Stoic & Entrepreneur
Francisco Schulz

Xico is a marketer turned Data Engineer with several years of experience in concepting, building and launching ML-heavy systems for several consulting clients.

He writes most of our quote reflections and has been into Stoicism since 2019.

Francisco's articles

#16 - How To Not Be Afraid of Your Boss | Seneca

People are mirrors of the emotions of others.

If you are afraid – it is likely the other person is too.

Let's explore what actions are viable in such a situation.

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#25 - On Finding Happiness In Simple Things | BrenĂŠ Brown

Reflect on how you can introduce more gratitude and happiness into your life.

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#20 - On Being A Stoic Prepper | Maya Angelou

See how Stoic principles are reflected universally with this example from Maya Angelou.

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#18 - On Making The Most Of It | Seneca

A lesson in thinking ahead to be able to absorb life to its fullest.

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#17 - How To Sound Like Yoda In Latin | Marcus Aurelius

A story how I had the worst and best time in the Norwegian outback. All at once!

A story on temperance, amor fati, and the inner citadel.

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#14 - How to Un-high-horse Yourself | Marcus Aurelius

Ever thought you were IT? Ever tripped over your own arrogance?

This is for you, straight from the tripping master himself.

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#9 - How To Take A Break Without Going Overboard | Seneca

Plan ahead, pick your battles, then follow your roadmap.

Don’t forget to schedule a time to recover.

Premeditatio Malorum

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#24 - On Accepting Nature | Marcus Aurelius

A short reflection on how to accept what is and what isn’t.

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#26 - On How To Be A Grateful Stoic | Marcus Aurelius

A short reflection on how to face adversity with a smile on your face and become a happier person.

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#1 - How to Stay Grounded and Move Forward | Marcus Aurelius

Everything that matters is right now.

Not what has been, not what might become.

What is, and what you make of it, is what you need to focus on.

Memento Mori - Have the Courage to be the person you want others to remember you as

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#8 - How to Stare Death in the Face and not Flinch | Seneca

Start with the end in mind and imagine what will make you content, looking back at your life.

Strive to be the person you want to be remembered as.

Memento Mori

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The Pillars of Stoicism - Virtues and Principles

In this article, we talk about the foundational blocks that make up Stoicism and how you can apply easily them to your life.

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#4 - How To Confront Life | Epictetus

No matter how hard life gets you, you determine how you react to it.

How you choose your attitude will determine how you feel about something.

Let it get to you and you will suffer more than necessary.

Amor Fati

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#23 - On Tranquility And Things | Marcus Aurelius

Ask yourself these questions to reduce stress and find more tranquility in your life.

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#10 - How To Stay Worthy Of Yourself | Marcus Aurelius

Imagine going on autopilot right now, where will you be in 10 years?

Get to a level where you can be sure to be on a sustainable track to achieve the greatness you are after. For yourself and others.

Summum Bonum

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#13 - How To Persist Wisely | Marcus Aurelius

If you want others to understand what is clear to you, you will need to keep telling them. New ideas will take time to be absorbed.

You'd be wise to be patient.

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#3 - How To Choose Fortune | Epictetus

If you leave a fortune to someone who has not been taught how to handle it, it might be gone in a week.

Invest a fortune into building someone's mind and personality and you create a person that will not only find a way to their personal fortune but help others find theirs.

Summum Bonum

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#22 - On Letting Go And Being Free | Thich Nhat Hanh

Why you should care less about the things you think you own. Including people.

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#21 - How Not To Be Disturbed | Epictetus

A short reflection on how to dodge hurtful words & the principle of Memento Mori

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#11 - How To Stop Playing Mind-Games With Yourself | Seneca

Pay now or pay later.

Paying up now will usually reduce suffering overall, since you can bite-size your way through it and get used to the pain while also getting better or just getting it done in one go.

Paying later means it will remain unfinished, untackled, and nag your sub-conscience continuously. Then you will have to cram it into a smaller time slot.

Embrace the suffering now & imagine how much more you will suffer if you don’t do it now.

Amor Fati & Premeditatio Malorum

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#7 - How to Remain Victorious | James Allen

Repeat only in thoughts and in actuality what will make you better, stronger, wiser, and reinforce the values you claim for yourself.

It’s tough to muster the courage to always do what is necessary.

Therefore, treat yourself frequently to the tranquility of your most inner self and reflect on who you are now and who you want to be. The stoics call this place The Inner Citadel

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#19 - On Physio-Psychic Balance | Debbie Hampton

A lesson in how to find the right measure of everything.

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#2 How To Do What It Takes | Cleanthes of Assos

Don't wait for the best opportunity, it will never come.

Take matters into your own hands and start moving.

You can adjust your course and direction at any time.

Memento Mori

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#15 - How To Be The Captain Of Your Soul | Epictetus

This week, we'll explore how we can take ownership to lead a happier life.

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#12 - On Irrational Fear | Seneca

Nothing can hold you back if you face what you fear most.

Learn by example how I overcame challenges in the past.

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