Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity With Stoic Wisdom

  • 6h 51m 41s
  • Andrew McConnell
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Are self-doubt and other negative feelings living rent free in your mind?

Get Out of My Head is a lifeline for overwhelmed professionals seeking direction and tranquility in turbulent times, whether navigating daily stressors or experiencing defining moments.

Author M. Andrew McConnell, CEO of RENTED, INC., shows you it's possible to achieve clarity, make good decisions, and rise in your career, by illustrating that the human mind is not unlike real estate: adopting an owner's mindset can make all the difference.

Drawing on ancient Stoic philosophy, modern science, and remarkable stories of contemporary innovators in business, sports, and more, Get Out of My Head demonstrates how to effectively allocate your mental resources, set mental boundaries, and overcome challenges by seizing ownership of your own mind and channeling adversity as a vehicle for growth.

Beyond giving you the tools to set boundaries and develop better resilience—the remedy to chronic stress—Get Out of My Head shares the stories of high-achieving modern Stoics who have successfully reclaimed their headspace so that you, too, can transition from "mind rentership" to "mind ownership."

About the Author

Andrew McConnell’s story is not your typical Silicon Valley fairytale. Born in Birmingham, AL, he was raised in a neighborhood built on a former tobacco field, population ~50,000. Through Stoicism and Southern grit, he managed to graduate Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and University of Cambridge with honors, all while becoming a member of the USA Open Water Swimming National Team, and earning an international Bronze Medal in the process. Entering the work world, Andrew took a while to find his footing, bouncing from banker (Merrill Lynch), to attorney (Eversheds Sutherland), to consultant (McKinsey & Co.), before finally striking out on his own.

By deploying the ancient philosophy of Stoicism, Andrew McConnell eventually took the company he founded,, from less than $200,000 in revenue to nearly $10 million in under three years, a 50X increase. Today, is a two-time Inc. 500 winner, with more than $25 million raised. Andrew has tracked this perilous journey as a regular contributor to Inc., Forbes, USA Today, Huffington Post, Betterment, Skift, and Curbed, where his writings on Stoicism, the access economy, and the highs and lows of contemporary work-life find an eager audience of thousands of readers. Still, in true Stoic fashion, Andrew’s commitment to making an impact has always extended beyond business. He’s a Board Member of Georgia’s oldest charity, Sheltering Arms, a founding Board Member of Atlanta Technology Leaders, and a TechStars Mentor for Social Impact Startups. He’s also an attendee of the invite-only Yale CEO Summit as well as the Renaissance Weekend conference attended by astronauts, past-presidents of the US, Supreme Court Justices, and other world-class thought leaders. His drive to share encouragement, resources, understanding, and techniques have led to the creation of this book.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - They'll Never Buy the Cow If You Give Them the Milk for Free <Know Your Value>
  • Chapter 2 - Surveying Your Boundaries <Embrace Your Limits>
  • Chapter 3 - Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another? <The Gift of Criticism>
  • Chapter 4 - When It Is the Best of Times, Get Ready for the Worst of Times <Prepare Ahead of Time>
  • Chapter 5 - A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste <Every Catastrophe Creates Opportunity>
  • Chapter 6 - Why Suffer More Than Once? <Limit the Downside>
  • Chapter 7 - A Lannister Always Pays His Debts <Be Grateful for All That Occurs>
  • Chapter 8 - Nonattachment to Results <Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome>
  • Chapter 9 - Live Where You Are <Sow Your Own Seeds>
  • Chapter 10 - Live When You Are <Be Present>
  • Chapter 11 - Less Is Less, and Less Is Better <Appreciate What You Already Have>
  • Chapter 12 - Lower Your Bar <Avoid the Perfection Trap>
  • Chapter 13 - Action Isn't Everything-It's the Only Thing <Words Aren't Enough>
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue