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Some of You Need to Hear This: Choose Yourself

Yesterday, 17 Truths, presented to me as a song(? Speech? I really don’t know) while I worked out, gave me pause. I knew some of them already – sure. But the steady “truth in your face” nature of it all haunted the rest of my day… So, I felt like it needed to be shared (You’re welcome 😅). You can either read or listen to the crux of this one.

Whatever flavor you pick, the message of it moved me a bit, and maybe it’ll move you as well. No – not to tears or anything, but something might be stirred inside of those of you who NEED to hear this… In a good “sit with yourself and have a nice long think” kind of way.

I think the truth is supposed to do that when you hear it.

Anywho – here it is in 3 brief pages…

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“Choose Yourself” (words from James Altucher)

  1. No matter who you are. No matter what you do. No matter who your audience is: 30% will love it… And 30% will hate it… And 30% won’t care.
  2. Stick with the people who love you, and don’t spend a single second on the rest. Life will be better that way.
  3. When you get in the mud with a pig, you get dirty. And the pig gets happy.
  4. Forget purpose, it’s ok to be happy without one. The quest for one single purpose has ruined many lives.
  5. Luck is created by the prepared.
  6. I have lots of ideas, how do I pick the right one? Execute on as many as possible. The right idea will pick you.
  7. Diversification is everything. You get past “this” by having lots of that.
  8. We’re taught at an early age that we’re not good enough — That someone else has to choose us in order for us to be… What? Blessed? Rich? Certified? Legitimized? Educated? Partnership material?
  9. Remember this phrase: “Get paid, get laid, lose weight.” Because those are the three things people will pay for.
  10. One candle can light a thousand other candles and still remain lit itself. Be that candle.
  11. Only worry about your own happiness – which doesn’t have to be limited by anyone else’s stupidity, unless you allow it to be.
  12. If something’s not a “Hell yeah,” then it’s a, “No.”
  13. If you can’t walk away from a negotiation, then you aren’t negotiating. You’re just working out the terms of your slavery.
  14. Study the history of the form you want to master.
  15. Out of silence comes the greatest creativity. Not when we are rushing and panicking.
  16. Ultimately, mastery is about connecting the dots of many fields.
  17. If you don’t choose yourself, someone else will.

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