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When you get hired for any job, you go through the process of negotiating a salary, the start date, and many other factors…

What people don't realize though, is that negotiating can be a powerful aspect of being fired as well.

Getting fired can be incredibly scary and stressful, but there are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind.

Today, James and Claudia discuss the power of negotiating and how you can apply the skill for when you are fired from a job.

Here you'll get the skills and concepts necessary for starting over and how to make the process less stressful.

Direct download: AA_EP._97_FIRED_FROM_JOB.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

We should all enter into a marriage knowing that it will not be perfect... because there is no such thing as a perfect marriage.

But if things are not working out, when is the right time to end a marriage?

Click here to find out.

Maybe you are worried about the shame of failure or about your children.

Today, James and Claudia talk about several reasons why a person should not stay in an unhappy marriage.

Remember to make your decision based on the whole situation, not certain factors that make you feel guilty.

And Claudia gets a promotion! Tune in to find out more.

Direct download: AA_Ep.96.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

James is very passionate about exercising his idea muscle, using his brain, and actually making it "sweat."

If you came up with ten good ideas a day, you would have 3,650 good ideas a year...

There are endless opportunities to be discovered, all you have to do is put in the time and effort.

Today, James and his wife Claudia demonstrate how to start the idea generation process.

James recently said that he was going to come up with ten business ideas around the concept of toilets.

Here you have an inside look at how an "idea guru" is able to come up with substantial ideas about almost anything.

Direct download: AA_Ep.95_EDIT.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

You might have heard that as humans we only consciously use about 5% of our brain. If that is true then how can we tap into the remaining 95%?

Today, James and his wife Claudia talk about this body myth and what they feel is the more appropriate calculation for our bodies' use for the brain.

If you are looking to improve your thinking process and brain power then listen up... James provides several ways that you can utilize daily activities to strengthen and stimulate your mind.

Direct download: AA_Ep.94.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Yesterday we covered how to give constructive criticism... today James and Claudia go through the difference between constructive and destructive criticism.

In anything that you do, being open to suggestions is an important part in improving yourself.

But are you able to interpret whether or not the suggestions are meant to be helpful or just plain negative?

The most important thing to keep in mind when listening to others is to determine if they are offering anything of value.

Claudia and James not only talk about several aspects of criticism that you need to pay attention to but they also reveal how they overcame their own constructively criticisms against each other while co-writing The Power of No.

Direct download: AA_Ep.93.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

Often, when people think that they are giving constructive criticism, they are actually being destructive and unhelpful.

Whether you are trying to give suggestions or someone else is criticizing your work, there is a right and wrong way to approach the situation...

Today, James and Aaron discuss several personal examples where they have been on both sides of criticism.

Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, here you will gain the skills to approach any similar situation with confidence.

Plus, learn some quick tips on how to actually give constructive criticism.

Direct download: AA_Ep_92.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Every day, questions come in to James about how to get better at writing.

So today, James talks about several habits that he has adopted that have increased his creativity.

Knowing James though, you know that his tips are always going to be out of the box.

According to James, 90% of writing isn't even writing at all.

Direct download: AA_Ep_91.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Has your reputation ever been attacked? Have you ever felt like the victim of gossip?

James knows first-hand how much negative attention can affect your life and ruin others' perception of you.

So how do you restore your self-image after it gets tainted? Or better yet, how can you protect your self-image to ensure it does not get damaged?

Today, you will learn several techniques that James has found to be highly effective when dealing with negativity generated from "haters."

Direct download: AA_Ep_90.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

At some point, we have all been asked to do some things that we really don't want to do...

But how do you deal with the requests and demands of others, when they cut into your personal time?

Today, James and Aaron talk about how to make the most of your time when asked to participate in activities that you are not exactly thrilled about.

Aaron has friend's destination wedding quickly approaching and shares his plan for how to make the best of the situation.

Not everyone has the time and money available to travel and celebrate. Find out how Aaron has been able to sort out his schedule to accommodate his friend's needs as well as his own.

What started as an obligation has now become the trip of a lifetime...

Direct download: AA_Ep_89.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

James has made money, lost money, found love, been divorced, and been involved with many entrepreneurial endeavors.

Through all of his experiences, what he describes as his most difficult time in the past might surprise you...

What is even more interesting is that what he has most difficulty with is ongoing and probably will never end.

Maybe you have the same troubles as James and you don't even know it.

Today could be a breakthrough for so many aspects of your life and it all comes from the power and ability of saying "no."

Direct download: AA_Ep_88.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:57am EDT