I think I was just held up at gunpoint.
(Wait. What did you just say?)
I was doing my morning walk, had my headphones on with The James Altucher Show playing, and a beat up car creeps up to me.
I didn’t hear them at first, and when I did I was thinking to myself, ‘ok, pass me car’. I was really engrossed in Jim Kwik’s story about speed reading.
But the car kept hovering near me.
Then I heard “give me your headphones and phone.”
“What?” I said. “Just take those headphones and phone and put them in the car.”
I looked at the driver, then and his front passenger. Looked at his left hand, he was holding something at his side in an unnatural way. I glanced into the back, a lady was apologizing and sympathizing. The car smelled of smoke and grime.
I looked back to the driver and said,
The lady kept apologizing, I kept looking at them, and then they just drove off.
Your life is worth more than a pair of headphones and an iPhone, but after the year I’ve had — setback after setback, pain, health problems, frustrations, financial problems, and more — I guess nothing phases me anymore.
My instincts are crazy.
More on my setbacks and how to turn your worst circumstances into your greatest opportunities soon.
— Josh Waggoner