James Altucher shares what he did to get where he is.
Episode 1742: Started From the Bottom Now I'm Here by James Altucher on How to Be Authentic & Tell Your Story
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.
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starting from the bottom, how I'm here
by James Altitude of James Altitude, Dark come. If you were my boss, I was constantly trying to kiss Europe. Untried impress you every day. I was not me anymore. Reflection of what you wanted me to be. This was when I hated myself the most
What are you just write? The truth, your boring life growing up in the suburbs she wrote to me. Ok, I grew up in a supper made of most
they choose and Indians the Jews were most.
lay low level executives who committed in New York, the Indians were mostly doctors. There was one italian, he ran MTV. Everyone was obsessed with money all of the time, but despite this
session because of it nobody ever had enough. I wanted a computer madame said next month of a big deal happening, then
that conversation every month for ten years in a row until he went broken, only listen to music on his headphones for the rest of his life. My hebrew school carpool was me and three other kids. Those three kids are now dead to suicides and disappearance hebrew school is no play.
to around they're all dead, I'm still alive, some people say being authentic means to share everything. Does both just be honest about everything you say see, something unique to be authentic tells me
hit bottom, and only then. What did you do to get out of it?
decide whether or not to listen to you. Good advice is good. Autobiography bad advice is just another idiot trying to be a gatekeeper. Drake has a song started from the bottom. The main course is started from the bottom now, I'm here, the first shot in the video is a bunch of kids playing soccer in their soccer uniforms, middle class or upper middle class. Kids, just like Drake, was and is a shot of drake and cheese. Easy
close dancing awkwardly while he wraps guess what he's been authentic, he's a suburban middle class, kid from four I'll, throw
the song is for tongue. In cheek, almost parity gangster rob saw. Many people were critical of Drake because he felt he was an authentic Peasey came from a suburb
data perception of authenticity. That was wrong when they prefer pseudo authenticity to action.
listening to the music even worse, his
most people don't know he's jewish his mom.
the white and jewish and Drake went to
Bruce School and is bar mitzvah being authentic means, fine, a pain inside of you teach it out somehow solve that pain with writing with storytelling with starting a business was not living someone else's definition of what you should be in authentic
miss kissing to Abbas placating to an audience that won't like you? If you were your real self working on something you hate, because you are free to do something you love.
now seem to live once told me the best job a person can get his night watchman.
And nobody around me? Don't really have to do anything.
they can pursue what you love. I love writing. I loved him.
having how, in my own personal bottom many times, because I'm such a loser and how I climbed out of
each time bs self help. Gurus teach the law distraction to make. You think that bad things will happen to you. This is inauthentic. What makes me happy is that whenever the is the fan, the same things always help me climb out
I write about them. They work for me, but maybe not for any one else. I was me
every day I check the box on. Am I doing something for my physical health, my emotional health new
friends improving. My relationships are pruning them, loving, my kids, creativity, because every human is made
pursue their frontier and over past it I'll write, tenor,
he is a day every day to exercise my dear muscle in gratitude, because fear and gratitude can't exists in the brain at the same time like to do difficult gratitude, find reasons to be great
four painful situations. There stretches the gratitude muscle in the past six months,
started from the bottom now I'm here because of these four things again. For me, this is being authentic.
One of my favorite writers told me: if you don't write about this. You
die as an artist. It takes a while to process. You can speak about
sing with honesty, creativity and gratitude, no matter how bad the situation, everyone has their opinion, but your life is the unique fingerprint you leave on this planet that staying leftover when death flushes you away. Don't live someone else's opinion of what your life should be know if you are constipated
really stretching this metaphor here anyway. Drake also says in the song to his detractors, I'm away
Let me give a fuck about you. Despite that line, Drake was upset enough about its detractors. He felt compelled to write that line. I don't care what people think about me most of the time, but when I do care, I ask why
What pain button is being pushed this time then I write about it. Is it pain that
They will ever like me again visit pain that I am
being misunderstood or judged incorrectly is like a cartoon. I can't go to sleep
Someone is wrong on the internet, then my right about it then I hit publish then sometimes the paying goes away.
You just listen to the post. Titled started from the bottom now, I'm here, but
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They James he gently rights. What he feels, as he can probably tell from this article, may won't care too much about what you think. Usually that's even more accurate as he
He suddenly, in the last couple of weeks or so wrote an article k,
you mean that New York, as we know it is changed forever, is not going to recover. Legate has from past tragedies that the pandemic has caused actual long term, possibly permanent consequences. Now is that accurate? I have no idea. No one truly knows what will happen, but he has his opinion in plenty of people disagreed, especially new Yorkers, who are still there. They also criticized him for more complaining that actually trying to help, which is now said he agrees with that. He should have come up with more solutions to the problems that post, because he so open and honest with his feelings ended up going massively viral to the point where Jerry Seinfeld wrote a peace against his pretty crazy and the mayor responded more Cuban responded, that's a big. It became all because he felt like him. One share what he's concern about. He wasn't seeing other people talk about it in the way he was too,
who is given credit for practicing what he preaches and really putting it out there, even if he gets ripped apart by Jerry Seinfeld, that's bound to happen when you get yourself noticed by millions of people in any case comes with the territory. Leave it there for today have a great rest of your day and I'll see you tomorrow, we're off to my life away
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