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Who do you want to do business with – honest, forthright, and trustworthy people or aggressive sharks?

James says honestly pays every time.

Being a shark is a terrible strategy. In the long term, it will always catch up with you.

Regards,

David

P.S. As you can tell, James is fiercely committed to helping people lead happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives.

 

That's why he's working on a new project – one that introduces you to life-changing ideas, secrets, and techniques you have never heard of before. It's the perfect guidebook for succeeding in a rapidly changing America. Read on here to learn more.

Direct download: AA20Ep2024720final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

The average successful multimillionaire has roughly seven to 10 streams of income.

Becoming an entrepreneur often means that you only have one; it may be a very large income but it's usually from just one source.

James recommends working on multiple sources of income, and today he and Claudia talk about numerous opportunities available to everyone.

Nothing happens overnight. Find what you're knowledgeable about and start today.

You'll look back a year from now and discover you're on your way.

 

Regards,

David

 

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the responses I've received. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20246.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

How can I make money on my blog is a question James gets over and over and over again.

So today he and Claudia call an expert in the field of SEO, Matt Capala, to learn some of the secrets.

James and Claudia visited Matt in his NYU class last week and since then he's helped Claudia optimize her new website.

Matt has dug into the Google algorithms to understand how you can best utilize their search engine, and today he tells James a few of the new updates coming.

James asks Matt if a new blogger can really make money on the web. As Matt says, first you need a ton of free content on your website, but it's much more than that. Google will give you free tools to help you get ranked and you should learn what they are and how to use them

Blogging like a pro is a real science, and Matt can help you get a quick education. He's written the ultimate beginners guide to SEO and he's giving it away free to James' listeners.

SEO Like I'm 5, (just click on the link).

This book will help you with:

  • Where to start
  • Which free platforms and tools to use
  • How to build a search-friendly website
  • How to build a killer content strategy
  • How to monetize your website
  • How to build a winning social media strategy
  • How to make money online

And much, much more.

So if this is something you think you need help with, grab a copy of SEO Like I'm 5 today. 

It’s free for now, but soon it’s going back up to $10

Regards,

David

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here

Direct download: AA20Ep2024520final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

When are you most creative – when you're working alone or when you're working in a team?

James used to work alone, but in about 2010, Claudia gave him some feedback, a "spark." And as he says, "he's never looked back," and his work is much better.

He has found his team, his partner.

Not every team works out well, but don't neglect the value of having a good partner. It's well worth the effort.

Regards,

David

 

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20244.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Mancal Denton went to prison. Not jail... prison.

He was sent to the Texas State Penitentiary and served a six-month prison term there.

He joins James today to talk about the mistakes he made and why he did it.

He was convicted of stealing about 17,000 pages of documents from the Mazal Holocaust Library in Hill Country Village and then selling them online. While exact numbers aren't available, it's believed about 7,000 pages were never recovered.

He felt he probably won't have to go to jail but in June 2014 the judge sentenced him to six months in prison.

During the three and a half years between being arrested and being sentenced, he finished school and started a business.

He credits James' blog as one of things that helped him get through this ordeal.

How he survived prison is a fascinating story.

Regards,

David

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Direct download: AA20Ep2024320Final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Ben from London is skeptical that writing down your 10 ideas a day and then giving them away will really help you generate income.

James explains that this type of thinking comes from our evolutionary instinct towards scarcity.

Life is not a zero-sum game, though.

By giving away your ideas, you're showing people a few things about you. You're the type of person who can come up with ideas that can help them.

Share your ideas and don't ask for anything. Just plant the seed and see what grows.

Listen here if you're ready to learn about giving away your ideas.

 

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here

Direct download: AA20Ep20242.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

We sent you Part 1 of this amazing interview with Mark Ford on Tuesday and today we're releasing Part 2. If you've not listened to Part 1 click here to start there.

 

Make sure you go to markfordbook.com and learn how you can claim your free copy of Mark's book, Living Rich: How to Live as Well as a Billionaire on a Middle-Class Budget.

Direct download: JAS20EP2010320Ford20Part20220final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

No matter how you invest, James says the best investment is to invest in yourself. But today he and Claudia cover 401(k)s.

You'll hear Claudia's story about how hers never made her any money.

But James says that's not the "scam." The real problem is that the people who sell these calculate an annualized return and project it out over 30 or 40 years. They show you these compounding growth charts and suddenly, when you're ready to retire, boom, you're rich.

But there are two big problems with those calculations.

First, no one can really tell you what you're going to be earning on these investments and all too often the projections are way too aggressive. And secondly, and this one is really important, they don't tell you about the taxes you're going to have to pay when you want your money back.

And then there are the fees. Everyone has his or her hand in your money getting a piece of your retirement.

The fees will kill you.

Listen here if you're ready to learn how to get rich.

 

 

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Direct download: AA20EP20241.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur,and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of the brand-new best-seller Stand Out.

Today, she talks with James and Claudia about what it means to stand out.

Dorie gives us five different strategies that successful people have used to come up with their breakthrough ideas.

  1. 1.Become an expert in a narrow niche and then expand out.
  1. 2.Combine disciplines, mash up two different ideas.
  1. 3.Do independent research. We need more facts.
  1. 4.Tackle a big idea.
  1. 5.Create a framework.

 

She details all of these with great examples in today's podcast, along with examples on how to build your following.

She says you first have to build your network, next build your audience, and finally you have to build your community.

That's the tipping point.

Regards,

David

 

P.S. Hi, James here...

My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.

Here's what the initial reviews on this book have said:

"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."

"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"

"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."

I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."

 

If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20240.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Ep 102: The Man Who Built 100 Businesses

Today we have a very special show for you. 

James hopped a plane to Palm Beach and recorded this two-part show from this gentleman’s waterfront mansion. He’s is a true legend in the field of entrepreneurship and investing having started over 100 companies, most of which have been successful.

His guest today is the New York Times bestselling author, Mark Ford, You might recognize Mark by his pen name, “Michael Masterson,” but I also wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of him. Unlike other business and financial “gurus,” Mark is intensely private and has deliberately kept a low profile over the past 30 years. He has been a silent force behind the careers and ideas of many of the smartest people in investing and entrepreneurship.

Mark’s accomplishments are as impressive as they are varied: he has built 100+ businesses, amassed a fortune in the high 8-figure range… climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, speaks 4 languages… is a best selling author of nearly twenty books… and at 64, he still wears his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt 5 times a week as he spars with men half his age. 

But before you check out the interview, we forgot to include an important piece of information during the show. Mark agreed to give away one of his most popular books to my listeners

They start out today talking about what Mark calls, “becoming an “Intra-premier”. Not everyone can quit his or her job tomorrow. As an intra-preneur you have to become the most valuable or one of the most valuable people within the company you work. 

He then tells James about two very different negotiation techniques that he’s learned from two of his mentors. They couldn’t be more different.

Mark talks today about the three sides of every business and which one you want to be a part of. 

And as Mark says “You have to promote yourself”

Plus, this is only part one of this amazing interview. 

Make sure you go to markfordbook.com and claim your free copy of Mark’s book Living Rich: How to Live as Well as a Billionaire on a Middle-Class Budget

Regards,

 

James Altucher

Direct download: JAS2010220Mark20Ford20Part20120final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT