Every now and then I think I find a good idea in my old lists but it’s rare. Because they will be yelling at you while you are trying to think.

And if you aren’t feeling grateful and calm in your life on a regular basis, then you will be anxious and it will be harder to come up with ideas.

Perfectionism is your brain trying to protect you from harm. So he had an idea: I’m going to start a new airline. I don’t have to plan my whole way through medical school. Did I just say I would be a brain surgeon without a medical degree? I simply had a bad idea and the first step I would take if I was going to “execute” on that idea.

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If one of the ideas is good then I will probably remember it and build on it for the next day. The Daily Practice is to be: Physically, Emotionally, Mentally (the idea muscle), and Spiritually healthy. We breathe, we love, we practice kindness, we deal with other human beings. The whistle blows, and eventually good things happen.

Sometimes it’s kind of funny when I come across an old list of ideas to see what I was thinking. If you aren’t physically healthy you won’t come up with ideas. If you are around people who hate you, you won’t come up with ideas.

So all four parts of the Daily Practice work together to come up with great ideas. Here’s what I do: At any given point I have about 10-20 books on my “to go” list. Every day I read at least 10% of a non-fiction book that gives me tons of new ideas, an inspirational book, a fiction book of high-quality writing, and maybe a book on games (lately I’ve been solving chess puzzles). Right now the inspirational book is “The Untethered Soul”. The fiction book is “Blind Date” (Kosinski) and the games book is actually my chess app (“Shreder”) which has non-stop puzzles. [ RELATED: The 40 Books That Saved My Life ] It takes at least six months of coming up with ideas every day before you are an “idea machine”. I’ve said this before but my life is completely different than it was six months ago, and six months before that, and so on. Six months before that, “Choose Yourself” had not come out. So give ideas for free, and then when you meet, give more ideas.

Let’s say you get tired for a day of writing ideas. The key is to keep activating parts of your brain that have atrophied. Or I’ll take photographs of the ten most beautiful women I see today. So different there is no way I could’ve predicted the differences. Six months before that, several I had not yet gone on several board seats that have done well for me. When you come up with ideas for someone else, always give ALL the ideas away for free if you think they are good ideas (remember: six months). If you stick to an abundance mentality, and be grateful for the ideas that are flowing through you, then they will be infinite. And if someone wants to pay you and your gut feels this is a good fit, then give even more ideas.

Every day I have to check the box on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Maybe read an inspirational book for ten to twenty minutes. Someone with alcohol on his breath, a bottle in hand, looking like he could crush me with one hand, just came up to me in the cafe I’m sitting at and asked for money. If I say, “write down ten ideas for books you can write” I bet you can easily write down four or five. The poisons and toxins in your body don’t leave until you sweat. Somewhere around idea number six, your brain starts to sweat. (this is not bragging – I went dead broke about 2 years after that). For instance, Google started around 1996 but didn’t make a dime of money until around 2001. A company called Odeo was a software company to help people set up podcasts.

Here’s a condensed version of this post: How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps I’ve often written about the idea muscle as part of what I call my “daily practice”. Oh, and I just found out another reason for a waiter’s pad while I was writing this. Your body doesn’t break down the old and build the new until it is sweating. So let’s say you’ve written 5 ideas for books and they are all pretty good. Instead, he offers her a job to be a high frequency trader instead. One of them I paid 00 to develop and sold for ,000,000 9 months later. There’s no way to know in advance if a business idea is a good one.

You may not have a side project going on right now, but you can make money by starting one. In 2009, I started The Leading Love Site on the Net (140LOVE). Then, on the day I was going to close the fundraising round I woke up shaking.

It was going to be a dating website where your twitter feed was your profile. I had this vision of myself a year from now explaining to all of the investors why it wasn’t going to work. I was out the money I had spent to create the website. Sometimes I get more introductions to people and sometimes I get a chance to advise companies that do well and make me money. When you’re an idea machine, everything you look at breaks down into a collection of ideas, just like physical objects ultimately breakdown into collections of particles if your eyes were subatomic microscopes.

Since then I’ve done very well by not starting businesses. Tomorrow is “10 Ways I can turn my next book into a webinar for Oprah.” The day after that: “10 things I can talk about in my next talk on May 3” (which means, developing an entire standup comedy act from scratch since I have a rule, “if it’s not funny, then a tree fell in the forest and it didn’t make a sound.”) No! ” but everyone crowds around because we smell blood. If someone pulls away one of the legs you might still balance and the stool stays up but it’s tricky. Just even being able to try new things is something to celebrate every day. But who am I to predict the outcomes of my preparation. Everybody, EVERYBODY, is a poor predictor of outcomes. Then the whistle blows, the race begins, I try my hardest with the most amount of integrity, and the results are not up to me.