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570: Regrets of the Living. More Important Than Regrets of the Dying & Give Yourself Permission To Do This

2017-07-03 | 🔗

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.

Episode 570: Regrets of the Living. More Important Than Regrets of the Dying & Give Yourself Permission To Do This (Mental Freedom).

The original posts are located here:

http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2017/06/regrets-of-the-living

http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2017/06/what-does-freedom-mean

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it's a minimalist monday edition of optimal living daily episode five hundred and seventy regrets of the living more important than regressive the dye and give yourself permission to do this and things i miss by james all teacher of jane i'll just i com and i'm very on personnel eight or just a moloch has worsened read to you from blogs pretty simple right on the narrator for the minimalist three audio books and have now narrated well over five hundred and seventy blog posts i can't believe it and on monday so i do have some contacts relate to minimalism james altucher is a great example as you're here in one of the post today marching to be two of his but before we get to it you too kind makers of healthy and delicious snags you try their sample box with ten different kind bars for just ten dollars with free show being the twenty dollar value for details gotta kind snacks dot com slash daily knows here today is to as we optimize your life
the of the living more important than regrets the die by james auditor james altitude our com in six months will be fifty but already know what all regret this is a cliche answer if anything had been different i wouldn't be who i am today if i wanted to i could put an exclamation market then of their sentence what i am today is so great i never want to change it but i wish i could have done something differently in the past and still be the person i am today life is pretty hard and complex our brains are smart enough to figure out even the best baseball player in the world bats only thirty percent and a mediocre robust kids i spent more time with my kids sure i spend quality time with them now but i worked really art and i admit i probably of it is then when they were really young and difficult to wake up and get ready for school when they were younger money i wish for
years or so i wasn't so focused on money i only real as in the past few years that there's two feelings in the body chest i do things i love i feel it in my chest i forget the rest of the world if all i did was do the things if you go to my chest i'd be a happy person nothing else will matter and got this is where my anxiety and stress seem to live for twenty there is i live in a world of all stress now pick up every morning a little bit nauseous after all these years of yours doing things that hurt in the gut approach should see a doctor rev one tells me i should but having gone through doctrine thirty one years so why should i now created i began my career my twenties doing things that were really creative that i loved a try right a novel i was trying to do a tv show i was all around people i loved so much and i spent time then because i love them may not because i wanted anything else i wish i'd start with that i got sidetracked
historian internet business i may they doing that but i wasn't cut out for that life and i was miserable starting to get good at creative things now my forties i'm trying to catch up it's never too late of course but this isn't about too late to about regret when i first made some money i became a bit arrogance a bit ms an understatement investing in all these horrible companies and real estate and having horrible friends and horrible horrible is a double horrible are finally kills you our humble and just went back to what i loved i better i'd be happier i would have said unto stupid for this just got back to the things i loved confrontational i can say no to people you have our time with that i wish when someone does something that i dont like or agree with that i would say no the more often there would be a few days of conflict mission and then life would move on us
into a lot about situations because i didn't say no here's to cases where i should have said no more often one when someone treat me bad too i don't want to do something but i feel bad about hurting someone three ensure all out a third what is not a year i should say now i'm better doing this now anyway if at a time machine would i go back in time i'm not sure so kate if you'll regret some size i through it it like i would attack of cards with pretty pictures i would have held my daughter's hand when she came home from school and would have taken her for a walk around town you told me about her day and i would ask her lots of questions alison while she talked and talked she would tell me everything and we'd walk for a really long time until us went down and i tried to tell her that of all the stars above us even if i had to make it up
give yourself permission to do this and things i met by james auditor james algernon com when i threw out all my belongings and start living in urban bees lied own or rent people say o thou must be so free manuel when i see something i want to buy my feel relief ivan easy answer my can't buy it now more fit into my fifteen possessions whenever i buy one thing i throw another thing out his frame or imprisoning i don't know someone asked me do you miss anything yes every day all the time i d drawing next to my ask of the superhero character from the sixties underdog i loved it doctor mccoy doll from starch meda photo album of photos from when i was a little kid
was a me my sister's my parents had a collection of comic books built up over decades i miss them i miss many things that i've lost my life it feels like practice i practice missing happiness is reality divided by expectations the less i expect the happier i am when i wake up in the morning i look out the window i see a three dimensional city of vertical buildings reaching into the clouds i see the sunlight if you like i want to sleep more but i know i have to get up because i want to write i'm going to write i'm going to do some business i'm going to disappoint some people i'm gonna make other people happy then i'm gonna play ping pong i'm going to prepare for some work to do to morrow and i'm going to play back i missed many things every day this this freedom to level
i filled with things that i miss to give myself permission to be both happy and sad at the same time melancholy is freedom happiness all the time his prison i used the lock myself in prison at first by my possessions then surrounded by my goals and people had of me am i it is about tomorrow which always drain me of energy for today i wrap myself in so many expectations they kept me in present today i am going to play i'm going to miss i'm going to laugh i'm going to forget things i have permission i'm free you just listen the postal order regret the living more important than regressive the dye and give yourself permission to do this and things i mass both by james elles unsure of james altitude our com big things again do kind for sponsoring this episode have you ever try to kind bar
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have very different styles both in terms of appearance and writing but they remind me of each other a lot both made a lot of money and live on very little we see that a lot like the minimalist made well over six figures a year back in their twenties and then gave for a more meaningful life turks every sort of companies by twenty million dollars gave it a charity fishermen millions now lives in urban peace but we ought to go to that psycho honest want to if you do this fine but all of us can reduce or low expenses starting now if we want we can reduce our possessions and still be successful possibly more successful probably more as for something unworthy myself at a collection of over a thousand dvds and else brushy with all the movies listed with their i am he beat our com raiding the year it was made the director of the movie all sorts of columns and move them homes were in alphabetical order
recently gave them all away to friends they thought i we weird for doing asked a lot of questions may i add on mr movies at all actually i use a ninety ninety rule did i watch any movies and alas ninety days am i going to watch any these movies on the next ninety days no so by they wed that was well over ninety days ago does one big waste of space i don't have to worry about anymore but i dont know to make a million dollars realises we can learn from their experiences and see their lives and know that they were just like us and they still are just like us sometimes happy sometimes sad but they don't have to spend nine plus hours a day working for someone else to sustain their lifestyle that's important unless they actually want to i'm working more than nine hours a day was because i have an unhealthy relationship with entrepreneurship that's a different story but our aim way i can continue this another episode solely with their thank you for this
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