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1045: The One Thing You Really Do Need by James Altucher

2018-10-21 | 🔗

James Altucher shares the one thing you really do need.

Episode 1045: The One Thing You Really Do Need by James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/2016/09/curiosity-one-thing-really-need/

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ro dot com slash optimal and check out enter the code optimal that's e r o dot com slash off them and the parallel code optimal now scare right to it as we the miser alive the one thing you really do need by james algae sure of james altitude our come i'm feeling sick i think i need to vomit all the facts stuff down my face by a bogus educational system we spend our lives thinking facts are important facts change facts are often wrong facts of often kills us anyway i forget most facts of ever learned mike what is rna my have lloyd when did rome fall no clue about source boring facts to google google can tell me what happened and when and how to get there and when an unknown for non recalls may go looking usually show me who it is i'm afraid of
known phone numbers google please protect me people say google is making a stupid we don't use that part of our brain anymore i don't really want to use our part of my brain fine with it i don't need anything while i take it back curiosity and here's why happiness dopamine is being released because i am in anticipation of the reward of curiosity getting satisfied higher dopamine equals greater happiness at our brain and hard health live longer trip to wonderland the other day i passed a close store there was a book in the window my got curious i researched the book the author his biography his quotes i became a better person as a result future post creative it makes me more creative i recently read a book about the life of agatha christie she didn't say ok the plot of my next book
is a b and c she viewed a book as a set of problems how do i make seem like the killer when why might really be the killer does lead to five hundred men we in books sold and ignore financial success questions and not facts to osity and knowledge andy warhol asked how can take a soup care and make it art steve jobs asked how can i take a phone and make an amazing community i was curious once about the bluebooks a publisher of tiny bluebooks in the nineteen twenties that's all hundreds of millions of copies turns out there's an entire community on facebook delegates to the research and collection of these books they answer my questions i studied entire model of success behind those books i use that model help build my own success himself publishing go beyond comfort zone or comfort zone is where we are safe in the womb of life
our real self is everything beyond that the curiosity zone is bigger than the comfort zone every time your cured you punch another hole and that comfort zone us alive the entire reason the species exists is because we rome beyond the plains of east africa and explored with only species to for the entire world why bees are brain adapted the ability to be curious specifically the prefrontal cortex them most recently evolved part brain is responsible for the dopamine rewards of curiosity cultivating the curiosity muscle is actually the muscle is given the species life past two hundred thousand years it teaches us how to adapt learn what to be wary of and how to learn what is good for us better relationships i can't google while loved one is upset me live to be curious about it wonder maybe ask serve look for clues i may not know the answer but when someone is crap
your sad i can sit down next to them i can be their curiosity leads to empathy all achievement in the world orville wilbur right owners of small bike store were up against a massive multi million dollar planned by the government to create an airplane all the government planes kept crashing despite all the known facts in the world instead of giving up and saying we can't be the government they have more money people scientists resources they simply asked what would happen if we made a bicycle with wings curiosity is the lee into the unknown will you find their way change your life forever will make you fly it became a multi millionaire by making one investment i don't live in looking volume i don't have an mba i don't you think i myself a business expert now if you didn't know
he would have seemed like i just got lucky but the reality is i pull this off by taking advantage of a situation most conventional investors still have no clue about because i was curious curiosity leads to ideas as what our society now yes explore all i wanna do is explore i wanna sit behind a cue but go all my life wondering what life could have been like onawandah feel bad about my life i want to feel hopeful when i was younger i like to write my love to read i like computers i don't know anything about anything but and to learn so i ask the questions sometimes i led me to crash in burma but it always save me in the end about to go to the day i threw out all my possessions except for three outfits a computer and i've had and a phone these are all the only things i own but i kept my curiosity i try to exercise it every day is the only
possession that was me wake up in the morning and look forward to the new day i have nothing left by curiosity what will happen today i have no clue maybe i'll hit the i'm feeling lucky button on my life you just listen to the post titled one thing you really do need by james altvater of james out our come thank you again to euro with euro you can install it her prize great wi fi system in your home in just a few minutes i did it and improve the speed for different areas of the house perfect to customize your space and i found it super easy to set up their atlas control everything from the palm of your hand you can get a hunt cars off that euro base unit anti beacons package and a year of euro plus by visiting euro doc
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