[EP12] Financial Literacy & Our Broken Education System | Dwight Heck

[EP12] Financial Literacy & Our Broken Education System | Dwight Heck

In this episode, I’m joined by Dwight Heck.  Dwight and I met a few months ago at the MENtorship Monday events.  He always stood out to me as someone that speaks his unfiltered truth.  We spoke about how the education system in North America is broken, specifically in it’s lack of focus on emotional intelligence, financial literacy and relationship building.

We also spoke about how it’s easy for some people to look at someone else that is “successful” and say “man, you are lucky”.  He shared a story about a speaker that shifted his belief about what it means to intentionally create your own future, no matter what your current circumstances might be.

Episode Topics

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5:27 | The childhood experiences that shaped Dwight’s view on the value of relationships
7:30 | Why learning “the rules of the money game” is a fundamental skill everyone needs
12:46 | Why the school system is broken and what needs to be addressed to fix it
22:07 | Dwight shares a story about “luck” and why “success” has nothing to do with luck
27:20 | How to create financial freedom by focusing on your mindset, heart and emotions
33:37 | Who is the ONE person/mentor that has been most influential in your life (all time)
39:43 | Who is the ONE person/mentor that is the most influential in your life (right now)
42:42 | What is the ONE philanthropic cause that means the most to you and why?
47:48 | What is the ONE thing you are most grateful for in your life right now?
48:22 | What is the ONE thing that you are most curious about right now and wanting to explore deeper?
50:58| What is the ONE thing that scares you right now that you know you must meet with bravery?
52:16 | Where can people find out more about you and connect with you online?

Episode Quotes

“It’s better to be thought of as an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt” – Dwight Heck

“Part of the motivation to move our family down to Costa Rica is because of the school system.  We want an environment where our kids are learning about emotional intelligence and going surfing in board shorts for physical activity” – Trevor Turnbull  

“I want our kids to learn about personal development, I want them to learn about how to communicate with people, I want them to learn about how to internalize the strife in their brain that’s causing them so much grief” – Dwight Heck

“There is no magic formula for success when it comes to starting your own business and becoming financially free.  It’s a bunch of small decisions that get made over time” – Trevor Turnbull

Episode Resources Mentioned

[VIDEO] Call To Courage (Brene Brown)
[BOOK] Daring Greatly (Brene Brown)
Dexter Yager (Amway Leader)
Tony Whatley (365 Driven)
The MENtorship World

Guest Contact Info

Dwight’s Website (Give A Heck)
Connect with Dwight on LinkedIn
Connect with Dwight on Facebook