James Altucher is one of my favorite internet people of all time. He has such a bizarre, no nonsense approach to his million-dollar empire that I can’t ignore anything he says. He makes me feel like I, too, could wake up one morning and just call up Tim Ferris for a casual convo.
Which I probably could, if I had something worthy to ask him that I didn’t feel Altucher already addressed.
Anyway, the other day I was up on my re-invention band wagon again (I like to reinvent myself every 6 months it seems) and I asked my favorite internet person for advice on Twitter. Surprisingly, he responded.
@byAndriaParker reinvention happens over years. but growth is key to happiness. just make sure 1% u reinvent every day and you’ll be good
— James Altucher (@jaltucher) February 26, 2015
& Needless to say, he blew my mind.
It wasn’t that I didn’t know his little 1% trick — I listen to all of his podcasts, duh — but I had forgotten the simplicity of it.
Every day, do one teeny, tiny thing differently/better/more intentionally than you did yesterday. Eat one more carrot and one less brownie. Shave above the knee. Wear a super flamboyant necklace. I don’t know, it depends on who you want to become. Once you’re clear on who you want to reinvent yourself as it’s pretty simple to think of 1% of your life you can improve every day in that direction.
For example, yesterday I blow dried my hair. Now, I don’t really want to go into details about how that fits into the bigger picture — because it totally does — but according to this little rule, I was WICKED successful because of it. Today, I’m writing this blog post. BOOM, success.
So what’s your 1% today? I bet you can do it right this second, from where you’re sitting.
Hellooooooo, new you!