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Can Money Buy Happiness

Hello there! welcome to Limitless TV. I’m Nate Woodbury and in this video, Kris Krohn is gonna answer the question, can money buy happiness? Now I’ve seen several people answer this question and I have to admit, Kris’ answer is very unique. This is an episode you’re going to love so enjoy. So I hate to admit it because I come from a from a Christian background, but I think in actuality I really did believe that money was going to buy some element of happiness. And I think I thought that because I knew what life was like without money and it seemed to be at the time a source of pain. In fact, you know, shortly after my wife and I got married we were students. We are going to college and me working full-time and going to school full-time. If you’ve ever had two full-time jobs, you know and being married or having responsibilities like that, I was feeling a lot of burden. And so I really felt the need in my life to try to keep us out of debt. And I was working as hard as I could and frankly, I kind of felt like a slave to life because I found out that the degree I was pursuing in college wasn’t going to get me what I wanted and at the exact same time, I also kind of felt like, well I hated my job. I mean. it was telemarketing. It wasn’t a dream job. And so between doing two things that I wasn’t enjoying, there was a massive lack of purpose and I felt really empty inside. But all of that really came to a head when I came home and I found my wife in tears. And I asked her, what was wrong? And it was interesting because she told me we didn’t have money to pay for college in three weeks. With next tuition bill and then she said, we didn’t have money for rent in five days. And I thought, well that’s a big problem. But the reason why she was crying is because we didn’t even have the ability to pay for groceries. Which meant that, I came home and our cupboards were empty and the tears that were staining my wife’s cheeks were because, oh the sucky provider. Least that’s how I felt that moment. I felt like, I was ruining and botching everything and I felt really small and pathetic and I determined that day that I was going to do everything that I could to be successful. And four and a half years later, I retired. That year I graduated college, I moved this into a 10,000 square-foot custom-built home. I quit my job. Seriously one of the best days of my life and I thought, “wow this is way happier having money than when we didn’t have money” that was really painful, And yet you know what’s interesting is, um this question, “does money really happiness?” I’ve had the opportunity over the years now to travel around the world. Have been able to go to, you know, right on the Nile in Egypt. And I’ve been to Bora Bora. The far side of the planet. The Thailand, Jerusalem Holy Land. You know I’ve been able to travel in luxury. Just tomorrow I’m leaving for Peru. Can hike Machupicchu with my wife and my oldest daughter. Then we’re going to go explore the Amazon in the rainforest and money makes those things possible and those things are creating opportunities for a lot of happiness that we’re feeling. And yet, some of my mentors, they’re poor. They don’t have money but they seem to me to be some of the happiest people I know. I don’t know. I have a pretty impactful experience when I was in Africa. And I was doing a humanitarian trip. My company had raised a bunch of funds and and we were going to Africa to put in a water filtration system for a village and we are going around with some of the schools and supplying them with materials that they didn’t have. And I got to see the poorest people on the planet. I’m talking about people where they live in a country that do die from starvation. They were so happy. How could they be so happy? How could they? how could they have so little and be so joyful? and what I want to share with you in a moment is what I learned, that no matter the state of your finances it doesn’t have to determine the state of your heart or the state of your emotions, the state of your soul. In fact, the commonality between what really drives happiness is the power of our agency. It’s how we make choices and how we live our life. And I want to share with you how you can be wealthy and incredibly happy. And I want to share with you how you can be poor and credibly healthy. Because I’m happy. Because I want to tell you something that, whether you have money or whether you don’t have money, how amazing would it be if you could be happy no matter what. If money doesn’t buy happiness, then what does? Let me share with you what I’ve learned in my journey. There are three questions that I want to ask you and these questions ultimately have to do with ,what produces an expression of purpose and a byproduct of fulfillment? This is the yummiest energy on the planet that you can’t pay for. You can only get from making certain choices. Here are the three questions. Number one, what do you love doing? Number two, what could you do all day long and never grow weary or tired from? and number three, what would you do for no pay? The answer to those three questions right there, That is going to tie in directly to who you are and what your purpose is. And when you take action every day on doing those things, doing the things that you love, it which usually means, serving people, creating value for people. Something that brings infuses joy into you. The byproduct of living that choice, produces what I call fulfillment. And fulfillment it is a combination of peace and joy and excitement. Those are three really yummy feelings that you can’t pay for but they do come as a natural byproduct of doing what you love. You want to know what will ultimately buy happiness? The right choices. Thanks so much for watching limitless TV today I really enjoy making these videos with Chris. And I want to share something that’s coming. We’re actually going to start doing a weekly Q&A session where we take all of the questions that you ask in the YouTube comments and address them here on these videos. So be sure to ask your questions in the comments below and Kris will answer them in these videos. I also want to give a shout out for my youtube channel it’s called. Hero TV. The logo looks like this except it says hero TV. And remember to live on purpose, make a difference, and be the hero.