“You can’t buy happiness with the currency of unhappiness.”—James Altucher
I adore books. Makes sense, right? I’m an author.
Every now and then, I fall so madly in love with a book that I simply have no choice but to insist that everyone I know read it.
I just found such a book. It’s called Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream. The author is James Altucher. I’ve already moved it to my all-time favorites list and I’ve only read two chapters.
I went to the author’s website and noticed his post: “How to be the Luckiest Guy on the Planet in Four Easy Steps.”
Talk about synchronicity. As ya’ll know, I’ve been writing about BEING the luckiest person on the planet for the past 18 months.
Altucher says he has three goals: 1) To be happy, 2) to eradicate unhappiness and 3) to make every day as smooth as possible.
Does this sound familiar or what?
The universe, which constantly sends signs and blessings, had to work double-time to get my attention on this particular book.
Here’s how it went down. Silver Lining Cruises recently invited me to do a workshop. On the call to set it up, the organizers mentioned a post they’d read by Reid Tracy (president of Hay House) talking about my book.
I’d already deleted that particular mass email without reading it (sorry, Reid, I get tons of email), but you better believe I went back to my trash folder to retrieve it. In it, he not only mentioned me and E-Squared, but he mentioned Altucher’s book, The Power of No, that Hay House just released.
While I haven’t read that one…YET, I did get my hands on Choose Yourself. I started it this morning and, as I said, I’m already completely pumped. Good thing I’m about to go play pickle ball.
Altucher says everything I’ve been saying. And he says it in a way that entrepreneurs and non-spiritual types can get. This is a guy who turned the stock market around (funny story, read the book) by giving away Hershey’s kisses on Wall Street.
After starting the book (and discovering Altucher is a literary soul mate), I tried to find Reid’s email again. Being on anything (even an email) with James Altucher is like being on a list with Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln. So I wanted to save it.
Alas, it was permanently deleted. But I did take a screenshot from Amazon (that I tried to post here and couldn’t) of another list of bestselling authors with me right between James Altucher and Tony Robbins.
Pretty heady company, I’d say.
Enough babbling. Just do me a favor. Read this book.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.