Our struggles help us get stronger, whether lifting weights at the gym or finding our way through a big challenge at work. Embracing that struggle as an opportunity to learn helps us develop our anti-fragility.
In this episode of the Thriving in Complexity podcast, Susanne talks to Paul Atherton, an ex-Wall Street adviser on a mission to help people win back their financial power. Paul worked for Wall Street for 25 years before deciding to found That Wall Street Guy.
Paul shares insights from the complex world of finance that anybody can apply to help them thrive in the complexity of everyday life.
So check out this episode if you want to know how to be open to opportunities and respond when they come along.
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
- What it’s like working on Wall Street (03:12)
- The most common challenges in the finance world (08:01)
- One financial lesson that can be applied in your daily life (11:19)
- Why is personal accountability important (17:54)
- Why it is great to remove something at the end of the year (20:27)
- The importance of communication in various roles (26:07)
- Thriving in complexity, according to Paul (28:22)
- Paul’s advice to his 25-year-old self (36:36)
- One thing Paul want you to remember (41:07)
“It’s often better to remove things than it is to add things.” -Paul Atherton
“Keep your eye out to opportunities and you’ll be fine.” -Paul Atherton
“Don’t shy away from challenges, they will build a stronger individual mentally.” -Paul Atherton
WHERE TO FIND PAUL ATHERTON