The Accidental Guru‘s Dõv Baron welcomes Franco Lombardo, the Managing Director of Veritage, a Multi -Family Office, to talk about the psychology of monetary wealth, its interaction within the family business, and what it all means for you.
“Do you sometimes feel like you’re in a dysfunctional relationship with money that makes the one that Billy Bob and Angelina had look normal? Do you sometimes feel like, if you had more money, so many of your problems would just disappear…and yet, when you get money, and it shows up, you somehow manage to get rid of it quicker than Charlie Sheen gets rid of last week’s goddess. Why is that?!” If these are the questions that plague your own life, then this is the show for you.
Franco Lombardo defines what a “Money Motto” is and how to improve yours if it’s a “bad one.” Lombardo also explains the link between these Mottos and our relationships (with friends, family, and co-workers). What is your stance on monetary wealth? Your personal views on money can affect every aspect of your life. “The way we treat ourselves and the people we love is directly correlated with [our] money mottos.”
After being constantly bullied as a child, Lombardo originally came to the conclusion that wealth can buy happiness and popularity. However, in the end, Lombardo says, “what I was trying to buy, no amount of money could have ever purchased; which was my own sense of belonging, my own sense of self-worth and value in me.” Franco Lombardo speaks candidly about his experiences growing up, how they influenced his money motto, and urges you to learn from his experiences.
“If you are no longer willing to act like you’re all about your bank account and that’s all you are,” then listen to this episode. Change your Money Motto. Embrace no only wealth–but all the good you can do with it!