The Ultimate Guide to Making a Personal Manifesto
Posted by James Altucher on February 2nd, 2015 at 8:12 am, Comments: 0
Sometimes things are just simply horrible. There’s no question – some days and moments are the worst. People say “be positive”. That means nothing. Positive got you here.
But you only get to know yourself when you see how you act in those moments.
This is not a fancy post. Nothing funny really. No stories of going broke or being scared or smashing coconuts or making fun of my kids. No stories of dying drunk in the streets and coming back.
A manifesto has nothing to do with money. Money is a byproduct.
It’s not about success. Who knows what that means?
I highly recommend writing down your own manifesto.
Something to fall back on in the worst moments.
Something to strive for. And, in between falling and striving, a simple way to live your best life right now.
Living by your personal manifesto lets you touch people. Let’s you celebrate living. Turns you into someone worth touching.
What I Learned About Life After Interviewing 80 Highly Successful People
Posted by James Altucher on January 13th, 2015 at 9:30 am, Comments: 0
“You interrupt too much,” people email me. “Let your guests finish talking.” But I can’t help it. I get curious. I want to know! Now!
FAQ ON HOW TO BECOME AN IDEA MACHINE
Posted by James Altucher on January 6th, 2015 at 10:01 am, Comments: 0
I was out of ideas when I googled “how to kill myself”.
I was sure that three things were going to happen: I’d go broke (and then my 3 year old would starve to death), nobody would kiss me ever again, and I would die because of course self worth = net worth (duh!).
I started coming up with 10 ideas a day and I’ve written about this several times before: it saved my life, my career, my friendships, made me better friendships, partners, opportunities, a wife, better relationships with my kids, and oooga-booga (lots of kisses).
Who Is In Your Scene?
Posted by James Altucher on December 3rd, 2014 at 9:48 am, Comments: 0
(Jasper Johns’s “Flag”. A product of his scene)
Claudia asked me, “What took you the longest in your life to understand?”
I don’t know if I understand anything in my life. I don’t say this with self-modesty. Every day I learn something where I say to myself, “why didn’t I learn that before?”
But I know the answer to Claudia’s question: it took me the longest to understand that our ability to survive, to be calm, to even be happy, to possibly be successful, stems entirely from the quality of the people you surround yourself with.
10 Things I Learned While Interviewing Tony Robbins About His New Book “Money”
Posted by James Altucher on November 19th, 2014 at 8:10 am, Comments: 0[Here is the link to the podcast: http://bit.ly/1t8RJ80]
When we got to Tony Robbins’ house we were specifically prevented from photographing his sneakers. I took out the camera but his assistant shook her head. “No”. Which made me feverish to take the picture even more but I didn’t.
Everyone takes their shoes off. And all the other shoes were like normal human shoes. Then there were his sneakers.
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