by James Altucher: Why
and How I Self-Published a Book
The other day
I met a guy who had worked for 38 years at GM. He wasn’t in
the union and he wasn’t a high level executive. So consequently,
when the rock of corporate safety in America over the past century
went bankrupt he got nothing. No pension, no insurance, no savings.
The unions got their money. The high level execs got their golden
parachutes. the 30,000 in the middle got nothing.
it was safe,” he told me. “I thought nothing could touch
religion wants you to believe that corporate safety is here, that
its going to protect you and your white picket fence and your framed
college degree. But its a lie. The government doesn’t care
about you. Your bosses don’t care about you. And when the desert
that rises up to claim you back into its dust, you’ll disappear
and nobody will wonder about your accomplishments and the things
you are most proud of.
when I had the best job ever, the job that was the best time
in my life, I still had to consider: how am I going to escape this.
need to begin their ext strategy RIGHT NOW:
the 10 reasons you need to quit your job right now. And below that
I have the methods for doing it.
We used to think you get a corporate job, you rise up, you get
promoted, maybe you move horizontally to another division or a similar
company, you get promoted again, and eventually you retire with
enough savings in your IRA. That’s all gone. That myth disappeared
in 2008. It really never existed but now we know it’s a myth.
Corporate CEOs kept their billion dollar salaries and laid off about
20 million people and sent the jobs to China. Fine, don’t complain
or blame other people. But your job is not safe.
Everyone thinks they need a safe job so they can save up to
buy a home and also qualify for a mortgage. Mortgage lenders at
the banks like people who are like them – other people locked
in cubicle prison. Well
now you don’t need to worry about that. Here’s why
you should never own a home in the first place. Save yourself the
Everyone thinks they need to save up to send their kids to college.
Depending on how many kids you have and where you want them to go
to college it could cost millions. Well now we know you don’t
need to send your kid to college. So you don’t need to stress
about that money anymore.
boss. Most people don’t like their boss. Its like any relationship.
Most of the time you get into a relationship for the wrong reasons.
Eventually you’re unhappy. And if you don’t get out, you
become miserable and scarred for life.
coworkers. See above.
We have such a high unemployment rate, people are afraid if
they leave the job they are miserable at, they won’t be able
to get a job. This is true if you just walk into your boss’s
office and pee on his desk and get fired. But its not true if you
prepare well. More on that in a bit.
7) The Work.
Most people don’t like the work they do. They spend 4 years
going to college, another few years in graduate school, and then
they think they have to use that law degree, business degree, architecture
degree and then guess what? They hate it. But they don’t want
to admit it. They feel guilty. They are in debt. No problem. Read
8) Bad things
happen. All the stuff I mention in the post “10
Reasons You Need to Quit Your Job” start to happen. And
it gets worse and worse. You don’t want to look back at your
life and say, “man, those were the worst 45 years of my life.”
That wouldn’t feel good.
9) The economy
is about to boom. I don’t care if you believe this or not.
Stop reading the newspaper so much. The newspapers are trying to
scare you. Bernanke just printed up a trillion dollars and airlifted
it onto the US economy. Who is going to scoop that up. You in your
cubicle? Think again.
job has clamped your creativity. You do the same thing every
day. You want to be jolted, refreshed, rejuvenated.
people love their jobs. This is not for them but the 90% who don’t.
So: Henry and
Aaron asked a good question: you still need to support yourself,
you still need to support your family, you can’t just walk
into your boss’s office and quit.