Bill Perkins
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Episode 151 — Bill Perkins — Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life

How many of us can say that we’re truly living life to the fullest? How are we maximizing our energy each and every day to ensure that no moment is wasted? That we’re allocating our time, money, and health as meaningfully as possible?

Meet Bill Perkins, the man who’s on a mission to help people everywhere die with zero and find joy in life — before it’s too late.

On this eye-opening episode of The Game Changing Attorney Podcast, Bill and Michael discuss:

  • Why your life is the sum of your experiences
  • The unconventional financial advice that could change your life for the better
  • Why waiting to enjoy your life could end up being the biggest regret you’ll ever have
Episode 151 — Bill Perkins — Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life
Show Notes:

Life is like tetris. “You’ve got to get the order right or you don’t get the high score. In this case, the high score is fulfillment. The crass example I like to use is that your going-to-the-strip-club days should happen before you get married, not after. The same goes for spending quality time with your family. The days of watching Winnie the Pooh with your kids will be gone before you know it, so it’s important to take advantage of that time while you have it. Fulfillment in your life comes in the form of the allocation of your time, the allocation of your wealth, and the allocation of your health.”

Memory dividends. “Your fulfillment is not only something that you got to experience as an event, but it also becomes what I call a memory dividend. Every time you recall it and think about it or discuss it makes you experience it all over again. Think of it this way: When you go out to dinner with new people, what do you talk about? Sure, you talk about ideas and concepts that haven’t happened, but a lot of times you talk about things that have happened and then you both share in that moment together, and that creates a new moment that you can look back on down the road.”

All vacations must come to an end. “A lot of people treat this vacation here on Earth as if it lasts forever. When you go on vacation and you know the vacation is going to end at some point, you enjoy it more. You get more out of it than you would thinking you would have unlimited time away. You wake up early to see the sunrise. You plan more excursions. You do things that are going to be fun and exciting and memorable. You soak it in and savor every moment because you know that at some point this will all be over. But there are many people who treat their time on Earth as if they’re on autopilot, and they’re really just doing the things that they’ve habituated in order to survive. While that’s second nature to us as humans, you essentially become a robot who wastes their life away.”

How to maximize your life’s energy. “Consider the risks that you’re genuinely concerned about happening to you. What are some of the best ways to prevent those things from happening, or at least softening the blow if they did? I would say that take the moment to unplug, get off autopilot, figure out what risk you want to mitigate, and see what the best way is to mitigate that risk. I’ll argue that the best way to mitigate that risk is not piling up a bunch of cash that you never touch.”

Everyone is different. “For each person on the planet, every unique activity will have an optimal time period for it to be done and done right. So when I say that something is better in your 40s than in your 20s and 30s, I’m speaking from my own personal lens. For somebody else, it might be different — but the point is to figure out what works best for you and to get off autopilot. You want to really think about when you’ll get the most fulfillment from each experience you undergo.”

What does being a game changer mean to you? “Being a game changer means having a massive positive impact on millions of lives. A true game changer elevates everybody’s game, not just their own, and they’re constantly striving to make the world a better place.”

Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins
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