Life is better when your sinuses are clean, when your arteries are clean, and when your digestive tract is clean.— James Altucher
The most relaxing James Altucher quotes that will inspire your inner self
Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don’t support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.
It's how you view the life inside you that creates the life outside of you. Everyday.
Every day you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward.
Life is too long to reject the opportunities in front of you every day.
Reading is the best return on investment.
You have to live your entire life in order to know one life. But with reading you can know 1000s of people's lives for almost no cost. What a great return!
Become a beacon of enhancement, and then, when the night is gray, all of the boats will move towards you, bringing their bountiful riches.
Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.
Don't do something just for the money.
Money is a side effect of persistence. You persist in things you are interested in. Explore your interests. Then persist. Then enjoy all the side effects.
The reality is: when you're slouched over, not only are you not using the full potential of your brain, but you look untrustworthy.
Only think about the people you enjoy.
Only read the books you enjoy, that make you happy to be human. Only go to the events that actually make you laugh or fall in love. Only deal with the people who love you back, who are winners and want you to win too.
When you get in the mud with a pig, you get dirty and the pig gets happy.
What you need to do is build the house you will live in.
You build that house by laying a solid foundation: by building physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
Success, in every case, comes from the alchemy of your health, your mind, your positive energy, and the real world situations you persistently improve for yourself.
But business is just a vehicle for transforming the ideas in your head into something real, something tangible, that actually improves the lives of others. To create something unique and beautiful and valuable is very hard. It’s very special to do. It doesn’t happen fast.
Nobody can tell you what to do. No matter what they pay you. No matter what obligations you feel you owe them. Every second defines you. Be who you are, not who anyone else is, or who anyone else wants you to be.
If you try to get 1% better each day at your health, at your relationships and the way you treat people, at your creativity, and at turning despair into gratitude, then that 1% compounds into an amazing person. Do that 1%. Take one action. Even if the actions is for one minute. The 1/1/1 strategy.
The only truly safe thing you can do is to try over and over again.
To go for it, to get rejected, to repeat, to strive, to wish. Without rejection there is no frontier, there is no passion, and there is no magic.
Don't time travel into the past, roaming through the nuances as if they can change. Don't bookmark pages you've already read.
Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth.
The best way I have ever found to fill that hole is not to seek external motivations to fill the emptiness, but to ignite the internal fire that will never go out. To light up my own inner sky.
I find that many entrepreneurs are trying to do everything when it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to delegate, even if there are monetary costs associated with that.
Don't sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now.
But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want.
Your hands are not made to type out memos.
Or put paper through fax machines. Or hold a phone up while you talk to people you dislike. 100 years from now your hands will rot like dust in your grave. You have to make wonderful use of those hands now. Kiss your hands so they can make magic.
The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur are the ability to fail, to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on them, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.
Rejection-and the fear of rejection-is the biggest impediment we face to choosing ourselves.
Teaching how to think is better than lecturing how to do it.
Do as many ideas as possible. The right idea will pick you.
Don’t forget: when you start a website, it’s not yet a trusted site.
So you have to bring people from a trusted site to your site to build up the trust in your site.
Every game, and almost every life situation, has short cuts: ways you can get better without learning the entire literature of the game from beginning to end.
The six people you must find today... Someone to love. Someone to thank. Someone to be grateful for. Someone to forgive Someone to forget Someone to admire.
This is a new phase in history where art, science, business and spirit will join together in the pursuit of true wealth.
If two people believe in the same story, they might be thousands of miles apart and total strangers, but they still have a sense they can trust each other.
No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It's on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself!
Buying coffee on the street instead of in a Starbucks is the poor man's way to get rich. In other words, you will never get rich by scratching out ten cents from your dollar.
We all have faith in something: usually a mixture of some personal beliefs with modern science. I am not like that. Mostly I just believe in what personally has worked for me.
Your bosses simply hate you. You created more and more value. They paid you less and less. That's the definition of disdain in my book.
Purpose is a man-made fiction. Nobody on their deathbed gets a plaque that says "he focused on only one thing for his entire life!" Those are counterfeit thoughts in a counterfeit society.
Writing a book makes you an expert in the field.
At the very least, when you hand someone a book you wrote, it's more impressive than handing a business card.
You can't make money without selling something real.
You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head. You can't have imagination without surrendering yourself to an idea that you want to create something of value to other human beings.
The only way to make real wealth is to get rid of your salary.
In a salary, by definition, you are creating wealth for others, and you are creating a chain and handcuffs for yourself.
If you act like the river, you ultimately flow past all the rocks along the way.
When people give you their stated reason for doing something always assume they are giving you a reason that sounds good, but not the real reason.
I had ideas first, wealth second. It only worked in that order.
Life is a series of failures punctuated by brief successes.
Arguing with people is like reading your e-mail at 4 in the morning.
There is absolutely no good that can come of it. It's just scratching an itch.
Anxiety and gratitude cant live in the same head
Hold your breath. Try holding your breath for just thirty seconds. That’s all it takes. Try it right now while you are looking at this line. Now…on the twenty-ninth second, do any opinions matter?
Products are valued higher than services.
Branding jails corporate America but honesty sets entrepreneurs free.
If you don't live in the world of choosing, you live in the world of excusing.