The Simple Daily Practice and How It Saved My Life

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In AA: One person describes how she jumped out of a four story building and hit some sort of deck on the way down, bounced, and when she landed she was not dead (obviously) but had broken every bone in her body. Another person took pills. Went into a coma for two months. Is still […] Read On…

The Ten Secrets Of Podcasting (and what I’ve learned)

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I’m totally selfish and I’m shy. I wanted to talk to you. I read your books. You invented something I liked. Or you said one thing that blew me away. Or I was a fan of your music. Or, heck, you went into outer space. Or inner space. Whatever. I wanted to call you and […] Read On…

10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job in 2016

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I was scared after I was thrown out of school. I didn’t want to spend my life in prison. I didn’t want to have a 9-5 job. I understand not every 9-5 job is bad. But I didn’t even want a job I loved. I was afraid of not being able to do what I […] Read On…

I Go Broke When…

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The truth is that I always go broke when I stop reading. Before I started my first business I was obsessed with reading everything I could. Fiction (because I wanted to write novels) and non-fiction (because I loved technology and something called “The Internet” was just starting). And then I started reading books about business […] Read On…

I Am Afraid All Of the Time

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I’m afraid to lose money. I’m afraid new things I try won’t work out. I’m afraid the people I love will leave me. I’m afraid people won’t like something I wrote. Or a podcast I did. I’m afraid the future won’t be what I want it RIGHT NOW to be. That it will look different. […] Read On…

What I Do In the Shower

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I count money in the shower. I think of every opportunity I have. I think of how much money each opportunity is going to give me. Then I divide it up. I used to divide it up: parents, kids, retirement (assuming I’m going to not care after age 80 but who knows), etc. It was […] Read On…

The One Thing That Changed My Entire Life

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I needed to figure out how to change my entire life. Because the current one was going badly. It was 2002. A lot of people had it bad. But sadly I didn’t care about them. I was really depressed. My entire career at that point had added up to zero. There were some successes. But […] Read On…