274 | Bill Perkins | Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Bill Perkins to explore practical strategies for maximizing both your life and your finances. Drawing from his remarkable journey and the principles outlined in his book, Bill shares what it takes to create a life that is truly worth living.

In this episode, Bill and I talked about:

  • The importance of living life to the fullest and maximizing experiences
  • Bill explains Die with Zero and emphasizes the value of spending wealth strategically
  • Being off autopilot and deeply understanding one’s authentic desires and values
  • The benefits of optimizing one’s life in terms of money and time
  • Enjoying the journey of life rather than solely focusing on achieving financial success
  • Why it matters to balance entrepreneurship and relationships
  • Bill warns against falling into the trap of pursuing wealth or status for ego gratification
  • Aligning actions with long-term fulfillment rather than societal expectations 
  • And other topics…

Meet Bill:

Bill Perkins is a successful hedge fund manager, author, and philanthropist known for his high-energy lifestyle. Born on February 2, 1969, he gained prominence in the energy trading sector and later founded Skylar Capital Management, a hedge fund specializing in energy markets. Perkins is an avid poker player, often participating in high-stakes tournaments, and is the author of “Die with Zero,” a book that encourages living life to the fullest. He is also a dedicated philanthropist, supporting causes related to education, healthcare, and social justice. His dynamic personality and unique approach to business and life have made him a notable figure in various circles.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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