Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The last 75 years; What could possibly go right? It’s choosing and building and participating in a real place in the planet. Enjoy these two flashes from the past! I just read it two months ago. And I am really interested in hearing how people’s receptibility to financial independence has changed and also if there’s anything in the book that now just doesn’t apply and if there’s anything new that she’s learned over the years that she now plans to add to the next version. It’s patterns derived from your life. This idea of frugality is deeply American. You don’t do that. Mad Fientist: And then, yeah, prove everyone wrong and do it. Vicki Robin, a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker, is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence. We’re going to lower consumption in North America by 20% to 25%. And that’s what made us willing to listen to this agent and write the book. Mad Fientist: That’s fantastic! I grew up fairly privileged. So, I’m in the middle of this. What makes life worth living?”—really, the questions that are embedded in Your Money or Your Life. Here is the full Oprah episode from 1995. The world is full of people who think this way. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 (Unabridged) 2018 Financial Freedom: A Proven … It’s like a time activism. The message is timeless and even more applicable today. Books See All. We weren’t preaching anything. Thanks. Vicki Robin has lectured widely and appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Good Morning America" and National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" and "Morning Edition." Enjoyed the podcast particularly the concept of simple living and life energy relationship. And we’ll definitely touch on that. Frugality meant freedom to roam, to experience. I’m working with some great millennials. In just a few short months, I’m there with you. Export, at that time, it was like a bigger deal. But you discover that. We sold that. It was, I don’t know, an idea that time has come. And at the end of that conference in 1989, Noel Brown who was the head of the United Nations Environment Program gave this eloquent, beautiful, African accented English, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have a decade to turn this around. And everybody, from the oldest person to the youngest person, was in fear about their financial future. And also, in the United States—and I don’t know if it’s in Europe now—we’re losing our social safety nets. I live in an island. There was an error submitting your subscription. 31 December, 2018. Work with real people with diverse interests. It has worked in it’s own way, in it’s own time – because we are still talking about it and translating it in our own words. I was on Oprah again. Summary of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us. When do I get to travel and screw up again? -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. This is one of the best interviews I’ve heard in the FI community! This was Clinton years. I see people with hoards of clothes, shoes, handbags and all kinds of electronic gagets, yet satisfaction in life and happines just doing… escapes them. So we were working on catching, you know, we were on Oprah and then we became a New York Times bestseller, five years in the Business Week bestseller list. He had amassed about—and you’re going to find this amazing—$70,000. It was the first time I really just “This is my life! We first taught it in our living room. Gritty Hope: now what could possibly go right? And I had no interest in it at all. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin's guidance. I agree with everyone, such an inspiration. But I want people to have a basic foundation. -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Recent Posts. It’s going to change your life.” And the next day, it was a New York Times Bestseller. -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. I could pay $500 and I live 30 miles outside of town, but if I pay $800 a month, and all $800 of that is contributing to my happiness because I’m able to walk places and spend time in the park and see friends more often and all that sort of stuff, I’m coming at it from that angle, not where I can cut back, but just to make sure that the maximum amount of my spending is going towards happiness as possible. It’s fabulous. Shocking, I’m sure, to pretty much everyone that does it. This is my life.” This is Vicki gets financially independent. In all my radio interviews, I knew I hit the mark when the interviewer would say, “You know, actually, this is exactly how I live.” And then they’d tell me about some bargain they had. Eckhart Tollle & Oprah 2009 Global Web series ~ Awakening your life purpose 3/3 ... 194 Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez - … And then, I heard a lecture where I realized—somebody, one of my old colleagues, talking about some vision for a sane economy. But it’s like you’re at one end of the river, and you notice that—this is a terrible image, but this is the story that I used to tell. Mad Fientist: Wow! http://traffic.libsyn.com/madfientist/vicki-robin-interview.mp3, Leave a review for the Financial Independence Podcast on iTunes (thanks! I just bought that thing. When is the updated version of Your Money or Your Life expected to hit the market? I get a course through the Shift Network. And I call that “community is currency,” that relational field. So, in a way, it’s coordinating or noticing or hyperlinking—or whatever we do. Success! Vicki Robin: Yeah, in the early 1980’s. I don’t know if it’s an either/or. So, the whole thrust for financial independence, I’m redefining that. Vicki Robin: Well, you’re so welcome. And all the heads of major environmental organizations were there. When do I get to be free? So basically, that’s a piece I want to draw people’s attention to. I’m excited to see what you come up with. And also, before the Industrial Revolution, most stuff happened through human laborer. But it will get fixed soon. It’s a perfect thought experiment about what does it take really to survive. I used to call that Your Money or Your Life at the Level of Community. I can really recommend that. And so we teamed up. Well, that’s what’s happening when you fill your garage with more cars and toys and stuff that you don’t need. Can we be a political force?”. 2008 Mehr Geld für mehr Leben. As you probably know, Vicki and her co-author, Joe Dominguez, wrote one of the most important and most referenced books on financial independence. So, I would say that we were speaking to the 20% of the population who already knew it. Vicki Robin: Yeah! We tallied up one time. I’ll send you a link because somebody’s put it up on YouTube. So, just thank you from all of us for your contributions. And he was diagnosed with cancer soon after the book was published. Your email address will not be published. You don’t need a new outfit for every occasion. And it’s very America, every generation—the simplicity movement, the arts and crafts movement, of course, the transcendentalists. Mad Fientist: I’m so excited too. You know, one of our biggest allies right now is the Pope. Mad Fientist: Oh, yeah, definitely. I’m a bit too frugal, and a bit too crazy. I believe you met Joe in the late 1960s. Oprah! I’m a values investor where I’m putting my money—basically, I’m getting 5% of my money free and clear—and a lot more because I built two little apartments on the ground floor of my house, and so I have rental income. And we were a bunch of people who lived in the woods! -Oprah** For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book fortaking back your life by changing your relationship with money. And that one was to publicize the film, Affluenza, which I’m not sure you know about. It comes out of the UK. We have a little bridge 45 miles to the north, and we have a ferry to the south. It was great. I ordered her book. We had people pooh-pooh us about our investment things because they were getting 40% on their money—of course, they lost it. We’re going to actually live in this world, and we’re going to figure out how one lives in this world and makes a beautiful life in this world. And so, from that realization, from doing the calculation for the real hourly wage, it transforms your sense of consumption from being the prize for a hard work week to being something that’s going to send you into another hard work week. So basically, I’m a values-based investor. It was the first public hearing in the United States on this idea of sustainable development which has now been completely corporatized. It can really change your life." So that gives people a better idea because $70,000 sounds very low, but obviously that was quite a while ago. There was a World Commission on Environmental Development that traveled throughout the 1980s, early ‘80s, through the world, asking this question, holding hearings. Mad Fientist: Yeah. Vicki Robin is a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker. So, your relationships are the intimate people who will show up for you in times of need—a friend in need is a friend indeed. And I especially had a failing. I read her book over 20 years ago (I am 43 now) when I was on a kick for reading anything from authors based in the North West (I am from WA). Vicki Robin: Yeah! And then, it was five weeks on the Business Week Bestseller List. Yes, somehow or another, yeah. This was like the go-go nineties. I can’t believe you got Vicky to do a Podcast! And eventually, I’ll trade one of those apartments for somebody to take care of me because I’m 72 and I think about this now. Many people said, “I don’t know what I used to buy. In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Your Money or Your Life, Robin has been at … Becoming a competent, connected human is a piece of your security, and it’s maybe their piece of security than your final S which is your savings. Vicki Robin is a prolific social innovator, writer, and speaker. So, I’m just saying there’s a range of choices. Lessons from What Could Possibly Go Right? You stop telling yourself lies by actually concretely thinking about where each of these expenses fits in a pattern that is your life. I mean, we’re on this edge of this hyper-nationalist impulse which is very dangerous. “Yeah, I have a drug habit.” It’s like, “I don’t know if it’s in the food category, but a third of my money is going to my drug habit.”. Tracking did force me to assess priorities. And so everybody jumps in to save the little kids who are struggling, they’d fish them out. It was really how are we going to resolve economic expansion and environmental integrity. And then, I had this come to Jesus moment where I was at the meeting in the late ‘90s with these global leaders and realized, “This is way bigger than I knew.”. So, we would give away all the money from our seminars. -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Reduce or eliminate those expenses to achieve financial independence even sooner. And so what does it take to be resourceful in a real community? People are going to have to become resourceful again. Ideas, please, and thanks. When he decided to introduce the 40-hour work week, he’s like, people need time to consume all of these stuff that we’re making. What an inspiring, genuine person! Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. Mad Fientist: I can’t wait to talk to you more about this when we meet up in the UK in August. You’d go from carrying water to having a spigot in your house where you can have water. And that’s how you’re going to…”. And so, we organized a group and did a lot of potlucks and working groups. Thanks for getting people to reconsider whats important and inspiring them with words of encouragement and proof they can live a more satisfying and fullied life. And then, you go to having hot water. It’s actually been such a surprise to discover you all. The 2008 version of Your Money or Your Life is still quite available. And we formed something called the Simplicity Forum. odcast 60 … Podcasts on Index Funds vs Mutual Funds …..worth listening …. Excellent interview. We could take the whole podcast telling the story. -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. So, that’s what started happening. And you know, a lot of our one-liners are the ones that the minimalists use now. And we’ll be living within the environmental means.” And all we had to do was get everybody. This was the first time I had ever heard her. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I’m fine with people just getting on their sailboat and sailing, fishing through your sailboat. It has not been a market success like Your Money or Your Life. Vicki Robin: Well, what’s driving consumerism! What they wanted to know is why we didn’t have to work. Vicki started a movement. But I think the majority of people that I will reach are the people who are willing to undertake this consciousness process. 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