IM 018: The Best of 2017, Part 1

Interviews with Jim Kimo West, Gret Glyer, Dee-1, Bishop Jack Spong, and Linus Roache.

Can you believe that it's almost 2018? The Inspired Money podcast has been going since September 1, and I've learned a lot. I hope you have too.

In today's episode, we've selected excerpts from interviews that highlight money lessons and valuable takeaways. If you haven't had time to listen to all of the Inspired Money episodes, tune in to hear some of my favorite interviews. I hope it motivates and inspires you going into the new year!

Show notes:

Takeaway #1: Do what you love, and the money will follow.

Jim Kimo West, long-time guitarist for Weird Al Yankovic

As a musician and artist, you're not chasing money. Follow your passion and do what you love. If you're lucky, the money will follow.

[Listen to Episode 001]

Takeaway #2: Get perspective by learning about people in Malawi.

Gret Glyer, Founder of DonorSee

First, Gret talks about how he makes big changes in his life quickly by telling his closest friends. Second, Gret tells us that the people in Malawai are among the happiest people he has ever seen despite facing extreme challenges and poverty.

[Listen to Episode 002]

Takeaway #3: Changing people's lives and defining success.

Dee-1, Math teacher turned hip hop artists

Rather than measuring success through money or albums sold, Dee-1 aspires to change people's lives by rapping positive messages to audiences everywhere.

[Listen to Episode 011]

Takeaway #4: Know when you don't know enough, and build a great team.

Bishop John Shelby Spong, Retired Bishop of the Diocese of Newark and best-selling author

Jack tells us that growing up poor instilled in him a strong sense of right and wrong. Not having money shaped him. As Bishop, he recognized the need to engage advisors to significantly grow the church's investments.

[Listen to Episode 012]

Takeaway #5: Pressure is a privilege.

Linus Roache, award-winning actor

Linus talks about what it's like to read reviews of your work, embracing the pressure of performing one's best, and his passion for the craft of acting.

[Listen to Episode 007]

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