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Ulick Stafford
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Motivational writer and speaker
Motivational writer and speaker

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‘To live is to suffer,
to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche,
German philosopher, 19th century It is now a year and half since I launched Survive Your Camp. The time has been a
continuation of previous life with some vi...
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Survive your camp. New book about concentration camp survival skills now available
‘To live is to suffer,
to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche,
German philosopher, 19th century I read many books to learn lessons to help me better deal
with difficult life situations. I came across a reference to Vikto...
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A ‘random’ breath test revealed Laplace’s demon
One morning recently I was stopped for a random alcohol
breath test on the way home. While I was blowing into the breathalyzer a van
pulling a trailer that I had finally had the opportunity to overtake a minute
or so earlier was waved past. I was soon on my...
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Gift Value Ratio
Seneca wrote many books on the importance of gift giving. But what is the perfect gift? It should ideally be something needed by the receiver. And how much should it cost you?      Many people do not like giving money as a gift. It seems slightly thoughtles...
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Lesson in stoicism learned from being short changed
On holiday in France I made a morning trip to the campsite’s
bakery for fresh baguettes. The price each is 90 cents and I bought 3 for a
total of 2.70. I paid with a fiver. I was talking in French and could blame
this for my carelessness, but is it a real e...
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Lesson in stoicism learned from post office failure
“You can tell the greatness
of a man by what makes him angry”- Abraham Lincoln I learned a lesson this week about how far I have come in
absorbing the lessons of the great stoics, in particular Seneca and Marcus
Aurelius. The source of the lesson was the Po...
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If you don't know where you are going you will never get there
To get whatever you want follow the six-step plan. Decide
what you want, what you will do for it, your timeframe, your plan, summarize
all in a short statement and repeat every morning and evening. The first step on the path to success is to know the path t...
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Speed of action
Last week I read Robert Ringer’s blog post as I always do. Robert repeated one of his usual messages about the importance
of taking action. The famous quotation of Theodore Roosevelt came to mind In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the
r...
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The power of thoughts
‘If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would
never think a negative thought.’ Peace Pilgrim Early in the week the above quotation arrived in my inbox
from Darren Lacroix . It
summarized perfectly using via negativa the
underlying belief of man...
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Get up and do what you do
Lately I have been reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Verse 1 of book 5 is inspirational.
I recommend you read it At dawn when you have trouble getting out of bed tell
yourself – ‘I have to go to work – as a human being. What do I have to complain
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