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John Lee Dumas joins Ask Altucher for Part II of our interview from yesterday's show.

In Part I of this interview, James and John talked about their success and how they got to where they are today.

For Part II, listeners get to hear the real secret to John's business.

Just last month alone he was able to make $282,000...

How is he able to give away so much value for free and still able to convert listeners into buyers?

You'll get all the details... one idea just leads to another, and it becomes a snowball effect for extreme success.

If you are looking for a money-making strategy, look no further...

Direct download: AA_EP_87._JOHN_DUMAS_PART_II_EDIT.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

For the first time ever... James and Aaron have a special guest join an Ask Altucher segment.

John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneur On Fire, joins the show to talk about his idea generation process.

Just like James, John has found the means to go around the gate-keepers of an industry and launch a business that is inspired by his true passions.

Today, you get to hear the banter between two brilliant entrepreneurs on how they found success and what steps they took to get where they are today.

Direct download: AA_EP_86._JOHN_DUMAS_PART_I.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Diet pills, cosmetic surgery, Botox... people are constantly looking for secrets to make them look younger.

It's no wonder that so many individuals are obsessed with finding the fountain of youth because that is exactly what our society idolizes... "youthful beauty."

But people often forget about all of the wonderful experiences that come with age.

Today, James and his wife Claudia talk about several reasons why they find more happiness and confidence in their older years.

It's time to stop fighting the inevitable and embrace a future where you can choose yourself for the "real you."

Direct download: 08_1.05-STANS_AskAltucher_5.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Alcohol abuse, stress, lack of sleep... there are many different ways that we cause harm to our bodies.

But how do you know when it is time to step in and choose yourself?

Today, James and his wife, Claudia, talk about several unhealthy habits and several ways to avoid or stop them all together.

If you are ready to remove bad habits and choose a healthier lifestyle, then today could be your starting point.

Direct download: 08_1.05-STANS_AskAltucher_4.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

The specialty store Crumbs Cupcakes recently disappeared altogether as a chain. With loyal customers upset, a listener is wondering what caused the popular business to shut down.

Today, James and his wife, and temporary co-host, Claudia, talk about different restaurant and store chains that could also be at risk of losing business because they focus on a specialty item.

Should you be thinking twice about investing in some of these places?

James and Claudia also go over a brand new technique that people can use to decide whether they want to invest in a company.

Direct download: 08_1.05-STANS_AskAltucher_3.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

Many people are starting to wonder which country is going to be the leader in the Bitcoin revolution.

Today, James and his wife, Claudia, talk about the differences between their two home countries.

Unlike James who was born in the U.S. where there are many opportunities for wealth and success, Claudia was born in Argentina where the government is corrupt and there aren't many jobs available.

She describes Argentina as a true "choose yourself" country, where the people have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. You either work hard... or you don't survive.

Find out why James says Bitcoin is on its way to being the currency of choice in Argentina...

Could this be where Bitcoin first erupts into a country's economy?

Direct download: AskAltucher_82.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

James is always reading and usually it's more than one book at a time. His reading lists always prove to be something that interests our listeners so it's no surprise that today's question is, "What is James currently reading?"

We hope that you have a pen and paper in hand because it's a long list today from both James and Aaron.

And do you know which one of James' books is his absolute favorite?

Today he reveals which one he re-reads over and over again.

Direct download: Ep81_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

There are many critical thinking games that both children and adults can benefit from.

Today's question comes from a listener who wants to know what the benefits are of playing chess...

If you know anything about James, then you know how much he loves playing chess. Not only is it a leisurely activity that he enjoys, but it also serves as an excellent way to exercise his idea muscle.

Today, James shares several ways that chess has completely changed his life including landing him a job even though after completely ruining the interview.

It's a great way to build discipline, character, self-control, and critical thinking skills... all of which will help you choose yourself.

Direct download: Ep80_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Have you ever felt self-conscious about the way you look? Has your lack of confidence ever affected your relationships?

James grew up with a self-image that didn't help his social life, but over time, he has developed confidence and a higher sense of self-esteem that has completely changed his life.

Today, you'll hear several ways to boost your confidence and feel attractive in any situation.

We grew up hearing "beauty comes from the inside"... Find out how James' daily practice proves this to be 100% true.

If you feel good about yourself, then that is exactly how others will perceive you.

Focus on living every day with a smile and you will quickly see how others will be drawn to you.

Direct download: Ep79_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

Today's question comes from a listener who wants to know what to say to a friend that is having trouble funding a business plan.

James knows first-hand how difficult this can be...

He has started more than 20 companies, each with unique funding methods. You'll be surprised to hear what happened to the companies that were funded through venture capitalists.

James goes beyond just advice and talks about several ways entrepreneurs can find funding to support their businesses.

He explains exactly what your main focus should be and that once you have it established, you will see that funding can actually come very easily.

Direct download: AA_EP._78_08_1.05-STANS_AskAltucher_1.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:47am EDT