184 Paul Adams | Living Radically Within Your Means

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Here’s the Recap:

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.

What We Covered:

  • 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


Links Mentioned

Sound Financial Group’s LinkedIn

Sound Financial Group’s Website

Sound Financial Group’s Facebook

Paul’s LinkedIn

Paul’s Podcast

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