The old axiom states that money doesn’t buy happiness, and it’s true. You can hit a low point in life even if you earn high paychecks.
Today’s guest is a powerful illustration of that principle.
Dan Lok is a Canadian serial entrepreneur who owns or is involved with 21 companies.
He emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, from Hong Kong at age 14, and stumbled into entrepreneurship when he saw a neighbor struggling with a heavy mower and offered to mow the man’s lawn.
The man paid him $20 and, after a brief negotiation, agreed to have Dan back weekly to mow. Dan also secured use of the mower for other people’s lawns – and his first business came to life.
And so did Dan’s life of riches and fulfillment.
That business failed. So did 12 more he started. He accumulated a mountain of debt and joined what author Robert Allen likes to call the NFL club. (No Friends Left.)
It was do-or-die time—so he “did” instead of die.
But even though he was making tons of money, he sank into a deep depression.
Money didn’t buy him happiness. In fact, he says he was happier when carrying a heavy debt load with no friends who would return a call.
Find out in this episode what helped him figure out what makes a fulfilling life.
Listen to this episode to hear me speak with Dan Lok about building a fulfilling life and more:
- How you can be unfulfilled in life even though you have buckets full of money.
- Which trait is the enemy to progress.
- What you can learn from a man who lives in a 15th-century castle.
- Why your financial goal probably doesn’t have enough zeroes.
- The four stages of success – and why you should aim for the highest stage.
- The one person you shouldn’t focus on in your business.
- The brutally truthful conversation that set Dan Lok free.
- What all knowledge leads toward.
Read these books to help become more fulfilled in your life:
- “The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection,” by Michael Singer
- “The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be,” by Andy Stanley
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