Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn't make me happy..

Last updated: Jun 15, 2023

The video is about how spending $2,000,000 on charity did not make the speaker happy, and how a conversation with a friend made him realize that the belief that work and life must be meaningful can create a deficiency and prevent one from experiencing happiness.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Aug 25, 2021.
Video length: 12:43.

In this video, Alex Hormozi talks about his experience of donating $2 million to charity and how it did not make him happy.

He also shares insights from a conversation he had with a friend who sold his company for over nine figures and how he learned to look at things and consume content from people who are outside of the matrix. He also discusses the idea of creating meaning in work and life and how it can lead to a deficiency mindset.

Hormozi shares a personal story about dating someone who was obsessed with happiness and how it affected him.

  • Donated $2,000,000 to after-school all-stars and underprivileged kids.
  • Believed that work and life must be meaningful.
  • Had a four-hour conversation with Dr. John Berardi.
  • Creating a desire for life to be meaningful creates a deficiency between where we are and where we want to be.
  • Believes that happiness is a byproduct of doing things that are fulfilling and enjoyable.
  • Giving oneself permission to not find meaning in things can be freeing.
  • Money is power and mastering and wielding it is about learning how to get it to flow to you.

I spent $2,000,000 and it didn't make me happy.. - YouTube

Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Donating $2,000,000

  • Donated $2,000,000 to after-school all-stars and underprivileged kids.
  • Did it to feel better but it didn't make him feel much better.
  • Wanted to keep the channel 100% real.
  • Realized that he wanted to find meaning in things.
  • Believed that work and life must be meaningful.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Conversation with Dr. John Berardi

  • Had a four-hour conversation with Dr. John Berardi.
  • Dr. John Berardi sold his company for over nine figures and doesn't do anything actively.
  • Dr. John Berardi talked about looking at things and consuming content for people who are outside of the matrix.
  • Dr. John Berardi asked why work needs to be meaningful.
  • Realized that beliefs that we truly hold dear are the ones that we don't question.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Creating and Destroying Meaning

  • Asked Dr. John Berardi how to create and destroy meaning in work.
  • Dr. John Berardi asked why work needs to be meaningful.
  • Realized that creating a desire for life to be meaningful creates a deficiency between where we are and where we want to be.
  • Beliefs that we truly hold dear are assumptions that we make on how the world is and how it's supposed to be.
  • Creating an equation of deficiency ends up forcing ourselves to not experience happiness.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

I spent $2,000,000 and it didn't make me happy.. - YouTube

Obsession with Happiness

  • Dated a girl in college who was obsessed with happiness and positive psychology.
  • Got sick of the concept of always analyzing if something makes him happy.
  • Gave himself the mantra "happiness" but it didn't work.
  • Realized that the belief that work and life must be meaningful can create a deficiency and prevent one from experiencing happiness.
  • Believes that happiness is a byproduct of doing things that are fulfilling and enjoyable.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Creating a Deficiency

  • Believing that work and life must be meaningful can create a deficiency and prevent one from experiencing happiness.
  • Creating another equation of deficiency in one's own life by always analyzing work and questioning its meaning and fulfillment.
  • Feeling like a failure when donating money and not feeling anything.
  • Assuming that donating money should make one feel better.
  • Realizing that creating meaning as the new happiness thing to strive for can create a negative experience.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Permission to Not Find Meaning

  • Giving oneself permission to not find meaning in things can be freeing.
  • Simply doing the work without worrying about whether it is meaningful or not.
  • Accepting reality as it is and not creating a deficiency between where one is and where they think they should be.
  • Living according to one's values and doing the work in alignment with those values.
  • Experiencing less anxiety and enjoying the process more.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Money and Legacy

  • Believing that when we die, nothing happens and legacy is a myth.
  • Feeling that giving money to one's kids ruins them.
  • Wealth without the skill of acquiring the wealth is like having a weapon without the skill to wield it.
  • Money is power and can be used to create hospitals or build bombs.
  • Mastering and wielding money is about learning how to get it to flow to you.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Conclusion

  • Believing that work and life must be meaningful can create a deficiency and prevent one from experiencing happiness.
  • Giving oneself permission to not find meaning in things can be freeing and allow for acceptance of reality as it is.
  • Money is power and mastering and wielding it is about learning how to get it to flow to you.
  • Living according to one's values and doing the work in alignment with those values can lead to less anxiety and more enjoyment of the process.
Alex Hormozi: I spent $2,000,000 and it didn

Meaning and Legacy

  • The speaker signed his will and realized that he doesn't have kids to pass on his wealth to.
  • He believes that even if he had kids, he wouldn't give them his wealth.
  • He thinks that giving wealth to future generations dilutes the gene pool and ruins them.
  • He concludes that nothing inherently has meaning and we have the power to create and destroy meaning as we see fit.
  • He examines the question of why things should or should not be meaningful and finds it valuable for his entrepreneurial journey.
  • He gives away everything through his company Acquisition.com to help entrepreneurs build their businesses and achieve financial freedom.

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