Does following your bliss lead to more success in work and life? - Bill Tai of Bitfury

Intro

Bill Tai is a venture capitalist by profession, a kite surfer by hobby, and he also runs a non-profit dedicated to ocean conservation. He was one of the first people who saw the potential of Bitcoin and is the board director of BitFury. He is an avid KiteSurfer and shares this passion with all he meets. His smile is infectious and he remains humble in his success.

Why you should listen to this episode:

Bill Tai is a very successful entrepreneur and investor. Not only is he successful according to external validators of success, but he is also humble and shares his knowledge and brilliance without expectation of reciprocation. It is a rare gift to be both successful and humble, and our conversation contains actionable wisdom to do this.

Even though my podcast is primarily about meditation and its effect on creativity, we veered into talking about the history of work and how technology is contributing to a lot of change. A fundamental component of mindfulness training is the realization that everything is impermanent and change is the only constant. We are entering a period of rapid change. Bill gives some good insights on how to capitalize on this trend.

I think the most valuable thing I got out of this conversation is that whether rich or poor, you have to find the thing that lights you up on the inside. For Bill, that activity is kitesurfing. It is the keystone activity for which the rest of his life is rejuvenated by. Listen to this episode if you want to find actionable insights into how to find joy in your life.

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