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Ep. 298 - Ryan Holiday: Competition is For Losers: Invent Your Own Category

January 1, 201891 min
If I compete with you, I’m a loser. It means I’m not helping anyone in a new way. Ryan said, “Competition is for losers.” He was quoting Peter Theil. Instead, you have to invent your own category… here’s how Show Notes: “Trust Me I’m Lying” by Ryan Holiday The Obstacle is The Way” by Ryan Holiday “Ego is The Enemy” by Ryan Holiday “The Perennial Seller” by Ryan Holiday “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday “The Daily Stoic Journal” by Ryan Holiday A famous writing technique created and taught by Julia Cameron called “morning pages.” You can read about it in her book “The Artist’s Way” “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius A phrase from Ryan’s mentor, Robert Greene and author of “The 48 Laws of Power” (Ryan mentions “tactical hell” when everyone’s just reacting all the time) A quote from Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and bestselling author of “Zero to One” (Ryan quotes him saying, “competition is for losers”) Ryan’s article “Uncommon Advice To Any Young Man Wanting To Become Insanely Successful (Or Get Something From Someone Who Is Successful)” “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside” by Kelly Cutrone

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