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Zen Stoicism is a hybrid philosophy that aims to master the two fundamental experiences of human nature: thinking and being. The philosophies of Zen Buddhism and Stoicism have helped improve people’s lives for centuries. Never before have they been integrated together like this to give you a practic… read more

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S1 Ep. 67 (Season Finale) Interview with Founder of The Oculus Institute: Sean Sessel

July 17th, 2020

56:43

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko interview the Founder of The Oculus Institute, Sean Sessel.

Sean Sessel runs The Oculus Institute which covers …

S1 Ep. 66 Interview with Owner of Jed's Barber Shop: Jed Beal

July 16th, 2020

1:00:48

In today's episode, Victor interviews the Owner of Jed's Barber Shop, Jed Beal. 

Jed opened Jed's Barber Shop in Salt Lake City 9 years ago during the stages of the recession. The business now has 3 locations and dozens …

S1 Ep. 65 Interview with Comedian: Brendon Lemon

July 15th, 2020

1:05:41

In today's episode, Victor interviews Brendon Lemon who is a Comedian, a lover of Stoicism and Zen, and author of a Stoic book called "The Stoic Salesperson."

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S1 Ep. 64 Look Within

July 1st, 2020

4:07

Where and what do you look to when you feel lost or overwhelmed? 

In today's episode, Nicko and Victor will be discussing a quote from Epictetus that …

S1 Ep. 63 Doing Your Part

June 29th, 2020

4:51

Do you feel that helping others only matters when it's done in a big way or do you feel every action, big or small, counts? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko share a story to remind us that when we come together to …

S1 Ep. 62 Interview with Guelaguetza Restaurant Partner: Bricia Lopez

June 27th, 2020

1:00:40

Bricia Lopez is a partner at Guelaguetza Restaurant, LA’s temple for Oaxacan cuisine. She has become a staunch proponent of Oaxacan culture and an …

S1 Ep. 61 Interview with Founder and CEO of InnerSpartan: René Rodriguez

June 26th, 2020

1:07:31

In today's episode, Victor interviews René Rodriguez. 

René Rodriguez is the CEO of the strategic coaching and consultancy company, InnerSpartan …

S1 Ep. 60 How to Listen to Your Own Voice

June 26th, 2020

8:02

Have you tried to do something new and outside of your comfort zone but quickly got shut down by someone you care about?

In today's episode, Nicko …

S1 Ep. 59 The Gift of Failure

June 24th, 2020

5:56

What role does failure play in your life? Is it something you welcome or shy away from? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss a quote from …

S1 Ep. 58 Focus On What Nature Demands

June 24th, 2020

4:35

Do you see yourself separate or a part of nature? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss a quote from Marcus Aurelius that reminds us how important it is to view ourselves as a part of nature and how we can find …

S1 Ep. 57 Stepping Stones

June 22nd, 2020

4:48

What is your strategy when it comes to meeting new challenges and endeavors? Do you run straight in because you've seen other people run in before or do you like to ask where the stepping stones are first? 

In today's …

S1 Ep. 56 Interview with CEO and Creative Director of Anthony Vazquez Photography: Anthony Vazquez

June 22nd, 2020

50:58

In today's episode, Victor interviews the CEO and Creative Director of Anthony Vazquez Photography, Anthony Vazquez. 

Anthony Vazquez Photography is a wedding and film production company based in New York City catering …

S1 Ep. 55 How to Stop Feelings or Thoughts of Regret

June 19th, 2020

4:33

Do you have ruminating thoughts that prohibit you from real progress?

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be answering a Dojo member's question. Giovanni's question is  "how to stop feelings and thoughts of regret …

S1 Ep. 54 Internal Resistance

June 17th, 2020

6:33

Do you feel pulled toward your purpose but also feel an internal resistance to executing it?

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss an excerpt …

S1 Ep. 53 Adversity Gives More Than It Takes

June 16th, 2020

5:56

How do you respond when you're faced with adversity and challenges? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss a quote from Epictetus that teaches us we have more to learn from adversity than it takes away from us. 

S1 Ep. 52 The Young Archer

June 15th, 2020

4:45

How often are you letting your Ego lead the way? 

In today's story day episode, Victor and Nicko tell the story of The Young Archer to remind us that we often need to let the Ego and the Self work in harmony to keep …

S1 Ep. 51 Black Lives Matter

June 13th, 2020

27:57

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss the important topic of Black Lives Matter through a Zen Stoic lens. 

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S1 Ep. 50 How to Develop Self-Control

June 12th, 2020

5:39

Have you wondered how to develop self-control? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko respond to a Dojo member question! Scott asks "What does the Zen …

S1 Ep. 49 Embrace And Accept Your Humanity

June 10th, 2020

5:10

Have you ever asked yourself "What is the point of all this? Why was I even born?" 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko are discussing an excerpt from Alan Watt's book, "The Way of Zen" which teaches us to ask instead, …

S1 Ep. 48 The Characteristics of The Rational Soul Part 2

June 9th, 2020

8:20

Have you listened to last weeks' episode for Part 1? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will continue discussing the remainder of "The …

S1 Ep. 47 Uncontrollable Temper

June 8th, 2020

4:12

What does it mean to control a temper? Is it even something for us to control or to overcome? 

In today's episode, also Nicko's favorite day, Victor …

S1 Ep. 46 Interview with Author, Speaker, and Coach: Gaia Ferreira

June 7th, 2020

56:40

In today's episode, Victor interviews Gaia Ferreira. Gaia is an author, speaker, and coach on personal fulfilment and heart-focused leadership who …

S1 Ep. 45 Self-Mastery

June 4th, 2020

6:42

Have you ever wondered how to measure how much you've progressed on your self-mastery journey? Or if you've reached a level where you cannot progress any further? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be answering …

S1 Ep. 44 The Robber Procrastination

June 3rd, 2020

6:40

Many of us believe we aren't able to do what we want to do due to a lack of time but what better time than now? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss a quote for Epictetus and Seneca, what they teach us about …

S1 Ep. 43 The Characteristics of The Rational Soul Part 1

June 2nd, 2020

7:31

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher from 161 to 180. In his journal, which later was published as the book "Meditations," he reflected upon and wrote about "The Characteristics of The Rational …

S1 Ep. 42 The Zen Master

June 1st, 2020

6:07

In today's story day episode, Victor and Nicko talk about the importance of showing empathy to someone that "may not deserve it" and also illustrates …

S1 Ep. 41 Interview with Zen Stoic Micro Meditations Co-Creator: Brandon Koertge

May 29th, 2020

20:25

Did you know the music in The Zen Stoic Micro Meditations are carefully designed with specific sound frequencies that enhance the outcome of the …

S1 Ep. 40 Zen Stoic Dojo Member Question: Zen Stoicism in Schools

May 28th, 2020

7:08

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko answer a question from one of our Zen Stoic Dojo members! 

Principal Andrew asks "What value do you see that …

S1 Ep. 39 The Real Moon

May 27th, 2020

6:15

Sometimes the road to self-improvement can be very confusing. How do we know what is truth and what is not? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be talking about one of the most common mistakes people will make on …

S1 Ep. 38 Zen Stoic Disciplines

May 26th, 2020

5:44

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating or unable to stick to new habits? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be breaking down 3 Zen Stoic …

S1 Ep. 37 The Bamboo Acrobat

May 25th, 2020

6:58

Guess what day it is!? It's Nicko's favorite day!

In today's episode, Victor will be telling the story of "The Bamboo Acrobat" to bring awareness to our tendencies in watching what other people are doing instead of …

S1 Ep. 36 Interview with Magician, Daniel Fernandez

May 24th, 2020

44:34

In today's episode, Victor interviews celebrity magician, Daniel Fernandez. You will get to hear Daniel describe the art of his magic, what mentalism is, and Victor and Daniel's discussion on the power of your mindset. 

S1 Ep. 35 Pure Presence

May 22nd, 2020

4:20

Did yesterday's episode, "How to Remedy The 5 Patterns of Sabotage," have you wondering what kind of action steps you can take for yourself? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko share exactly what you can start to add …

S1 Ep. 34 How to Remedy The 5 Patterns of Sabotage

May 21st, 2020

10:56

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be answering listeners' questions! Our listener, Tyler, asks "What can you do to mend your soul after …

S1 Ep. 33 The Essence of Acceptance

May 20th, 2020

5:51

Many of us attach our identity and value to our hustle, ambitions, and goals. But what if we told you they do not define or validate who you are?

In …

S1 Ep. 32 Live Immediately

May 19th, 2020

6:14

We've all said it... "I'll be happy when THIS happens" or "my life will be complete once I do this!" But what happens when you get there? We may find ourselves asking "now what?" Do you find this to be a pattern in your …

S1 Ep. 31 Maybe

May 18th, 2020

6:59

It's Nicko's favorite day! In today's episode, Victor will be telling us the story of "Maybe." This story helps to remind us of this simple yet …

S1 Ep. 29 Unshakeable Inner Peace

May 18th, 2020

5:28

Zen Stoicism is the hybrid philosophy for unshakeable inner peace. How do we create unshakeable inner peace? It is by mastering the 2 fundamental experiences of being a human: thinking and being. 

In today's episode, …

S1 Ep. 28 Question From a Zen Stoic Dojo Member

May 14th, 2020

7:36

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be answering a question from a Zen Stoic Dojo member! 

Have you been in interactions with people that like to complain about small insignificant things? How about with people …

S1 Ep. 27 Let Go and Walk On: Embracing Change

May 13th, 2020

7:10

Right now, we are faced with more change than ever. Do you spend your time looking back on what life used to be or have you let go and walked on? If not, what keeps us from walking on? 

In today's episode, Victor and …

S1 Ep. 26 The Ruler of The Soul

May 12th, 2020

5:09

Are emotions good or bad? How about when uncomfortable sensations come up through your body? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will break down that they're actually neither and how to approach viewing your emotions …

S1 Ep. 25 Two Monks and The Young Woman

May 12th, 2020

6:19

Have you ever been met with rudeness even when our intentions are to help the other person?

We are often reminded of important lessons by retelling …

S1 Ep. 24 Interview with President and Co-Founder of StandOut Authority: Joshua B. Lee

May 12th, 2020

46:41

In this episode, Victor interviews the President and Co-Founder of StandOut Authority: Joshua B. Lee. 

StandOut Authority works to bring back the humanity in Marketing via LinkedIn during the heavily automated times we …

S1 Ep. 23 The Best 4 Minutes of Nicko's Life

May 11th, 2020

4:18

In today's episode, Nicko shares his experience and feedback on Victor's Micro Meditation. 

Do you want to experience these minutes for yourself? From the great Nicko himself: "This sample is better than a Costco …

S1 Ep. 22 Special Guest: Host of "My Zen Post-Op Life," Jonathan Duarte

May 7th, 2020

29:58

In today's very special episode, we are joined by the host of "My Zen Post-Op Life" podcast, Jonathan Duarte.  

Jonathan began his Zen journey after he was hit by a drunk driver head-on in 2018. He woke up in critical …

S1 Ep. 21 Zen Stoic Karma

May 6th, 2020

5:04

"Oo! Karmas a bitch." Heard that before? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko peel back the layers on what karma actually is and how it works …

S1 Ep. 20 Detaching From Dogmatic Thinking

May 5th, 2020

8:05

How do you react when you hear people saying "we've just always done it this way" or "that's just how it is!"? Do you accept it right away or do you …

S1 Ep. 19 Moving Mind

May 4th, 2020

4:44

It's Nicko's favorite day! In today's episode, Victor tells the story of "Moving Mind." This story teaches us the power of perception and how understanding this can help you to begin understanding how you can manage …

S1 Ep. 18 Interview with Zen Stoic Dojo Member: Larry Karnis

May 4th, 2020

47:00

In today's episode, we have the special honor and treat of interviewing our very own Zen Stoic Dojo member, Larry Karnis. Victor and Larry talk about how they came about the philosophy and share their insights and …

S1 Ep. 17 Tranquility of The Mind

May 1st, 2020

4:48

Everyone has felt like they've needed a break and vacation from time to time. Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? 

In …

S1 Ep. 16 Zen Stoic Micro Meditations

April 30th, 2020

7:02

Did you know Zen Stoic Micro Meditations are only between 1-5 minutes but packs the punch of a full meditation? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko …

S1 Ep. 15 Living at The Cause

April 29th, 2020

6:14

How do we react when things don't go the way we expect it to? Do we list all the reasons why it went wrong? Or do we examine and learn from it so it doesn't happen again? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss …

S1 Ep. 14 Embrace Imperfection

April 28th, 2020

6:37

How often are we putting others first to find we're out of energy by the time we need to take care of ourselves? Are we actually practicing what we preach?

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko talk about the importance …

S1 Ep. 13 A Warrior in The Garden

April 27th, 2020

5:35

If you were given a choice, would you be a gardener at war or a warrior in the garden?

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss the Zen story "A …

S1 Ep. 12 Interview with Academic, Athlete, and Business Owner: Carlos Rios

April 25th, 2020

37:06

In today's episode, Victor is interviewing Carlos Rios who is a Philosophy graduate, a Brazillian Jiujitsu competitor, and the Founder of Ivory …

S1 Ep. 11 The 4 Virtuous States of The Soul

April 24th, 2020

12:53

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko discuss "The 4 Virtuous States of The Soul" from "The Zen Stoic Path of Inner Peace" ebook. These states will …

S1 Ep. 10 Know Your Port

April 23rd, 2020

8:56

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable" - Seneca

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko talk about the importance of having a direction or focus on what you're doing so that you're not …

S1 Ep. 9 The Function Of Philosophy

April 22nd, 2020

7:15

What is the function of philosophy? Have you ever met someone that believes they're "above" or "better than" others because they're a very philosophical or spiritual person? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be …

S1 Ep. 8 How Sharp Is Your Axe?

April 21st, 2020

8:37

How often do we find ourselves working super hard and exhausting every ounce of energy but do not see any noticeable results?

In today's episode, …

S1 Ep. 7 Zen Koan: What Is The Sound of One Hand Clapping?

April 20th, 2020

6:43

What is the sound of one hand clapping? Can you hear the sound? How much time do you think we spend trying to solve these kinds of riddles?

In …

S1 Ep. 6 Interview with The Growth Strategist For Men In Business: Purdeep Sangha

April 19th, 2020

48:01

In today's episode, Victor and Purdeep have a powerful and insightful conversation about science and spirituality, what it means to be a "Mindful …

S1 Ep. 5 Zen Stoic Path of Inner Peace: Practice Compassion and Kindness

April 17th, 2020

9:56

Have you ever felt a conversation come to a complete halt because one person was being judgmental? 

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko will be talking about the importance of practicing compassion and kindness even …

S1 Ep. 4 Compassion and Boundaries

April 16th, 2020

7:39

Many people believe that sometimes when we say "no" it makes us look or sound unkind, unhelpful, or rude. Then we find ourselves in unwanted …

S1. Ep. 3 The Antidote to Rudeness

April 15th, 2020

11:23

Have you ever encountered someone that is just downright rude? How have you counteracted that kind of behavior and how can you make sure their actions don't impact the rest of your day? 

In today's episode, Victor and …

S1 Ep. 2 A Blind Man With A Lattern

April 14th, 2020

9:48

What good is a lantern to a blind man for his walk home? 
In today's episode, we will be discussing how something we perceive as helpful to another, …

S1 Ep. 1 Welcome (Back!)

April 13th, 2020

15:44

Victor and Nicko are back in the house! Kicking off a new season with a refresher on “What is Zen Stoicism?” 
It has evolved since our very first …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 121 Kill The Buddha

July 22nd, 2019

5:20

What does it mean when a Zen master says 'Kill the buddha'?

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 120 Interview With The Latina Career Coach: Michelle Gomez

July 22nd, 2019

46:05

In today's episode, Victor will be interviewing The Latina Career Coach, Michelle Gomez.

Her bio:  Michelle Gomez, The Latina Career Coach, is an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 119 What Does Self-Love Actually Mean?

July 19th, 2019

8:32

In today's episode, Victor will be breaking down what self-love means through a zen stoic lens and how you can better utilize this to improve the quality of your day. Listen on! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 118 Liberation From Life Long Shackles

July 18th, 2019

5:50

In today's episode, we are sharing a powerful story from one of our Dojo members, Rob. Through listening to the podcast and working through the …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 117 The Performer's Paradox

July 18th, 2019

10:38

In today's episode, we will be discussing a quote from Plato "Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak when they HAVE to say …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 116 "Nothing" Is An Action

July 17th, 2019

5:11

A lot of times not saying anything or doing anything counts as an action. In today's episode, we will be talking about how we commit injustice to ourselves and to others by not taking action on what we know is right. …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 115 The Gordian Knot

July 16th, 2019

5:48

In this episode of the Zen Stoic Podcast, we dive into a story of Alexander The Great and The Gordian Knot! This simple, yet powerful story will be …

Update! 2-Week Break

July 4th, 2019

3:22

A quick update from Victor and Nicko! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 114 Interview With Entrepreneur: Braedy MacKenzie

June 30th, 2019

38:47

In today's episode, I am interviewing my best friend and self-made entrepreneur, Braedy MacKenzie. Despite hardships from being born with cerebral palsy and diagnosed with learning disabilities, he was able to find his …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 109 Know Your Port

June 27th, 2019

6:34

In today's episode, we will be discussing the importance of knowing which port you're trying to sail your boat into! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 108 Zen Stoic Path To Inner Peace Ebook Announcement!

June 21st, 2019

6:16

In today's episode, we are sharing exciting news!! Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 107 Holding On

June 21st, 2019

9:40

In today’s episode, we talk about how we hold onto beliefs so much that it prohibits our growth. This person was able to let go of all that in one …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 106 Where Does Your Ambition Come From?

June 21st, 2019

8:20

In today's episode, we will be discussing the topic of attachment and explaining the difference between having an ambition that comes from a place of scarcity and sincerity. Don't miss this episode!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 105 Genius With Brendon Lemon

June 18th, 2019

6:00

In today's episode, we have special guest Brendon Lemon back to share some insight on the genius self with us!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 104 Everything Changes

June 18th, 2019

6:17

In today's episode, we will be sharing a Zen story that helps us to understand Zen in a simple manner and helps us to cope with a world that is constantly changing. 


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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 103 Interview With Stand-Up Comedian: Brendon Lemon

June 16th, 2019

38:55

In today's episode, we will be interviewing stand-up comedian Brendon Lemon who is also a proponent of Zen and Stoic philosophy. Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 102 Each Day Is A Masterpiece

June 15th, 2019

5:20

In this episode, we will be sharing one of the core principles of Zen Stoicism which is "to live in the present moment with an appreciation of a potential future." This will also be talked about in the guide "Zen Stoic …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 101 Surrender To Your Intuition

June 13th, 2019

5:42

Do you ever want to make a change, yet feel resistant to the change simultaneously? In this episode we discuss the power tapping into your intuition …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 100!! Who Is In Your Circle?

June 12th, 2019

5:53

In today's 100th episode, we will be discussing the topic of toxic people and how you're managing your circle to maintain quality. Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 99 The Zen Stoic View On Self-Awareness

June 11th, 2019

5:51

In today's episode, we will be discussing the topic of self-awareness through a Zen Stoic lens. Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 98 Zen Story: The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

June 10th, 2019

5:32

In today's episode, we are sharing a Zen story that reminds us that there is more to life than material things and to be careful not to let these …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 96 The Zen Stoic Path To Inner Peace

June 7th, 2019

5:46

In today's episode, we will be discussing a highly requested topic which is the question "How do I achieve inner peace?" Listen on to find out what special treat Victor has in store for you and his answer to this …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 95 Interview With A Very Special Guest And Dojo Member: Geoff Spakes

June 7th, 2019

35:26

In today's episode, we're doing something different and new. We're interviewing one of our very own Zen Stoic Dojo members, Geoff Spakes! Don't miss this amazing interview!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 94 Zen Stoic Passion

June 6th, 2019

6:59

In today's episode, we will be discussing the topic of passion and the many roles it plays it our lives for the good and the bad. Don't miss this …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 93 Amor Fati

June 4th, 2019

6:34

In today's episode, we will be discussing a quote from Epictetus that teaches us to wish for things the way they are rather than to wish they were different. Listen on to hear more about what this means! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 92 Zen Story: Wash Your Bowl

June 3rd, 2019

6:13

In this episode, we will be sharing a Zen story called "Wash Your Bowl" that will be teaching us about bringing ourselves back down to earth when our heads are in the clouds and finishing our processes from beginning to …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 91 Interview with Daydream Founder: Alex Sim

June 2nd, 2019

46:41

In this episode, we will be interviewing the Founder of Daydream which is Canada's first sparkling water infused with hemp extracts. Stay tuned for this episode!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 90 Zen Story: It Will Pass

May 31st, 2019

4:43

In this episode, we're sharing another Zen story- yes, twice this week woo! If you've been feeling a bit stuck these days, this episode will remind you that "it will pass" and keep on going on! Don't miss this episode! 

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 89 Curb Your Desire

May 31st, 2019

6:16

In this episode, we will be discussing the power of perception and how to manage your own to see more abundance in your life. Don't miss this episode!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 88 Wait, Who Do You Love More?

May 29th, 2019

4:48

In this episode, we're going to explore the topic of self-love.  Many times we make decisions because we value something and it drives us. So, what drives your behavior? Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 87 Thinking Challenge!

May 28th, 2019

9:24

In this episode, our dear friend Lowell Gelin is back on the podcast! We will be discussing one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s quotes and how it applies to us today.  Don't miss this episode!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 86 Zen Story: Be The Boss

May 27th, 2019

6:56

In this episode, we're going to be sharing another Zen story that will give us a lesson about our day-to-day lives. Is the horse guiding you or are you guiding the horse? Don't miss this episode!

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 85 Interview With Brazillian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt: Professor Dan Moroney

May 27th, 2019

36:16

In today's episode, we will be interviewing Professor Dan Moroney who is a 4th degree black belt in Brazillian Jiu-jitsu. We will be talking about how a lot of Zen and Stoic elements are practiced in Jiu-jitsu. Don't …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 84 Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules For Life

May 26th, 2019

7:24

In today's episode, we will be discussing 2 extremely helpful rules from Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life outlined in his book "12 Rules for …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 83 The Power Of Identity

May 24th, 2019

7:15

In this episode, we are sharing a story about the power of identity and what happens when you change the filter of how you view yourself and your life. Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 82 Being Owned By The Things You Own

May 23rd, 2019

10:17

In this episode, we will be discussing how to detach yourself from the things you own so they don't end up owning you! Don't miss this episode. 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 81 What's Your Return?

May 21st, 2019

8:22

We always talk about a "return on investment" but how about "return on experience?" In this episode, we will be discussing how to differentiate between goals with tangible value vs. goals with emotional value. Listen on …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 80 Zen Story: "The More I Train"

May 20th, 2019

7:29

In this episode, we are sharing a Zen story called "The More I Train." Just because you train more does not mean you have the correct mindset to master the skill. We will be discussing the importance of enjoying the …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 79 Interview With Empower Mag Founder: Ally Salama

May 18th, 2019

28:04

In today's episode, we will be interviewing the Founder of Empower Mag which is the first ever mental health magazine in the Middle East! You can find Ally on Instagram @allysalama and check out his magazine at

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 78 Be The Source Of Your Experience

May 17th, 2019

5:56

In this episode, we're talking about the powerful habit of being the source of your own experience. Most of the time, life is challenging because of …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 77 Problems: Solving Vs. Understanding

May 17th, 2019

8:09

Have you ever been told "I don't need you to fix it! I just want you to listen!!"? In this episode, we're going to discuss the importance of …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 76 The Words You Speak Builds Your House

May 16th, 2019

7:22

In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of being mindful of our daily choice of words. Whether they are positive or negative words, …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 75 Acting On Your Words

May 15th, 2019

4:39

In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of taking action on all the information that you have in order to make changes. 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 74 The Happiness Formula

May 13th, 2019

7:27

Are you guilty of ever thinking "I'll be soo happy once I get this new [fill in the blank] or be in [vacation destination]"? Well don't worry, you're …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 73 Interview With Special Guest: Lowell Gelin

May 11th, 2019

44:47

In today's episode, I am interviewing my dear friend and also my mechanic: Lowell Gelin. Whenever I visit Lowell for any car service, even if it's a quick  15-minute fix, we always find ourselves in deep philosophical …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 72 Asking For Help When You Need It

May 10th, 2019

6:12

In today's episode, we're going to bring this awesome H word back in style. As we get older, it seems we have forgotten that sometimes we need help. …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 71 The Power Of Clarity

May 10th, 2019

7:02

Are you someone who has a packed scheduled yet feels like you're not really "doing" anything? Do you purposefully wear your "busyness" as your badge …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 70 Demanding Your Best Self

May 8th, 2019

7:04

In today's episode, we're basically going to call out some bullsh*t as to why you still haven't demanded the best from yourself and show up fully to …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep.69 Range Vs. Depth

May 8th, 2019

6:29

In this episode, we will be taking a deeper dive into the difference between having a range of experience and depth of experience. Are you someone …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 68 Zion Documentary Review

May 6th, 2019

5:40

In today's episode, Victor and Nicko review an inspiring documentary called "Zion" and discuss their takeaways through a Zen Stoic lens. Don't miss this episode! 

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 67 Interview With Neurostrategic Coaching Institute Coach: Mario A. Garcia

May 6th, 2019

27:19

Last week, we had Dr. Mario Garcia as our guest and on today's episode, we have his son and business partner at the Neurostrategic Coaching Institute, Coach Mario A. Garcia! He is at the forefront of training coaches at …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 66 Seeing Your Original Self

May 3rd, 2019

5:14

We love hearing from our listeners! In this episode, we will be talking about a topic that has been submitted by one of our Zen Stoic Dojo members.

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 65 From Burn Out To Full Zen Stoic

May 2nd, 2019

8:15

In this episode, we are sharing a true story of one of Victor's clients. When he first came to Victor, he already hit rock-bottom and had nothing else to lose. A year later, he wrote a touching and sentimental …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 64 How Are You Managing Your Time?

May 1st, 2019

9:09

The amount of time we have in a day is fixed, however, the way we manage it is not! In this episode, we will be covering a very important topic about managing our time to essentially gain more time in our daily routines …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 63 Euthymia

April 30th, 2019

7:50

We all experience the feeling of doubt and uncertainty of which path to take next. Naturally, we look for guidance from others we perceive as on the right path. In today's episode, we will be sharing and discussing one …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 62 Emptying Your Cup

April 29th, 2019

6:26

Do you keep your cup empty or full? Well, in today’s episode, we are sharing a Zen story that will highlight the importance of keeping your cup empty …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep.61 Interview With Neurostrategic Coaching Institute CEO: Dr. Mario Garcia

April 27th, 2019

17:45

Dr. Mario Garcia is the gold standard when it comes to training professional coaches and leadership development. Many of the principles he discusses …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 60 We Are Made For One Another

April 27th, 2019

7:48

In this episode, we will explore the habit of stereotyping and how we tend to prejudge someone’s behavior because it feels easier to do that than to get to know them. We will be sharing how you can catch these …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 59 The 3 Voices Of Communication

April 25th, 2019

13:10

In this episode, Victor shares a simple yet profound lesson about communication. We all communicate in more than 1 voice and he will be breaking down the 3 different voices which have very different functions. This is a …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 58 Change Is The Only Constant

April 24th, 2019

7:46

In this episode, Victor and Nicko discuss the topic of change. We know that change is the only constant, however, how you perceive and manage the change will impact the outcome entirely. Victor will break down the best …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 57 The Power Of Journaling For Self-Reflection With Steve Ellis

April 23rd, 2019

9:05

Journaling has been a cornerstone of Stoic philosophy and practice for centuries. Today, our friend Steve is back as our guest to discuss his habits with journaling and how it has tremendously helped his own growth and …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 56 Saying "Yes" To Yourself

April 22nd, 2019

9:59

We have all approached a fork in our paths and needed to make a decision whether to move forward or not and in which direction. In this episode, Victor tells his own story of approaching this fork, making his decision, …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 55 We’re Human Beings Not Human Doings With Special Guest: Steve Ellis

April 20th, 2019

29:34

In this episode, we have a very special guest and close friend joining us, Steve Ellis! He is a Wall Street professional in New York which is THE financial epicenter of the world. We will be having an in-depth …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 54 Overcoming Conflict Between Your External And Internal World

April 19th, 2019

8:39

It seems like auto-pilot for us to look to the outside world for validation and to tell us “we’re enough” but what if these opinions and comments do not serve our mission? In this episode, we will be discussing how we …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 53 Balancing Success And Happiness

April 18th, 2019

9:02

In this episode, we will be sharing a real story about the struggle of striking a balance between success and happiness. If this situation resonates with you, listen on! We will be sharing how you can overcome this …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 52 Clearing Out The Pebbles In Your Life

April 17th, 2019

6:53

Are you setting goals for yourself but can’t seem to finish them? In this episode, we explore one of the major reasons why we can’t seem to finish the task we started, the concept of decluttering, and creating space in …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 51 What Philosophy Promises

April 16th, 2019

8:01

We have all once read a quote or learned something for the first time and thought “Oh, I got this. I completely understand!” In this episode, we discuss how much you master an idea by being exposed once and what …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 50 Less Is More

April 15th, 2019

7:34

We are constantly blasted with so much noise and distractions on all different social media platforms making us feel scattered, unfocused, and even unaccomplished. In this episode we explore this topic, the ‘highlights …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 33 The Difference Between Sympathy And Compassion

April 13th, 2019

7:50

One of the common aspects that is shared between Zen Buddhism and Stoic philosophy is the concept of compassion for our fellow human beings. Now, it's really important understand the difference between compassion and …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 49 Interview With GuerrillaZen Fitness And Potentia Wellness CEO: Blake Bowman

April 13th, 2019

31:09

In this episode, we will be interviewing CEO of GuerrillaZen Fitness and Potentia Wellness, Blake Bowman. He will be sharing deep insights on how the environment around us can greatly impact our physical and mental …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 48 Duality: Mind Your Environment

April 12th, 2019

8:43

In this episode, we dive deeper into how we can bring ourselves into the present moment to achieve more mental wellness in our day. To begin, it is important to recognize that we live in a world of dualities. We will be …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 47 Facing Your Emotions Head On

April 11th, 2019

7:46

We will be discussing what happens when you have to face your emotions head on because you can't go back to your old ways of coping with them. In …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 46 The Difference Between Being Direct And Blunt

April 10th, 2019

6:51

When we communicate with others it is really important to deliver our message clearly. Well, many times our message becomes lost because we’re not in the right emotional state to deliver that message and often times, …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 45 Marcus Aurelius: How To Act

April 9th, 2019

8:27

A lot of the time our stress comes from valuing others' opinions over our own and relying on their opinions in order to validate ourselves. So often …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 44 The True Mark Of Adulthood

April 8th, 2019

8:34

Have you ever felt like the wisest person in the room? A lot of times adulthood has nothing to do with a person's chronological age. Today, we will …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 43 Interview With The Oculus Institute CEO: Sean Sessel

April 6th, 2019

30:52

Sean Sessel is the CEO of The Oculus Institute. He is an expert in helping people escape burnout jobs and work with them to craft careers that they …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 42 A Beginner's Mind

April 5th, 2019

6:59

Often times when we spend too much time in our comfort zone or become too familiar with our surroundings, we end up adopting this idea that we don't need to continue learning. The problem is when we stop learning, we …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 40 Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Positivity?

April 4th, 2019

8:21

The self-help industry has been teaching millions of people over the years this idea of positive thinking. Positive thinking can be incredibly …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 39 Principle > Passion

April 2nd, 2019

5:28

One of my favorite childhood movies is the “Karate Kid” and in honor of the new “Cobra Kai” season that’s coming up, we're going to be discussing some Mr. Miyagi wisdom. Many people don't realize that a lot of what he …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 38 "If You Are Always Giving, You Will Always Have"

April 1st, 2019

10:19

In this episode, we're going to be discussing the Chinese proverb "If you are always giving, then you will always have." I will be telling the story …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 37 Zen Story Of "Maybe" With Psychology Hacker CEO Adam Lyons

March 24th, 2019

16:33

In this episode, I'm going to be interviewing the CEO of Psychology Hacker and author of the book “Brain Hacking”- Adam Lyons. Adam is a personal …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 36 Are You A Worrier Or Warrior?

March 22nd, 2019

6:18

There's a great quote that says “A coward dies 1000 deaths and a courageous man only once” Now, the reason why that quote is incredibly important because it shows the difference between people who are worriers versus …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 35 Compassion: Kidnapped At Gunpoint

March 21st, 2019

10:01

Early on in my professional coaching career, I received a phone call that I was not expecting nor was I trained to deal with. But I had my client on the other end who needed my help so I had to do something quick. Now, …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 34 How To Spot Weakness

March 20th, 2019

6:26

One of the biggest problems that we have in this world is the demonization of each other. We generalize each other and label each other simply based on surface behavior. But the interesting thing is, and the questions …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 32 Understanding The Self

March 19th, 2019

10:41

“To study Zen is to study the self and to study the self is to forget the self." That is a quote from Dogen Zenji one of Japan's great Zen masters. But how do we forget the self? We need to first understand exactly how …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 31 Owning Your Why

March 16th, 2019

12:51

Stoic philosophy discusses the importance of having an aim and purpose in all that you do. In this episode of the Zen Stoic podcast, we're gonna be talking about filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s personal philosophy and what it …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 29 Receiving A Suicide Call

March 15th, 2019

10:03

A lot of us have been given the advice to make the money that we want and create the lifestyle we want, then we’ll be happy. But what happens when you have somebody who is not only made all the money that they wanted …

Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 25 Stoicism Interview With YouTuber Andrew Kirby

March 9th, 2019

33:14

Andrew Kirby is from the UK and has a YouTube channel with over 20k subscribers and 300+ videos on Stoicism.

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Zen Stoic Podcast Ep. 1 Introduction To Zen Stoicism

August 24th, 2018

14:30

This episode is an introduction to Zen Stoicism. We have changed the format of how this podcast is delivered by making the content more Zen and Stoic specific as well as creating bite sized daily episodes instead of …

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