The Stoic Jew

Reflections on My 39th Birthday, New Years 2023, and 2nd Semester (Seneca – Letter #83)

January 11, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 10 Episode 15
The Stoic Jew
Reflections on My 39th Birthday, New Years 2023, and 2nd Semester (Seneca – Letter #83)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode was brought to you by my “mortality chavrusa,” who texted me yesterday saying that he can’t wait to hear my birthday recap. It may not be YOUR 39th birthday, but we all recently experienced New Years and many of us have recently started or will soon start our 2nd semester of the academic year. I figured this would be a good time to share some valuable tools I recently acquired from listening to Tim Ferriss’s interview of James Clear, author of Atomic Habits. I’m especially excited to share five powerful questions you can ask yourself in preparation for the upcoming year and semester. 

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- 12/1/2: Reflection on Counting 52 Weeks of My Life

Sources:
- Seneca, Letter #83
- The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode #648: James Clear, Atomic Habits — Mastering Habits, Growing an Email List to 2M+ People, Selling 10M+ Books, Cultivating Self-Awareness, and Much More
- Meiri and Rabbeinu Bachye on Avos 5:22
- my Facebook note from 1/10/20

Other Resources
- to sign up for James Clear’s 3-2-1 newsletter, click here
- to order James Clear’s Atomic Habits, click here
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