Tim Olson shares his life's journey. He started out with a lot of strikes against him, but over time and through the power of forgiveness he now lives a life beyond his dreams. Tim shares the philosophy of how he runs his business and his path to success.
Take away: Your past doesn't dictate your future.
Action step: Forgiveness, let go.
Money Learnings: Tim grew up without much money. This has caused him to be frugal as an adult.
Bio: Tim Olson is a motivator, blogger, small business owner and author of a book titled "Growing Up Nobody". He helps others who maybe feeling lonely and hurt. Those who just don't know how they are going to make it. He uses his personal experiences to inspire others to move forward and help them break dysfunction.
In his book he talks about being raised in a dysfunctional home. his dad suffered from mental illness and was diagnosed with depression and paranoia. His insecurities made Tim's home life difficult and it was only made worse when his father lost his dream job. He became angry and bitter as his family started to fall apart. When Tim's mom left him he fell into a downward spire and never recovered. Tim was left to tend to his dad and his mental illness as his mom moved to California and remarried. This occurred when he was 17 and over the next 5 years he would find himself dealing with his delusional thoughts, anger, and his declining mental state which was made worse when his mom suddenly died. He had believed that our family would once again be reunited and with her death he gave up on life. He then had the task of raising his sister and taking care of his dad until he died three years after his mom. Tim was 24 by the time all of these events occurred. In between he also had my own personal failures including a marriage.
Tim became a Christian at age 40, and this opened my eyes to the power of forgiveness. It helped Tim to forgive the people who had hurt him as well as helping him to forgive himself. Forgiveness is the biggest part of the book. He believes it helps people (Christian or not) live a better life when you forgive those who hurt you. Because of forgiveness Tim was able to let go of the anger he carried around for his dad and many others.
Now Tim is a husband, father of 3 and a successful business owner.
Highlights from this episode: Link
- Financial security allows you to handle life's ups and downs.
- What are the factors that create happiness?
- The power of mentors to show you the path.
- Tim is teaching his kids about money and staying debt free.
- Is college worth it?
- The freedom that comes from running your own business.
- Show up and do the work.
- The reason behind Tim's book - Growing up Nobody
- Tim learned to let go of bitterness and anger.
- The power of forgiveness.
- You choose how to react to life.
- A strong financial base creates the foundation of a great life.
- Your past does not dictate your future.
- Pay attention to your race, not someone else's.
- Tim's secret to business success.
- How to retain great employees.
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