Amor Fati • Solar Energy • Memento Mori

January 10, 2021
Clint Robert Murphy
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Amor Fati is a Latin phrase that could be translated as either “love of fate” or “love of one’s fate”. A central tenet of the ancient and practial philosophy of Stoicism, it is often represented by the symbol of fire. As Marcus Aurelius, the…

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Principle 7 – Read Widely…Read Deeply…Challenge Your Beliefs

January 2, 2021
Clint Robert Murphy
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In Principle 6 – Never Stop Learning, one of the recommended ways of learning was to read voraciously.
What does that mean though?
How do I read to learn?
Read on to find out.

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Principle 6 – Never Stop Learning

December 27, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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You can learn anything you want.
In Principle 6 – Never Stop Learning, we highlight some of the methods you can use to learn anything you want

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Principle 5 – Cardiovascular Exercise

December 13, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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Principle 5 is near and dear to my heart. My whole life, cardiovascular fitness has been something that set me apart. Growing up, I played practically every major N. American sport, most of them at a reasonably high level. As I aged, I focused…

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Principle 4 – Lift Something…Heavy

December 6, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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Man or Woman, there is something to be said for strength. Increased strength can improve your quality of life and help with doing everyday activities: Improved balance Decreased risk of falls Ability to carry groceries Getting in and out of chairs These are some…

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Principle 3 – Meditate daily

November 22, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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Daily meditation? Why should you do that? There are immeasurable benefits to meditation. Improved sleep Clearer thinking Stress reduction Reduced anxiety Generates kindness Helps fight addictions Improved self-esteem Improved pain control Increased attention span Enhanced self-awareness Improved emotional health Reduced memory age-loss Reduced risk…

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Principle 2 – Wake-up earlier

November 12, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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Wait, another person telling me that I should be waking up earlier. Why? What’s in it for me? I believe that you should wake-up earlier for two reasons: Choices Discipline Before I dive in, I know there is research that indicates we have different…

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Principle 1 – Fix Your Mind

November 12, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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We are what we think. Thinking is flawed. Fix your thinking. Methods to fix your thinking There are many methods to fix your thinking, do not constrain yourself to one. Do your research. Personally, I look to the following: Stoicism Buddhism Meditation Mindfulness Psychoanalysis…

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Principle 1 – Fix Your Mind

November 10, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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We are what we think. Thinking is flawed. Fix your thinking. Methods to fix your thinking There are many methods to fix your thinking, do not constrain yourself to one. Do your research. Personally, I look to the following: Stoicism Buddhism Meditation Mindfulness Psychoanalysis…

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My path to serenity

October 26, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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My path to serenity is through the Eightfold path, which is the path to end suffering and attachment.

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Resilience, by Eric Greitens

September 13, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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Rating: (all out of 5 stars) Quality of the writing: 5 / 5 Prior to joining the Navy and becoming a Navy Seal, Eric Greitens was a Rhodes and Truman Scholar. While at Oxford he earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees.His writing is clearly that…

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Wealth is Knowledge

September 13, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Reading
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I am focused on increasing my knowledge in the following areas: Fantasy Stoicism Buddhism Philosophy Psychology Men’s Work Shadow Work Emotional Intelligence Financial Independence Below are the books I have been reading.

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Cultivate Indifference

September 12, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Financial independence, Random writings
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Of all the things that are, some are good, others bad, and yet others indifferent. The good are virtues and all that share in them; the bad are the vices and all that indulge them; the indifferent lie in between virtue and vice and…

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Chapter 4 – Akira

September 8, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Elementium Chronicles, Random writings
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Chapter 4 – Akira
In this chapter, Caiden and Akira train and spend time with their family before taking a trip into the forest for a cousin’s adventure.

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Chapter 3 – Shymon

September 6, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Elementium Chronicles, Random writings
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Chapter 3 – Shymon
In this Chapter, Shymon takes Akira and Caiden back in time.
To his entrance in the Academy and through battles alongside the Golden General.

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Finance Stoic 20 – Pause, reflect, cool down!

September 5, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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The soul is like a bowl of water, and our impressions are like the ray of light falling upon the water. When the water is troubled, it appears that the light itself is moved too, but it isn’t. So, when a person loses their…

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3 Paths to Financial Independence and why my FIRE may not be your FIRE

September 4, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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A while back, I responded to this tweet from Camp F.I.R.E., which was a guest post by Rod Rogers, of the blog make money by cleaning offices. The tweet, and my reply, started me thinking about FIRE. The many paths that you might take to get…

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Chapter 2 – Caiden

September 3, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Elementium Chronicles
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Chapter 2 of the Elementium Chronicles
Emerging From the Shadow
Young Adult Fantasy Novel

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Chapter 1 – Trom

August 28, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
Elementium Chronicles
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Chapter 1 of the Elementium Chronicles
Emerging From the Shadow
Young Adult Fantasy Novel

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5 Day Silent Retreat – What I Learned

August 17, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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I spent five days in silence. Here is what I learned.

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I ran every day for 1-1/2 years…Here is what I learned

August 17, 2020
Clint Robert Murphy
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I ran every day for 500 days – here is what I learned.

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Post: Gallery Example

December 10, 2019
lesley172
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like…

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Podcasting Gear Review

December 10, 2019
lesley172
Media, Tutorials
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like…

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5 Tips For Starting A New Podcast

December 10, 2019
lesley172
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like…

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Learn How We Started Podcasting

December 10, 2019
lesley172
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like…

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How to get the raise YOU DESERVE!

April 5, 2018
Clint Robert Murphy
Financial independence, Random writings
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Do you want a raise.
Have you asked?
Have you asked the right way.
This is how you get the raise you deserve.

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Marcus Aurelius on FIRE

March 25, 2018
Clint Robert Murphy
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My social circle makes me a better person on my path to financial independence.

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Time is Money – Manage it as much!

March 20, 2018
Clint Robert Murphy
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Manage your time like you’d manage your money. It is worth it.

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The Present Moment

March 18, 2018
Clint Robert Murphy
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My social circle makes me a better person on my path to financial independence.

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Do Not Talk – a leadership secret

March 18, 2018
Clint Robert Murphy
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My social circle makes me a better person on my path to financial independence.

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