This week on The Millionaire Choice Podcast, Tony talks with Dr. Jason Dean, health and wellness expert. Tony and Dr. Jason discuss being finding purpose in your time and money. Dr. Jason grew up in a broken home. Raised his mother who worked three jobs including a bartender job. She worked hard to keep the family off of welfare, and yet still provided a loving home under all the stress of being a single income household.
About Dr. Jason Dean
Dr. Jason is the founder of Brave TV: Your Source for Health, Freedom and Knowledge. As a teenager, Dr. Jason remembers being embarrassed as a 13 year old using food stamps in the grocery store and hoping his friends didn’t see him. This time in his life left a lasting impression and hope of creating something better for his life and future.
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Learn more about Dr. Jason Dean, https://bravetv.com
Welcome back to the millionaire choice show. You guys are gonna love it today. And that's gonna be with Dr. Jason Dean of brave TV. We're probably gonna explore some things on the show today that maybe we haven't talked a lot about in the past, but, I'm eager to talk about 'em with you guys. You future millionaires out there because I do believe there are some things that you need to know if you're gonna make and manage wealth. And we'll see where it goes. Jason, welcome to the show, man.
Jason Dean (00:29):
Pleasure, Tony. I appreciate you having me on. And anytime we have an opportunity to educate the public, especially in the time we're living in right now, I consider it an absolute blessing. I appreciate you having me on.
Yeah, thanks a lot. We had a lot of good conversations with the pre-show, which I'm eager to bring out into the main show, but before we get there, man, you growing up, let us know a little bit about how you grew up, what you experienced, because you didn't grow up with a silver spoon in your mouth.
Jason Dean (00:57):
Man? Wouldn't it be easier? No, just kidding. It wouldn't be easier. Cause looking back even when you go, oh man, I wish I grew up in a rich family. I look back and go, man. I'm glad I didn't. Cause I wouldn't be where I am right now, and experience what I did experience. Actually a very tumultuous childhood. My parents divorced very early on, and they went separate ways and it wasn't a good separation. It was very tumultuous. And I ended up being with my mom most of the time. And she ended up being an alcoholic and I don't wanna say a full blown drug addict, but she was dabbling in stuff she shouldn't have been dabbling in. The interesting part was she successfully lived two lives. She lived a bartender three-jobs-life where she was like a crazy lady.
Jason Dean (01:44):
And she also lived a great mom life. Like she actually took care of me. Somebody like in today's day and age, I always say if my mom could do what she did living literally two lives and still raising me and not spanking somehow. I don't know how she pulled off all that. I know anybody can do it. So like none of you parents out there have any excuse, because she pulled the whole thing off, but we never really had extra money. Let me say that. I don't wanna say we were super poor. We did live on welfare two times. My mom was a throwback to old school where she didn't believe you should stay on welfare. So she took the support when she needed it, but then she would worked three jobs to make sure she got off of it.
Jason Dean (02:28):
Cause she didn't wanna live on that, that doll. And she always was home to feed me when I remember correctly. But one of the things that really stands out in my life, and it's kind of a two part thing, was I remember sitting in front of the television young, probably five, six, some somewhere in there. I remember seeing on television, the people like the Donald trumps of the world and the successful celebrities, I guess you would say. but not like the celebrity stuff we see today, the over the edge stuff I'm talking about, just successful people, getting on private jets and living in big buildings in New York city and LA and all this stuff. And I looked at that and I was like, wait, we're struggling. And those people are flying on private jets.
Jason Dean (03:13):
Like it wasn't a selfish ego greed thing for me. I was looking at it going, why can't I do that? Because those people are doing stuff. They're in business. They're changing the world. And along with that, I remember going to the store one day, cause my mom made me go down to pick up some groceries. And I remember she gave me at the time there was, there were no, EBT cards for welfare. It was literally paper food stamps. And I remember going down to the store at like, I don't know, 13, 14 years old when you could still send your kid out on the street and not worry about them. I went down, I remember standing at the cashier getting the total. And I remember literally, like there was little crease and like the perforation, I was tearing off the ones and the fives of the food stamps.
Jason Dean (04:02):
And I remember thinking to myself, looking around going, I hope my friends aren't watching me because it was so, shame and embarrassment. And not that anybody was directly judging me. It was my own conscious looking at myself, going I'm judging myself. And I made a promise to myself going, I'm never going to do this with my own family someday because no one should have to live like this. Not that if somebody's out there, using welfare for the proper thing and still working, I'm not judging anybody. I just didn't want to be that person. And so, back to that; I grew up, went through high school. Didn't love school, went to college. College was a little more fun. And I ended up becoming a doctor my second career that wasn't my first career.
Jason Dean (04:53):
I ended up in the sports world for my first career, but then I met my wife who is all, who is a doctor. And, she gave me some motivation to go back into it. And here I am today, short story, being a doctor have a practice every day, very successful practice. One of the top natural health practices in the world have a television show online; impact like hundreds of thousands of people and am definitely much wealthier that I was back then. And it went from welfare to now I'm that serial entrepreneur going, "Okay. How many streams of revenue can we get in here? How many people can we help? Because there's lots of charities, there's lots of service we can do out there to help more people, especially in the times we're going through right now." So that's kind a snapshot of what it looked like growing up for me, a lot of tumultuous. And by the way, just anybody out there knows my mom is a completely sober, born again, recovered alcoholic, no drugs, everything happily married and living her life as she wants now. So it turned out good. Yeah.
Yeah. So when you say born again, you mean she's Christian?
Jason Dean (06:01):
Yep. Absolutely. She's, a pretty awesome lady. She's coming down in like three weeks to visit. She's gotta hang out. She wants to come down and hang out with her granddaughter.
Well, I mean, so people that have been through stuff like that, there's so much to be grateful for in her life. There's so much more fullness, cause they know where they have been. They've been through some hardships, and I didn't, I think even though growing up my life wasn't a bed of roses, but my parents were pretty awesome. We were just short on cash and mismanaged funds and stuff. But other than that, there wasn't a lot of problems. They were great parents, and if I had another life, I'd be like, "hey, I could roll the dice and take them again." That'd be great.
Jason Dean (06:40):
Absolutely. My parents rock, I mean, they're divorced, obviously they're both remarried happily, and I have half brothers and half sisters. And it's really interesting with it's all a learning experience. That's how life is. And I mean, like I look at life and I'm like, "man, why did I have to go through that?" But then I look at it today going, "okay, I saw that." And now I have a great marriage with my wife. We have a daughter that I learned what not to do, but then when we circle back around to now those same parents that were so tumultuous, my parents come over, we have lunch and dinner. It's such a good world now with them, and I'm just happy that we learned our life lessons, if that makes sense.
Yeah. And I was just thinking about this earlier this week, and I was thinking about my parents, but I was also thinking about my parenting of my own children. Cause I've got a few kids that are probably not happy with a lot of what I'm doing and I'm just like, you know what? At any moment, all you can ask of a parent is to be the best that they can be. If you look at my mom and dad's baggage, you look at my baggage, you're going, all you can expect is go, Hey, my dad did the best he could do with what he had. And both my parents came from really broken homes, very bad mojo stuff, and a lot of alcoholism on both sides of the family.
We won't get into all that. But it was kinda like when I tell some of the stories; people are like, "that really happened?" I'm like, "yeah, that really happened." And not my parents doing it to me, but what happened to my parents, like the fact that they were even sane after some of the stuff that went on is just beyond me. But yeah. So no real problems there with money, but you turned the corner, you became an entrepreneur, and you've got a purpose. I love how you said, when you think about money now and makeing more money, it sounds like there was a purpose hidden in there to go, "Hey, we're having a positive impact on people's lives. Both from our business perspective, but also our financial perspective.
Like why do we make money?" And I love that because that's something I just started teaching last year; we call it purpose driven wealth or purpose of wealth actually. I think for me, growing up, I never thought about being a millionaire, being wealthy. It did happen to meet at 25, but even then from 25 to 40, even probably 45, I wouldn't say that I had a purpose behind the wealth I was making. The only mindset I had was, "Hey, I need to make a better life for my family, a better life for me. And I need to support, my church or support the orphans that are out there." I wouldn't say that it was purpose mindset.
It was just more responsibility minded. Like these are just good things to do. Now, the way I think is, Hey, it's purpose. I have a responsibility to be as wealthy as I can be because I can use that wealth to make the world a better place to help people in need. Last I looked, there are 147 million orphans, worldwide, in third world countries. So there's no shortage of people that need help, even in the U.S.
Jason Dean (09:52):
It's actually nice that you say that because my daughter is eight, and I'll be overtly transparent. I'm not the perfect parent and business is sometimes really fun. I have to peel myself away from a computer or a cell phone because we're doing something. My wife and I are both the same. We both love business, and sometimes my daughter may not be getting our full attention, because mom's on a phone, emailing somebody or texting a business colleague, and I'm doing the same thing. But it's interesting because the messaging and what you said is a purpose. I literally tell my daughter, "you're not playing on the iPad. You're not playing on the phone. Not because, you can't, we're just gonna monitor it. I go, but you see mom and dad on our phones a lot.
Jason Dean (10:36):
We're not playing video games. We're not on social media just to play. We're actually using it to make more money, not to be greedy and to have more stuff, but we're making it because there's more people to help. We help patients every day in a practice. We're helping people get healthier. Everything we're doing as a purpose behind to serve the community, to make people better." Over Christmas holiday, actually, we went to a business conference that had an awards dinner and we took her with us, and she's only eight. Some people are like, why would you take your kid? Because she needs to see what other adults out there are doing. So she has the example. Like we take our daughter everywhere because we're showing her how life works. That night they had somebody who presented that they have an organization that helps, recover, girls and women from, trafficking.
Jason Dean (11:33):
And so in front of my daughter, we went up there and we gave money, large amounts of money to this organization to show her that mom and dad are doing a lot of business a lot of the time, but we're doing it to help save people. We have decent vehicles, but I'm not driving a $150,000 vehicle out there just because we're millionaires. We're comfortable, but the money goes to things that are actually helping humanity. And I think it's so important to portray that message as much as we can to our children as well.