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Stillness Is the Key

Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focussed and calm in a constantly busy world.

This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this audiobook shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

©2019 Ryan Holiday (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Well researched and fascinating content.

This is a great book! The narration is monotonous and difficult to listen to. .

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A worthy finale to my favourite trilogy.

It may not be very still of me but I’ve already listened to this 3 times since it was released 3 days ago...
Another masterpiece from Ryan.

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Not up to his brilliant standard

Very under whelming listened twice just in case i mis judged but alas 1st impressions were correct.All his other books are outstanding and simply brilliant

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It's one of those one you just can't put down!

I've always known this..
'Stillness is the Key'
However it took Ryan Holiday to explain & talk about it in such a way that it just resonated with me so much.
Thank you Ryan