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184 Paul Adams - Living Radically Within Your Means

By Harry Duran

Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast CEO of Sound Financial Group and fellow podcaster, Paul Adams. Paul is the founder and host of the show, Sound Financial Bites, a podcast that provides people of all backgrounds with general financial information. Paul’s goal is to provide listeners with non-controversial advice that is tangible and actionable so they can increase their knowledge and allow them to make better-informed decisions. In this episode, Paul provides an insight into his background, both in the financial services industry as well as his personal life. Paul has always had a very intense and aggressive personality which, combined with a contagious zeal, has shaped Paul’s success. Paul believes in standing up for what you believe in and preaches these same ideals to his children. Paul speaks to the benefits and strength that come from facing adversity and other hardships. Paul and Harry discuss the importance of getting a clear picture of your future goals so you can take the appropriate action. It is Paul’s theory that taking action and cultivating contentment are two key factors for success. By following this strategy, Paul has been able to achieve success in multiple facets of his life. Finally, Paul shares his thoughts on the benefits of podcasting, including one aspect that often goes overlooked. 00:59 – Harry welcomes Paul Adams to the podcast 01:45 – Why Paul decided to start his podcast, Sound Financial Bites 04:20 – Paul recalls the origins of his technology obsession 08:14 – Paul’s love of flying 09:43 – The newfound appreciation Paul felt after experiencing flying lessons 11:36 – How Paul got into the financial services industry 16:02 – Paul’s aggressive approach to life 19:26 – Deciphering which conflicts are worth tilting into   21:04 – Paul talks about raising his children to stand firm in what they believe 25:07 – The importance of facing adversity and challenges 28:29 – A lesson Paul learned from a former Navy SEAL 31:07 – Paul talks about what it means to ‘live radically within your means’ 34:30 – The biggest challenge to living within your means 39:30 – The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, family and friends 41:10 – Paul’s business goal for the upcoming year 44:38 – Spending eighty-three nights in an RV 50:02 – The importance of creating an intention statement in your personal and business lives 53:21 – How Paul has grown as a podcast host 54:42 – Paul gives his opinion on the most difficult part of podcasting 56:32 – One person who has been a true inspiration to Paul 58:39 – What is something Paul has changed his mind about recently 1:03:21 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Paul 1:05:36 – Where listeners can follow Paul 1:06:21 – Paul shares one last thought on podcasting Full show notes:★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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