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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson features the best Big Ideas from the best optimal living books. More wisdom in less time to help you live your greatest life. (Learn more at optimize.me.)
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Aug 13, 2015

The classic text of Hinduism is *packed* with wisdom. In the Note, we take a super quick look at the context for the book and then jump into some powerful wisdom—including the importance of meditation, the fact that making mistakes is an inherent part of our growth process and the uber-importance of letting go of our attachment to results.

Aug 13, 2015

Confucius. Talk about old school. I’ve waded through some of the arcane stuff from his classic "Analects" to bring us some highly practical wisdom for our 21st century lives. We'll take a look at a bunch of Big Ideas on the importance of being a passionate (and patient!) student of life while striving to do our best. Good stuff.

Aug 13, 2015

Rumi's poetry is stunning. In this Note, we'll explore some inspiring wisdom from the Sufi mystic and have fun applying it to our 21st century lives—from the importance of having patience and seeing challenging times as God's way of strengthening us to working hard and going for it.

Aug 13, 2015

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor-Philosopher of the Roman Empire and one of the most enlightened leaders ever. Meditations is a collection of journal entries he wrote to himself and in this Note, we'll explore some Big Ideas of his Stoic philosophy—from the importance of never confusing ourselves with visions of a lifetime all at once, to not worrying about what others think of us and living a life of purpose and service.

Aug 13, 2015

Seneca. He was born around the same time as Jesus and was one of the leading figures in his Roman Empire. He was also one of history's leading Stoic philosophers (along with Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus who we also profile) and has some powerful wisdom to share. In this Note, we'll explore the purpose of philosophy, the importance of focusing our attention and the mojo that comes from facing our fears.

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Aug 11, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 11, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 11, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

Aug 10, 2015

This is a mini-chapter from Brian's book "A Philosopher's Notes." Get a free copy of the full audiobook (+ ebook) here: brianjohnson.me/apn

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