John Vespasian

JOHN VESPASIAN is the author of ten books about rational living, including "When everything fails, try this" (2009), "Rationality is the way to happiness" (2009), "The philosophy of builders" (2010), "The 10 principles of rational living" (2012), "Rational living, rational working" (2013), "Consistency: The key to permanent stress relief" (2014), "On becoming unbreakable" (2015), "Thriving in difficult times" (2016), "Sequentiality: The amazing power of finding the right sequence of steps" (2017), and "Undisrupted: How highly-effective people deal with disruptions" (2019).

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John Vespasian's Guest Appearances

Undisrupted: How Highly-Effective People Deal with Disruptions, With John Vespasian

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on May 9, 2019 0 Comments

Is your life running smoothly, always filled with success and happiness? Or do you sometimes face disruptions and periods of chaos?

Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. They take away our focus causing less productivity and ultimately less income.
How do highly-successful and highly-effective people handle constant disruptions?

Author of ten books focusing on rational living, John Vespasian joins Adam to uncover the secrets to effectively handling


  • The key to dealing effectively with disruptions;
  • Which lessons we can learn from people who have survived large adversities;
  • Why you should embrace certain types of disruptions;
  • Which factors are making people particularly vulnerable today;
  • And much more!

If you’re ready to learn how to be more productive in the face of disruptions, join us!

Success for Low-Energy People: The Sequentiality Approach, With John Vespasian

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on July 17, 2018 0 Comments

Not everyone is a Type-A personality. You know the one…high energy, bubbly, always on the go. Many of us struggle just to get out of bed each day, let alone run a business.

There is a success formula for those who have to really work at getting the day-to-day necessaries done. It’s called Sequentiality.

Sequentiality provides a simple, but highly effective prescription for personal development. Finding the right sequence of steps can makeall the difference between growth or stagnation.

Joining Adam is author, John Vespasian, who will teach us about sequentiality and how we can put it to practical use in our lives.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • What is sequentiality;
  • The number one reason that people get stuck;
  • The best method for personal development;
  • Why history teaches us what we need to know about personal development;
  • And so much more!

If you want proven ideas instead of impracticable theories, this episode is for you.

Do Not Let the 80/20 Principle Mislead You, With John Vespasian

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on June 6, 2017 0 Comments

The 80/20 principle is often considered to be the ultimate shortcut to success. However, it can be misleading. 

This principle cannot help you set lifetime goals that matter. It cannot create a future that is meaningful.

The only way to create successful goals is to use a rational philosophy.

Join Adam and guest John Vespasian as they discuss the truth about the 80/20 principle and why shortcuts do not work.

In this call, you will learn:

  • Why most shortcuts to success fail.
  • The importance of leading a balanced life.
  • Why unbridled positive thinking can severely mess up your life.
  • How to let go of habits that destroy your effectiveness.
  • Why it is crucially important to learn from history.
  • The key to making progress in good and bad times.