10 Ways I Deal With My Own Procrastination

10 ways to deal with procrastination

It’s important I address several things first before I really start into the meat of this article. First, when I tweet about this post many people will respond, “I’ll read it…later” or some variation of that. That’s a funny joke. I get it. Second, while I was writing this post, I procrastinated pretty heavily. No […] Read On…

Are You A Somebody? Or Are You Just Waiting For One

how to be a somebody

When you wait for a “somebody,” you’ll be a nobody. Bukowski wrote every day for twenty years without any hope of publishing. He sent out his poems to the smallest literary journals. He’d give readings in bars and classrooms on his own dime. Finally, John Martin from Black Sparrow Press offered to pay him $100 […] Read On…

Ep. 159 – Derek Sivers: The Zen Master of Entrepreneurship

Derek Sivers The James Altucher Show

The most powerful currency in the world is not what you think. Not anymore. We’re turning to a new economy with two new, powerful currencies. And you have an opportunity, right now, to build a more fulfilling and rewarding life. I’m going to tell you what these two currencies are and how to leverage them […] Read On…

About the Time I Lost All of My $2 Bills

lost my two dollar bills

I lost 2000 two dollar bills. I had them in a backpack. Perhaps it’s ironic that the backpack was a gift from Q&A website Quora where I was a “top writer” for 2015. I can answer questions all day long but maybe nobody should listen to someone who loses 2000 $2 bills. In any case, […] Read On…

Don’t Put Your Life On Hold

don't put your life on hold

I thought I had to put my life on hold until I wrote and published a novel. Then I can finally take the job I wanted. First I need to be something special, I thought. Mistakenly. I turned down three great jobs. I was more and more miserable. I wrote four novels. Nobody would publish […] Read On…

What are the Habits of Wealthy People

secret of being wealthy

Someone asked this on Quora. I answered. I am sorry to say that some of what I’ve written below, I’ve written before. Some of you have read it. That’s ok. Again, I always say this is what worked for me. Some people might say, “ugh, he’s written some of this before.” Sometimes I am not […] Read On…