The Power of Personal Choice, with Stephen Hanselman (Publishing, Stoicism, Virtue, Personal Development)

The Action Catalyst

17-11-2016 • 39 mins


Stephen Hanselman began his career as a bookseller 30 years ago and refined his passion for publishing at Harvard Divinity School, where he served as director of the bookstore. After graduating Harvard in 1986 with a Master of Theological Studies degree, he founded Divinitas Books, a specialty chain and direct-mail operation. After selling his business in 1991, he joined HarperSanFrancisco. This began a 13-year tenure at HarperCollins in a variety of roles including marketing, sales, editorial, and from 1999-2005 as publisher of HarperSanFrancisco. From 2002 to 2005 Steve was group publisher responsible for HarperBusiness, HarperResource, and HSF. Stephen is a co-author of the book, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Self-Mastery, Perseverance and Wisdom: Featuring New Translations of Seneca, Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus. Show Highlights: “Some things are in our control and others are not.” – Epictetus @SteveHanselmanMost of what we know about stoicism comes from the writings of the three figures found in this book. @SteveHanselmanVirtue is the source of happiness. @SteveHanselmanWe cannot have our hope based on external things. @SteveHanselmanWe have to focus on the things that are in our control, the decisions and choices that are ours alone to make.  @SteveHanselmanIf you want to get good out of this life, you have to get it from yourself. @SteveHanselmanStoic disciplines help us turn away from the false values we put on external things. @SteveHanselmanThe pursuit of virtue makes us effective in our lives and brings joy in what we experience. @SteveHanselmanThe 4 primary stoic virtues: self-control, courage, justice and wisdom. @SteveHanselmanWhen we work with others we have to see it their way. @SteveHanselmanWe need to continually ask ourselves, ‘To what is my soul committed?’ @SteveHanselmanThere is no virtue in things staying the same, and there is no evil in things changing. @SteveHanselmanToo often we give our time and energy to things we should just say ‘no’ to. @SteveHanselman To find out more about Stephen, learn about Stoicism and get your copy of his book visit: Dailystoic.com The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!