I am so excited to share some words about life dreams and financial planning from Guy Kawasaki. Guy is a best-selling author who has written ten books, co-founder of Alltop.com, and former chief evangelist of Apple.
This is a continuation of mini-interviews with people who are pursuing their dreams. First I got in touch with Dan Schawbel, who shared with me his ultimate life aspiration and his plan to achieve it. I also asked Guy about his life dreams, financial planning, and inspiration for you.
Elizabeth: What is your ultimate life aspiration, have you achieved it?
Guy: My ultimate life aspiration is that my four children have lives filled with joy.
Elizabeth: How does financial planning play a role in achieving your dreams?
Guy: I don’t believe that large trust funds will fill their lives with joy, because money doesn’t cause joy. But I do use financial planning to ensure that they have good college educations.
Elizabeth: What advice do you have for others hoping to fulfill a life dream?
Guy: People should ignore the naysayers and go for it. Some things need to be believed to be seen.
Based on his success in life so far, it is clear that Guy isn’t afraid of taking chances and putting himself out there. I hope this inspires you to do the same. Live your dream and whether you succeed or fall short, you will have learned along the way. Then keep dreaming, planning, and achieving–and you will surely find success and happiness.
A big thank you to Guy for taking the time to answer my questions.
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More about Guy: Guy Kawasaki is the author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. He is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an online aggregator of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of nine other books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
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