Ryan Holiday and Dan Schawbel.Courtesy of Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes.
He recently interviewed Ryan Holiday, the bestselling author of “Stillness Is the Key,” “Ego is the Enemy,” and “The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph.” 
Ryan defines stillness as being present and having clarity of intention.  
He says, “We’re not experiencing the stillness that we need to make good decisions, to be happy, and to bring our best work out from wherever it comes from.”
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Even though he dropped out of college as a teenager, Ryan Holiday received his education by apprenticing under some of the most successful authors of the past decade, including Tim Ferriss, Tucker Max, and Robert Greene.

After supporting the book marketing campaign for Greene’s “The 50th Law,” Greene introduced Ryan to the CEO of American Apparel. Ryan served as the director of marketing for the company from 2009 until 2014, where he was responsible for many notable media stunts, which became the inspiration for his first book “Trust Me, I’m Lying.” Since then, he’s written several other books, including “The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph,” “Ego Is the Enemy,” and his latest, “Stillness Is the Key.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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