361 - Jesse Itzler: The $160,000 Lesson

Jesse doesn’t remember anything he learned from college except for ONE lesson. He calls it “the $160,000 lesson.” He almost breezed by it. I had to stop him. “What was the lesson?” It’s a strong lesson. And if I try to write the whole story in this box, it’ll lose it’s power. I wrote about it here. Or you can listen to the podcast now [it’s in the first 2 mins]. It’s worth it. Jesse is one of the most naturally motivating people I’ve ever met. And it’s contagious.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Show Notes: Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus by Jesse Itzler Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler My first interview with Jesse Itzler: Ep.163: 6 Simple Steps to Becoming Self-Made Vanilla Ice (rapper) Marquis Jet (a company Jessie founded, which was then sold to NetJets) Zico coconut water (Jesse’s a partner) My interview with Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts [Ep. 355 - Make The Breakthrough You Need (With These “Smart Cuts”] President Obama Dwight Eisenhower John F Kennedy Lyndon B Johnson Richard Nixon

Spanx (invented by Sara Blakely who Jesse is married to and who I got to interview on this podcast: Episode 211: How To Get a Billion Dollar Idea) Philip Roth who wrote “American Pastoral” a Pulitzer Prize winning book Steve Jobs Game of Thrones Monasticism  Silent retreat Thich Nhat Hahn and his monastery which is Buddhist Jesse stayed with Orthodox Christian monks Vipassana (silent retreat) “Fit for Life” by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond Jesse turned some of the highlights from his book into an animated series. Check it out here Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

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