Ep. 030 - Hugh talks about the importance of sticking with something, referencing TED Talk with Angela Duckworth (https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance) on the relationship between grit and passion/perserverance. Tikh shares a lesson from Robert Greene's book Mastery - how attention/immersion play a large part in learning and mastery. Lastly, from Viktor Frankl's book Man Search for Meaning - where do we find meaning in our lives? The answer is quite simple...but something we often forget.
Ep. 029 - Hugh talks about a guilty pleasure he's recently indulged in, followed by a lesson that we can take from guilty pleasures. Tikh shares a story about a recent interaction he had with an individual, which led him to think further about investment in relationships. Lastly, let us not forget the importance of friendship. How can we better shape the way we think and approach friendship in our lives?
Ep. 028 - Tikh shares his experience with fasting as he observes Ramadan this month. Specifically, the opportunity he finds for himself to be Living at 100, when he's living without food and drink for long periods at a time. Second, a lesson from Ryan Holiday's "Daily Stoic" around ruling reason. What can push us forward, what can ignite us at the most foundational level? Lastly, what does it mean to possess an entrepreneurial spirit?
Ep. 027 - masculinity presents many great challenges to the world today. Hugh and Tikh discuss a few areas where men can redefine it. Second, what's wrong with being weird? How can we be more weird? Why should we be more weird? Finally, what stoicism has taught Hugh and Tikh about fear of future. There's a great tool to take away from Tim Ferriss called fear setting.
Ep. 026 - the catch up episode. Hugh shares an anecdote on a recent cadence in his life - a new morning routine that has been game changing. Next, vulnerability sharing - how can being open about self-improvement create change? Tikh shares a lesson from his mentor that helps us achieve self improvement through vulnerablity. Lastly, Hugh shares an insight from Peter Theils "Zero to One" on the different types of optimism in the world, followed by what Tikh believes to be his form of optimism.
Peter Theil's "Zero to One" - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296
Ep. 025 - a lesson about positive feedback from the stoics. Positive feedback can be dangerous. It is important to handle positive feedback well - and there are approaches to this.
A lack of direction in life can be a difficult thing to cope with. However, it is important to reframe the way we think about our life direction. Sometimes, this makes all of the difference.
Lastly, what to do when we're living under 100? Life will drag us down. We will succumb to negative thoughts and emotions. How do break out and get back to living at 100?
Ep. 024 - Tikh attended an AIGA talk from prominent designer Jason Mayden. Mayden shared an interesting take on mastery rendering it 'dead' in some regard. Now, before you dismiss this idea, be open-minded with this one. Mayden says that our society will continue to see more polymaths - people wide wide-ranging skills. The speed at which things are changing will continue to feel crazy. How do we keep up? Forgetting about mastery.
Next, delight. What happens when we delight others? How can we do this more? Why should we do it more?
Lastly, how should we deal with anxiety? Anxiety is an extreme emotion. Extreme emotions can be challenging. How can we remain calm? Or mitigate them? It's not easy, but there are tools for us to come back to.
Ep. 023 - Hugh and Tikh talk about the importance of immersion in relation to mastery. The great pyschologist Abraham Maslow talked about how if your only tool was a hammer, you could only work with nails. From Tim Ferriss' recent podcast with Adam Robinson, Adam shared an insight that reminded Hugh and Tikh about the importance of mastery.
Second, how much does our environment influence our actions? A lot, obviously. As we look to find mastery in our lives, what can we do to improve our environments to encourage our growth?
Lastly, a lesson from Robert Greene's book, "Mastery". He says, "The greatest impediment to creativity is impatience." Impatience keeps us from mastery. How do we fight it?
Tim Ferriss' Podcast with Adam Robinson: http://tim.blog/2017/02/02/lessons-from-warren-buffett-bobby-fischer-and-other-outliers/
Robert Greene's "Mastery": https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Robert-Greene/dp/014312417X
Ep. 022 - Tikh and Hugh kick it off with how an individuals unique perspectives and philosophies stem from thinking pensively, which must be an intentional act - because at the end of the day, if we have all of this intake of information and experiences, how do we bake them to become something meaningful and unique? The people who do this, usually have answers for a lot of important introspective questions.
The second topic, anger, was spoken about in relation to strength. Is anger a strength? It isn't. Hugh and Tikh elaborate on this idea, inspired by Ryan Holiday's, "Daily Stoic".
Lastly, an ode to the people Living at 100. First up, William Ingalls, Hugh's brother. At 16 years old, this man teaches us something fundamental about life that Tikh feels he constantly gets wrong. An inspiring guy. If anything, this part will leave you with something important to remember.
Tim Ferriss' Podcast Eposide 210: http://tim.blog/2016/12/20/becoming-the-best-version-of-you/
Daily Stoic (good email list to subscribe to): http://www.dailystoic.com
Ep. 021 - Hugh starts off with a lesson on the importance of making the first step. Then, the importance of relationships in our lives and how we can be better at them. Lastly, a reflection on 21 weeks of podcasting.