Thu, 3 July 2014
You shouldn't invest with the expectation of generating wealth, but rather as a means to grow your wealth.
Today, James shares how and why he puts money aside for his children.
He believes in hard work and does not want to just give his fortune to his children, but he also doesn't want them to have to worry if they ever face any hardship.
You'll hear how you can balance helping your kids financially with making sure they are capable of standing on their own two feet.
Remember that the best way to invest for your children is to invest in yourself first.
Direct download: Ep53_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 8:37am EDT
Wed, 2 July 2014
Welcome back to Ask Altucher!
Today's episode is not your typical daily question. Aaron is back from his week-long birthday celebration and shares what shenanigans he and his friends got into while in LA.
All the beautiful people, exclusive pool parties, and VIP treatment could not make up for the low quality of conversations... which is why Aaron says he is strictly an East Coast guy.
Find out why he has officially named where he was in LA "Level 1."
Plus, find out how to recognize if a person is good for you within the first five minutes of meeting them.
Direct download: Ep52_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:28am EDT
Tue, 1 July 2014
Do you have a fear of public speaking or talking to strangers?
Are you using the label "introvert" as an excuse?
Today, James and his wife, Claudia, talk about several ways to overcome shyness around others.
In order to overcome your fears, you must practice talking to others... even when it makes you feel uncomfortable.
James reveals several techniques that he has come across, and had success with, that could be the answer to all your social anxieties.
You'll learn how to prepare for social gatherings and make interacting with others almost effortless.
Direct download: Ep51_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:51am EDT
Mon, 30 June 2014
Whether you are feeling guilt, regret, sadness, or failure, just remember that these moments can be the times to plant the seeds of success.
We all have regrets in our lives and there will be plenty more in the future.
Today, James and his wife, Claudia, talk about the process of forgiving one's self, no matter what the situation.
The only thing you should be worrying about is "choosing yourself" and choosing to be happy.
Forget the past because there is only "moving forward." And remember, whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
Direct download: Ep50_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:46am EDT
Fri, 27 June 2014
Maybe you are thinking about leaving a current job to pursue another career, go back to school, or you just need time to figure out what you really want to do in life.
One thing that might be holding you back from taking this step is health insurance. It's definitely one of the many perks to having a job that offers benefits.
Today, James talks about what you should do if you find yourself jobless and without health insurance or if you are scared to leave your job because you won't have insurance.
Paying out of pocket for health insurance can be very expensive, so James and his wife, Claudia, talk about several ways to go around the health care gatekeepers that you may not have thought of before.
Of course, in classic James style, you know that this process is going to start by choosing yourself.
Becoming healthy by eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising will reduce the amount of money that you will have to spend for health-related costs.
Direct download: Ep49_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:51am EDT
Thu, 26 June 2014
With divorce rates so high, it's no wonder that people are reluctant to enter into another marriage after one has already failed.
But what if you do meet another person that you can see yourself with for the rest of your life? Is it too late? Will it be doomed like the first?
Today, James and Claudia give listeners their take on marriage. James has already been married, divorced and married again, so you can trust his words of wisdom.
What James advises is to not rush into thinking about marriage and to really learn how to develop your relationship.
Something that you may want to consider is to take this time to improve the relationship with yourself as a single person before you let someone else into your life.
Everybody shows their good side at first... This could be your second chance to really get to know someone and make it last.
Direct download: Ep48_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:17am EDT
Wed, 25 June 2014
Do you feel like you need some guidance in life, but don't necessarily want to seek therapy?
Or maybe you want to help others, but don't want to go through the years of school and debt to become a therapist?
Today, James and Claudia share their opinions on life coaches and the possibility of making a career out of it. Everyone needs help and support, but do you need a degree to give someone an "ah-hah" moment?
They give you several tips on how to find the right life coach and some pointers on how to build a client base if you are interested in becoming a life coach yourself.
If you are someone that can really listen to others and help them figure their way around life's obstacles, then this is probably the right path for you...
Just remember to trust your gut and choose yourself.
Direct download: Ep47_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 9:54am EDT
Tue, 24 June 2014
Once we land a job, are we required to stay in that career for the rest of our lives?
Does it sometimes feel like you only stay because you are making good money and need to support yourself or others?
You only have one life to live and you don't want to waste that life being miserable or doing something that you don't love.
Today, James talks about the many careers that he has had and shares exactly how he was able to make those changes.
If you are feeling stuck, then this is the show for you. Don't waste another minute being unhappy – "choose yourself," and follow James' simple step by step instructions.
Remember, this change may not happen overnight, but it is well worth the lifetime of happiness. All you have to do is be productive and find out what you want in life.
Direct download: Ep46_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:07am EDT
Mon, 23 June 2014
We have always been told to set goals for ourselves... they could be anything from improving your health to excelling in your career.
Although James does not use the term "goals," he does explain how he accomplishes different themes in his life.
He mainly focuses on being creative, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and growing as a writer.
Today, you'll hear how James is able to establish these themes that he wants to pursue, and how he is able to stay on track...
If you are tired of setting yourself up for failure and creating these unrealistic goals, this is the show for you.
You'll learn how you can choose your own themes in life and guarantee that you will follow through.
Direct download: Ep45_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 1:34pm EDT
Fri, 20 June 2014
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on a company’s board of directors?
The board is one of a company’s most secret inner workings, and today James gives you an inside look.
James has started many businesses over the years that he in turn sold for millions of dollars.
But that was chump change compared to the amount of money he has made on the board of directors.
So how did he did he receive these opportunities?
James explains how someone that isn’t a huge investor in a company can leverage themselves into the upper levels of a corporation.
Today’s episode is an interesting look into what it’s like to be at the top level of a company, and what you can do to get there.
Direct download: Ep44_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 10:28am EDT