Inspiring Note [1]

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Inspiring note is the new stuff on my blog. This is going be my highlight when reading an inspiring article or book. So, it will help me to remember. For the first part I’ll choose James Altucher’s article from TechCrunch about The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself. Sometime, someone will be at zero a few times, and come back a few times and done it over and over. So, James gives us the ways to reinvent ourselves.

1. Reinvention never stops

Every day you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward.

2. Someone starts from scratch

Every label you claim you have from before is just vanity. You were a doctor? You were Ivy League? You had millions? You had a family? Nobody cares. You lost everything. You’re a zero. Don’t try to say you’re anything else.

3. Find a mentor (Someone, Books, Movies and everything)

Every label you claim you have from before is just vanity. You were a doctor? You were Ivy League? You had millions? You had a family? Nobody cares. You lost everything. You’re a zero. Don’t try to say you’re anything else.

4. Don’t worry if you don’t have passion for anything

You have passion for your health. Start there. Take baby steps. You don’t need a passion to succeed. Do what you do with love and success is a natural symptom.

5. Need time

Here’s a description of the five years:

  • Year One: you’re flailing and reading everything and just starting to DO.
  • Year Two: you know who you need to talk to and network with. You’re Doing every day. You finally know what the monopoly board looks like in your new endeavors.
  • Year Three: you’re good enough to start making money. It might not be a living yet.
  • Year Four: you’re making a good living
  • Year Five: you’re making wealth

Sometimes I get frustrated in years 1-4. I say, “why isn’t it happening yet?” and I punch the floor and hurt my hand and throw a coconut on the floor in a weird ritual. That’s okay. Just keep going. Or stop and pick a new field. It doesn’t matter. Eventually you’re dead and then it’s hard to reinvent yourself.

6. Step by step

If you do this faster or slower then you are doing something wrong.

7. Start today

8. Just do it

Today. If you want to paint, then buy a canvas and paints today, start buying 500 books one at a time, and start painting. If you want to write do these three things:

  • Read
  • Write
  • Take your favorite author and type your favorite story of his word for word. Wonder to yourself why he wrote each word. He’s your mentor today.

If you want to start a business, start spec-ing out the idea for your business. Reinvention starts today. Every day.

9. It takes 3 years to know how to make money

By year three you’ve put in 5,000-7,000 hours. That’s good enough to be in the top 200-300 in the world in anything. The top 200 in almost any field makes a living.

By year three you will know how to make money. By year four you will scale that up and make a living. Some people stop at year four.

10. The choices you make today will be in your biography tomorrow

Make interesting choices and you will have an interesting biography.

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