There are 2 books I’m compelled to share with you. Both have helped me very much this month, from a mentor (whom I haven’t met), but has been helping me over the last 2 years.
I have been listening to James Altucher’s podcasts, and reading his blog for two years now – JamesAltucher.com
I highly recommend both books I read this month:
James is extremely intelligent, transparent and vulnerable in his talks and his writing. He is very open about his failures and funks with his audience. He’s also very direct and simple with his approach to what works for him to get out of those funks.
I would start with Choose Yourself, it’s the foundation. It’s awesome.
Then get right into The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth. He covers in depth, the ways to earn money being creative, the overall money mindset you need as an entrepreneur or artist, and ways to invest (and ways NOT too).
One of the constant themes in his writing, and podcasts are what he calls the “Daily Practice.” It’s the foundation. In a nutshell, there are 4 parts to the “Daily Practice:”
Physical – Be conscious of, and work on your health. Sleep 8 hours every night. Get exercise – Walk 20 minutes everyday, eat healthy foods that help you crap. Be regular. That’s being healthy.
Emotional – Surround yourself around good people. You are your environment. Negative people suck the life out of you. Keep away. Be around people who inspire you, lift you up, and love and respect you, and that you love and respect.
Mental – Become an idea machine. James has been writing down 10 ideas, or more per day for over 10 years. This builds his idea muscle, his creativity muscle, and his mental capacity. James proclaims that ideas are the new currency in today’s world, and economy. This has helped him build so many fruitful relationships, and business ventures.
Spiritual – He mentions a few ways to grow spiritually, but the one that stands out and is most important, is simply, be grateful.
James talks about getting just 1% every day. 1% better everyday and in a few months you’ve completely changed in a positive way. His daily practice is what helps him get that 1% daily improvement.
Here’s the link to James’s blog post about his daily practice:
Check out his blog post, website, and books. He will help you tremendously.
He helped me.
Enjoy, and be inspired!