Idea List of The Day! Embracing Orthogonality!
Another episode of Idea List of The Day on The James Altucher Show! This time around, we have @randomroger 's list! This was a fun one too, and we talked about our own experiences when we were going against the crowd!
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I was introduced to the word orthogonal by Mark Baker ( @guruanaerobic on Twitter). I've lived this way for a very long time but the word provides a great articulation. Basically it means to know when to not go along with the crowd, realizing that the crowd can often be wrong, disastrously so on occasion. To be orthogonal to society is to set out to do your own thing regardless of what others think.
1. Quit your job
Baker says this all the time as does James Altucher. Take that how you want, years ago I took it to mean be self employed, working from home setting your own schedule, not having an alarm clock, not punching a time clock and as the catalyst for me, wanting to ditch the daily commute to work. Sitting in traffic seems like the biggest possible waste of time. Thank God for the internet.