The jobs are all gone. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, your boss hates you and is trying to outsource your position or downside you. No one is going to save you and no one is going to find you and give you your big break. There’s no point in crying about any of this stuff.
The only existential question that matters is, “Now what?”
The answer many people have found, including me, is that you must choose yourself.
How can you choose yourself? Find out in my interview with multiple best-selling author James Altucher.
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This was a fun conversation because it happened due to an interesting synchronicity.
Shauna, a friend of ours, and I were walking through a park in New York when I saw a curly haired man sitting down playing chess. I thought, “Is that James Altucher.” As we walked past, I turned around, hesitated a second before saying, “JAMES ALTUCHER!”
He got up and we started talking. As I saw he was with a beautiful woman, I pumped him up. When he asked about me and Shauna, I would immediately change the subject to talk about how great he was and how influential his book was.
“You are making a difference in the world,” I told him, “and not many people can say that.”
A few days later my director was back in town for Silenced, so we asked James to appear. He graciously shared his thoughts on free speech and will add a much needed lightness to the serious subject of censorship in the West.
After the interview for Silenced, James said, “Why didn’t you tell me you were the guy from Danger & Play?! I looked you up after you left and didn’t realize I was talking to the famous blogger.”
Since James was on a date, my goal wasn’t to promote myself, I told him. I was there to make him look good, and having fans randomly show up while you’re on a date is about as much social proof as a man on a first date could ever hope for.
- During our conversation James explains how I ended up being a great wing man.
We also talk about the difference between living a mindset of abundance and scarcity, what happens when add value to the lives of others without any expectations, and what it means to choose yourself.
- I have recommended Choose Yourself for years, so of course you should buy it now.