I read every post that James Altucher shares on his blog, The Altucher Confidential. I’m one of around a billion per month. I love his surgical writing style. Precise points, derived from real experience, that can help solve real life problems. James sticks to what has helped him, and offers it as a possible solution to his readers. That’s the best he can do, and he does it extremely well.
James has been to the mountain top and has come crashing down to the valley more than once in his life. He’s made and lost millions three of four times over again, started countless businesses, been divorced, dropped out of a prestigious college, found the love of his life, Claudia, and so on.
The transparency in his writing blows you away. Death, divorce, jealousy, college, sex, writing, business, failure and success are just the tip of the Altucher iceberg. The experience with all of these subjects is served on a hot platter each week.
He’s an ugly, chess player willing to tell you how to dull your jealousy, be grateful, or why college is a waste of time and money. You don’t have to agree with him, but you do have to appreciate his perspective.
James says that a good article should make you nervous before publishing. Writing openly about your experience is tough, but that’s how you help people. It also makes for great content. Proof is in the ugly Jewish pudding.
I am a jealous of his experiences. I’ve never made millions multiple times… or even once. I’ve never been on the floor of a hotel room close to suicide multiple times either.
Everything has come to me fairly easy through 25 years. It’s almost embarrassing how privileged I’ve been. I haven’t even experienced a loved one die yet.
Blessing or a curse? As my Mom says, “It is what it is”.
Want my insights to life? Here’s what I got. I fart each time I pee. I lower my voice when I’m introduced to new males. A layup is easier than a jump shot.
That’s about it. I’m hoping more will come.
Facebook encourages us to yearn for other people’s new car, lives, or cool experiences. Screw that. They’re not going to post when they get fired, why they cry themselves to sleep, or when their wife leaves him them for the ex-boyfriend from high school…who she found on Facebook.
James would though. That’s his wheel house and he owns it. I admire that.
Well, there’s my mind purge. If you were expecting this to tie back to fantasy football like they usually do, sorry to disappoint. I think Jimmy Graham will do well this week, but you already knew that.