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James McCrae

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Hay House author and creator of Sh#t Your Ego Says, James McCrae has been called the Eckhart Tolle of the Internet Generation. His new book, Sh#t Your Ego Says, is available for purchase, and you can also read the first chapter. for free.

Each of us has two voices that, from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, speak to us. One of the voices shouts; the other voice whispers. They lurch behind you like a shadow and give conflicting advice. One is the Ego; the other is the Higher Self. What is the Ego? It is your reactive, attached mind. Holding onto the past and worrying about the future, it is the self-deprecating…

Early in my career I was very successful in the advertising industry. Before the age of 30 I had been promoted from a graphic design position to a strategy role where I was soon given an executive title. But this success did not make me happy. Behind the job titles, the fast paced lifestyle, the happy hours and the girlfriends, I was miserable. Desperate to escape the rat race, I recalled that my childhood dream…

I stepped out the door of my Manhattan advertising agency onto a swarming Madison Avenue. It was late and the sky had already been dark for several hours. I wanted to let out a long sigh to help alleviate the stress I felt from another crazy day at the office, but my lungs were too tight and suffocating to breath properly. As I walked to the subway to take a crowded F train back to…