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Choose Yourself! Audiobook

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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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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    Neil Austin, TX, United States 02-24-14
    Neil Austin, TX, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
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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 02-16-14
    mystica 02-16-14
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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?

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DailyMuncher United States 07-23-13
    DailyMuncher United States 07-23-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Excelent and very enetertaining!"
    What made the experience of listening to Choose Yourself! the most enjoyable?

    I love this book because it is about me..and
    thinking about my life and actuality being funny and entertaining.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer whitby, on, Canada 12-23-13
    Amazon Customer whitby, on, Canada 12-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Complete Usless Garbage"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is one of the worst books I ever read. The author just goes on and on, but doesn't really go into any advice of any substance. There is nothing new or of any real substance in this book. Thank God for Amazons return policy.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-15-13
    David HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "How to justify being lucky in life"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone looking to kill oneself.


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

    Provide real content, not some BS ex post facto justification for rolling the dice in life and getting lucky with it.


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

    Anger and disappointment. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy the author has lived such a roller coaster of a life, and he's doing well for himself. But the book is absent of content as it's just one big appeal to emotion.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is basically an autobiography where the author is trying to convince himself why he should feel good about rolling the dice in life.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Schaumburg, IL, United States 07-12-13
    Craig Schaumburg, IL, United States 07-12-13
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    "Save your money."
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    I can't believe I wasted time an money on this book. Unless you're suffering from depression and can't get out of your own way, this book isn't very helpful... if even for that. Perhaps good for those just starting their career, but if you've been around the block it's disappointing coming from someone who's made millions. Lots of fluff.On the other hand... good for Mr. Altucher for the great marketing of this book.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David Bell 04-10-16
    David Bell 04-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "super personal"

    it's like James was just talking to me. I enjoyed his bonus material in the audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle Milligan 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."

    A bit of anecdotal self help with an extremely personalized touch by Altucher. Loved it. Will listen again. Also want to pick up the hard copy so I can highlight and make notes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stellabelle Kansas City, Missouri 03-08-16
    Stellabelle Kansas City, Missouri 03-08-16
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    "The Hymn That Felt Like It Was Written For Me"

    There were so many helpful, insightful and amazing ideas contained within this audiobook. I found myself writing notes on my arm so I didn't forget the metaphor of "Be the ocean not the tiny ripple or the speck of sand on the beach". Equally genius was the "they will do every drug lit by your fire" concept. That image gripped my mind in an incredible way. I loved the secret identity and superhero concept, I felt like my own secret thoughts were being revealed to me. On so many levels I feel like this book was personally written for me, like a hymn inside my personal church that I didn't know existed outside of my brain. I loved it. I waited for three years to listen to its message because I was so scared that it would force me to finally become myself. I was right, it was worth the wait. I am changed. This book is light to my darkened soul. I rarely write reviews even for things I love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 03-05-16
    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 03-05-16 Member Since 2008

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    "love love love"
    What made the experience of listening to Choose Yourself! the most enjoyable?

    His voice. Seriously. It reminded me of an ex. Also, he's just very real, very authentic, which is a good thing. It didn't feel like he was performing.


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

    There's a list of Simple Daily Practices that I have found very helpful.


    What about James Altucher’s performance did you like?

    Everything. He's like an old friend who is very wise. I didn't want it to end.


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

    Simple Daily Practices. Do one good thing every day.


    Any additional comments?

    I finished it and immediately listened to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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