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David C. Bohnett On How Helping People Achieve Their Goals Gives Him Energy

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
David C. Bohnett: Jump in the pool! And feel gratitude that I have enthusiasm for the day ahead.

TG: What gives you energy?
DB: Helping others with their goals.

TG: What’s your secret life hack?
DB: Exercise, exercise, exercise.

TG: Name a book that changed your life.
DB: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

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