In the school of Stoicism, the three most famous figures are usually cited as the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. While Marcus and Seneca climbed to the summit of Roman society, Epictetus came from a world of slaves and unknowns and turned Stoicism into a way of life for himself and his students.
There’s a lot of great information out there on Epictetus and Michael Tremblay is keen to add to the conversation. In this interview, Michael dives into looking at Epictetus through a new lens, the joys of Stoic exercise and tackling how to be a philosophical consultant.
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If you’re a copywriter like me or someone who’s thinking of writing professionally, it’s easy to think of yourself as just a writer. You’re not. You’re a business owner. Someone who’s got to think about marketing, accounting, networking, partnering and all the other stuff business owners have to do to pay the bills.
Shifting your mindset from writer to writer AND business owner was the topic of The Copywriting Club’s Flip The Switch webinar. Hosted by Rob Marsh and Kira Hug, the webinar went over five critical moves you need to make to build a successful copywriting business.
Great advice and great writing philosophy followed.
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Graphic design, like all forms of creativity, is a subjective experience viewed through multiple perspectives. For Caitlin McEvoy, it’s a source of positive mental health, therapy and an opportunity to flex her creative muscles.
Stoic Athenaeum spoke to Caitlin about her freelance experiences, the nature of creativity and mental health and her personal philosophy.
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Networking is an inevitable part of life. Sooner or later you will be called to network to build your business, connect with others to share your ideas, speak to friends and form communities that reflect your values.
In the context of business networking, there’s the myth of the self-made person who confidently strolls into an event and gains leads effortlessly. That all successes are down to an individual’s actions, amazing talent, intelligence and relentless drive.
I don’t believe anyone is self-made and neither did Panaetius of Rhodes. Stoic philosopher, master connector and politician, Panaetius was one of the greatest networkers of his day and there’s a lot of insight to be gained in how to connect with people across all mediums.
So, let’s find out what the seventh leader of the Stoic school has to teach us about networking.
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