540: James Altucher | Minimal Expectations

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James Altucher (@jaltucher) is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and author of several books, including Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream. He joins us to talk about -- among many things -- the benefits of minimizing expectations for maximum happiness.

The Cheat Sheet:
  • Need to jump start happiness? Lower your expectations.
  • People seem to react better to advice by autobiography than advice by slogan.
  • If a giant stack of money is your be-all, end-all measure of success, you might want to redefine success (or prepare for a heaping helping of disappointment).
  • How does someone live well without renting or owning?
  • The checklist James uses to make sure he's operating as his best self (which also keeps him from disappointing others).
  • And so much more...

Show notes at http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/james-altucher-minimal-expectations-episode-540

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