Great article, Brandon! Looks like I’ve been reading a lot of what you have. Finished Aurelius’ Meditations (I actually wrote a blog article about that very quote you used by him!), and The Obstacle is the Way and Miracle Morning have really changed how I approach life and my morning routine. I’ve been waking up at 6am too, and recently been experimenting with 5:30am (and my wife also thinks I’m crazy!). I’m also a big fan of Ferriss (don’t know if you saw, he released some free PDF’s of more Stoicism stuff by Seneca).
I really enjoyed your post. I’d love to chat sometime! Looks like you and I have pretty similar paths right now.