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
Yes, James forces you to think outside of Sheep-mode.
His brutal honesty and character.
How to wake-up
I love this book because it is about me..and
thinking about my life and actuality being funny and entertaining.
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.
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.
Anyone looking to kill oneself.
Provide real content, not some BS ex post facto justification for rolling the dice in life and getting lucky with it.
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.
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.
I'm an entrepreneur, engineer, software developer, father, devoted christian.
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.
I could do without the vulgarity and shallow thought process.
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.
In a quasi-autobiography, James Altucher distilled his hard earned, tried & true (for himself at least) philosophies to better ones self.
A wonderful multi faceted guide to taking ownership of yourself and the positions you find yourself in.
I can't wait to listen to again!
Easy to understand, simple tools to integrate into your day, and some great perspective by someone who has succeeded and failed.
I like it alot and I think it is a better version of self help than you usually get! Worth the price many times over.
The book has many of the same concepts that I have read in other books but I think the value is in the delivery. Altucher has had successes and failures so the book comes across as realistic and actually practicable.
I like that he narrated the book too.
To choose yourself and to chose work that fits you better. He describes that by accepting work that you feel fits you more you will do a better job at it and be happier doing it.
Its worth the money and time. I have been following James on youtube and IG ever since. I like him :)
Highest recommendation. Great stuff that should only be told by someone who's lived, like James. There's a story that tells of a very young Sinatra walking into a Nightclub in New York to audition for the owner. The future legend takes the stage and sings Stormy Weather. The owner shakes his head and tells the young Sinatra he shouldn't sing that song again until he can do it with some truth, say in forty years or so. James brings to us the ups and downs of life without the varnish, raw but kind, straight but compassionate. It's one of the best "self-help" books I've ever read/listened to. I'm going to put it on my 17 years old daughter's Audible and insist that she listen to it. It just wouldn't be the same without James unique voice/personality narrating. I'm also going to talk with her about what she thinks as she listens because it's important to me that she begin choosing herself as a young woman.
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