Daily Stoic Alive Time Challenge:
Resilience, Productivity and Service in the Time of Coronavirus.
There are two types of time: alive time and dead time.
Given excess time, most people elect to ‘kill it’ by watching Netflix, mindlessly scrolling on their phone or complaining about being bored. That’s dead time. And we all know plenty of people who live most of their lives in dead time, because we are these people.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. We can also use excess time to learn and improve. To invest in ourselves. Learn new skills. This is alive time. Making the best out of every spare moment of time instead of wasting it or killing it.
This is a choice we face regularly…but it is even more pressing to us today.
COVID-19 is here and right now you, and most of the world, are on lockdown. We do not have control over that fact. We may not be able to control many of our circumstances as you read this, but we can always seize the moment. How we decide to react to this event, how we decide to use this time, determines who we are as people. It determines what this tragic outbreak will mean for us.
That’s why we created the Daily Stoic Alive Time Challenge. To give you the best Stoic wisdom, tools, and motivation to transform yourself over the next 14 days and arm you with skills and an attitude that will help you turn this negative quarantine into a positive experience. To give you the exact outline to create the most ‘alive time’ you can in our current situation.
What you will receive is a set of 14 extremely actionable challenges, presented one per day, that you can do from anywhere, built around the most timeless Stoic wisdom.
We’re taking our best material and the best insights from the Stoics and organizing it to help you make the most of your time safer at home, sheltering in place. Why shouldn’t you emerge from these trying times having at least wrested from it some real advantages? Why would you kill time when you could breathe life into it? Why not use it to create better habits and a better perspective?
As they say, this moment is not your life. But it is a moment in your life. How will you use it?
Create More Alive Time Starting Today...
The challenge will inspire you to:
✓ Use the next 14 days productively
✓ Be of greater service to your community and those in need
✓ Develop resistance in the face of the current situation
✓ Create an actionable plan for your days moving forward
✓ Leave these 14 days being the absolute best version of yourself.
What are the risks or the downsides of NOT taking control of your life? For allowing this time to pass and not using it to your advantage, to maximize your potential? Not preparing yourself to be the master of your existence? Most of the risks aren’t dire, but none of the downsides are good. Some are just downright miserable. We can’t let that happen. Again.
Every morning you will receive the day’s challenge along with a number of resources and commentary on how to best implement the challenge into your daily life. Each day, participants also receive a daily video companion from Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, Stillness is the Key, and more.
You'll also receive a printable 14-day wall calendar with custom illustration of each day's challenge. It’s a great visual representation of the progress you’ve made, and a preview of the challenges to come.
NOTE: You will recieve the emails for the Daily Stoic Alive Time Challenge at the email address you provide during the check-out process. If you are unable to make the purchase with that email address, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This challenge originally launched on March 30, 2020. If you sign up now, you'll receive each of the emails in the order they were originally sent.
More important, we’re giving 20% of all proceeds to Feeding America and other first-responder charities who are doing important work right now. By doing this challenge together we can create what Marcus Aurelius calls a double bonus--doing good for ourselves and the people on the front lines fighting to keep us safe.
As Epictetus said, you “should not be satisfied with mere learning, but add practice then training. As time passes we forget what we learned and end up doing the opposite, and hold opinions the opposite of what we should.”