What Makes Someone Truly Wealthy w/ Tim Ferriss | Unmistakable Creative

What Makes Someone Truly Wealthy w/ Tim Ferriss | Unmistakable Creative

November 8, 2019 50 By William Morgan


-What makes someone
truly wealthy, I think,
is a combination
of not just achievement,
because it’s easy to default to
racking up sort of
feathers in the cap
and more money and obsess
on those types of measurables
by focusing as an A-type
personality on achievement.
Right? Just doing more
and earning more.
The bigger challenge for people
who are hardwired that way,
and I’m certainly this way,
is balancing that
with appreciating what you have.
If you don’t appreciate
what you have now,
you will never appreciate
what you get later.
So what is the end goal
of all this achieving,
achieving, and amassing?
So I — I build in
a gratitude practice
and journaling in the morning,
you know, three things
that I’m grateful for
and so on to make a habit
of present-state awareness
of things that I already have.
Reach out to someone
and express gratitude.
Uh, say thank you to someone
that you haven’t said
thank you to
in a long time or ever.
Right?
It could be a —
a childhood friend.
It could be someone
you went to college
with you haven’t
talked to in 10 years.
It could be a coworker
you see every day.
And I would also put in
that basket of rituals
that I find very helpful,
every day doing something
that you fear, like,
every day, one thing,
whatever it is.
You know,
approaching a cute girl
and just saying “hi.”
Could be that simple.
Laying down in Starbucks,
you know?
Having that uncomfortable
conversation
you’d been putting off.
Uh, calling, maybe, a parent
that you haven’t —
that you’ve grown a little
distant from and saying,
“I love you,” something
really vulnerable like that.
I mean, it could be
any of these things.
But, like, every day
do one thing
that makes you nervous,
makes you fearful.
And those tiny micro-changes
cumulatively
can just produce monsters
in the best way possible,
like, monsters of productivity
and just breakout successes.
It’s — it’s the little things
that we do repeatedly
that make us.
Focus on how
to engineer those things
because there are recipes
that work.
And just model
world-class performers
who exemplify the
characteristics that you have.
And ideally,
model people who not only
have the success in
a given field that you want
but also who have holistically
the life that you want
because you can find people with
hundreds of millions of dollars
who yell at their kids,
whose wives
or husbands hate them, uh,
who do a lot of drugs
on the weekend
or on the evenings just
to live with themselves.
You need to keep in mind
what the total picture is.
But what can you do
if you missed it?
I don’t think it’s too late.
I mean, there are
too many examples of people
who start
multi-million-dollar companies
in their 50s and 60s
who manifest this type
of outsized, incredible success
in multiple areas.
I’m hoping to help people
do the same thing
where it’s like, come on,
if you’re putting someone
on a pedestal,
it’s not because they deserve
to be on the pedestal.
It’s because you don’t want
to take the responsibility
for the fact that the excuse
you’re giving is total BS.
I’ve just seen
too many outliers,
too many seemingly
freaks of nature do things
that it turns out
you can replicate
with the right recipe.