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What would you accomplish if you felt empowered to take more risks and pursue work you love? Many of us live life on autopilot, checking boxes while constantly on the lookout for the next best job, only to realize we still feel dissatisfied and lack purpose. Each week, Sammie and Michelle explore tools their community can use to unlock their full potential. Since it’s hard to build a meaningful life without a secure financial foundation, they break down the most actionable ideas from the financial independence community to help people move from a season of scarcity to abundance.Money without purpose isn’t satisfying in itself, so they take things to the next level by sharing ways to identify your values so that you can feel empowered to pursue the dreams that are most meaningful to you. Join us as we rethink the status quo and Build A Wealthy Spirit!

Build A Wealthy Spirit Sammie and Michelle

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What would you accomplish if you felt empowered to take more risks and pursue work you love? Many of us live life on autopilot, checking boxes while constantly on the lookout for the next best job, only to realize we still feel dissatisfied and lack purpose. Each week, Sammie and Michelle explore tools their community can use to unlock their full potential. Since it’s hard to build a meaningful life without a secure financial foundation, they break down the most actionable ideas from the financial independence community to help people move from a season of scarcity to abundance.Money without purpose isn’t satisfying in itself, so they take things to the next level by sharing ways to identify your values so that you can feel empowered to pursue the dreams that are most meaningful to you. Join us as we rethink the status quo and Build A Wealthy Spirit!

    162. Interview with Paul Millerd of The Pathless Path

    162. Interview with Paul Millerd of The Pathless Path

    If you've ever wondered if there is an alternative to the traditional corporate life, this episode is for you!

    Sammie and Michelle had the great pleasure of interviewing Paul Millerd, author of The Pathless Path. We are sharing this episode again because this conversation had a huge impact on us and our listeners. Since we originally aired this episode, Sammie is on the Pathless Path now! 

    Paul wrote The Pathless Path after straying off the default path. The default path was going to university, getting a good job in consulting, going to business school and back to work. He left his job with no plans, moved to Taipei and changed his life when he decided to walk the pathless path.

    Paul Millerd Information: 
    The Pathless Path (book)The Pathless Path Podcast (Apple, Spotify) Boundless NewsletterFind the Others Community TwitterShow Notes:
    The Disadvantages of an Elite Education by William Deresiewicz“Every year I’m renewing my subscription to the company” - Brandon MooreLife Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age by Bruce Feiler
    We have a new giveaway for our replay episode! Send us an email at buildawealthyspirit@gmail.com or leave us a comment at buildawealthyspirit.com to get your copy! Paul has graciously donated books for us to give away. 

    Listen to Michelle on the Pathless Path Podcast!
    Find more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

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    161. Oh No! Are You Cheap or Frugal?

    161. Oh No! Are You Cheap or Frugal?

    If you want to save money but are afraid of being cheap, this episode is for you. Sammie and Michelle delve into why being cheap is considered bad but frugal is not. They look at the characteristics of cheap people and those of frugal people. A big difference is in values, people who know what they value, can say an enthusiastic yes to things they love and no to the things they don't. However, they don't complain or put other people out if they say no, they know it's something they won't be investing in.

    We believe we all can have cheap or frugal moments! We even share some of our funnier cheap moments. But it's all about adapting and evolving to become more considerate about your money and your values. 

    Let us know if you're cheap or frugal at buildawealthyspirit.com! 

    Thank you to our partner Riverside! If you decide to launch a podcast, a video interview series or a creative project with audio and/video, we recommend Riverside! We use them for almost all of our 161 episodes. Click here to use our link to get started! 
    Find more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

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    160. Break The Dating Rules & Be Your Own Matchmaker with Oz Chen

    160. Break The Dating Rules & Be Your Own Matchmaker with Oz Chen

    This Valentine's Day Episode is for our single listeners and their busybody friends (you know who you are)! Oz Chen is a personal finance writer who decided to take his dating life out of the hands of Tinder, Hinge and Bumble. Instead of depending on the apps to match him with his soulmate, he took a couple creative turns. He created a "matchmaking program" which was a guide for his friends who knew people who could be a good match with Oz. To sweeten the deal, Oz added a referral bonus. The person who introduces him to his life partner will receive a nice little payday.

    Oz isn't a jaded dater though. He shares how he wanted to find new ways to meet people and keep dating fun. Inviting his friends to play the game of love with him was a wonderful way to meet interesting people and deepen his relationships with his current friends.  

    Find More on Oz Chen:
    Ozchen.comOz Chen’s NewsletterOz's Matchmaker ProgramOz’s Date-Me DocFind more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

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    159. Escape Social Media and Find Freedom

    159. Escape Social Media and Find Freedom

    How do you manage your social media usage? Have anyone completely given it up?

    Show Notes:
    Your phone is trying to control your life on PBS with Tristan Harris Center for Humane Technology The Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in 2024 by Visual Capitalist Deep Work by Cal Newport Cashing Out by Julien and Kiersten SaundersCommunity Time
    Thank you Nate Bleadorn for your thoughts on our most recent episode on The Purpose of a Gathering. Thank you, Kat, for your concerns that we may be joining a cult Our partner for this episode is our favorite podcasting tool, Riverside.fm! If you have a podcast or are thinking of launching one in the new year, Riverside is the tool that is going to help make the process 10 times easier. With reliable recording for you or your guest, AI editing tools and quick clip making options, you can get your podcast running faster with less of the headaches of other tools. Use our link to get started! Find more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

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    158. How to Have a Party with Purpose

    158. How to Have a Party with Purpose

    Outside of exercise, the primary goal of my sabbatical is to build community. When I was working, I never had time to meet people and build deep relationships. 
    Since we are making friends, Michelle and I have been hosting and attending a lot of gatherings. We have found Priya Parker’s tool of having a deep purpose very helpful in creating events that deepen relationships. 
    Having a purpose for a gathering may seem simple and obvious. However, Priya Parker emphasizes having a deep and specific purpose. To “celebrate my birthday” is not an adequate purpose. The purpose is the goal of the gathering. What do we want everyone to get out of the gathering? 
    Back to the birthday party example, the purpose could be to bring all my friends from different groups together and find commonalities among them. Maybe the purpose is simply to have my friends show their appreciation for me on my birthday. See how these two different purposes have two completely different party structures? In the former, the host may use an icebreaker or game to introduce the different guests to each other. In the later example, maybe the host has a friend write down one thing they appreciate about the birthday person and then the host may share these out loud. 
    Knowing the purpose of the party can help structure the agenda, how the room is laid out, who is invited, etc. 
    This week, Michelle and I use Priya Parker’s recommendations on the purpose of a gathering from her book The Art of Gathering, to help create more meaningful events.

    Show Notes:
    The Art of Gathering by Priya ParkerDeep Talk Meetup CharlestonCommunity Time
    Thank you NatalieFL for your comments on our CAMPFI episode BWS on Social Media
    InstagramTik TokYoutubeOur partner for this episode is our favorite podcasting tool, Riverside.fm! If you have a podcast or are thinking of launching one in the new year, Riverside is the tool that is going to help make the process 10 times easier. With reliable recording for you or your guest, AI editing tools and quick clip making options, you can get your podcast running faster with less of the headaches of other tools. Use our link to get started! Find more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

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    157. Transform Yourself This Year by Putting Yourself First with Harris Jones

    157. Transform Yourself This Year by Putting Yourself First with Harris Jones

    Going into 2023, Harris Jones had an impressive work resume. She was the third employee at RehabWallet, a successful real estate startup but she was unsatisfied with how she spent her time after work. 

    She was a self proclaimed quiet and meek person, nervous to speak at the real estate events she attended for her work. However, she knew she enjoyed the events and wanted to shift from outside viewer to active participant. 

    Most people set intentions or resolutions in January that fall apart before the month ends, let alone accomplish a major change in the year. Harris joined us on Build A Wealthy Spirit to walk us through how she went through her 2023 transformation. 
    Realizing she enjoyed the events but had a blocker for public speaking, she set forth a plan to become a paid public speaker. Her journey would include removing her adult "baby" teeth, joining Toastmasters, going on stage for improv and in that same year, her first paid speaking experience. 
    There are a few takeaways that Harris shares for anyone who is looking at this new year and thinking they want to finally make *that* big change. Whether it's to get that six pack, adopt a puppy, or go on stage for the first time. Most of us have something we deeply want to do, but don't even know how to push ourselves to reach out full potential. Harris is living proof that taking the first step can open the doors to a new you.

    Let us know if you have a big goal for 2024! You can leave us a comment at https://www.buildawealthyspirit.com/

    Follow Harris Jones:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thehoopinvestorWebsite: HYPRfocus.comShow Notes:
    Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself by Aziz GazipuraThe 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim HulingHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieLewis Howes:Conference: Summit of GreatnessSchool of Greatness PodcastImpact Theory by Tom BilyeuSparketype TestEd MylettFind more show notes and interact with the Build A Wealthy Spirit community at buildawealthyspirit.com!

    • 49 min

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