I’ve been reading this book lately. It’s called “The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth” by James Altucher. I really like his down to earth style and his sense of humor. I admire his ability to live his life the way HE chooses, and I am thankful that he decided to share his lessons in how he got to that point.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that individual liberty and personal freedom are very important to me too. I’m trying hard to find any possible way to get out of the rat race and find a way to live my life the way I want to instead of being stuck doing things the way everybody else thinks is best, only so I can stay out of jail!
I read his earlier book “Choose Yourself” a while ago and I thought he had a lot of good points. I still think so.
I have been working on his “Daily Practice” that he explains in “Choose Yourself“. He means to take care of your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical needs every day. Makes sense to me, but still hard for me to put into practice every single day.
Today, I read a chapter he calls “Four Things I Do That Can Change Your Life In The Next Ten Minutes”.
Someone asked him “what can I learn in the next 10 minutes that will be useful the rest of my life?”
I thought, what a great question! Here’s what James had to say as an answer…
“I can show you four insanely stupid things that will make the rest of your life better. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.”
Here are the 4 things:
- Use $2 bills
- Wear a doctors coat
- Use waiters pads
- Watch standup comedy
He does give a little explanation for why he does these 4 things and why they work for him. I’m kind-of interested in what you may think the reasons are. 😉
What do you think about those 4 things? Do you have any suggestions of your own? Would you do his? Why or why not? I think I’m going to give it a try, have to go find me some waiters pads and a Drs coat!