I really enjoy James Altucher’s writings. His online posts are thoughtful, authentic and encouraging. When he writes, each word is carefully chosen. Something I aspire to in all of my own writing, though I have yet to reach the heights of Altucher’s writing.
I digress…Altucher interviewed one of my favorite musician/entrepreneurs, Derek Sivers – original founder of CD Baby, and someone I respect for having clear values in an industry often void of such values.
If you haven’t ever read or heard Sivers, he is a gentle, savvy soul who only takes what he needs and gives away a whole lot more than that.
Sivers is an advocate for everyone who wants to ponder something of their own and make that useful for your purposes, which will give way to it likely being useful for others'.
At that point, you can grow what you’re doing and you have the opportunity to help others along the way (pro tip: helping others without expectation of anything in return is how you win big).
Here's the link to the Sivers post from Altucher's site.
Posted by: Nick Venturella