OMG! I’m Out Of Business! I Blame This Guy!

James Altucher

My dear reader,

I have spent a few years and written more than a few pages talking with you about reinvention. It’s something I like to talk about, because it’s something we humans do every day of our lives.

I wrote a little book about my experience with it. I’ve got a couple of blogs floating around. You have probably read some of it, and I appreciate it.

A couple of days ago I came across an article from bestselling author James Altucher on the art and science of reinvention. I read it, I fell off my chair, then told myself “I have GOT to share this with my readers! This is better than anything I have ever written.”

What if my last partner screwed me and I’m still suing him?

Stop litigating and never think about him again. Half the problem was you, not him.

What if I get depressed?

Sit in silence for one hour a day. You need to get back to your core.

If you think this sounds stupid then don’t do it. Stay depressed.


These are but two of James Altucher’s killer suggestions on how to reinvent yourself. This article is that good. Really good. Very honest. Totally great.

Read this, print this, use this, remember this, and appreciate this.

I’ve always been too gentle in my words, prodding you to take charge of this life you’ve been given.

Altucher has no such burden. So now I will find some balls, steal his attitude and pass it along.

Either reinvent, or don’t.

Make excuses, or don’t.

Give a crap, or don’t.

Try, or don’t.

But for the love of god…shut the hell up and stop whining if you do nothing and discover nothing happens when you do nothing. If you’re that guy, you’re annoying.

That felt good. Okay, now read this. You’re welcome.

Picture of John ScottJohn Scott is a media studies instructor and the career services manager at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University San Francisco. John’s book “Destination: Reinvention” is on sale in the Amazon bookstore. The hardcover edition is at Lulu. Audiobook available on Audible and iTunes. Follow John on Twitter @ johnscottsf.


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