Jason Vitug: You Only Live Once
Are you living your best life? Sadly, most people aren’t because they’re in a constant cycle of overconsumption and indebtedness, and mindlessly spending on things that don’t add value to their life or purpose. Today’s guest was once in that exact spot.
Jason Vitug, author of You Only Live Once, remembers how the path to success was drilled into him growing up. It’s the same path we’re all told to follow – graduate high school, go to college, get a job, get a car, get a promotion, buy a house – pretty standard, and oftentimes simply achieving these things doesn’t make us happy. For Jason, he started on this path and then began to question it, asking, “When do I actually become happy?”
It’s this realization coupled with the concept of YOLO in reverse that became the topic for his book. In You Only Live Once, Jason applies YOLO to personal finance and discovers it’s not about instant gratification, but rather about long-term satisfaction.
Listen in and learn how you can shift your money mindset and experience YOLO today and for years to come.
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You Only Live Once Takeaways
- I was income stable, but still financially inept. – Jason Vitug
- You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West
- NO should stand for New Opportunity because the moment you say NO to something, you open yourself up to something greater. – Jason Vitug
- Money isn’t everything, but money permeates every aspect of our life. – Jason Vitug
- If we don’t tell our money where to go, then we’ll always wonder where it went. – Jason Vitug
- Money is a tool. But as with any tool, if we lack the skill to use it, it won’t benefit us much.
- If you purchase a TV for $600 and you make $10/hour, that TV now represents 60 hours of your life. Think about that. – Jason Vitug
When it comes to living your best life, where are you? Are you mindlessly spending money on things that don’t add value to your life or purpose? What can you do going forward to course-correct? Drop a comment below and let us know.
Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions
And with that, let’s dig into Jason’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.
“Success is the ability to fall down and get right back up and keep moving forward. Failure is just a pit stop to success – it’s not permanent unless we decide it’s permanent.”
Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:
“To live well.”
One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:
A Guide to a Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”:
“My name is Jason Vitug and the truth about wealth is wellbeing. Wealth is truly about living our best life and that includes the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.”
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