18 and Cancer - Tamas Vincze by ValueWalk's ValueTalks hosted by Raul Panganiban published on 2018-04-03T14:55:06Z Good morning listeners, Today is a very special episode with Tamas Vincze. He authored 18 and Cancer which tells his story about his journey, what he learned and how he dealt with the experience. Tamas is an investment professional at Quantum Pacific and graduated the University of Bath with a BBA in Finance. It this episode we talk about his journey and what he learned during that experience. Below is an excerpt from our conversation about what led him to write 18 and Cancer. "I always enjoyed journaling and keeping notes in general. I really find the whole process of having thoughts crystallized on paper very valuable and I have been doing it for a long time. I kept stacks of notes in different places and a lot about what cancer meant to me. To be honest it has been getting a bit out of control keeping track of it all and trying to organize it. So writing a book seemed like a good way to summarize everything. During the early part of 2016, I read a book by a gentleman named Peter Barton, “Not Fade Away”. The book details his story. He retired in 1997 when he was 46 years old from the world of media. He actually worked for Joe Malone in the cable business. He wanted to spend more time with his family but unfortunately he passed away 4 or 5 years later with a battle with stomach cancer. It is really a gem about the shortness of life and it had really inspired me to think my own story with cancer and how I might tell and share it.” You can find more information on Tamas: - Website: http://tamasvincze.com - Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eighteen-Cancer-When-Growing-Optional/dp/1549925105 - Blog: http://tamasvincze.com/journal/ - Recent interview I did: http://www.valueinvestingworld.com/2017/10/an-interview-with-tamas-vincze-author.html 1:07 – Tell me about your background 1:37 – How would you characterize your investment style 2:24 – What led you to write 18 and Cancer and can you share your story? 3:45 – Tell me about that moment when your mother broke the news to you and what you felt as an 18 year old in that moment 4:54 – Tell me about the time when your attitude and mindset shifted to why not me? 7:23 – How did you develop your mindfulness? 11:27 – How important is it to develop a new routine and focus on the things that you can control? 12:25 – You have a chapter on loving yourself, can you tell me more about that? 14:38 – One of your bonus chapters is so what, can you tell me about your experience during those times and how you would address the question of so what? 15:57 – What is the most important lesson you learned and that you actively practice today? 18:21 – Do you have any advice for anyone going through a similar situation? 19:36 – How was that experience for your family? 20:49 – What are your favorite books? 22:18 – Who are your mentors? Enjoy and thanks for the listen!