On strategy and life

  • One Sentence, One Paragraph, One Page

    It may take several drafts to get this exercise right; it might also necessitate going back and refining the product itself. In forcing ourselves through this process, we also force ourselves to explain succinctly what we have, what it does, and why anyone should care. If we’re not able to, then it says something about the potential viability of this thing we are creating and our ability to explain it to the audience.

  • 7 Stoic Meditations To Get The Most Out Of Today And Life

    Here are 7 meditations I selected that will help you get the most out of your life and that I think you’ll love. Enjoy!

  • Doing the Work Is Enough: Stop Letting Others Dictate Your Worth

    “Ambition,” Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, “means tying your well-being to what other people say or do . . . Sanity means tying it to your own actions.” Do your work. Do it well. That’s all there needs to be. Doing the work is enough.

  • Here’s the Strategy Elite Athletes Follow to Perform at the Highest Level

    Whether it’s pursuing the pinnacle of success in your field, or simply surviving some awful or trying ordeal, the same approach works. Don’t think about the end—think about surviving. Getting it right from meal to meal, meeting to meeting, project to project, paycheck to paycheck, one day at a time.

  • A Writer’s Routine

    Here we have a refreshingly honest look into the daily routine of a professional wordsmith. It's a play-by-play that provides insight into some of the best practices, habits and subjective experiences of best-selling author Ryan Holiday.

  • So You Want To Write A Book?

    “Wanting” to write a book is not enough. It’s not therapy. It’s not an “experience.” It’s hard fucking work. This article includes some helpful advice.

  • The Strategies That Helped Me Write 3 Books in 3 Years

    Ryan Holiday gives writers a look at his own process and shares some highly actionable advice for how to increase the quantity and quality of creative output.