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Choose Yourself!: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream | [James Altucher]

Choose Yourself!: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is. But more and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real success. Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.
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Publisher's Summary

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down.

In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. 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.

New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars, and change the world without "help." More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth).

This audiobook will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples - including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher's own heartbreaking and inspiring story - Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

©2013 James Altucher (P)2013 James Altucher

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    Ben Nesvig Minneapolis, MN 06-10-13
    Ben Nesvig Minneapolis, MN 06-10-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you listen to Choose Yourself! again? Why?

    Yes. It's the type of motivational book you wouldn't be embarrassed to tell someone you listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Choose Yourself!?

    All of it. Though off the top of my head, the intro and the chapter on becoming an idea machine.


    What about James Altucher’s performance did you like?

    In 100+ books I've listened to, this is the first one that made me laugh out loud at the first sentence. James proves again why I love when authors read their own book (for non-fiction at least). Also love whenever authors go off the book script, which James did occasionally.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book is great while on a walk with your dog. Just as you start to feel embarrassed by the fact that your dog waited to poop until you were near the busiest intersection on the walk, James breaks out self-depricating humor that makes you forget you just picked up dog poop with a plastic bag in front of 20 strangers.


    Any additional comments?

    James Altucher is the most interesting man in the world. I enjoyed this from start to finish.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Fortune Charlotte, North Carolina USA 06-03-13
    Matt Fortune Charlotte, North Carolina USA 06-03-13

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    "Interesting story, ideas & ways to live your life"
    Would you listen to Choose Yourself! again? Why?

    Yes and I will. James Altucher is a fascinating person who has earned it all then lost it all then earned it all again... and again. This audio book has interesting insights on investing, making wise choices, succeeding or avoiding failures in career, relationship advice and a plethora of other useful and entertaining topics.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James the author who is a one-of-a-kind, self-proclaimed addict who indulges in his new obsession of writing self-help & investment advice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The author's story of becoming a self-made multi-millionaire then losing everything twice and coping with suicidal urges after going from riches to rags... then again he goes from rags to riches. Remarkable roller coaster journey.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    André ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-09-14
    André ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite my short time.

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    "Choose yourself and don't waste your time"

    Well, I bought this book at an audible's promotion but I don't think it was worth the money. The author has no substance, has attachment problems, is egocentric (he writes that he saved Wall Street, and the world, by giving chocolate to brokers) and the theme wonders and wonders and doesn't arrive nowhere.
    Run away from this book. Choose yourself and listen to any other book out there.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    skinut EASTON, PA, United States 05-21-14
    skinut EASTON, PA, United States 05-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great for some but don't buy because of reviews"
    What disappointed you about Choose Yourself!?

    The author states in this book that he has a website and and is the top result in search engines for "I want to die". This book might be a great book for people who would search for such a term, and if this book helps if you are feeling like that, then it deserves praise. But if you aren't searching for that a life line, this may not suit your needs. The author narrated the audio himself, and while that whiny tone from someone who's obviously been kicked around a lot may be just perfect for those that need this book, I couldn't finish it. I tried to finish listening because of all the great reviews, but there was nothing there for me.

    This may be an excellent book for those that are really down, and it probably is judging from all the the positive reviews. But if you're doing pretty good already and just want to improve on that, it might be best to pass on this and save the author another bad review. I think the tile is somewhat misleading. A better title may be "How NOT to want to die".


    Has Choose Yourself! turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Only the ones where the titles don't match the content.


    What didn’t you like about James Altucher’s performance?

    Absolutely nothing.


    What character would you cut from Choose Yourself!?

    There are no characters. There's room for improvement audible.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin PEORIA, ILLINOIS, United States 06-03-13
    Kevin PEORIA, ILLINOIS, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2008
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    "This must be what METH is like!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, This is the best audiobook my ears have ever listened to.


    What about James Altucher’s performance did you like?

    It was magical. It was alive. I peed a little.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Like a said, I peed a little


    Any additional comments?

    When the author reads the book its always better. When the author PERFORMS the book, it makes it magical. This book is Magical. Its alive and very interesting. This will be the gold standard of Audiobooks.

    Ive been telling James to do this for 3 years. Thank you for finally listening!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michael carlsbad, CA, United States 03-15-14
    Michael carlsbad, CA, United States 03-15-14
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    "Finally, something worth living for :)"
    What made the experience of listening to Choose Yourself! the most enjoyable?

    The author/narrator is a very funny and talented genious


    What other book might you compare Choose Yourself! to and why?

    A little Wayne Dyer, a bit of Geshe Michael Roche and Marc Maron, what a combo!


    Which character – as performed by James Altucher – was your favorite?

    Himself


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Many but the standout is to expand your creativity to multiple mediums to find success


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, I'm so grateful for this book and that this book is on Audible because I love to read but reading makes my eyes hurt and I would not have wanted to miss out on this treasure! Thanks!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Austin, TX, United States 02-24-14
    Neil Austin, TX, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Altucher is #realtalk, personified."
    What made the experience of listening to Choose Yourself! the most enjoyable?

    Cliche, but James just tells it like it is. He doesn't sugar coat the truth, but at the same time he's compassionate and kind in his advice. Strikes the perfect balance between hard-truth reality, and hey-it-can-get-better optimism.


    What did you learn from Choose Yourself! that you would use in your daily life?

    The daily practice, of course :)


    Any additional comments?

    I love skipping to a random chapter if I need a quick pick-me-up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mystica Ft worth, TX, United States 02-16-14
    mystica Ft worth, TX, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great content and very fun!!"
    Would you listen to Choose Yourself! again? Why?

    Yes, James forces you to think outside of Sheep-mode.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His brutal honesty and character.


    Which character – as performed by James Altucher – was your favorite?

    -


    What did you learn from Choose Yourself! that you would use in your daily life?

    How to wake-up


    Any additional comments?

    -

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Saeed Laguna Hills, Ca, United States 12-13-13
    Saeed Laguna Hills, Ca, United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Best Motivational Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Choose Yourself! the most enjoyable?

    The experiences and the honesty of the author


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Choose Yourself!?

    I had lots of fun listing to this audio book it is not like other boring motivational books out there


    Have you listened to any of James Altucher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is great


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J ORO VALLEY, AZ, United States 10-11-13
    J ORO VALLEY, AZ, United States 10-11-13 Member Since 2003

    I'm an entrepreneur, engineer, software developer, father, devoted christian.

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    "Really disappointed"
    What would have made Choose Yourself! better?

    This book came highly recommended by a person on a podcast I listened to recently, so I decided to purchase this book. I was really disappointed after the first 40 minutes or so. The author was vulgar and shallow. There wasn't any meat or foundation to base the book. The author doesn't have a grasp of where wealth and satisfaction originates nor how things work in the world.


    What could James Altucher have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I could do without the vulgarity and shallow thought process.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by James Altucher?

    No thanks.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was really disappointed. I must say that I read alot (more than a dozen books a year). Over the past ten years or so I haven't had to quit reading a book before finishing it because it was so weak and vulgar, but I had to put this one down and move on before finishing it. I was hoping it would turn the corner (based on the reviews I read), but there wasn't any wisdom or meat provided. Only vulgar thoughts, language and living.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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