I am mentally ill. And I think with my dick. Thanks to all the kind strangers these past few days who wrote me these insightful facts about myself. About the fact that I have two bags of ALL of my possessions in the world and I have no steady address. I hope none of these things are true. And yes, getting a haircut today.
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Although its a fun book to read, many Amazon reviewers said they found it inspiring. Is it his brutal honesty? Is it is rapid-fire writing style, half comedy, half serious great advice? It actually gives you step-by-step advice on how to achieve all the above and many more.
It prepares you like an athlete prepares for the Olympics. It is not a theoretical book but a practical one. Many important and essential lessons in life and, of course, business to be learned. Well done. Sample chapter after the jump. Love was the most disgusting thing in the world to me. What the hell was he talking about? Love was living in another neighborhood at that time.
Or another planet. Luck was all about rolling the dice. Or finding a quarter on the ground. Or seeing a double rainbow after a quick storm. I need luck to be constantly transfused into me or I run out of it.
For me, good luck equals happiness. When I was lying on the floor after my divorce, or after my first big business failed, or after I lost my beautiful apartment in NYC, or after I lost my father, I was probably about a zero.
Or at different points in this story, I was maybe at negative. I get lucky when I stick to three simple goals:. A I want to be happy. B I want to eradicate unhappiness in my life. C I want every day to be as smooth as possible. No hassles. Other times I felt like I was stuck at a crossroads and would never figure out which road to take.
Each time I bounced back. When I look back at these times now I realize there was a common thread. Each time there were four things, and only four things, that were always in place in order for me to bounce back. Now I try to incorporate these four things into a daily practice so I never dip low again. The Daily Practice A Physical — being in shape. Doing some form of exercise. Every day except when it rained. Trains would pass and people at am would wave to me out the window.
Now, I try to do yoga every day. All you need to do, minimally, is exercise enough to break a sweat for 10 minutes. So about minutes worth of exercise a day. But just to be healthy. Also, spending this time helps your mind better deal with its daily anxieties. Here are other things that are a part of this but a little bit harder:.
B Emotional— If someone is a drag on me I cut them out. If someone lifts me up, I bring them closer. Nobody is sacred here. When the plane is going down, put the oxygen mask on your face first. Family, friends, and people I love — I always try to be there for them and help. Energy leaks out of you if someone is draining you.
And I never owe anyone an explanation. Explaining is draining. Quite the opposite. If you are a clean river, then people can drink from you. If you are dirty water, then people will get sick. Another important rule: always be honest. Nobody is honest anymore and people are afraid of it.
Try being honest for a day without being hurtful. C Mental — Every day I write down ideas. I write down so many ideas that it hurts my head to come up with one more. Then I try to write down five more.
The other day I tried to write alternatives kids can do other than go to college. I wrote down eight. Then the next day I came up with another It definitely stretched my head. No ideas today? Memorize all the legal 2 letter words for Scrabble. Translate the Tao Te Ching into Spanish. Need ideas for lists of ideas? Try to think of 10 businesses you can start from home and be realistic how you can execute them?
Think of 20 ways Obama can improve the country. List every productive thing you did yesterday this improves memory also and gives you ideas for today. Just like walking. You need to exercise the idea muscle. It takes about months to build up once it atrophies.
Trust me on this. You can get waiter pads for almost nothing at any number of restaurant supply shops on the Internet. Use waiter pads. This forces you to list things rather than write. And you feel a sense of accomplishment by filling up pages quickly.
Plus its cheap. D Spiritual. But I feel like I have a spiritual practice when I do one of the following:. And not taking all the credit, for just a few seconds of the day. Meditate — Meditation for more than a few minutes is hard. You can also meditate for 15 seconds by really visualizing what it would be like meditate for 60 minutes. If you get distracted, no problem. Just pull yourself back to your breath. Try it for 5 minutes. Then six. Then I try to think of more people.
Then more. Forgiving — I picture everyone who has done me wrong. I visualize gratefulness for them but not pity. People would smile at me more. B Within three months the ideas would really start flowing, to the point where I felt overwhelming urges to execute the ideas. D Within a year my life was always completely different. More money, more luck, more health, etc. And everything falls apart again. Nobody is perfect. But I know when I do it, it works.
I needed to make one hundred million dollars pretty fast. You know how it is.
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Reach out with your tongue and taste it. Anyway, I enjoyed the post so much I shelled out a whopping 99 cents for a copy. Three or so months after reading it I still feel compelled to give it a much deserved review. Both hilarious and insightful. At certain points I found myself laughing out loud while highlighting business advice on the same page. The book is clearly blog posts that have been compiled into a book format. James Altucher has lived anything but an ordinary life.
Altucher: How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive
Although its a fun book to read, many Amazon reviewers said they found it inspiring. Is it his brutal honesty? Is it is rapid-fire writing style, half comedy, half serious great advice? It actually gives you step-by-step advice on how to achieve all the above and many more. It prepares you like an athlete prepares for the Olympics. It is not a theoretical book but a practical one.
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Luck was all about rolling the dice. Or finding a quarter on the ground. Or seeing a double rainbow after a quick storm. I need luck to be constantly transfused into me or I run out of it. For me, good luck equals happiness. When I was lying on the floor here, I was probably about a zero. Or at different points in this story , I was maybe at negative.