25 January, 2021

Hi Team,

Happy Monday and welcome to TN50#4.

For the second time in the first 4 weeks of this new “thing” I am doing I find myself pointing you to something I consumed today.  Every day of the work week at 7:00 am, Mountain Time.  I get an email from, the daily stoic, one of Ryan Holiday’s products, it is always good but sometimes it is as if the good Lord has intervened in what someone sends out and it is really just for me.  How is that for conceded?  Not only is Ryan Holiday writing directly to me but he is doing it because God wanted him to do it!

Anyway, today was one of those short messages that perfectly incapsulates a recurring conversation I have been having with myself and with others in my circle for what seems like forever!

Background: The picture above was not staged.  It is part of what I call “My Mess”, a combination of my Home Office and Gym that is tucked away in our unfinished basement. I call it “My Mess” because the office/creative space is in need of a major overhaul.

This particular shelf has turned into a bit of a gallery and 3 of Ryan Holiday’s books have ended up tucked in there with some of my other favorite and often used books.  I find this shelf to be very useful.  Sometimes I pull one of these books out to refresh my memory on a passage, other time just looking at my books and this shelf in particular (1000s of years of wisdom in the Bible alone) helps me get unstuck on something I am pondering.  Ok enough about me and “My Mess” that I love!

Here is the link to today’s dailystoic, the one God had Ryan write for me so that I can share it with you!  It’s a 2-minute read, max.

Don’t waste the PRESENT!

Have a good one, Alex