is fated, with the following model: When a dog is tied to a cart, if it wants to follow it is pulled and follows, making its spontaneous act coincide with necessity, but if it does not want to ...Show More
#064: Death of a Pet

19:33 | May 28th, 2018

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#063: Farming As Part of Life, Not All of Life with Scott Hebert

1:13:43 | May 21st, 2018

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#062: Don't Harm Yourself

03:00 | May 14th, 2018

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#061: Voluntary Discomfort

08:40 | May 7th, 2018

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#057: Hard Reset (Part 2)

04:32 | Apr 9th, 2018

Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: “Is this the condition that I feared?” - Seneca   Check out my vlog and YouTube cha...Show More
#056: Hard Reset (Part 1)

03:56 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: “Is this the condition that I feared?” - Seneca   Check out my vlog and YouTube cha...Show More
#055: You've Lived Your Life

05:16 | Mar 26th, 2018

Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what's left and live it properly. - Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#054: A Better Forgiver of Faults

04:20 | Mar 19th, 2018

A better wrestler. But not a better citizen, a better person, a better resource in tight places, a better forgiver of faults. -Marcus Aurelius   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the n...Show More
#053: Philosophy of Action

05:17 | Mar 12th, 2018

Philosophy teaches us to act, not to speak. -Seneca   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#052: Favourable Winds

06:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favourable. - Seneca Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#050: Do the Right Thing

05:06 | Feb 19th, 2018

“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter.” – Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#049: Courage to Meet Hardships

03:48 | Feb 12th, 2018

Give me courage to meet hardships; make me calm in the face of the unavoidable. -Seneca
#048: Being Right v. Finding the Right Answer

05:28 | Feb 5th, 2018

If anyone can refute me- show me I'm making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective- I'll glady change. -Marcus Aurelius Check out my vlog and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A   Sign up for the newsl...Show More
#047: Like a Rock

06:17 | Jan 29th, 2018

"To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the rage of the sea falls still around it." — Marcus Aurelius   Check out my vlog and YouTube channel:  www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A   Sign up for the n...Show More
#046: Use Your Time Wisely

07:05 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Life is long if you know how to use it - Seneca Check out my vlog and YouTube channel:  www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0tjdiQ9hqoJYbZR71Vs_A   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#044: Going Sober

05:45 | Jan 8th, 2018

Show how base it is to pour down more liquor than one can carry, and not to know the capacity of one’s own stomach; show how often the drunkard does things which make him blush when he is sober; state that drunkenness is nothing but a condition of in...Show More
#042: Grow a Beard

05:20 | Dec 25th, 2017

The beard should should not be shaved, since it is a protection provided to us by nature. Furthermore, the beard is the emblem of manhood - the human equivalent of the cock's crest and the lion's mane. -Musonius Rufus   Sign up for the newslett...Show More
#041: Surround Yourself with Good People

07:39 | Dec 18th, 2017

Avoid fraternizing with non-philosophers. If you must, though, be careful not to sink to their level; because, you know, if a companion is dirty, his friends cannot help but get a little dirty too, no matter how clean they started out. -Epictetus The...Show More
#040: I Broke My Face

23:01 | Dec 11th, 2017

It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’ve remained unharmed by it- not shattered by the present or frightened of the future. It could have happened to anyone. But not everyone could have remained unha...Show More
#039: Ignore Judgement from Others

08:50 | Dec 4th, 2017

If you decided to do something, don't shrink from being seen doing it, even if the majority of people disapprove. If you're wrong to do it, then you should shrink from doing it altogether; but if you're right, then why worry how people will judge you...Show More
#038: Time is Short

07:20 | Nov 27th, 2017

Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the gods gave you, and you didn’t use them. At some point you have to recognize what world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there i...Show More
#037: Don't Get Upset

04:30 | Nov 20th, 2017

You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you. Things can’t shape our decisions by themselves. - Marcus Aurelius Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#036: Pissed Off at Work

07:01 | Nov 13th, 2017

For every challenge, remember the resources you have within you to cope with it. Provoked by the sight of a handsome man or a beautiful woman, you will discover within you the contrary power of self­restraint. Faced with pain, you will discover the p...Show More
#034: Fill Your Role Successfully

08:30 | Oct 30th, 2017

If you undertake a role beyond your means, you will not only embarrass yourself in that, you miss the chance of a role that you might have filled successfully. - Epictetus   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#033: Accept How Events Happen

06:19 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Demand not that things happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do, and you will go on well. - Epictetus   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#032: Work Hard Rest Hard

05:56 | Oct 16th, 2017

If you would not have a man flinch when the crisis comes, train him before it comes. - Seneca   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#031: Stoic Week and Stoicon 2017 with Dr. Gregory Sadler

15:50 | Oct 9th, 2017

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#030: Life is a Fight

05:52 | Oct 2nd, 2017

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in that it stands ready for what comes and is not thrown by the unforeseen.” - Marcus Aurelius  Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#029: Winter Training

10:30 | Sep 25th, 2017

It is true, however, that no bull reaches maturity in an instant, nor do men become heroes overnight. We must endure a winter training, and can't be dashing into situations for which we aren't yet prepared.  -Epictetus   Sign up for the newletter at ...Show More
#027: Self Examination

13:00 | Sep 11th, 2017

Learn to ask of all actions, "Why are they doing that?" Starting with your own.    - Marcus Aurelius Contact me through my website at StoicMettle.com and be sure to sign up for the newsletter
#026: Discipline

14:33 | Sep 4th, 2017

No man is free who is not master of himself - Epictetus Discipline equals freedom - Jocko Willink Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition. A modern stoic knows that the surest way to discipline passion is to discipline time: decide what...Show More
#025: Incremental Improvements

12:00 | Aug 28th, 2017

How small Incremental Improvements can add up to big change Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#024: Stoic Suggestions

07:15 | Aug 21st, 2017

In your actions, don't procrastinate. In your conversations, don't confuse. In your thoughts, don't wander. In your soul, don't be passive or aggressive. In your life, don't be all about business. – Marcus Aurelius   Sign up for the newsletter at Sto...Show More
#023: Test Your Mettle

05:00 | Aug 14th, 2017

What does mettle mean? Why is the show named Stoic Mettle? Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#022: Applying Stoicism with Travis Hume

1:01:16 | Aug 7th, 2017

Applying Stoicism Website Applying Stoicism Facebook Group   Go sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#021: Stop Whining

06:44 | Jul 31st, 2017

Everything that happens is either endurable or not. If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. If it’s unendurable . . . then stop complaining. Your destruction will mean its end as well. Just remember: you can endure anything your mind can...Show More
#020: Resistance

07:10 | Jul 24th, 2017

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#019: Take a Walk

06:11 | Jul 17th, 2017

We should take wandering outdoor walks, so that the mind might be nourished and refreshed by the open air and deep breathing. - Seneca Go sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#018: Do the Work

06:24 | Jul 10th, 2017

Work is the sustenance of noble minds. -Seneca Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#017: Breaking Down Stoicism with Massimo Pigliucci

45:20 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Today's guest is Massimo Pigliucci. Massimo holds PhD’s in genetics, evolutionary biology and philosophy. He is the K.D. Irani Proessfor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He runs the blogs Footnotes to Plato and How to be a Stoic. He is ...Show More
#016: Stop Talking, Start Doing

04:31 | Jun 26th, 2017

To stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. -Marcus Aurelius   Go sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#015: Have No Opinion

05:59 | Jun 19th, 2017

It is in our power to have no opinion about a thing, and not to be disturbed in our soul – Marcus Aurelius Go sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#014: Stoicism 101

1:01:23 | Jun 12th, 2017

I was interviewed on the Yakkin' with Nick podcast and I wanted to repost it here. Books I talked about: The Daily Stoic - Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman How to be a Stoic - Massimo Pigliucci Stoicism and the Art of Happiness - Donald Robertso...Show More
#013: Making the Dichotomy of Control Work with Dr. Gregory Sadler

1:12:25 | Jun 5th, 2017

Of things that exist, some are in our power and some are not in our power. Those that are in our power are conception, choice, desire, aversion, and in a word, those things that are our own doing. Those that are not under our control are the body, pr...Show More
#012: Getting Rid of Distractions

07:20 | May 29th, 2017

Stop whatever you're doing for a moment and ask yourself: Am I afraid of death because I won't be able to do this anymore? - Marcus Aurelius    Deep Work by Cal Newport http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/   Go sign up for the newsletter at StoicM...Show More
#011: Mindset

06:19 | May 22nd, 2017

Check out the book: Mindset by Carol Dweck What is a growth mindset and how can we use it in our training? A quick summary of what a growth mindset   Sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#010: Negative Visualization

06:21 | May 15th, 2017

Going over the technique of negative visualization.   Go to StoicMettle.com and sign up for the newsletter
#009: Meditations on Self Discipline and Failure with William Ferraiolo

35:14 | May 8th, 2017

Check out Williams book Meditations on Self Discipline and Failure    Also mentioned by William in this episode: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy   Make sure you hit subscribe and sign up for the newsletter at StoicMettle.com
#008: Training Our Perceptions

10:19 | May 1st, 2017

"Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them." Epictetus Sign up for the newsletter at: StoicMettle.com
#007: Clarity of Purpose

11:39 | Apr 24th, 2017

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. -Seneca Sign up for the Stoic Mettle Newsletter at www.stoicmettle.com
#006: What does a Stoic wear?

08:51 | Apr 17th, 2017

Listener requested episode. If you have any questions or comments hit me up at www.stoicmettle.com
#005: Road Ragin'

07:59 | Apr 10th, 2017

There are things within our power and things beyond our power. We don't control what happens but we do control how we respond.
#004: A Brief History of Stoicism

07:26 | Apr 8th, 2017

A brief history of Stoicism The A to Z of how Stoicism came to be but instead of A to Z it goes from Zeno to me!
#003: Stoic vs stoic

03:47 | Apr 3rd, 2017

What is the difference between a lower s stoic and a Stoic. Going over a couple of the central themes of Stoicism like virtue is the sole good, the dichotomy of control and living in accordance with nature.
#002: How Scott found Stoicism

09:15 | Apr 3rd, 2017

What is the host Scott Heberts backstory and how did he find out about Stoicism? Check out stoicmettle.com
#001: An Introduction to Stoic Mettle

03:07 | Apr 3rd, 2017

What is Stoic Mettle? This is a relaunch of the Stoic Mettle podcast Check out stoicmettle.com