Is it possible to humble yourself with confidence?
And what if living a rich life is more about your heart than your bank account?
These are the kinds of questions that I and my special co-host for this episode – Andy Traub – Ask our groovy guest, Matt Ham.
Wait. What? Co-host?!
Yep … I'm continuing my experiments on Smart and Simple Matters and got a great idea for some co-hosted episodes from my pal, Jared Easley of Starve the Doubts.
So don't be confused when you hear Andy opening up the episode. He's a total pro at co-hosting and really rocked this for us.
We kept the spotlight on Matt, though, and his storytelling had us captivated. I don't want to give it all away, but Matt has a lot of experience with inner conflict and adversity – stage three cancer, for example – that gives him a powerful lens to share his experiences.
But here I am, writing about what it means to live a rich life, and remembering something Matt told us in this episode:
It's easy to write about something. It's a whole different ballgame to try and live it. – Matt Ham
You won't want to miss a second of this one, folks.
You're about to Learn …
- How you can change the world without a wallet or bank account.
- The one book you can't put down until you're totally done.
- How the death of Matt's Aunt Trish changed him (and will change you).
- What the surprising #1 dysfunction of a team is.
- How 0.2 millimeters of skin might have saved Matt's life.
- Why infertility challenged Matt so much (and how he was redeemed).
- How gratitude takes root and outgrows your invasive thoughts.
- Why Andy and Matt believe God has a great sense of humor.
- How to “humble yourself with confidence.”
- Why Matt's shattered baseball dreams now lift him up.
Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode:
- Podcast Episodes:
- Starve the Doubts: Redefining Rich with Matt Ham
- How to Be a Giving Tree – SASM 058
- Matt on Social Media
- [03:09] Matt's seeds of awesomeness
- [05:08] What being and feeling rich means to Matt
- [07:54] How Matt has handled his cancer at a young age
- [11:49] How gratitude plays into the rich life
- [20:27] The principle of “compound opportunity”
- [26:39] How richness has a foundation in being broken
- [31:39] How to “humble yourself with confidence”
- [38:18] Where to learn more about a rich life
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