“Life is improv. Not a fact test. You take the bad notes and weave them into music.” James Altucher

“What happened to the idea that a 40% success rate made someone the best baseball player in the history of the world?

“Or the idea that if only 50% of your business decisions are correct, you’ll have a billion dollar business.

“Or the idea that, in the hands of an artist, even the wrong note can be turned into beautiful music?

“Life is improv. Not a fact test. You take the bad notes and weave them into music.” James Altucher

Source: 15 Essential Skills They Don’t Teach You In College – Altucher Confidential

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Email: The most reliable way to reach readers

“I learned a real profound lesson with the Inside news app. “You can get 500,000 people to download an app, but only 1 percent or less will use it a day. And then I realized, I took the same information that was in the app, I emailed it to the same audience and 40, 50, 60 percent opened it every day.” Jason Calacanis Facebook isn't email. Most people don't even see your posts. The FB algorithm shows only what they think will keep you on FB. All of your friends are hidden. On the user end, email is super easy ... Read more

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What Motivates Us? Being noticed.

In experiments, just showing that you notice other people’s work increased performance. When researchers simply looked at a people of paper before filing it, subjects were able to do more tasks. The other two lesser conditions were simply filing without looking or immediately destroying the paper after it was done. Try this: Simply show you notice what other people around you are doing.

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