Jon Brooks

Hey! I’m Jon Brooks, Creative Director of HighExistence. Right now I'm extremely interested in how we can use the science of learning to better embody Stoic philosophy. I write a weekly Stoic newsletter called The Stoic Handbook, which you can subscribe to here.

Jon Brooks's Articles | HighExistence

A Poignant Comic on Why You Should Never, Never, Never Give Up

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been."

Jon Brooks

What Are the Three Universal Truths From Headspace Monk

The expert's expert when it comes to mediation shares his three biggest gems of wisdom.

Jon Brooks

25 Best Psychology Books From Derren Brown You Must Read Before You Die

The human mind is far from perfect. And there is nobody in the world who understands the fallibility of human perception as much as Derren Brown.

Jon Brooks

How to Overcome Perfectionism: Life Lessons from Kubrick to Picasso

Learn creative lessons from Picasso, Kubrick, Spielberg, Woody Allen, and leading psychologists to overcome perfectionism and improve your productivity and wellbeing.

Jon Brooks

Rudyard Kipling’s Timeless 149-Word Instruction Manual for Wisdom

Rudyard Kipling's timeless poem "If" told through the stories of cultural icons.

Jon Brooks

These 7 Comics Perfectly Capture The Attitudes You Need to Succeed

In each of these 7 comics, you will discover a deep insight about life that will genuinely move and inspire you.

Jon Brooks

30 Reasons Why Russell Brand is Wrong and We Don’t Need No Revolution

30 pictures that prove Russell Brand is wrong about us needing a revolution.

Jon Brooks

The No Bullshit Guide to Speed Reading: 1 Technique That Actually Works

I hate to break it to you but most speed reading techniques don't work at all. In this post I look at why this is so, and explain the one speed reading technique that actually works!

Jon Brooks