What Losing $150M Can Teach You About Success, Happiness, and Life

Most of us would rather avoid losing something than gaining it.

Psychologists call this loss aversion, and studies show that losses are twice as powerful. We face more pain at the thought of losing $150 than gaining $150, right? Now imagine multiplying this loss by 1,000,000.

What was your first reaction?

Most people would say, nothing. That’s because losing $150M isn’t in the realm of possibility for 99.99% of us.

But this is exactly what happened with our guest, Noah Kagan.

Noah was the #30 employee at a little-known company called Facebook, and his options would be worth well over $150M today. Except he was fired.

I’ve always believed that one’s true character is revealed during our most difficult moments, not when we’re thriving. It’s the alchemist who can transform a worthless metal into pure gold that we can learn from.

Noah not only overcame his mental depression, but he came back swinging harder than ever. Today, he runs a successful 8-figure business, travels the world as he runs it, and is quite the hilarious entertainer (a rare gem in the world of business)

In this interview, Noah and I cover tons of practical life and business practices. Highlights include how he overcame depression, daily routines & habits that had the biggest impacts on his personal happiness, his biggest lessons going from $0 to $100,000 then 7-figures to 8-figures, and oh so much more.

You’re going to laugh, be inspired, and have golden takeaways to le… Alright, enough chit chat.

Let’s get to the interview!

“Go make things that offer value to others and the by-product is that you’ll be known.” -Noah Kagan

If you enjoyed this episode, you may also want to check out this episode with another guest who was willing to be completely vulnerable and leave it all on the table, Robert Greene.