Ep. 55: James Altucher on Embracing Failure, Choosing Yourself in Life & Finding Your Scene

What if you were a writer who let it all hang-out. What if you wrote about failure and not just success. And what if you approached topics such such as wishing that your daughter becomes a lesbian or listing your business failures for all to learn from. That's what James Altucher does. James is a writer, investor, start-up founder, podcast, father, and literally an open book when it comes to his creation.

I was excited to have him on the show to discuss all things Choosing Yourself.

In this episode you'll learn:

How James embraces failure and success when living his life
How James asked former Twitter CEO Dick Costello to write the forward for his book Choose Yourself
Why it's important to choose yourself in the modern economy
The art of asking people for help and favors (and why it can be agonizing)
The importance of joining part of a "scene" where you have peers and partners when it comes to your creative and entrepreneurial endeavors
Why James writing sometimes invokes criticism from friends and non-friends

James on Twitter: twitter.com/jaltucher

James' website: www.jamesaltucher.com/

James' book "Choose Yourself": www.amazon.com/Choose-Yourself-J…ook/dp/B00CO8D3G4

Ideas and people mentioned:

James Hadfield on James' podcast: www.jamesaltucher.com/2015/06/the-be…-a-total-zero/