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. Nothing like that has ever happened to me. I never tried to kill myself. But I looked it up. I studied it. Almost everyone who leaps off a bridge regrets it on the way down.
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More than anyone else, he inspires me to be real in my writing — to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. It eventually stops your writing dead in its tracks. Meeting people that already know you is interesting enough. Now imagine if they know another you. I devoured it in one sitting on a travel day, almost missing one of my flights because I had tuned everything else out.
If you read anything, read this book. As I read it, I imagined interviewing James, highlighting the parts where I felt like he was talking directly to me. People build up a life, it becomes unsatisfactory, and they want to figure out how to change it like an outfit on a doll.
We all know this now. In the Choose Yourself era, it is only possible to give up the normal contraptions of externalized identity and live a life more free than you can imagine if you start from the inside out. This is not a classist or communist argument.
This is not about optimism or pessimism. Human beings are born pioneers. The rise of corporatism as opposed to capitalism forced people into cubicles instead of out into the world, exploring and inventing and manifesting. The ethic of the Choose Yourself era is to not depend on those stifling trends that are defeating you. Instead, build your own platform, have faith and confidence in yourself instead of a jury-rigged system, and define success by your own terms. Fight it, and the undertow of the fallen median earnings and a shrinking middle class will pull you down and drown you.
Many of us are already being pulled under. How can start getting ourselves out? Is there a first step? The way you get back to basics is by doing your Daily Practice and focusing on the Four Bodies. The Physical Body: Am I eating well? Am I exercising? Am I flossing? Am I sleeping enough? There really are no shortcuts. The Emotional Body: Am I surrounding myself with people who love me?
Am I not engaging with the people who put me down, even if they are coworkers? Am I not gossiping? Am I expressing gratitude to the people who are good to me? The Mental Body: People have lots of ideas but they are mostly bad ones. The way you get good ideas is to do two things: 1 Read two hours a day. By the end of a year, you will have read for almost one thousand hours and written down 3, ideas.
One of these ideas will be a home run. The Spiritual Body: All you have to do is stay in the present. And you can practice it all day. Still unsure? Do this every day: wake up and think of five people you are grateful for in your life right now. Not people who you were grateful for in the past.
And not people you hope to be grateful for in the future if they do what you want them to do. Want to take it further? All you can do is the preparation. The food will taste how it will. When you start to question and practice in these four areas — when you get all four of these bodies healthy — the quality of your ideas will get better, you will have more energy and time, and you will build the basic foundation that will later turn into the house you want to live in.
I now have words for my feelings. Better than that, we now have a systematic way to take a small step each day. Totally want to buy his book. Love this guy. If you interviewed him he would have told you some jokes too.
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Making a “Daily Practice” Work for You
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.
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Uncategorized May 9, The book is written by James Altucher. Let me start by saying this is not a review of the book but rather an explanation of the top three things I got from the book. I am a small business owner and am always looking for new things to read that will inspire me to be better at what I do. This book has left what I hope will be a lasting impression on me. The big lesson I got from this book is all about the "The Daily Practice".
On Daily Practice with James Altucher
More than anyone else, he inspires me to be real in my writing — to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. It eventually stops your writing dead in its tracks. Meeting people that already know you is interesting enough. Now imagine if they know another you. I devoured it in one sitting on a travel day, almost missing one of my flights because I had tuned everything else out. If you read anything, read this book. As I read it, I imagined interviewing James, highlighting the parts where I felt like he was talking directly to me.
How to Get Out of a Rut: The Daily Practice & Why it Works
I wrote a blog post last week that was so bad I had to delete it. This post is a day late. A large one. How does that even happen? The other day I parked my car on the street and left it running with my computer inside. Which makes it hard to wake up in the morning to get my kids ready for school and out the door. Which makes me eat like crap for the rest of the day since I already cheated.