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Is Ryan Holiday the Real Deal?

Multiple New York Times bestselling author, Ryan Holiday, is hard to miss. He brought Stoicism front and center with his books, Daily Stoic and Daily Dad emails. But is Ryan Holiday the real deal? Does he walk the talk? Does he live what he preaches? Does he practice the principles he teaches when interacting with the public? In private? And for some strange reason, people want to know Ryan Holiday’s net worth.

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What Ryan Holiday Taught Me When I Visited Him

This is the lesson Ryan Holiday taught in his article. He says he has calendar anorexia. He keeps plenty of open space on his calendar so he has time to create and think. He warns us to about people who want “just 15 minutes of your time.” In my profession we call this the “quick question.” And as every seasoned tax professional knows, quick questions do not have quick answers. And there goes another day, a day you never get back.

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Finding Solitude in a Life of Success

Life is filled with stress. Since I’m one of the few in the FIRE and PF communities taking consulting sessions I get to hear a lot of stories first hand. People have real challenges and they hurt, deep inside. They want so badly to unyoke themselves from student loans and debt. So badly want to reach financial independence so they can pursue their dreams. The ones feeling wanderlust to travel the world are the minority. So many want to start a business or explore their creativity. They have beautiful minds.

Ryan Holiday has always been a fan of slowing down and experiencing life. It is a lesson this author struggles to learn (or at least heed). In Stillness Holiday gives us 34 stories to motivate us to stillness, that peaceful calm where we are content. 

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