The HERO Podcast: Mindful Movement, Healthy Living & Adventure

Join Luke Jones - Online Content Creator, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Movement Geek - as he explores and shares ideas in healthy living, mindfulness and human performance. Whether you’re looking to eat a healthier diet, hone your movement skills, develop real-world functional fitness, build a regular mindfulness meditation practice, carve out the career of your dreams, or simply LIVE BETTER - the HERO Podcast is about providing you with the tools and habits you need to reach your goals and start living the life you’ve always wanted to live. Through weekly ponderings, essays and interviews, the goal is to help you bridge that gap between having a plan and taking action. Ultimately, to help you unlock your potential and unleash your inner HERO. Topics span the whole spectrum of healthy living and lifestyle design, including but not limited to: bodyweight fitness, mindful movement, building muscle, fat loss, martial arts, plant based nutrition, vegan eating, primal living, healthy habits, minimalism, meditation, mindfulness, entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, and pretty much everything in between. For show notes, free resources, eBooks, coaching and more, head to: ---
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Apr 3, 2017

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

― Seneca 


Stoicism: a tool for self-mastery


This week on The HERO Podcast we’re gonna be touching on the idea of Stoicism. More specifically, a few key lessons we can learn from the Stoics and apply to our everyday lives.

For those of you who perhaps aren’t quite sure what Stoicism is (which was me, not too long ago), it’s a school of philosophy that was founded in Athens by a cool dude called Zeno in the early 3rd century BC.

Some of the most famous practitioners were people like Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, and more recently people like Tim Ferriss and Ryan Holiday - who is the author of the Daily Stoic, the book that’s kinda sparked my interest in Stoicism (linked to below). It contains daily meditations on thought provoking Stoic principles and how you can apply them to your life.

When you hear the word Stoic you might think of the more modern interpretation, which is to be somewhat emotionless or even a bit bland. But from what I’ve read it’s much much more than that. In his book Ryan describes it as:

“A tool in the pursuit of self-mastery, perseverance, and wisdom; something one uses to live a great life, rather than some esoteric field of academic inquiry”.

Which is pretty much what this podcast is all about.

Let's get stuck in.

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • How to control what you can control, let go of what you can't, and learn to differentiate between the two.
  • How preparing yourself for misfortune can give you the strength to face life's challenges with a sense of calm.
  • The dangers of labeling events as 'good' or 'bad' (with a nice little fable that illustrates exactly why).