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Choose Yourself by James Altucher



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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 book 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.

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  2. Everything we aspired to for “security”, everything we thought was “safe”, no longer is. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted. The world is changing
  3. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you.
  4. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: CHOOSE YOURSELF
  5. In prior economic busts, America’s technological innovation has buffered the middle class. There are no more booms on the horizon that we can latch onto. But that period is over
  6. We can no longer afford to rely on others and repeat the same mistakes. The middle class has caved in, and every industry is in the process of transformation. Individuals have to transform also
  7. Is this all doom and gloom? Of course not. It’s the decline of institutions that have lied to us for the past 100-200 years. It’s actually good news
  8. The rise of corporatism forced people into cubicles instead of out exploring and inventing and manifesting. Human beings are born pioneers 1
  9. The reality is companies don’t need to hire as much anymore because technology has reached its manifest destiny from the pulp science fiction novels of the 1930s. Essentially, robots replaced humans VS
  10. ZERO sectors in the economy are moving towards more full-time workers. We are moving towards a society without employees. And that’s ok.
  11. More people are finding financial success than ever before while unemployment or underemployment has reached upwards of 20%. It’s a reality that people who apply the principles in this book can take advantage of 20% z z z z z . . . ?
  12. We’re already seeing more startups than ever get funded and pull business from the corporate monoliths that have slept for too long. It’s also not just about being a great entrepreneur. NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO BE ONE
  13. The best way to help society is to learn how to improve yourself When you improve yourself, the lives of those around you benefit. That is the way you create positive change in the world.
  14. The starting point for all of this is developing the inner perspective that allows you to choose yourself in the first place Success by itself won’t bring you happiness, because you can’t do any of this from a position of ill health. 12 3
  15. You will have less chances of success in the Choose Yourself Era If your body is sick if you are around negative people if your idea muscle has not been refined into a machine if you haven’t developed a sense of gratitude and surrender
  16. The ethic of the Choose Yourself Era is to not depend on the trends that are defeating you. Instead,build your own platform, have confidence in yourself instead of a jury-rigged system, and define success by your own terms
  17. Understanding the rules of this Choose Yourself Era will give you the confidence and skill-set to go out there and ask the world for your proper place in it. You will be the beacon that will enhance the lives of everyone around you.
  18. This is about a new phase in history where art, science, business, and spirit will join together in the pursuit of true wealth. It’s a phase where ideas are more important than people and everyone will have to choose themselves for happiness, just like I did.
  19. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER for the gods of corporate America, or universities, or investors, to come down from the clouds and choose you for success
  20. In this new era, you have two choices: Those are your choices Which side will you be on? become a temp staffer become an artist entrepreneur or
  21. I don’t need to make a dime off of this book. What I really care about is that as many people as possible read this book. Here’s how I’m going to do it: You have to front the purchase price. But, if you can prove to me that you read it, I will give you your money back T H E O F F E R
  22. How do you prove to me you’ve read the book? Send me a copy of the receipt to @ 1 Do these two things:
  23. Chose one of the following to send together with the receipt: Write an honest review on Amazon or GoodReads or your blog. Take a photograph of yourself reading the book. Write me a testimonial or an email asking me questions that show you’ve read the book. 2 I’m a man of my word. This book has worked for me. I chose myself. @
  24. “There has never been a better time than now to Choose Yourself.” get this book now!
  25. ABOUT THE AUTHOR James altucheris a successful entrepreneur, chess master, investor and writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies, and sold several of those businesses for large exits. He has also run venture capital funds, hedge funds, angel funds, and currently sits on the boards of several companies. His writing has appeared in most major national media outlets (Wall Street Journal, ABC, Financial Times, Tech Crunch, Forbes, CNBC, etc). His blog has attracted more than 10 million readers since its launch in 2010. This is his 11th book.