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Focus on What You Control: Stoic Teachings by Epictetus

Focus on What You Control: Stoic Teachings by Epictetus

The Personal Kaizen community believes simple improvements in our health and mindset will significantly improve the quality of our life. We have recently studied works of Stoic philosophy that we believe can be inspiring to our followers. We have shared 5 Ways Stoic Philosophy Improves your Mood and Attitude and summarized passages from On the Shortness of Life by Seneca. We've also shared some simple Meditations from Marcus Aurelius. This week we highlight Stoic teachings from the handbook by Epictetus: Focus on What You Control! Photo Credit: Fourteen Lines Blog Epictetus is considered one of the founders of Stoic philosophy…
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See What You Are Through Difficulties

See What You Are Through Difficulties

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote from the Greek Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. He believed that Stoic philosophy was a way of life and that individuals were responsible for their own actions, controlled through intense self-discipline. "Difficulties are things that show a person what they are."epictetus Our Personal Kaizen post this week will expand on the thoughts and Stoic teachings of Epictetus featured in his book Stoic Discourses. For example, "Don’t be prideful with any excellence that is not your own."
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On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

We have recently studied works of Stoic philosophy that we believe can be inspiring to our followers. We have shared 5 Ways Stoic Philosophy Improves your Mood and Attitude, and some simple Meditations from Marcus Aurelius. This week we highlight Stoic teachings from a letter by the Roman Seneca titled, On the Shortness of Life. Seneca the Younger Photo Credit: wikipedia.com Lucius Seneca (often referred to as Seneca the Younger) was raised in Rome 2,000 years ago. His father (Seneca the Elder) was a Senator and had Seneca the Younger trained in philosophy. Seneca became a powerful man when the…
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Investing in Time for Great Accomplishment

Investing in Time for Great Accomplishment

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! We're back with another quote from the Roman Stoic philosopher, Seneca! He believes that we waste much of our time causing us to feel as though life is short. "It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested."seneca Wondering how you can invest in time for great accomplishment? Our upcoming Personal Kaizen post will elaborate…
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5 Ways Stoic Philosophy Improves Your Mood and Attitude

5 Ways Stoic Philosophy Improves Your Mood and Attitude

Do you ever feel anxious and depressed? Do you sometimes struggle with the everyday challenges of life? You are not alone. We have recently identified ideas from Stoic philosophy that improves mood and will be inspiring to our followers. The Personal Kaizen community believes simple improvements in our health and mindset can significantly improve the quality of our life. Last week we shared some simple Meditations from Marcus Aurelius. Today we share 5 ways Stoic philosophy improves your mood and attitude and we share a few resources where you can learn more about Stoicism. Stoic Philosophy Zeno of CitiumPhoto Credit:…
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We Suffer More in Imagination

We Suffer More in Imagination

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote from the Roman Stoic philosopher, Seneca the Younger. He is commonly known as Seneca, for his philosophical works and plays related to moral issues and how we suffer more in imagination. "There are more things likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality."seneca This week's Personal Kaizen post will share 5 ways stoic philosophy improves your mood and attitude. Stay tuned!
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Perfection of Character: Live Without Frenzy

Perfection of Character: Live Without Frenzy

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Please enjoy this quote from Marcus Aurelius about the perfection of character. Aurelius was a philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). He was also the last of the rulers later referred to as the Five Good Emperors. "Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense."marcus aurelius Our Personal Kaizen topic this week will be on the Lean East site. We will share the main quotes that were particularly inspiring and align with some of the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life from the book Meditations…
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Five Easy Low-Cost Investment Strategies for FIRE

Five Easy Low-Cost Investment Strategies for FIRE

We recently suggested strategies for Putting Lazy Money to Work for You, a topic related to Rule 7 of the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life. We shared that “cash is trash” and showed how inflation destroys the spending power of your money. The best strategy is to make your money work for you by investing it. Here are 5 low-cost investment strategies that will help you retire comfortably or even achieve FIRE – financial independence to retire early! Note that I am not a financial advisor – these are all just personal opinions. Also, note that I am not…
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It’s Not About How Much Money You Make

It’s Not About How Much Money You Make

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we share a quote from Robert Kiyosaki, an American businessman, and author who has written multiple books about personal finance and business investing. We agree with his idea that it's not about how much money you make! Check out the full quote below. "It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for."Robert Kiyosaki Our upcoming Personal Kaizen post will share five low-cost investment strategies that will help you retire comfortably or even…
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Travel for Free With These Simple Tips

Travel for Free With These Simple Tips

The Personal Kaizen posts over the past several weeks have been focused on smart money habits related to Rule 7 of the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life. We began by encouraging you to Stop Wasting Your Money with These 8 Simple Tips and gave advice on How to Improve Your Credit Score and Save Thousands and last week ways to Use Credit Card Bonus Points and Cashback. This post will provide step-by-step instructions that will allow you to travel the world for free. Want to Travel for Free? I booked hotel rooms and bought plane tickets for a vacation…
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