For a certain subset of HTM listeners, it might be easy to not see the forest for the trees. You might naturally be drawn to the finer details of personal finance like expense ratios and Excel formulas in an attempt to ensure that you’re living the most efficient and optimized life that you possibly can. But, that’s when the subtle shift can take place. That’s when the means to the end begins to overshadow the actual end, which for many is to simply live a good and happy life. Instead, we should live our lives with the end in mind and that’s why we’re talking with Dr. Jordan Grumet, also known as Doc G. Jordan was an internal medicine physician when he discovered the personal finance community. Since then he started an award winning podcast and is now the author of Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life, which will be published in a couple of weeks. Listen as we discuss meaningful work, resisting the traditional American work culture, what it takes to set priorities in life, and much more!

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2 comments on “Living Life with the End in Mind with Jordan Grumet – Episode 541

  1. Tremendous interview! As a widower, I’m a big fan of meditating on death…sometimes to a point that others may think is morbid. But even before I lost my spouse, I was a fan of books about death like Hagakure, The Teachings of Don Juan, etc. And while thinking about death is definitely kinda scary, I also find it kinda life affirming.

    Loved the interviewee’s idea of repeatedly sitting in a room and confronting yourself with the question over and over…”Who am I?” I haven’t done this, either. But let’s face: To do anything *but* this is to squander this life.

    • Thanks for sharing, Theo. I’m so sorry for your loss. But I appreciate your perspective. A couple of my favorite books about death are Being Mortal and When Breath Becomes Air. I highly recommend them. And I agree that allowing ourselves to think about death more throughout the course of our lives will allow us to actually find more meaning in the here and now!