There is a book called Success Built to Last which was released on September 12, 2006. It's based on interviews with over 300 people who have achieved success lasting more than 20 years, who the authors call "enduringly successful people." It's also based on research that was done with over 5,000 people conducted in conjunction with Wharton Business School.
In that book, the authors say, "For enduringly successful people, the definition of success is a life and work that brings personal fulfillment and lasting relationships, and makes a difference in the world in which they live." That is, of course, what we wish for all of you. That is really the meaning of a passionate life.
Jim Bunch began his career working with two giants in the personal development world: Anthony Robbins and, later, Bob Proctor. He then dove into Internet entrepreneurship with his partners and grew the virtual tour pioneer Bamboo.com, which is currently IPIX.com, a business that married technology with listing homes from a tiny start-up to a 1,500 person market leader in less than 15 months. Isn't that amazing?
After completing a highly successful NASDAQ IPO, Jim went on to found two successful technology companies and the Happy Healthy Wealthy Enterprises, his personal development coaching company, which is focused on bringing balance into people's lives.
Jim has coached thousands of clients, and has led hundreds through his very unique and powerful Happy Healthy Wealthy Game. In over 13 years of professional speaking, he has made over 1,000 presentations to companies like Xerox, Frito Lay, Century 21, Pitney Bowes, Future Shop, Remax, Prudential, Arbonne, New Vision, Isagenix, and more. He's spoken for organizations like the International Coach Federation and the Young Presidents Organization, among others.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: We are so thrilled and honored to have you with us. Jim, thank you so much for joining us tonight.
JIM BUNCH: Thanks for the opportunity, Chris.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: I always feel a sigh of relief when I hear a guest's voice on the other end of the line. Jim, thank you! Jim, with your permission, can we plunge in and get started here?
JIM BUNCH: Yeah, let's rock and roll.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Will you tell us how your passions, the things which are most important to you, led you to the work that you're doing today?
JIM BUNCH: I thought a lot about that concept of passions, especially since we interviewed you on our calls. What I got down to at the core of it, Chris, quite honestly was a lack of passion and frustration that got me searching.
I wish I could say I went to some seminar and everything became clear. But the reality is I was ready because I was frustrated. I didn't really know what my passion was. So that started the path to unfold, and as you know, while you're on the path, the journey begins to get a little easier and easier as you get closer and closer to your passion. And that's really what happened for me.
I was working at UPS. Our shift started at 4 AM, and I was one of the guys who was unloading the boxes out of the back of those big semis while I was going to college; I was pre-med. I was also teaching tennis. I needed to do that in order to make money to put myself through school.
One of the managers at UPS introduced me to a network marketing opportunity. I think I was about 18 or 19 years old at the time, maybe. Actually no, I take that back, I was about 21 years old. He introduced me to a network marketing opportunity. I did pretty well at the beginning of it, because I was excited about the concept of living this great life, and being healthy, and all this kind of stuff.
I did okay at the beginning with it. I made $4,000 or $5,000 a month for a couple of years. Then that led me to the next piece. I think this is the big message for people – one thing leads to another that leads to another that leads to another. That's where I met Tony Robbins, and then after that I went on to meet Bob Proctor and John Assaraf and some of the people we've been playing with for the last 10 to 15 years.
That's kind of how I started unfolding my passions. It was a little bit of frustration along with some co-opportunities.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Thank you for sharing that, Jim. I think just about all of us who are listening can relate to that. There are times when we feel completely frustrated. One of the things that we love to ask our guests is this idea that making your first dollar is somehow a big milestone. In fact, as we've talked about it. We've said it's really going from amateur to professional when you make a dollar, or more than a dollar, living your passions.
Would you share with us how you made your first dollar actually following your passions?
JIM BUNCH: My passions became the network marketing opportunity and sharing health. What I found inside of that was what I was really interested in, the personal development. If you get into people's values and things, one of my top five values is learning.
It was a real good alignment when I went to work with Tony Robbins. I think that's probably where I made my first dollar in the personal development industry, which I really consider my passion. I've made a lot of money in other things like real estate and business and things like that. But my true passions are in the personal development arena.
When I went to work with Tony Robbins, I was 100% commission. I was in my early twenties. I was a part of what we call the swat team. What that means is there are four of us that they would drop into a city eight weeks before Tony would come to town to do the big event. Our job was to basically sell the tickets and put 2,500 people into the event eight weeks prior to him showing up. They gave us a cell phone, a phone book, and a place to sleep.
Imagine that, you're in your twenties, and you have a cell phone, a phone book, a place to sleep and a rental car, and your job is to call on these corporations and book yourself as a speaker in there to show them how to change their mindsets and their beliefs so they can become more successful. That's how I got started, actually.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: That's an impressive story. To get 2,500 people into a room in eight weeks, that's very impressive.
JIM BUNCH: That was back in the mid-90s before Tony had done Shallow Hal. It's not quite as much credibility then, but he was doing great work even back then.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Shallow Hal, that's what made Tony Robbins' career, there's no doubt about it.
JIM BUNCH: Yeah, that's right. One of my other top values is to have fun. So hopefully that got a chuckle out of people.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: We so appreciate that, Jim. As I mentioned when I was introducing you, you created a tremendously successful game called the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game. Just to tie it in with our subject tonight, how important is passion, in your opinion, in being happy, healthy, and wealthy?
JIM BUNCH: You know, that's interesting. Just off the top of my head, I think passion is paramount in your happiness, there's no doubt about it. If I look at the people in my life who are truly happy, whether it's my wife who is one of the happiest people on the planet, or our friends in the Transformational Leadership Council, or just the people that I play volleyball with and travel with and things like that, I have to think that passion is one of the components of happiness.
I do know in my own life I have done things to become wealthy where I wasn't necessarily passionate about the things I was doing, but I was passionate about my goal that I wanted.
For example, when we decided to start investing in real estate, I didn't really have a passion for real estate. I knew that I could make some money in it. When we were building Bamboo.com, I really didn't have a passion for virtual tours. But I bought into the vision of changing the way that an industry looked at real estate.
You remember back in the old days, when people would get into a real estate agent's car, which was basically a glorified taxi driver at the time, and they would drive around and look at virtual tours.
What I bought into was there is a better way to do this, and that is that people could go online to look at homes, and from there we could make a big difference in the world.
I think that for me, personally, passion is one of the most important things when you're discovering happiness. The other caveat here is that if you're truly going to be happy, healthy, and wealthy, without passion I think it would be temporary. I don't think that it would be long-standing.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: I have to agree with you, Jim. This book I mentioned at the beginning, Success Built to Last, by our friend Stewart Emery and a couple of others, that's what they found. In fact, in research with it, the people who had enduring success over a long period of time were all people who had developed the habit of consistently choosing in favor of those things that had real deep meaning in their lives, which is the way that we talk about passion.
You follow your passions. Wouldn't you say that's true?
JIM BUNCH: Yes, until I'm unclear on what they are. In other words, if I'm not being passionate, in other words, if I'm not excited about life or business or whatever's going on, then I have a tendency to step back and seek counsel to help me flush out what does make me happy.
I want to make sure, again, and one of my top values is authenticity, is that everybody understands that those of us who are presenting this way to live go through phases where we're not always passionate. There might be a little something that's off, or a little something that's missing. The difference is we don't wallow in that. We get help to quickly turn that around.
So, would I love to say that I've always followed my passions? I don't know if I can be authentic and say that. But I can say that I've been in pursuit of my passions once I understood what it was like to live passionately. I don't know that I really knew that, because I grew up in a town called DeBary, Florida, which had one stop light and 13 bars. It wasn't the metropolis of happiness and passion, if you know what I'm talking about.
I think for me, I had to become a little bit clearer on what does make me passionate. I had to have the right environments that actually facilitated that passion, like these calls that people are listening to, other people who have designed their lives.
I would have loved to have had this kind of stuff when I was growing up. I wasn't exposed to it until I got around Tony Robbins and he started doing his power talks and things like that. I listen to those every single day, over and over again, because that reality was better than what I was living at the time. So I chose to listen to that, and it did give me inspiration. It gave me hope, and eventually I think those were the stepping stones that helped me build the life that I've created today.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Fabulous! And I was wanting to ask you, what were some of the key lessons you learned, and it sounded like you shared a couple of them. You certainly said that when you notice you're not passionate, you step back to get clear on what you really are passionate about at that time. You also shared the ones of surrounding yourself with people or programs that can support you in your passions. Are there other lessons that you've learned along the way that you could share with our listeners?
JIM BUNCH: Yes, I think they're kind of in alignment with what you're echoing here. One of the biggest things I can share with people is, know yourself better than you know anything else. In other words, know about the world inside you more than you know about the world outside you.
I'm working on some concepts in a new book right now called Your Inner Architecture. It's really simple. We, as adults, spend a lot of our time focused on the world outside. As kids even, we learn about math, science, English and history, all the things that are on the world outside of this thing called our body. If you start to understand the world inside you, in other words, your values, your rules, your beliefs, your passions, your strengths, your gifts, your attributes, your skills, all of this stuff that is intangible that you can't see, but you know it exists because you feel it and you start to think it.
If you understand that, it's like knowing your internal architecture or your road map for who you are. Then you can start to design the world outside you to be in harmony or in vibration with the world inside you. That's where you get into that state of flow, and you start to notice that life is easier. You can attract whatever it is that you want, and that your passions are just a normal part of your life.
It's the exact opposite of what a lot of people think. I think you said 80% of the people on the planet are not in alignment with their passions. In my experience, it's because they don't know the inner workings of who they are, so the rest of the world looks like it's against them. And in reality, it is because they're not matching up the outside world with the inside world.
That's the long answer to know yourself better. And then, design the right environments outside of you to keep you growing, learning, and developing.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Very profound, Jim. Thank you so much for sharing that. I have a feeling that this relates to what is a major focus for you. You have created this Happy Healthy Wealthy Game. Would you talk a little bit about how the game came to be, and how it relates to what you were just talking about?
JIM BUNCH: Absolutely! I think there are a couple of things in my life that probably pointed me towards that direction. Just like you and Janet and Jack and everybody that we're in relationship with now, you've had experiences in your life that set you up to be living your purpose and your passion. For me, a couple of things happened.
Number one, I got heavy into the personal development industry. I started noticing that as I was on the road all the time speaking and teaching people what they needed to do to change their mindsets and therefore change the results, I personally noticed that a large percentage of people coming out of the seminars were simply not applying what they learned. In the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game, we call it the hot bath effect. In other words, it's like stepping into a hot shower, and the moment you're out of the seminar, you cool off.
So that was one of the first things. I noticed there was an incongruency there, and that didn't fit in alignment with my value of authenticity. The second big piece that got me in alignment with developing the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game is that I was introduced to some really cool mentors, one of which was a gentleman by the name of Thomas Leonard. Thomas was known as the founder of coaching.
Coaching at its core is really about helping people win at life. If you've got a great coach, you look at pro sports or you look at anything, that's what their job is to do. If you've got Mike Shanahan, for example, who is the Denver Broncos head coach, if he doesn't win games by hiring the right players and teaching them the right skills and strategies to win the games, he gets fired. It's that simple.
I was introduced to some amazing coaches and mentors, Thomas being one of them. He taught me a concept called The Seven Environments of You. The Seven Environments has now grown into something called The Nine Environments.
Once I got that concept, that there are nine different environments that are controlling the way that you think, the way that you feel, and the way that you act, my whole world shifted. I finally understood why people who were going to the seminars and saying they were going to do all these things weren't doing it.
It's because the environments we create in the seminars are awesome environments for dreaming, and for creating, and for all these things. But when they go back to their home environment, they didn't have an environment that supported them in achieving those things. So they were literally being set up to struggle. That was the second piece.
The third piece was when we were building Bamboo.com. Right before I went on board with Bamboo.com, I was living on the edge of a 200-foot cliff in an all-glass beach house. I was driving a $100,000 sports car. I was working part-time. I was doing yoga and meditating. I was involved with my spiritual practices. I was basically just really enjoying life. I was doing coaching, and I had a really balanced life.
Something was missing. I couldn't identify what it was at the time. Later on I realized that I was missing being a part of something bigger, and a team. So when the opportunity came, when John came up and said, "Hey, you need to be a part of this Bamboo.com thing. We're going to change the way the world does real estate", I gave up everything that I was doing from a lifestyle standpoint and hopped on board to play what I call the wealthy, wealthy, wealthy game.
You know that game, don't you? So you figure, you know what? Maybe just another home run and then I'll go back to this great lifestyle that I'm living. Those three things, the frustration with the personal development industry, the awareness about the concept of the seven, now nine environments, and then the experience of being super-balanced and then going way out of balance really helped me start to craft the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game.
I realized that what most people really want more of are more happiness, more health, and more wealth. I couldn't think of anything else that they wanted. Most things kind of fell underneath that. Then I started recognizing if you put your happiness first, then your health, then your wealth, you actually start experiencing life a little differently.
That's the things that started the game, if you will. It's developed over the last five years now, 4,000 coaching clients, and 26 coaches, into something. We've incorporated some technology, some accountability, some awesome tracking tools that we actually get to see the progress of every one of our players as they play this 90-day game.
I know I'm doing a bit of an infomercial there, but I am truly passionate about the results that people get in their lives. That's what I've dedicated the last five years to now, other than our other business and technology companies that we own. That's where my true passion is right now.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: I know that people come out of that with some amazing experiences. I want you to tell us, is it really possible for someone to become happy, healthy, and wealthy in 90 days?
JIM BUNCH: You know, at the core, I'd ask you a question, Chris. I'd say, "How long does it take to create a habit?"
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Well, we've been told 21 days, Jim.
JIM BUNCH: All right, it sounds like a set-up question, doesn't it? I know where you're going with this.
We've been told 21 days. That's probably the standard response for most people. If you said 21 days, or thought 21 or 30 days, the reality is you've been programmed to think that. Being from a science background, I wanted to test or prove whether or not we could actually get people to change their habits.
If you get people to incorporate the habits of happiness, the habits of health, and the habits of wealth, then they're ultimately going to have the results of happiness, health, and wealth. It's a no-brainer formula, right?
The question was can somebody really become happy, healthy and wealthy in 90 days? I would say absolutely, if they're willing to do what it takes, which is to take three actions a day over the course of 90 days. If you did that Monday through Friday for three months, then you're going to end up taking over 180 focused actions towards happiness, health, and wealth.
If you do that, and you have the right environments in place to support you in doing that, here's the key. Most people, if you look at the results they're producing, and their happiness, their health, and their wealth, and I say most, I would say about 94% of the people out there would not say that they are truly happy, healthy, and wealthy. That means that only six percent can say, "Yes, I'm moderately to fully happy, healthy, and wealthy."
If you look at the habits of people who are truly happy, healthy, and wealthy, they do consistent things every single day. They also have environments in place that allow them to maintain the happiness, the health, and the wealth. The clients that we've had go through our experience, when they start doing three actions a day, one in the area of happiness, one in the area of health, and one in the area of wealth, about four weeks in they notice that something happens. Four weeks in they start re-writing their subconscious software and they start doing things differently.
In other words, they've been in the habit of being unhappy, sick, or broke for 10, 20 or 30 years, if you look at the results. And now all of a sudden in 90 days we've got them focused on their happiness, their health, and their wealth. About four to five weeks in, there's a conflict or a clash, or what I call the resistance phase, where their old programming of being unhappy, sick, and broke is actually being overwritten by their new programming, which is called being happier, healthier, and wealthier.
If they're left to their own devices without our coaching, our systems, and the proper environment, they will revert back to their old programming. The people who maintain it and continue, we say the only way to lose the game is to quit, the people who maintain and continue and get over that four to five week hump have had incredible testimonials, such as losing 20 to 30 pounds in 90 days. We've had people double their income, had people pay off debt, had people actually discover their life purpose because they've never spent time and energy focused on what makes them happy.
It's kind of like you guys when you're doing your Passion Test. In a matter of minutes, you can help somebody identify their top five passions. They may have never even known they could have something called passion. It's not something that most of us grow up thinking or believing you can have.
Long answer to a short question, can somebody do it? Absolutely, if they design the right environments and they simply take three actions a day. It's really that simple.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Now, is there something magical about three actions? Somehow I have a sense there's something specific about those actions as opposed to just any old actions.
JIM BUNCH: Yes, they have to do one in the area of happiness, one in the area of health, and one in the area of wealth or our online scorecard will actually give them zero points for the day. Here's what I started noticing, especially here in the U.S. This is different, and we've had players in Singapore, London, Australia, all over the world.
What I notice is, here in the U.S. we seem to be really, really driven to play the Wealthy Wealthy Wealthy Game. You'll look at people's online score cards, our coaches can see them, the other players can see them, so we have an environment of accountability that all of the players can kind of know what's going on with the other players. So there's really no hiding out in our environment.
What I noticed is, if people have 50 things they're trying to accomplish, how much do you think they actually get done? None! They just don't, they're in overwhelm. This is the way a lot of people are operating. They think they're being efficient by doing a lot of things, and the reality is, they're doing a lot and accomplishing nothing.
What we've found is that we get you to focus on three goals for 90 days, one in the area of happiness, one in the area of health, and one in the area of wealth. If your listeners get nothing else other than that, if they could just get clear on three things that they want, one in each category of happiness, health, and wealth, their whole life would get a lot simpler.
Now that means they have to let go of a lot of stuff they're doing that isn't working for them, which can be a challenge. But that's a big key. The second key is, once you know the three goals you'd like to accomplish in the 90 days, we define your top ten habits you'll do over the course of the 90 days, and we put those into our online scorecard. You do three habits a day, one happy, one healthy, and one wealthy.
As I mentioned before, over the course of three to four to five weeks, in our experience of looking at people's patterns and habits with our online scorecards, we can see that about four to five to six weeks in people actually start shifting, and they cross over the chasm, if you will, into the area of new habits. I think that one of the most important things that people can understand is the way to create a good habit is done the same way you would create a bad habit.
Let's say, Chris, you and I decided – this would never happen – but let's say you and I decided that we were going to become really fat, overweight, and have low energy. What is it we would do? We would sit on the couch, watch Monday night football, drink beer, eat pizza and chips, and talk bad to our wives. That's how we would achieve that goal. And we wouldn't just do it once; you'd do it over and over and over again.
The same thing is true for your happiness, your health, or your wealth. It's little things done daily that add up to massive changes over a short period of time.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Will you repeat that? I want you to say that one more time.
JIM BUNCH: It's little things done daily that add up to massive things over a short period of time. People seem to underestimate what they can accomplish in a long period of time, and they overestimate what they can accomplish in a short period of time. The idea here is just do three simple things a day over the course of 90 days, 180 days, 365 days, and your life will dramatically change.
We're basically an accumulation of our habits. John Assaraf and I were talking; he and I are good friends, as you know. We were talking the other day, and I think he mentioned to me that we make somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 decisions a day.
The challenge is, most people are making the same decisions today that they made yesterday, that they made five years ago, that they made ten years ago, because their mind isn't changing. They're using the same mind today that they used five years, 10 years, or 20 years ago. If the mind stays the same, then the behavior stays the same, and therefore the results stay the same.
That's what I noticed when I was living in the bomb shelter. I'd just finished writing an article for Jack for a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I think it's Chicken Soup for the Prosperous Soul, of how I went from living in a bomb shelter to living in a beach house. When I look back over that time in my life I can see specifically what I was thinking, how I was feeling, and the actions I was taking that put my butt right into the bomb shelter. And then I know specifically the day when it turned for me and I started focusing on my passion, what it was I truly wanted to contribute to the world. I can see what I started thinking, feeling, and acting then, and my whole reality changed.
I went from being six figures in debt to being a multi-millionaire. Now all my friends, the people I surround myself with, the environments I've created are just that. It's not because I'm that into the money side; it's just that those people seem to operate in a higher frequency and they have more to give to more people. I know I'm going off on a little tangent here, but it's a reality.
CHRIS ATTWOOD: No, no, it's really great. I want to come back to this idea of environment. You talked about how the environments that we create are so critical. I know in the game a lot of importance is given to the environment. Can you talk a little bit more about the nine environments and how they affect the success that people get?
JIM BUNCH: Let me give you the overview of the concept here. We really aren't going to have time to drill down into all nine of these environments. But if people want to know more, I think at the end of the call you are going to introduce people to another one of our free calls we do, where we will go deeper into the nine environments so people understand how to actually apply some of this information.
Let me give you the general overview. The concept is real simple. Imagine a circle, and in the middle of that circle is two more circles. The very middle circle, like a bulls-eye, is Y-O-U. In other words, you're in the middle of that circle.
The next circle out, the second circle, or ring if you will, is called memetic. That's a memetic environment. Now Y-O-U, you are surrounded by this thing called the memetic environment. Of the nine environments, the memetic is probably one of the most powerful.
Memetic stands for means, which are ideas, concepts, and information that is being handed to you either from your current reality, or your past reality. In other words, your current reality where we get our ideas, concepts, and information would be from who? Who are some people who give us some of our ideas, concepts, and information?
CHRIS ATTWOOD: Teachers, parents, colleagues, friends . . .
JIM BUNCH: You got it, teachers, parents, colleagues, and friends, anybody that we're around, right? So you've heard this before, if you take a look at the net worth of the five people you spend the most time around, your net worth is probably in that same ballpark.
That's where we get our ideas, concepts, and information. We have those same kind of stories. If I were to hang out with people who talked about drama and chaos and those kind of things all the time, I would eventually start to think, feel, and act that way.
The second one was the means or mimetic environments that were handed down to us from generations before. In other words, my parents had a whole set of beliefs that they graciously handed me.
If I were to take a look at those beliefs now, knowing what I know, I would not automatically accept every single belief that they gave me. They gave me certain beliefs such as, money doesn't grow on what – doesn't grow on trees. Money is the root of all – evil. If you could fill those in, then you've been handed a set of means.
Those beliefs, even though subconscious, in some way, shape, or form, are dictating your reality. And if your reality is money doesn't grow on trees, then you will not look for money as if it were prosperous and growing.
I reframed that belief years ago. The simple truth is, money is made out of what? Made out of cotton, which is kind of like paper, and actually, it does grow on trees. You've got to look at some of this stuff and say, "Do the things that I believe really support me in getting what I want to achieve?" A lot of times the things that people believe don't help them achieve the things that they want.
When you understand that's one of nine different environments, the way that you think, in other words your ideas, concepts, and information, when you learn how to change that, you will literally change the way you view the rest of the world. And that breaks into these eight other environments.
These eight other environments are surrounding you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I'll give a couple of them as an example here.
One of the primary ones is called relationships. In that outer circle, you would chop that up until there were eight more sections, and one of them will be called relationships. With relationships, what we're talking about is what I call your primary relationships. In other words, the people you spend the most time around. That might be your spouse or significant other, it might be your kids, it might be the people that you work with. You could make a list of the top five or ten people that you spend the most time with.
If you take a look at their happiness, their health, and their wealth, all of them, you will probably in some way, shape, or form measure up to their happiness, health, and wealth.
That's one of the primary relationships. One of the things I realized is that I actually had to leave my environment that I grew up in, because I grew up in an alcoholic environment. That environment was not conducive to the way that I wanted to live my life. For me, I actually had to remove myself from that environment.
Interestingly enough, since I've removed myself from that environment, that environment has gotten exposed to the kind of things that we teach, and they have actually shifted, which is just magical. Now I go back to that environment and have different types of conversations than I used to. That's one of the environments.
Another environment that a lot of the people spend a lot of time and energy on is their financial environment. If you don't set up your financial environment properly, it will cause you stress and frustration. If you don't understand the "Three C's" of money, which are cash flow creation, cash flow management, and cash flow investing, then you're in trouble with finances. That will run or dictate the rest of the environment.
Here's another one of the concepts, Chris. When you change one environment, it's not enough. You have to work consciously on all the environments or else Y-O-U in the middle will not change long term. That's why some people will change a relationship short-term, but they don't change the rest of the environments. And guess what they end up doing? They go right back into their same old patterns.
It doesn't matter if you go to a weekend seminar. A weekend seminar will get you excited. It will shift your mimetic environment for a moment. You might even meet some new relationships. But if you go back to your old relationships, your old habits, and your old thinking, you'll produce your old life again.
Except, here's one problem. Now you know you should be doing life differently, but you're not, so there's a level of frustration.
If people are more interested in the nine environments, I encourage them to come on to one of our introductory calls for the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game. We actually give you a diagram for the nine environments, and we go into more detail with the rest of the nine environments. That way you guys can actually map out your current environments, and then you map out the environments you would like to have around happiness, health, and wealth.
That's exactly what I did. I wrote down: Who are the people I want to spend the most time around? What do I want my finances to look like? What businesses do I want to own? What real estate do I want? What industry do I want to be associated with?
I looked at my physical environments and I said, what home do I want to live at? I looked at my nature and said, I want to live on the beach in southern California. How do I design that? I looked at my spiritual environments and said, how do I create a connection with what I think my higher purpose is, my calling?
I went through each of the environments and said, how would I design my ultimate life? And then I started living it.
Again, I know I'm elaborating on this. But I hope I'm giving people some things to think about, and ultimately wanting you to shift your thinking so that you guys begin to take new actions.
When I was sitting in the bomb shelter being miserable, and being poor me and having no hope; financially I was in the can, there's no doubt about it. The worst part was, spiritually and emotionally, I was bankrupt. I had no sense of my purpose and no sense of my passion.
Once I got tapped into this concept of how wealth is really created, which wealth is really created by the number of lives you impact, and your ability to be replaced. Once you understand that, you ask yourself, "Am I impacting enough people's lives, and am I easily replaced?"
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