What makes you happy? No, what truly makes you happy? The definition of happiness can be generalized in so many ways. But when money is involved, sometimes it is hard to pinpoint the object of happiness amidst the fog of many things we think we enjoy.
Some people say, “Money doesn’t buy you happiness,” while others argue, “Neither does being broke.” Our guest for this episode of The His & Her Money Show, Garrett Philbin, thinks both money and happiness could be thought of from a different point of view. Find out why Garrett left his amazing job in order to live a life that truly makes him happy, both emotionally and financially.
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Garrett started off with a job that many people may consider remarkable, but to him, it made him neglect many of the things he enjoyed most. Garrett went on a “work/road trip” journey to reconnect with what he perceived would make him happy. Ultimately, Garrett’s road trip helped him discover that he could find true happiness from wherever he is and with what he already have.
Throughout his journey, Garrett discovered that there is a common thread of unhappiness going on in America, despite the advantages of our modern times. Garrett discovered that it is important for people to discern what really matters to them, within places and things where they find enjoyable. It is when people find that specific thing that makes them truly happy that they focus on funding it. This way, we avoid spending more money on things that don’t really matter much.
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Garrett spends more of his time helping people build awareness and accountability for their finances and figure out what really matters to them, and figure out how to make a difference with social causes and other causes that you care about. You can read about his journey with entrepreneurship and money on his blog, along with 7 ways to make your money matter. To find out more about Garrett and his work, check him out at Be Awesome Not Broke.
What You Will Learn In This Episode
- Why Garrett left a career that most people dream of, in order to do volunteer work.
- How Garrett got more specific with the desires of his heart and prioritized his funding towards them.
- Why people have to be prepared when transitioning to volunteer work.
- The disadvantage of mental accounting as to real accounting.
- Garrett’s wisdom and lessons on life, money and happiness.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- Garret’s How To Be Awesome and Not Broke Guide
- The Soul of Money — by Lynn Twist
- Your Money or Your Life — by Vicky Robin
- The One-Page Financial Plan — by Carl Richards
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