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Nov 24, 2021

Welcome back to The Main Thing Podcast! Our special guest, Bill Spitz, is a Founder and Principal of Diversified Trust Company, a privately owned trust company.

Diversified Trust provides investment management, advisory and family office services, trust & estate management and institutional services. 

Previously, Bill held the position of Vice Chancellor for Investments at Vanderbilt Univ. for 22 years. During his tenure, the Vanderbilt Endowment grew from $300 million to $3.5 billion. Bill was also a Clinical Professor of Finance in Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. He currently serves as a Director of the MassMutual Financial Group and Acadia Realty. 

He spends his leisure time exercising and has been one of the top amateur ballroom dancers in the U.S., having participated in approximately fifty competitions. Bill and his wife, Sandy, have three daughters and three grandchildren. He joins us today from Nashville, TN.

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready. Over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Bill Spitz is one of the wisest people I know.

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Content You’ll Enjoy in this Podcast

[0:58] - Welcome

[1:30] - Introducing Bill Spitz

[2:38] - Greetings and opening dialog

[3:00] - Bill gives the inside scoop on being a competitive ballroom dancer

[4:17] - How we are connected

[5:00] - Special holiday message from sponsor Jarrell Black & Company

[5:45] - Bill shares his Main Thing

[6:40] - Evidence of how noise affects us as a society

[7:40] - Symptoms you might be feeling if you’re allowing too much noise into your life

[8:15] - Bill suggests several tactics for tuning out the noise 

[9:55] - Skip shares his self-care practices and daily disciplines

[10:30] - The downside for anyone who has not yet embraced this wisdom

[11:05] - Living in an increasingly noisy world - looking ahead to how this plays out

[11:55] - The Aha! moment for Bill

[12:35] - Thank you and good-bye

[13:18] - A special opportunity for you to help keep the pipeline of wisdom flowing