The Lesson: Recently, serial entrepreneur James Altucher gave away all of his earthly possessions and decided to live the life of a nomad with no place to call home. Why? In order to attain the one thing money can’t buy: happiness. James tells Dave how his nomadic lifestyle has allowed him to increase his creativity, mental well-being and how it’s allowed him to finally find contentment.
Notable Excerpt: “Of course there’s big decisions like, ‘Who should I be in a relationships with? Where should I live?’ And all that stuff, but then there’s just thousands of mini decisions where, ‘My wifi is down, who do I call to fix it?’ Or things like, ‘I gotta buy a chair for this’ or ‘I’ve gotta maintain this.’ … What I wanted to do was make a larger percentage of the day – every day let’s say we make ten thousand choices, big and small – so I wanted to make a bigger percentage of my choices about what I really want to do as opposed to things that I have to do or choices that I have to make … I’m sentimental for some of the things I’ve thrown out, but it’s not about being perfectly happy all the time. It’s about, today, making as many choices as possible that I want to make.”
The Guest: James Altucher is a self-made millionaire, best-selling author, podcast host, and venture capitalist. In addition to writing half a dozen books on reinvention and self-fulfillment, he has appeared on a number of critically-acclaimed podcasts, panels, and shows for his wisdom.
The Host: Dave Asprey, the CEO and Founder of Bulletproof, is a biohacker (changing his environment from the inside-out to have full control of his biology). For nearly two decades, he’s been questioning the status quo of nutrition and medicine so he could feel better—and have more energy in his 40s than he had in his 20s. Join more than 1 million biohackers who follow Bulletproof for leading-edge information on how to supercharge your body and upgrade your brain.
Books: Asprey is the author of “The Bulletproof Diet” – a guide on how to feel more energized and lose weight – and “Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks”. Altucher is the author of “40 Alternatives to College”, “Reinvent Yourself”, and “Choose Yourself!”
(LISTEN to the inspiring talk below or read the transcript) Photo by James Altucher, CC
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