Ep. 009 – Gambling Taught Me How To Manage My Money
This week you’ll get the chance to learn more about Conrad’s story and how HYPR came to be as it is today. In this episode he shares on how gambling taught him money management and what that meant for him to strive towards having choice in his life.
Hey guys, this week we’re going back to my personal podcast where we talk about the backstory of how HYPR came to be and for this episode, let me share how gambling taught me money management. Now, personally, from childhood to date, I have never gambled myself, so the question therefore becomes, how did I learn anything? Well let me tell you.
Money, the concept of bartering and trading; the very thing that so many of us spend day in and day out pursuing. As I got older, it became very evident to me that unless you were financially independent, you would always be controlled by money and growing up, I saw a prime example of this with my parents.
No matter how hard my parents worked it all came back to the two week cycle. The paycheck coming in and watching it all go towards rent or utilities or whatever other bills my parents had to pay. I remember being 7 years old and waking up to hearing my parents arguing in the middle of the night. Obviously, as a curious kid I would go to see what was going on, but when you’re that young you don’t really understand what’s happening. At that age you don’t comprehend what it means when your dad is taking the money that your family is surviving off of to the casino and gambling it away. Or why your mom is having anxiety over being able to buy you things.
Growing up we knew that we wouldn’t be getting the newest or latest toys that all our friends had. Our mom couldn’t afford to get them for us and we understood that as we got older, but looking back now, even though I understand why my mom did what she did, I know that isn’t how I want to move forward in my life. One of the main reasons I started down my current path is because I wanted choice.
It’s the lack of choice in our lives that usually leads to a certain heaviness that people carry with them everywhere they go; the scarcity mindset, where everything is viewed as a glass half empty. Well one thing that I learnt was that regardless of how you viewed the glass, it still only contained 50% of the total 100% for you to live your life with, and I wanted more than that. Why can’t the glass be full; why can’t it be overflowing with an endless stream of water pouring in so that you can start transferring it over to other people. It’s the abundance of water in your cup that allows you have choice in life.
Gambling didn’t teach me anything about money management. It was my dad’s gambling and the lack of money management in my family that taught me. There is already so much choice available to you when you live in a country like Canada. Now it’s just a matter of doing something with it. It’s here, in this podcast, where I want to show you guys, through all my successes and failures, what it takes for me to get from 0 to 100.
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Season 1 Podcast: Recommended Book List
As many of you have probably noticed, entrepreneurs are scrappy and resourceful individuals, and the first season of entrepreneurs that we interviewed were no exception. Here is a list of books that these influencer’s found helpful for them and their daily practices.
- The E –Myth
- Daring Greatly
- You’ll See It When You Believe It: The Way to Your Personal Transformation
Shawn Lukacsy and Chris Lemky
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performer
- The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
- Shift Selling
- The Alchemist
- The Game
- The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Built to Last
- Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t
- Money: Master the Game
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
- Desk Bound
- Becoming a Supple Leopard
- Move Your DNA
- The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body
For more information please refer to their individual podcast and show notes. Season two will be released late 2017, stay tuned!
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