The Naval Podcast – A Calm Mind, a Fit Body, a House Full of Love

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This podcast clip is part of a conversation between Naval Ravikant (@naval) and Babak Nivi (@nivi). Unless otherwise noted, quotes are from Naval. For reference, check out Naval’s famous How to Get Rich tweet storm.

Key Takeaways

  • The last tweet in Naval’s famous “How to get rich (without getting lucky)” tweet storm:
    • “When you’re finally wealthy, you’ll realize that it wasn’t what you were seeking in the first place”
  • Money solves your money problems, but it doesn’t get you everywhere
    • “The first thing you realize when you make a bunch of money is that you’re still the same person”
      • If you’re happy, you’ll still be happy
      • If you’re unhappy, you’ll still be unhappy
  • Naval’s personal favorite tweet of his – “A calm mind, a fit body, and a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.”
    • Even with all the money in the world, you can’t buy those things
    • “Those three things (your health, your mental health, and your close relationships) are things that you have to cultivate and can probably bring you a lot more peace and happiness than any amount of money ever will”
  • Naval is planning a new tweet storm about how to create a calmer internal state
    • He says he has about 100 tweets already written
  • If you have a calm mind and you’ve already made money, you probably already have good relationships
  • Many external battles in life happen because your internal state isn’t optimized
    • When you’re internally peaceful, you’re going to pick less fights
  • “Money solves your money problems, buys you freedom in the material world, and lets you not do the things that you don’t want to do” – Nivi
    •  “The ultimate purpose of money is so that you do not have to be in a specific place at a specific time doing anything you don’t want to do” – Naval
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