The financial podcast that can help you take control over your money and your life, hosted by one of America’s favorite financial experts and #1 New York Times bestselling author David Bach. With a staggering 10 consecutive New York Times bestsellers under his belt, it’s no wonder that beginners and pros alike turn to David to help them turn their money woes into real wealth. Now he’s bringing that treasure chest of wisdom straight to you, anytime, anywhere. The David Bach Show is your key to financial freedom, one episode at a time.
028: Becoming Unstoppable with Jamie Kern Lima
47:01In this episode, I’m super excited to be speaking with my new friend and powerhouse entrepreneur, Jamie Kern Lima. Jamie is the co-founder of IT Cosmetics and the first female chief executive in L'Oréal’s history. She has also been featured on the Forbes list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women” since 2017, and is one of the most recognizable faces on QVC TV. In her new book, Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable, she shares her unbelievable true story of building a billion dollar business from her living room. Unfortunately, society doesn’t teach us how to believe in ourselves, and that’s why Jamie’s book is vital for today’s times. If you want to find out why rejection is actually just grace in disguise and how to overcome self-doubt on your path to success, then this conversation is exactly what you need today. Also, don’t miss Jamie’s FREE 1-DAY LIVE CONFIDENCE-BUILDING VIRTUAL EVENT! - Monday February 22, 2021 @ 7AM PST | 10AM EST. In this session, here’s what we cover: Why rejection is a good thing in business, and how to turn setbacks into lucrative partnerships. The story of how Jamie went from a struggling waitress to launching a dream company from her living room. How to believe in yourself, even when you feel like you’re crazy. Why listening to your intuition can help you improve judgement. How the power of storytelling can help you build your business. How to create something that works for you, and turn it into a valuable product for others. The story of how Jamie Kern Lima built the largest beauty brand in QVC history. Why not giving up is the most genius thing you can sometimes do. Using rejection to understand what’s missing in your business. Tips on finding your authenticity and why you can’t fake it. Interview Resources Believe It: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable Join Jamie Kern Lima’s insider team Preorder the book from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Book Depository, BAM!, or Indie Bound FREE 1-DAY LIVE CONFIDENCE-BUILDING VIRTUAL EVENT! Media request contact form for TV, print, and podcast interviews About Jamie Kern Lima Connect with Jamie Kern Lima on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn Jamie Kern Lima on QVC IT Cosmetics Jamie Kern Lima on Wikipedia David Bach on Oprah Smart Women Finish Rich Smart Couples Finish Rich The 3 Minute Sunday Newsletter Finish Rich by David Bach Company Growthday Coaching with David Bach The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
027: Humor, Seriously: Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business & Life
40:57I’m beyond thrilled to welcome today’s guest, Jennifer Aaker. Jennifer is a life-long friend and an inspirational human being loved by many. Our friendship goes all the way back to age 15. How crazy is that? When you crunch the numbers, we have known each other for 39 years! Jennifer Aaker has been a rock-star professor at Stanford for over 20 years and was voted the MBA Professor of the Year in 2019. She is the leading expert on how purpose and meaning shape individual choices and how technology can positively impact both human well-being and company growth. Her work has been widely published in leading scientific journals and featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Science. Today, we’re talking about her new book Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life. Jennifer, and her co-author Naomi Bagdonas, bring actionable steps on how to master humor, even if you’re not naturally funny. That’s right. You can learn humor. And those who do, usually live longer, have joyful careers, and enjoy better relationships with their friends and family. If you want to learn how to master the power of humor and live a happy, healthy, and wealthy life, don't miss my conversation with Jennifer Aaker! In this session, here’s what we cover: Why is humor such a powerful skill? How everyone can learn comedy and harness its powers in social, private, and business life. Why teaching your kids about humor is just as important as teaching them about personal finance. How Jennifer mastered humor and wrote a book on being funny, even though she was rated as the least funny one in her home. The importance of genuine laughter from a neurological, social, psychological relationship, business, and career perspective. The Power of humor audits, and how to raise awareness of self. The humor cliff in mid-life, and why adults don’t laugh as much as kids and elderly. The four types of humor and how to use them in personal and business life. What are the benefits and risks of each comedy style? How to bond with teams in a remote-work environment and build a culture of inclusivity. The power of “call back” in a workplace. Humor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Real-life examples of how to use humor in a virtual workplace. Interview Resources HumorSeriously.com Connect with Jennifer Aaker on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram Connect with Naomi Bagdonas on Twitter, LinkedIn Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change The Dragonfly Effect: The Power of Stories The Humor Quiz The Bootcamp Free Humor Workbook Jennifer Aaker’s research at Stanford The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
026: How & Why You Must Protect Yourself and Your Family
25:01What do you need to do financially to protect yourself and your family? If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ve heard me talk about my 3-basket approach to financial planning. Basically, Grandma always said not to put all your eggs in one basket. Well, she was right. And this same principle applies to your finances too! Today specifically, I want to go over The Security Basket — which is all about protecting you and your family against the unexpected (such as a medical emergency, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job.) In this episode, you’re going to be reminded why the security basket is so critical. I’m going to help you commit to getting financially organized and teach you the 4 things you must do to protect you and your family. Are you ready to make this the year that you finally fix your finances? Then don’t miss this episode! In this session, here’s what we cover: The single most important piece of advice for making financial progress. The importance of knowing your net worth. What happens if you die without a will? HINT: BAD IDEA! Why life insurance is critically important - and the fastest/cheapest policy you can buy to protect your family! Setting up a security account to survive emergencies - and why you should have enough savings to cover at least 6 months of expenses. The 100-day financial challenge that will push you to set up a security account that will be there when you need it most. The reason I’m retiring soon, and how we can spend more time together this year. Your Invite to GrowthDay Coaching David Bach now offers his monthly coaching on GrowthDay, where you get David and a dozen other world-class personal growth teachers LIVE every month, all year long. CLICK HERE to get LIVE coaching from David and other experts for less than $1/day! Interview Resources GrowthDay Coaching with David Bach The Best Life Insurance Companies Smart Women Finish Rich Smart Couples Finish Rich The 3 Minute Sunday Newsletter The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich 11 Ways to Improve Finances The Best Life Insurance Companies Personal Capital Clarity Money App Mint.com Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
025: Why You Need a Dream Account & How to Create One Today
15:59Most people fail to pursue their dreams because they don’t know how to plan for them. Maybe you want to buy a car, take a vacation, re-decorate your home or start a business. Whatever it may be, you’re going to need to fund your dreams, and the best way to do that is by opening a separate investment account for that specific reason. Ever since I was a financial advisor, I’d ask my clients what dreams they had. Many people would say “I want a new kitchen.” So, we’d open the kitchen account and start funding the dream. Guess what? Most clients would stop asking about their “investments” and would only ask about that “kitchen account” or whatever dream account they were funding. Nothing gives energy to a person’s life about their future, like a dream account. It’s the fastest way to make your dream a reality. Your future becomes exciting, your dreams suddenly feel real, and you’re chasing something that’s meaningful to you. If you want to find out exactly how to set up your dream account, which services to use, and how to balance your fundings, then this episode is for you! In this session, here’s what we cover: The three basket approach to thinking about your money. What a dream account is and why will it completely change the way you think about your future. Why a dream account is the fastest way to turn your dreams into reality. What to do if you don’t know what dreams you want to pursue. A step-by-step formula for setting up and funding a dream account. Learn my favorite mutual fund to invest in, which has generated a 10% annual return since inception. What type of investment account should you open up to fund your dreams? The key to a successful dream account and making your dreams come true. Your Invite to GrowthDay Coaching David Bach now offers his monthly coaching on GrowthDay, where you get David and a dozen other world-class personal growth teachers LIVE every month, all year long. CLICK HERE to get LIVE coaching from David and other experts for less than $1/day! Interview Resources Growthday Coaching with David Bach What are robo-advisors and how do they work? The best robo-advisor companies. Smart Women Finish Rich Smart Couples Finish Rich The 3 Minute Sunday Newsletter The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Betterment Acorns Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
024: You Really Can Do Hard Things
31:56What’s the most difficult thing you’ve gone through, and what did you learn from it? When I was 15 years old, I was hit by a car head on while driving a moped, which sent me flying about 75 feet through the air. The car had smashed directly into my left ankle. And if it weren't for my surgeon, it probably would have been amputated. While lying in a hospital bed post-surgery, another doctor came to look at my situation. He told me, “You’re never going to ski again, you’re never going to run again, and you’re probably never going to walk again without a limp.” I was absolutely devastated. Until my nurse said something to me that changed my life forever... She said “Let me tell you something. That doctor doesn’t know who you are and he doesn’t know what you’re capable of.” She gave me hope! She made me believe that I could make a comeback; that not only would I walk without a limp, but I would even be able to ski again — but it wouldn’t be easy. I spent months in the hospital, participated in daily physiotherapy, and underwent 6 surgeries over the course of a year. And guess what? I got through it. And I’m happy to report that I can ski, I can run, and I can walk without a limp. The moral of the story is that you’re stronger than you realize, and you are braver than you think. Nobody knows what you can do and you have to believe that YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS! So, what challenge are you currently facing? Whatever you’re going through, today’s episode is going to inspire you to think differently and give you the motivation to overcome anything life throws your way! In this session, here’s what we cover: Why you’re stronger than you realize. The reason why you can do hard things. How to remind yourself to survive hardship. Why serious health complications are a humbling experience. How I overcame a devastating accident and being told I’d never walk properly again. The importance of angels that show up in life. Why sometimes you have to prove everybody wrong. The way to look for Who Not How in your life. What’s wrong in your life right now that you can flip into gratefulness for the things that are going right? The reason nobody knows what you can do, and why it matters. Your Invite to GrowthDay Coaching David Bach now offers his monthly coaching on GrowthDay, where you get David and a dozen other world-class personal growth teachers LIVE every month, all year long. CLICK HERE to get LIVE coaching from David and other experts for less than $1/day! Interview Resources GrowthDay Coaching with David Bach The 3 Minute Sunday Newsletter The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Untamed by Glennon Doyle Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed The Multiplier Mindset with Dan Sullivan Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork Dan Sullivan on Twitter Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
023: Who Not How with Dan Sullivan
58:55I’m very excited for today’s episode, as I’m speaking with my long-time friend and mentor of 20 years, Dan Sullivan. So much of what I’ve accomplished in my career, I owe to him. Dan is the world’s foremost expert on entrepreneurship and has coached more successful entrepreneurs than anyone on the planet. He is the co-founder of Strategic Coach®, the leading entrepreneurial coaching program in the world, and author of more than 50 publications on entrepreneurial success. Over the past 30+ years, Strategic Coach has provided teaching and training to more than 20,000 entrepreneurs. In today’s episode, we’re talking all about Dan’s new book, Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork. If you want to learn the secret to how billionaires and successful entrepreneurs like Dan build incredible businesses and personal freedom, you won’t want to miss this conversation! In this session, here’s what we cover: A simple tool to uncover your unique ability and become the most productive, stress-free version of yourself. The truth about procrastination and how to kill it. The concept of Who Not How — your secret weapon to achieving your biggest goals and dreams in any area of life. Why you need to stop asking “How can I do this?” and start asking “Who can do this for me?” How Dan leveraged the knowledge and expertise of others to write a bestselling book, which only took up 45 hours of Dan’s time and earned $75,000 in the first four weeks! How exactly do you find a WHO to help you achieve your HOW? The Impact Filter — a transformational tool to improve your teamwork, communication, and results. The power of creating “free-zones”— collaborations that 10x your results and are free of competition. The lifetime extender — Dan’s plan for living to 156. Interview Resources Strategic Coach Dan Sullivan on Twitter WhoNotHow.com Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork The Impact Filter - Dan Sullivan’s #1 Thinking Tool My Plan For Living To 156 by Dan Sullivan Creating The Strategy Circle with Dan Sullivan & Shannon Waller Dean Jackson Kolbe A™ Index Ben Hardy Joe Polish The Latte Factor: Why You Don't Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Genius Network Tucker Max Reid Tracy - Hay House AE Wealth Management Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
022: Loving Life in Italy with Frances Mayes and Ondine Cohane
57:04There’s something about the way of life in Italy that’s unlike any other place in the world. And having spent the past 16 months living here, my family and I have completely fallen in love with it — which is why I’m so excited about today’s episode of the podcast. I’m hanging out with the legendary Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, Under the Tuscan Sun, along with my dear friend, Ondine Cohane, travel journalist and author. This conversation is an absolute treat, and perfect timing just before the holidays, as we’re talking all about their new book, Always Italy — the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen about Italy, and the ultimate gift for current or aspiring travel lovers! This book will take you on a journey through 20 different regions of the country and inspire you to come visit — once it’s safe to travel again, of course :) We talk about their unique process for writing the book, why people fall so hard for Italy, how travel largens your sense of home, and so much more! In this session, here’s what we cover: I share how my “someday dream” to move to Italy turned into a reality, along with the love and admiration I have for Frances Mayes life’s work. Why the element of surprise is such an important part of life! How travel largens your sense of “home” and why it doesn’t have to be a fixed location. The making of Always Italy - hear the behind the scenes process for collaborating, researching, and writing the book. Frances & Ondine reveal the hidden gems of Italy and their favorite places to explore. Find out what it’s like to buy and restore a home in Italy. Why moving to a new country doesn’t come at the cost of losing friends. What makes the way of life in Italy so much different than everywhere else? How living in a different country can open you up to new perspectives. How Frances & Ondine find meaning and purpose in both work & life - and the current projects they’re pursuing today. Advice for those who want to explore the world, but are worried about doing it alone. Get Access to More Great Content! To get access to the best financial tools, resources, and advice to help you LIVE RICH NOW, visit www.FinishRich.com Interview Resources FrancesMayesBooks.com OndineCohane.com Always Italy Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy (book) Under The Tuscan Sun (movie) La-Bandita The Townhouse Caffe Smart Women Finish Rich The Florentine - Frances Mayes Interview Dream of Italy | PBS Places Discussed Cortona, Italy Puglia, Italy Salento, Italy Dolomites, Italy Tuscany, Italy Naples, Italy Bassano del Grappa, Italy Palermo, Italy Milan, Italy Sicily, Italy Trieste, Italy Venice, Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Bologna, Italy Florence, Italy Connect with David Bach Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube
Episode 21: Finish 2020 Strong in Life, Money & Business
31:42We have 78 days left in the year as I record this. Don't give up on 2020. This year is not yet over. Let's have one "amazing end to your year." After talking with a friend who had a tough year & wasn’t feeling super positive, I knew that I needed to record this episode. In today’s episode, I provide my unique positive framework on how to crush the end of your year and live your richest life now. Take a listen and learn how to: Shift your mindset Do a positive inventory of what has gone right this year Set goals to end this year strong A process on how to record and appreciate what you are grateful for And much much more Plus learn about the brand new website we've launched this week at www.finishrich.com to help you live and finish rich now! This brand new site has over 50 new articles for you - all free to help you make smarter decisions with you money. And you can ask me questions now on the website.
Episode 20: Important COVID-19 in Italy Updates 🇮🇹
8:41Hey everyone - this is a super short & timely episode about what is happening here, on the ground, in Italy. This week we have seen record increases in COVID-19 cases - and I felt it was important to share what’s happening. In this episode, I give a quick recap of the second wave hitting Europe – and the fast regulation changes that have been made. I felt it was important to make this quick “public service announcement” – with of course some positive thoughts and future ideas for you! And we have a quick Season 2 announcement and our next episodes as well as our website launch at www.FinishRich.com – come visit the over 50 brand new articles we’ve created to help you LIVE RICH NOW.
Episode 19: How To Become An Automatic Millionaire
12:09Today in this mini-episode, David has some exciting news to share! There is a company called Acorns that helps people to invest small amounts of money, the change you have lying around that you are looking to put to good purpose – and it all happens automatically. But it gets better: Acorns has grown so rapidly over the last few years that they have now partnered with one of the biggest names in Hollywood: Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, and together, they are launching a campaign to help parents invest small amounts of money for their kids, thereby tapping into the benefit of compound interest while they are still young. If you have not yet opened an IRA account, go to acorns.com and set it up right now – it will take you 10 minutes. For more on David’s involvement with Acorns and all the incredible advantages of investing with the company that is changing the rules of investing, stay tuned! Key Points From This Episode: Hear about Acorns, the company that helps you invest small amounts automatically. Find out how the Hollywood A-lister has partnered up with Acorns for a special campaign. The Rock’s story of starting over with $7 and how they’re helping kids start small. What you should do to start investing in Acorns automatically – right now. Why you no longer need tons of money and experience to invest and can do so at any age! Tweetables: “There’s no barrier to entry anymore. You can’t say I don’t have enough money because you do. If you have change, Acorns will help you invest your change.” — @AuthorDavidBach [0:07:18] “Sounds like an infomercial? But it’s not a paid one. It is me passionately wanting to push you here in the fall to get going investing automatically. If you have not opened an IRA account, go to Acorns and open up an IRA account – invest automatically.” — @AuthorDavidBach [0:09:13] Links From Today’s Episode: David Bach David Bach Email David Bach on Instagram David Bach’s Guide to Financial Recovery Interview on Money Magazine David Bach’s First Time Home Buyer Challenge David Bach’s Newsletter The Latte Factor Acorns The Automatic Millionaire