“I started public speaking a few years later. I was always scared to speak in front of others and be judged. But I always had two goals when I spoke:
“Say something they’ve never heard before. Usually wrapped inside a story.
“Make them laugh, or even shock them.
“I’ve been writing every day for 29 years.
“My one goal when I write: never hit “publish” unless I am afraid of what people will think of me when they read it.
“Better to be free than locked in an opinion ghetto. People are only your friends in opinion ghettos as long as you agree with them.”–James Altucher