“My goal every day is to fill my day with as many of my own choices as possible,” says venture capitalist and entrepreneur James Altucher, in a recent interview with Entrepreneur's Behind the Brand.
Altucher focuses on doing things he personally loves and that catch his interest, not just things that other people ask him to do.
His unfalteringly self-directed approach to life has worked out in his favor.
According to Altucher, this philosophical lifestyle shift isn't something that happens overnight. It can take time to establish the right habits and the right attitudes to successfully live life on your own terms.
Altucher is also a bit of an adventurer; he reports that he sold off most of his belongings so he could be more mobile, staying in hotels and Air B&B rentals while exploring what the world has to offer.
Altucher's unique approach to life is inspiring. You can check out more of his sage advice in this 30-minute Behind the Brand interview.