218: Matt Ham: An Author Born To Help Us Redefine Rich
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Matt Hamm
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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr Matt Hamm, the author of the book “Redefine Rich A New Perspective On The Good Life”, who believes that we really need to look at what path we are on to achieve our goals.
Are we looking to earn a million pounds per month, and suffer burn out, anguish, failure of our relationships and other similar issues.
Or do we take a close look at the true riches that we in the main ignore: Good health, happiness, rewarding relationships, Security, and spending more quality time with the ones that we love.
Is there a deeper, more complex meaning of this commonly misused word; rich?
Well our guest was certainly on the standard corporate path, starting as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in 2008 and was recognized as a “Top Rookie Agent” in 2009, and has consistently been recognized as “Best of the Best”, earning the designation as “Honor Agent” in 2013; an award given to the top three agents in his state of North Carolina.
He currently manages over 800 clients and nearly $3 million dollars in insurance premium, and with his three boys and wife Liz, alongside the writing, presenting, training for Ironman competitions and inspiring everyone who comes in contact with him, how does he define his own wealth?
Well as he says in his own words “After chasing the world’s version of richness in my own life, I found myself empty. Regardless of my material well-being or my financial prowess, I felt a longing for more. Truthfully, I lived a life rooted in comparison; I was trapped in what I call, The Good-Life Crisis. Life was good, but then again, it wasn’t.”
So is he someone who talks the talk, but actually is on the conveyor belt like the rest of us?
Or does he have ways of operating that can give him everything that he wasn’t in life, when its right for him?
Has he become truly rich. The kind of rich that has a powerful effect on our well being.
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Mr Matt Ham
During the episode we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How we must make a decision to be grateful for where we are in life, as if you aren’t grateful for the now you won’t ever reach the destination.
The moment that his Dad hugged him on the driveway and shared the words “Don’t let the world change you, its up to you to change the world”
Why he feels it is so important to teach his three boys that they are living in the world of “Can” and not to be held back by “Can’t”
The reasons that he created Bowtie Friday in his office as a way to challenge himself to break free from conformity.
Why we should all watch the amazingly inspirational movie “Rudy”…and here is a preview to get you reaching for your Netflix account.