Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or co-founded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr and claims to have failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, TechCrunch, Seeking Alpha and The Huffington Post.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I have a Facebook account. Chances are you have a Facebook account. I've been guilty. You've been guilty. We've all posted things or used the Social Networking service for things we probably didn't intend to and even made fun of at some point. Frankly I think the whole site has become a place where people become miserable seeing the 1000s of pictures of their friends having a great time. It's also become a place where similarly to Twitter, people mention any and every single thing they are doing the moment they are doing it. And that leads to a whole bunch of useless information and valuable time wasting.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Ten Minute Suicide Guide. Or perhaps this one called I Want to Die from James Altucher.
Friday, August 23, 2013
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times that essentially is based on the "here and now" and challenges the reader that instead of running away from problems to run directly towards them, or if it's Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now which essentially says there is nothing BUT now so why worry about a past and future that don't exist? Frankly I recommend reading all of these books. Why not? Get as much perspective as you can.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Even as I write this sentence I’m freaking out that my entire business that I’ve been running for the past 6 years is going to fall apart in one instant. Just one bad call. One crappy email. One server blip and the entire system shuts down for good. It’s all over and there’s nothing I can do about it….but I think I can. I know I can. All I have to do is check my email 600 times a day. All I have to do is work 14 hours a day and stay glued to the computer. I just have to keep checking and checking and checking. All I need to do is call up my business partner and know that he’s there. That’s he’s alive. That the business still exists. I just need to check Facebook to see that he’s updated his page to know he’s out there somewhere tending to things like I am. That he's alive. If the sites go down I’ll worry even more. I won’t eat. I won’t sleep. I won’t do anything but worry. I think that by doing these things it’ll help my cause. I think that by constantly focusing on that thought that it’ll magically restart the servers or put money in my bank account. I actually believe the mess I put myself in is in some way a panacea to a real world problem that doesn’t even exist yet. I don’t really think that but I act that way anyway. My logical mind tells me all the facts but I’m not dealing with logic here. I never have been. And that my friends is the rub. That’s the thought that pains me every single day and kicks my ass time after time. It’s the battle I’ll never win but am convinced I can. It’s my addiction to anxiety.