New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!

New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!


Patrick Bet-David

The MONEY Expert: If I Was Broke Today, This Is EXACTLY What I'd Do | Patrick Bet-David


Patrick Bet-David immigrated to America at twelve years old, when his parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian Revolution. After high school, Patrick joined the U.S. military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry. At age 30, he founded PHP Agency, an insurance marketing organization with 66 agents. He grew the firm to 40,000 agents before making a multi-nine-figure exit. 


A serial entrepreneur, Bet-David founded Valuetainment, which became the #1 YouTube channel on entrepreneurship with nearly a billion views, and expanded into a media, consulting, and production company. He hosts the PBD Podcast, the #1 business podcast on Spotify. He lives in South Florida with his wife and four children.

Buy his new book Choose Your Enemies Wisely: Business Planning for the Audacious Few

“That’s the dynamic of being a leader, you automatically are seen amongst a group of 100, bingo, you’re spotted, you’re different, you’re a leader.” @patrickbetdavid  

And now let’s jump into episode 1457 of The School of Greatness!

“Money wants to be respected, not loved, but money wants to be respected, it wants you to say, “You know what, I respect what we can do with money and how much power you can bring to my family, I respect it, what do I need to do to get more of it?” @patrickbetdavid  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Thinking back to your first big financial milestone, what’s the story behind your first $1,000,000? Can you share a key decision or turning point that really made the difference for you?
  • I love this quote from the book – “It took a lot of failure for me to understand the most important data for you is found in the year that just passed.” – As we wrap up 2023, how can people look back at their data from this year in a way that is productive and will set them up for their most successful year yet in 2024, no matter how 2023 went?
  • If you had to start all over again, with nothing in your pocket, what would be your first move? Could you walk us through your comeback plan, maybe give some advice for those feeling like they’re starting from scratch?
  • What are the 5 Unworthy Enemies you might be focusing on that are DRAINING your energy? Can you give me an example of a Worthy Enemy that actually gives energy? 
  • You’ve been incredibly successful with investments. For someone dreaming of becoming a millionaire, what are your personal top five investment picks? Why these choices, and how did they work out for you?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Patrick’s journey to his first major financial milestone, including the story behind his first $1,000,000 and the pivotal decision that significantly contributed to his success.
  • How to effectively analyze the past year’s experiences and data for a productive outlook, setting up a foundation for a successful 2024.
  • Patrick’s strategies for rebuilding success from scratch, offering practical advice and a step-by-step comeback plan for those starting anew.
  • The five ‘Unworthy Enemies’ that drain energy, and how identifying a ‘Worthy Enemy’ can be a source of motivation and vitality.
  • Insights on successful investment strategies, including his top five personal investment choices and the reasons behind their selection, as well as their outcomes.
  • Plus much more…
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