Rob looks at the work of Tom Morris, author of ‘The Stoic Art of Living – Inner Resilience, Outer  Results focusing in this episode on Seneca.

It can be easy to view the past as not moving at the same pace as we do now but the cut and thrust of life in the past was as intense then as it is now and the learning just as relevant.

The older we get the more we realise time is precious and that you need to make the most of every second. Whatever sport or leadership capacity you are in becoming a stronger and more resilient person will help you to achieve balance in your life and the focus to reach the right goals and Rob shares great content on how to work towards this through the work of the stoic lawyer Seneca.



Being organised stops wastage and adds success. If you are chaotic you will waste time hitting the wrong goals

It’s not what you know it’s what you do, it’s about the actions you take

The challenge is setting the correct goals and understanding that setting the wrong goals is a painful lesson

Take control of your own life and know what makes you happy

Get clarity on who you are and what’s really important to you

If you know you are on the right path you will have an inner confidence

Inner confidence often comes from disaster and with  the learning that comes from difficult situations and adversity

Have a balance in life and follow your heart

The only time we have is now so you need to be aware of this and do what’s appropriate now



‘Value your life and value your time’

‘Life is about actions, creating and doing’

‘You need to know yourself to be truly happy’



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The Stoic Art of Living: Inner Resilience and Outer Results - Tom Morris


Rob Ryles is a UEFA A licensed coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA, and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non-League and grassroots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience.


Rob Ryles prides himself on having a forward thinking and progressive approach to the game built through his own experience as well as lessons learned from a number of highly successful managers and coaches.


The Leader Manager Coach Podcast is where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life.







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