The Path to Financial Independence

with Steve Adcock

About the Episode

Steve Adcock quit his job after achieving financial independence at 35 and writes about the habits millionaires use to build wealth and get into the best shape of their lives. As a regular contributor to The Ladders, CBS MarketWatch, and CNBC, Steve maintains a rare and exclusive voice as a career expert, consistently offering actionable counseling to thousands of readers who want to level up their lives, careers, and freedom. Steve lives in a 100% off-grid solar home in the middle of the Arizona desert and writes on his own website at

Steve joined us today to talk about his book, ‘Millionaire Habits: How to Achieve Financial Independence, Retire Early, and Make a Difference by Focusing on Yourself First.’

In this episode, Steve provides insights that will empower you to negotiate for fair compensation, strategically plan for retirement, and advance your career through smart decision-making and effective communication. 

Steve dives into the importance of self-advocacy, leadership growth, financial independence retire early (FIRE) strategies, and the role of emotional intelligence in career advancement. Get ready to learn key financial and career tactics that will propel you towards your own path to success.

Topics Discussed

Getting rich [06.06]
Getting rich is not about hopes and dreams, it’s about the step-by-step journey you are willing to take.
Freedom [11.52]
We talk about the importance of the freedom to make money.
Wealth-building timeline [15.01]
Steve explains the six steps of a wealth-building timeline.
Entrepreneurship [24.13]
Entrepreneurship or not, you are always working for somebody.
Saying yes to things [28.50]
Steve explains why it is important to say ‘yes’ early in your career.
Asking for money [34.50]
Don’t be afraid to demand money. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you are worth.
Growing income list [38.41]
Steve explains how we can grow our income list.
Pay yourself first [47.27]
The beauty of paying yourself first.
Believing [56.22]
We talk about the power of believing in your goal.

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