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Hey Growth Hackers!

My name is James Altucher. I’m an entrepreneur and writer. I’ve founded 20 companies, ranging from hedge funds to dating websites, most of which have failed. I am an advisor to over 30 different companies in areas ranging from tech to energy to healthcare to biotech. A few have made million dollar exits. I blew that on expensive toys, trips, and bad ideas, and saw my account go from $15 million to $143 in a matter of months. I lost my house, my friends, my sanity and considered killing myself. 

After a few months of depression and heartache, I started a blog at Jamesaltucher.com to bleed out some of my ideas and lessons I was going through (to give you an idea, popular posts include “I Want My Kids to Be Drug Addicts”, “How I Screwed Yasser Arafat Out of $2 Million, and Lost $100 million”, and “I Want To Die”). I started more businesses, wrote more books. Now the blog receives millions of visitors a year, I made most my money back through new investments.

Most people know me for my book, Choose Yourself. The book is the result of everything I’ve gone through in the past. You can’t wait on anyone to give you the life you want. Nobody is coming to hire you, invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. College isn’t going to help, neither are your parents, or friends. You have to choose yourself. There are more ways than ever to make a million dollars, create art, and change the world, without “help.”

My latest project is a new book, The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth, which is essentially all about money: making it, growing it, keeping it, in America today. It’s about building wealth, investing, business, and finance. It’s about the new rules of retirement, entrepreneurship, investing, and preserving wealth. 

So, please ask me any question you may have (really, anything). I'm excited to be here

You can follow me at: @jaltucher.

  • RT

    Richard Thomas

    almost 3 years ago #

    James,

    I’ve not had your financial success (I’m also ten years younger than you) But I’ve never really hurt for money.

    I love my job. I live a fairly cushy freelance lifestyle. I work a lot but I'm not tied to anyone in terms of my paycheck. My workflow is insanely stable despite my best efforts to sabotage it (I’ve gotten leads on new work while writing this email). But I’m not growing… And part of that is because I’m not sure the risk is worth it. When I get a new project I love, I find ways to wean off old clients who don't value me.

    It's a good life. I'm not complaining. I’ve got two small kids and a great wife. So I’m not real big on risk. I had a rough childhood and my first few years in the corporate world were like bootcamp. So its hard to imagine a more peaceful life for myself. But at the same time if I don’t do something different I will be doing what I’m doing for at least 10-20 more years. I’ve already worked in a corporate environment not that different from what see on Man Men. I’m not interested in that life. So I tend to avoid the risk, personality, and lifestyle that goes with it. But I don’t want to be bored either. And I definitely don't want to look back in ten to twenty years and see myself as having wasted my early successes. But I am a web developer. It's labor and it's where my time goes.

    My question is kind of simple. If you were me - a stable guy who likes his steady and very stable freelance web development gig - but worried about getting bored, what would you do next? I debate finding ways to grow the business with less risk, or putting the time into something more fulfilling like writing. I'm not looking for an answer for my life. Just curious what YOU would do.

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      This is THE question of our modern society. As Nassim Taleb said, the most dangerous addictions are carbohydrates, heroin, and a stable salary.

      And the stable salary is becoming more and more unstable. Combined with the general feeling of dissatisfaction that many people face when dealing with the routine every day for years.

      This is why it is critically important (and perhaps you think it is corny at first) to write down ten ideas every single day.

      I have seen what happens. Within months your brain will thank you. It will be like you have a new superpower.

      With that new superpower you will know the answer to this question. I can't say ,"well go on freelancer.com and do wordpress development on the side".

      Or, "take piano lessons and eventually play at a local bar"

      Or, "downsize so you can take a more fun job that can see you into your retirement".

      All of the above might be true. Or none of it.

      Start with: "What did I love doing as a child." This was the water that fed you then. This is the water that can still quench your thirst now.

      Then you can say, "Well if I loved baseball as a child then, what are ten websites that maybe I can contribute baseball articles to" if that was the direction you wanted to go.

      Nobody knows what a garden will look like when the seeds are first planted.

      But if the seeds are not planted, there will never be a garden.

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      Marc Howard

      almost 3 years ago #

      Love that question Richard--looking forward to the response!

  • JL

    Julien Le Coupanec

    almost 3 years ago #

    It is not entirely about growth but: what would be the best question to ask to a successful (and experienced) entrepreneur you just met?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      An entrepreneur is going to deal with strange and horrible and wonderful and awful situations. Every day.

      How one navigates those stresses is the way the boat makes it to shore and brings all your passengers (customers, employees, shareholders, etc) with you.

      The question: how does one navigate when the storms are at their roughest. What are resources, things to think about, things to consider in advance, how to motivate, etc to keep that ship balanced.

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    shahnur rahman

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hi James,

    What would be your ultimate checklist while creating a blog post for content marketing?

    Thanks!

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      Lakshmi Narayanan

      almost 3 years ago #

      Hi James!
      Very excited about you being here! Thank you so much for doing this!
      I belong to a content marketing team at a start up. Currently, we are focusing on increasing our blog traffic. We have been largely unsuccessful. We have great content and we keep posting it on social media and relevant communities. Sadly, the numbers are still stubbornly inert.
      Can you please give me some tips to rectify this?
      Yes, I know there are tonnes of article about it (I have read a quite a lot). Though I am following their advice, I have not seen any difference.
      Would love your inputs.
      Thank you for your time!
      Warm Regards,
      Lakshmi

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        Patrick Sanderson

        almost 3 years ago #

        Hi Lakshmi.

        What is your site called? I would be interested to see the content? I will provide you with feedback..

        Thanks
        Patrick

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      Am I telling a story that nobody has told before. That is painful. That is bleeding. That made me sad at the time it happened.

      Then, through X, Y, and Z, you are no longer sad. Because everything is learning, even if you didn't know it at the time, even if you suffered - at some point people need to know the suffering ends. That is what you tell them and show them. No matter what the content is. That is the best content marketing.

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    Lakshmi Narayanan

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hi James!
    Very excited about you being here! Thank you so much for doing this!
    I belong to a content marketing team at a start up. Currently, we are focusing on increasing our blog traffic. We have been largely unsuccessful. We have great content and we keep posting it on social media and relevant communities. Sadly, the numbers are still stubbornly inert.
    Yes, I know there are tonnes of article about it (I have read a quite a lot). Though I have followed their advice, I have not seen any difference.

    If you were in this situation what are the top things you would try next?
    Would love your inputs.
    Thank you for your time!
    Warm Regards,
    Lakshmi

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      Start off with the idea that websites are dead. Forget about traffic for a second.

      Try to get traffic on other big sites (Medium, LinkedIn, huffPo, pitch new sites every day).

      If you aren't getting traffic and likes and engagement there (even post on personal Facebook pages) then your content is no good.

      Get better at making content. See what works. Is it a personal story of despair that you got out of. Is it something inspirational and cute. Is it fear-based ("the end of the world is coming. Here's how!")

      Whatever it is, you have to write write write design design write write.

      Then, as people start to say, "I like this guy (or woman)" you can begin to link back to your site, or an email list or whatever.

      But if you aren't getting traffic then the content is not there yet and you have to focus on that and the best way is on all the major sites where all the people are.

      And bleed in every post.

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    Dubble0h saraway

    almost 3 years ago #

    Yes I was just wondering - as someone who reads your blog occasionally ~ to me at least, it appears that you make yourself sound less sophisticated/accomplished/polished (these may not be the right words but hopefully convey what Im trying to say) than your accomplishments otherwise convey. Is the impression that's coming across to me something you've heard others express as well? And if yes, why do you think you come across that way?

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      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      I forget if it's Babe Ruth or not. But the best homerun hitter in US baseball history also broke the record for the most strikeouts.

      We're all in this together, trying to figure it out. Nobody is on a pedestal. All I can do is share my failures and say, "And then I did X, Y, and Z" to try and get out of that situation. And then "here is what happened".

      Too many people lecture from the pedestal. That's fine. But I want to know what they were doing when they were on the floor and all was horrible. How did they get up. How did they recover? Why were they on the floor. How can I avoid it? Etc.

      So if sometimes I write and appear in pain, it's because pain has been felt. And sometimes still is. Every day is a new day to learn.

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    Nitin Patel

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hello James,

    About two months back I started it. Writing Ten ideas everyday. For a month, it was fine. But now, I've totally run out of any ideas for more ideas. I can't think of anything and any ideas anymore.

    Please help me how to solve this problem.

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    Logan Stoneman

    almost 3 years ago #

    James! Thanks for being here! I have a few questions for you:

    1. Your voice in your writing is impeccably clear and direct. When you first started drafting content, was it always this way? Or have you refined your communication tactics over the years? If yes, how so?

    2. Your blog post headlines and book titles are incessantly catchy. What's your process of drafting these viral beasts?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      In 1991 I wrote a novel. Then I did another in 1992. Then two in 1993 and 1994.

      All along the way I read tons of books and stories by great writers.

      Then I worked at HBO. I created content for them. Then I wrote a lot of content for financial websites. My editor at the Financial Times told me, "if you don't go as crazy as possible, you're fired."

      So I kept building up and building up.

      25 years later I think I'm a little better than where I was in 1991. I will know better in another 25 years I suspect. I hope.

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    Samuel Jefferies

    almost 3 years ago #

    James,

    Shortly after I created my LinkedIn account, I read online I needed to follow 'influencers' so without any idea of who you were or what you represented I followed you on LinkedIn, for a couple of years I kept ignoring your posts and simply knew you as the 'that guy with the sketched photo'.

    Anyway, I ended up seeing a review of yours on Tony Robbins book via Amazon, I connected the dots and before I knew what was happening I found myself slipping down the James and Claudia rabbit hole.

    I now regularly listen to your podcasts (and read your LinkedIn Pulse posts).

    How's that for a content marketing case study?

    Now that's out of the way, here's my question:

    Q.
    How do you manage stress?

    Thanks,

    Sam

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      I will tell you something. I am stressed today. I have a private situation that I have to deal with and is causing me some grief.

      Here is what I am doing:

      - I am feeling the grief. I know it doesn't last forever. If I notice it and just feel it and wait with it, then eventually the stress/grief goes away, even for a moment. I treasure those moments.

      - I don't react to the stress. I only do what i need to do. I guess an example would be, if I were a pilot and the plane started to crash, the last thing you want to do is scream in fear. You want to take all your education and just do what you can and certainly no more and certainly no less.

      - Sorrow and pain are part of a joyful life. I remind myself of that.

      - Sometimes it takes a long time to get the monster of pain to stop pressing down on your chest. Accept that. It's ok.

      - Encouraging others when you are discouraged is often the fastest way to peace.

      - But give yourself permission to have chaos.

      - This is a truth: what pains you, stresses you, now, will eventually stress you less.

  • JA

    James Altucher

    almost 3 years ago #

    Can't wait to get started. Half hour. Thanks everyone who shows up. Ask anything: entrepreneurship, finance, despair, hope, healthy, making it back, losing it all, loving it all, and well-being.

    • AA

      Anuj Adhiya

      almost 3 years ago #

      We're totally stoked to have you, James - appreciate your time!

    • TN

      Tam Nguyen

      almost 3 years ago #

      You are here live answering questions. My first time on this platform. (I get your emails and follow you on Facebook) Is there a way to hear your voice, or are you just typing answers? I guess my question would be despair/ heartache. How do you get through it? I mean, other than keeping busy. You're the best, thank you!

  • JA

    James Altucher

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hey everyone, thanks so much for such AMAZING questions. I will tell you that you helped me a lot today. I really enjoyed answering and I hope you enjoyed as well and that they were helpful.

    I'll check back later if there are any new ones. But these past 90 minutes have been a lot of fun for me and I feel like we all just wrote a book together.

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    Marc Howard

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hi James I know you have ADD and may not get back to these questions until 2019 but here goes anyway...(believe me I can relate).

    I read both Choose Yourself and Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth and your blog for a few months now. The only thing I remember is your concept of The Idea Machine (because it blew my f*#*@* mind).

    For those that don't know of this concept of yours its basically the discipline of coming up with about 10 ideas per day about anything. You don't have to act on it but the point is that in a few weeks or so you will have developed your "idea muscle" which atrophies just like your body does if you sit in bed all day.

    I started doing that about a month ago and can honestly say that its works--so I come up with all sorts of stuff now. I think you explained it as how it helps rewire your brain in a way that boost synapse connections to form creative connections that you ordinarily would not. Heck you used it to sell Jim Cramer on your idea for StockPickr.com. It works.

    I can totally see that as a spin-off business due to the feedback on your blog and the amount of links to the article--its one of your best.

    Would you consider a new venture (say an online academy or even new book to teach on this more in-depth--maybe accountability partner-style?

    I bet if you put up a simple "coming soon" landing page you collected the email of those interested, based on your existing social mentions, backlinks, and other bloggers that wrote about this--I'm sure it could be a significant revenue source.

    My question is would you do this and if so/if not, what is your decision making process for or against. I'm sure my estimates are correct for the demand--very curious to get your thoughts.

    Marc

    P.S.--I love you.

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      Yeah, thats a good idea. I should totally create a class on idea generation since there are so many different directions where that can go and how it can help people.

      I'm not going to do it now just because I have my "top 5" that are my priorities. But it's a good idea. You should do it!

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        Marc Howard

        almost 3 years ago #

        Thanks James now that I think about it, you're right I should. This will be fun. :)

  • AL

    Arsene Lavaux

    almost 3 years ago #

    Bonjour James,

    "You can’t wait on anyone to give you the life you want..."

    What is the one thing you did in your life you believe gave you the life you wanted?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      By "choosing myself".

      A) Every day 1% improvement in:
      - physical health
      - emotional health
      - mental health (writing down 10 ideas a day)
      - gratitude

      B) Never letting one person decide my life choices for me. For instance, a boss. Or a publishing company. Or if one entrepreneur succeeds or fails. Diversify the ways in which you can potentially be fragile and , as my friend Nassim Taleb puts it, you become antifragile.

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    Robert Clem

    almost 3 years ago #

    What impact do you see genome mapping and research having on future entrepreneurial and investment opportunities?

    Really enjoy your books and blog!

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      Synthetic biology, diagnositcs using genetics, individuallized medicines are all coming down the road into our economy at a blindingly fast clip.

      So like anything, there are many opportunies.

      - start a company in one of those areas
      - become an information resource about those areas (e.g. for people with lost limbs, what is the latest research on smart prosthetics)
      - become a speaker, writer, consultant about how companies can make use of these new technologies.
      - write a book about them.
      - write about them and use affiliate links to companies that sell these products to make money (as long as you fully trust and believe and support the product and disclose the financial relationship).

      etc

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    Veda Chand

    almost 3 years ago #

    What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs who struggle with full time jobs and putting money aside for their endeavors?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      I had a full time job.

      I had a company on the side.

      I didn't know when to quit. I was scared to quit. I'm actually mostly risk-averse which is what all entrepreneurs should be.

      Ultimately, when I had over a dozen clients and a dozen employees and we were profitable enough that I could fully replace my income, i quit my fulltime job.

      That took 18 months.

      During that time I worked day and night. Something people in their 20s have the mutant power to do.

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        Richard Thomas

        almost 3 years ago #

        I'm not James... But I can second his advice because I did this. It took me 24 months the week and living in a very small home. I also saved up enough money to live for one year with no income. I never needed it. But it gave me a lot more confidence. That was almost ten years ago and I can't imagine ever working for someone else ever again.

        My dad also did this when he was in his 20s. His boss gave him an ultimatum one morning that he could either chose the side work, or choose the company. He'd made more the day before at his side job than he'd made all week at his full time job. So he said goodbye and opened a shop down the street. A few weeks later that boss became his first big customer. That was now almost 40 years old and gave our family a great lifestyle.

        I work with a lot of entrepreneurs and everyone seems to want to leap right in these days. I see a lot of them looking for jobs twelve months later. There's something to be said for hard work and patience.

  • AI

    Ashley Inzer

    almost 3 years ago #

    James, thanks for your time. What do you do when you don't like yourself and when you've disappointed yourself over and over again?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      One time I was on the floor and I just couldn't believe I was there...again!

      How many times was this going to happen to me? Where all my relationships and money and jobs and friends all blow up at the same time.

      I hated myself. A little piece of me still does. That's ok.

      You have to trust that everything that is happening is worth learning from.

      I am not saying everything happens for a reason. That is not true. Sometimes there is simply no reason. No explanation. Only confusion and pain.

      But everything is worth learning from.

      What you learn might not useable right now. And you might not know exactly what it is. But think about it.

      Because one day, no matter what pain you are in now, no matter how useless you feel now, that thing you learned way back when is going to guide you on such an incredible journey you could have never predicted this would have been possible.

      Feelling useless is in your head.

      But learning something, and then eventually making use of what you learned, is what takes you into the next incredibly adventures in your life. Trust in that because it's true.

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    Scott E

    almost 3 years ago #

    James

    I did an experiment on how much a local homeless man made near where I live. It came out to approx 30,000 per year. Now said homeless person did have a good marketing strategy - I thought this was pretty high. Have you done any crazy studies like that?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      I have interviewed, for instance, hundreds of drug dealers, prostitutes, and others on how they make their money, how they protect their assets, how they invest, etc.

      The results all varied. But people doing something below the radar often get paid well for it. I don't recommend it. But perhaps there's things to learn from it. Doing things that people are scared of or people think is "beneath them".

      For instance, the average elevator repairman doesn't have a high school degree and makes $73,000 a year.

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    Nathaniel Young

    almost 3 years ago #

    James, a couple months ago I read a book by Chet Holmes that challenged me to choose 100 dream opportunities that I would pursue, along with any other things I do. "Doing projects for/with James Altucher" is on that list. How could I go about finding a way to provide value to you? I thought I would just start the conversation with this question.

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      This is a great question. It's a question Ive had also about other people. When I figured out the answer to the question it led me to great success.

      Here is the answer:

      You, unfortunately, just gave me a homework assignment. You legitimately want to help me (or others, etc) and you are not sure how.

      So you just outsourced to me, coming up with ten ideas you can do for me.

      That's hard work for me. I don't want to do that homework.

      So you should find out about me (or whoever you want to work with) and figure out what I need that I might not even know I need.

      Don't give me extra work. Help me.

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        Nathaniel Young

        almost 3 years ago #

        James, thank you so much for answering my question and letting this conversation start! I'm happy to take that assignment and I'll be back to you with at least 10 ideas of how I could provide value to you. This also is overwhelmingly helpful for the rest of those dreams as well, thank you so much!

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    Steven Pesavento

    almost 3 years ago #

    James, Thanks for joining us and the work you've done to share "behind the curtain of failure".

    From your experience riding the wave to the top, and back down. What advice or wisdom would you pass along to young people who are beginning that journey or already on the road? If you could touch on both the success & failure along that journey.

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      This is the most important thing. Not for success but for general well-being and life.

      People need three things for well-being:

      A) a sense that they are improving at something
      B) good relationships
      C) increasing freedom

      You get that by every day trying to improve 1% on
      - physical health
      - positive relationships
      - 10 ideas a day
      - gratitude.

      Gradually, success unveils itself, regardless of age. Young or old. You have to just start today.

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    oren gordin

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hi James,
    Another question. What advice would you give to someone who is 43, with no career, a lousy resume, and no idea what his passion in life is and doesn't really know how to make a living, and didn't function well in the corporate world? Anything that I enjoy or any skills that I have I don't see them as marketable. I've looked at magazines that I like but so far that hasn't helped with any ideas. Any suggestions or tips? Sorry...I know it's a strange question.

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      It's not a strange question at all Oren. I think right now it's a very common one.

      Fortunately, the world is better than ever at helping with an answer.

      First, read all of my answers above.

      But then, start to figure out ways to freelance make more money with minimal skills.

      This is just one example - I don't expect you to do it. But it's an example of what I mean.

      Sites like lynda.com will teach wordpress development. Within 3 months you will be in top 5% of wordpress skills.

      On sites like freelancer.com there are many jobs posted where for 3 days worth of wordpress work you can make $2000.

      Same goes for 3D rendering (surprisingly not a hard skill to learn), illustration, writing on specific topics, and many many other things.

      Find these things out. Look at sites like freelancer to see what skills you feel you can quickly learn.

      Start purchasing your freedom and sense of well-being by investing in yourself to learn the skills you need to do to do these jobs.

      THEN, you can start thinking of bigger picture. If you want. Maybe there is no bigger picture other than feeling good and surviving enough to fulfill all your needs.

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    MoreGoodies123 MG

    almost 3 years ago #

    Recently divorced, single mom, anxious about money. I can't go back to what I was doing before, definitely choosing myself is the only option! But I feel bogged down by minutiae and the mundane. No practical help, no one close by, I'm very isolated. Mentally I feel positive but I feel held back by all the low-priority things that drain me. I should probably pay for help (cleaning, website help, a handyman, personal assistance occasionally) even though I'm scared and spend the minimum from my divorce settlement . I'm not used to being helped (family, spouse) , it's kind of psychological too. I think I have to overcome this to work to my potential. Any advice?

    • JA

      James Altucher

      almost 3 years ago #

      I am glad you are asking for advice.

      Do you know why?

      Because the alternative is what many people in your situation do. The say, "I'm anxious about money but I have no choices" and they argue with every choice shown them.

      That's fine also. But it doesn't sound like the life you want to live.

      yes, pay for the low priority, cheap things to get done.

      yes, list out all the things that gave you joy as a little girl and maybe just brainstorm how that might look now (really brainstorm on this) if they were actual jobs.

      yes, invest in yourself to learn new skills

      yes, look at sites like freelancer.com to see what jobs are out there that start to pay more and more as you build more skills.

      And yes, keep thinking positive, reach out to more friends, come up with 10 ideas a day, feel grateful for your freedom to do these new things.

      This is how you plant the seeds for the reinvention that is coming your way.

      And thank you for asking the question.

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        MoreGoodies123 MG

        almost 3 years ago #

        Thank you James!! I think I'm going to spend some money so I can focus on building my future. Still WAY cheaper than what it cost me (financially, emotionally) to be in the prison of my former life.

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      Richard Thomas

      almost 3 years ago #

      I know I'm not James but I have a special place in my heart for someone with a question like yours. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and give my mom advice when she was recently divorced from my dad after twenty one years of marriage.

      I'd tell her to stop thinking she's old... She was 40 and beautiful. And had a ton of potential. She just didn't act like she believed it. I'm not trying to relate that to your situation other than to just say don't give up. I'd bet money that you're really good at something.

      I will say that if I were in your situation I'd run or swim every day. I'm horrible about it myself but I've never regretted spending time to exercise. It clears your head so much. You get that time back in energy that makes that mundane stuff get done about twice as fast. And for some reason you prioritize so much better.

      Also, I don't know how old your kids are. But make them do their own laundry and clean up after themselves. It'll change your life.

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        MoreGoodies123 MG

        almost 3 years ago #

        My son is 16 and could probably do more for himself, but I'm ok doing things for him. That's actually satisfying, because he's a nice kid and he won't be around with me forever. :-) It's the repetitious kind of stuff that is basically maintenance that drives me bananas. Spinning my wheels, going nowhere.

        I go to the gym regularly and I agree, it makes me feel that I'm doing something good for myself. That's probably how I should view paying people to do things for me. It's good for me to support what I need to do creatively and professionally. Otherwise I get stuck with things that are time consuming and I'm not good at. I have plenty of other skills to use, yanno? My dishwasher loading skills are not bringing home the bacon, after all!

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    Ken Sky

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hey James,

    Just started the 10 ideas everyday thing and wow game changer! Now every time I do something I get ideas for ways to improve it. That's after two days!!
    If I switched careers to finance what is the best way to get in touch with high profile people in the field. Want to learn from the best. Are you hiring are looking for an intern ?! But seriously thanks for doing things like this and keep writing worth material. All the best.

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    Ekam Singh

    almost 3 years ago #

    Hi James,

    Are you into investing in startups focused in synthetic biology? If yes, what is it that you look for the most when deciding to go for a startup?
    Thank you.

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    oren gordin

    almost 3 years ago #

    Yet one more question....what's the best way to stop "time travel" as you call it....and "what if" scenarios. I do it all the time....and I catch myself doing it but I can't help it. And I know it's futile but I can't help but do it.

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