More money is NOT the answer to your happiness problem.
It doesn’t matter what your background. You may have come from a very poor upbringing. You may know the pain and restriction of poverty like nobody else. From that vantage point, it really does seem that money would make you happy. But the presenter on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Mark Jenney, would tell you that it doesn’t. He actually grew up in poverty and thought fulfillment and happiness would come when he got rich - which he did. And he discovered that happiness was NOT in the money. You can hear his story and what he emphasizes more than money, on this episode.
It doesn’t even take a high school diploma to be successful in business.
The traditional education model that is prevalent in the United States emphasizes graduation from High School as a step toward success. Don’t misunderstand, a high school education is a good thing - even today’s guest, who was a high school dropout believes so. But he is living proof that a high school diploma is not necessary to be successful in business. In fact, he was running a 6 figure business during his senior year of high school and didn’t have time to attend class. That is why he dropped out. You can hear Jenney’s story on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.
The only person who will determine your success is you.
A high school teacher once told Jenney that he would never amount to anything if he didn’t pay attention in class and learn the things he was being taught. But he was determined that those words would never come true. He learned that nobody can determine your success except you. Jenny shares his story and how he became a success in spite of the negative words that were spoken into his life, but he goes on to talk about why his success didn’t bring happiness or fulfillment. You’ll want to hear this episode. It’s a great summary of why success alone is not what matters.
Why fulfillment and happiness are more important than exotic success.
There is nothing wrong with making more money. But today’s guest is eager to make you understand that you want more money AND happiness and fulfillment. The two don’t necessarily go hand in hand. You’ll hear Jenney’s story about how he realized that his huge bank account was keeping him from happiness, why he walked away from a company that was incredibly successful but that he couldn’t be proud of, and what he’s done to change his focus and establish a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment in his own life. It’s all from his Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2015 presentation - and you get to hear the entire thing on this episode.
If you are not finding purpose in your business this is the time to pivot.
Focus on contribution and help other people get what they want - and you’ll get the happiness you’re seeking. That’s what Jenney has discovered as he’s evaluated his life, his success, and his way forward. He wants to make a difference in the world, not just make more money. It’s vital to him that what he does for a living makes a difference to humanity. Listen to this episode to learn the 4 questions you can ask yourself to evaluate the true value of what your business is accomplishing and make the pivot that can change everything.
Outline Of This Great Episode
- [0:04] Ryan’s introduction of this episode.
- [4:29] Ryan’s introduction of Mark Jenney from Jenney’s keynote presentation FFLL 2015.
- [7:07] Why time is your most valuable asset.
- [11:10] Jenney’s experience in business.
- [13:40] Growing up in a storage room in an industrial garage and the motivation it provided.
- [17:06] Why Jenney didn’t graduate High School and why he’d do anything to make money.
- [21:17] Why the only person who will determine your success is you.
- [25:42] Why the fun, exotic stuff doesn’t really matter in the end.
- [31:01] The successful business Jenney walked away from.
- [34:40] 4 specific question that can change the path you are on.
- [40:31] Why it’s hard to find happiness and fulfillment when you’re a slave to money.
- [45:08] What you really want instead of more money and how to get it.
- [52:31] Your invite to Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.
Action Steps From This Episode
FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Start thinking about what you can give to the world rather than what you can get from the world. When you are making significant contributions to others you will always be provided for. Make that pivot today.
FOR GETTING STARTED: You have to be determined that you’re going to succeed no matter what any authority or person in your life says. Get your mind right so you can make the rest of your life right.
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