Wed, 11 June 2014
Many people can get stuck balancing their love for their significant other and their love for their family. But what do we do if our family does not accept the person that we choose to love?
For most of us, our family's approval is very important.
It's a struggle that many have to go through on a daily basis.
Today, James gives his take on the situation, and shares his own personal conflict between his family and a previous girlfriend.
Just remember never to let anybody other than you define the boundaries of your comfort zone.
If you choose yourself and are proud of your decisions, then the people that actually love and care about you will come around to support you.
Direct download: Ep37_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:14am EDT
Tue, 10 June 2014
There are tons of information and resources available to us... and they are literally at our finger tips.
With technology like Amazon and the Kindle app (not to mention other e-readers) you can download almost any book you want.
So if you are not already immersing yourself in this available knowledge, then what is stopping you?
Do you feel like you have no extra time in your schedule? Or maybe you just lack motivation?
James reads about two to three hundred books a year and tries to read for about three hours per day.
It's all about time management... and James, who has mastered the art, tells you exactly how to adjust your schedule.
In today's Ask Altucher, you'll hear about several books that he is currently reading and highly recommends to our listeners.
Plus, don't miss this... James reveals a secret book by Tucker Max that hardly anyone knows about. There have been no announcements or marketing, it is simply known by word of mouth, and you heard it here first.
Direct download: Ep36_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:30am EDT
Mon, 9 June 2014
The truth is... if a cop catches you speeding, you are going to get a ticket.
But is there a guaranteed way to get out of it?
In the past, you have probably just paid the ticket and moved on... but could fighting the ticket be worth it?
Today, James talks about something he has discovered as the "ticket scam" and explains how it can help you avoid points on your license and escape a fine.
Plus, you'll find out why your local town wants to downgrade your speeding ticket...
Direct download: Ep35_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:27am EDT
Fri, 6 June 2014
The tables have turned. Today, James flips the script on Aaron and decides to ask him a question on the spot.
We have gotten a lot of requests to hear more about James' cohost, and today, you get to learn a little bit about "the man behind the mystery."
The question that James asks Aaron is, "When have you chosen yourself?"
Aaron shares a traumatic story from his past where he literally had to choose himself and decide to live.
He describes this as the worst and yet best moment in his life...
You'll hear how moving on from this experience has left him with a better outlook on life and a more peaceful state of mind.
He doesn't sweat the small stuff, maintains a healthy and fit lifestyle, removes influence from negative people, and lives his life to the fullest each day.
It will surely motivate you to start choosing yourself and a happier life today.
Direct download: Ep34_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:43am EDT
Thu, 5 June 2014
Like we have said before, Ask Altucher will delve into any topic. Normal or weird... conservative or risqué.
Today's question for James is for his thoughts on polyamorous relationships, or having multiple romantic relationships simultaneously.
What works for one relationship is not always going to work for another.
But, if you do partake in having more than one relationship, are you missing out on important connections between you and another?
Balance can be broken, feelings can get hurt, and the potential trust and growth between individuals could be missing.
Direct download: Ep33_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 9:43am EDT
Wed, 4 June 2014
What is holding you back from what you want to do?
Money, gate-keepers, the economy, fears... the list could go on.
But more than likely, you already have most of what you need to achieve your goals.
Just remember that you have to start small.
Nothing is impossible – there is a solution or a way around any complication.
Today, James will walk you through the process of "choosing yourself" and living your dreams.
Then he has a challenge for all of his listeners out there.
Direct download: Ep32_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 9:45am EDT
Tue, 3 June 2014
We all have stressors in our life – work, family, relationships, money...
But the way you deal with the stress in your life will affect you physically and emotionally.
Suffering is a choice, and you can choose whether or not you are going to suffer.
Is your workplace causing too much conflict and stress... can you leave? Start over somewhere else?
Today, James talks about how he has been able to become an idea machine, and started to bring in multiple streams of income so that he was able to avoid stress from one single job.
This is where you are going to learn to listen to your body and remember that pain is mandatory, but suffering is your choice.
Direct download: Ep31_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 10:00am EDT
Mon, 2 June 2014
Are the decisions you make affecting your life in a positive way?
Or, do you find that your actions are holding you back from other opportunities?
No matter what choices we make, we are going to learn from the mistakes that come our way. It's more than okay to try and fail.
Today, James shares his thoughts on how even though he might not always make the best decisions in life, there is a strategy that has helped him along the way... and it might be just what you have been waiting for.
Is it anger holding you back from something, or is it really just fear? James explains that if you are honest with yourself and others, you will face your fears before they turn into anger.
Avoid the stress and anxiety of wondering if you are choosing the best future for yourself. Just remember that if you are able to "choose yourself," keep calm and do your best today, then tomorrow will take care of itself.
Direct download: Ep30_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 9:52am EDT
Fri, 30 May 2014
Every day you hear people say that they have a "million-dollar idea."
Maybe you have thought that at some point too...
But how can you tell when your idea really is a winner?
There are plenty of bad ideas that come to us on a daily basis... So figuring out how to navigate through the bad ones to find the true winners is an important skill.
Maybe you have great ideas but are unsure how to execute them. Should you sell those ideas and let someone else profit?
Only a few great ideas are going to come along in your lifetime, and selling them early could be a major mistake.
Today, James explains how he has held on to his ideas and worked through the execution process even when he is unsure how to make them work.
Remember... There are ways around any difficult situation you come across.
Direct download: Ep29_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 10:01am EDT
Thu, 29 May 2014
We all feel overwhelmed at some point...
Work, family, friends, errands, kids... these are just some of the things that we encounter daily that demand attention and actions.
Do you think you need a personal assistant? Or do you just need better time management?
James discovered a more efficient way to delegate some of his daily tasks and he'll tell you how you can as well.
Starting at the most basic level and tracking everything you need to get done on a daily basis is the first step.
Then, maybe you'll discover that you are capable of completing all your tasks by simply writing them down.
If you are stressed or feel overwhelmed by everything you need to get done... This is the show for you.
Direct download: Ep28_AskAltucher.mp3
-- posted at: 9:46am EDT