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Syndication

Are you willing to disobey your parents?

Cassey Ho came from a typical Asian family. They gave her three choices for her career... doctor, lawyer or engineer.

She had to bring honor to her family.

But that wasn't Cassey's calling. She had the entrepreneurial spirit, and she just had to follow her dream.

Fast-forward to today, and Cassey has almost 2.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel Blogilates TV, with one of her videos now approaching 7.5 million views.

And that was just the beginning. She has created a whole line of products that's growing quickly.

Listen here today as she shares with James how she advertises her "brand."

Regards

 

David Newman

Direct download: AA20Ep2033920Cassey20Ho.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

Do you fear the nothingness of death?

That last thought, that last breath...

James doesn't.

Pain scares him, but not death.

Listen here today as he and Claudia discuss the unknown.

Regards,

David Newman

 

P.S. This Thursday, August 20th, James will be the featured guest on Product Hunt LIVE, a place to chat with the world's most interesting authors, artists, founders, investors, game creators, entertainers, and makers. For more information click here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20338.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

What if the consequences of saying "no" are so strong, you feel like you just have to agree?

James gives an example: Your boss demands that you change your plans at the last second and spend the weekend traveling for business, instead of doing what you had planned.

Can you say "no" to him?

Sure, but you'll probably lose your job, and that may not be an option. "No's" do have consequences.

So what else can you do?

Be prepared...

Listen here today as James gives us a few hacks so this doesn't happen to you again and again.

Hint... Choose yourself.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. For a very limited time, I want to send you a brand-new, hardback copy of my new book for FREE! All I ask is that you cover the shipping costs (just $5).

 

P.P.S. This Thursday, August 20th James will be the featured guest on Product Hunt LIVE a place to chat with the world's most interesting authors, artists, founders, investors, game creators, entertainers, and makers. For more information click here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20337.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

What if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force?

Nick Morgan, the author of Power Cues, joins James today to tell the fantastic story of how, after a serious concussion that left him in a coma for about 10 days, Nick lost the ability to read other people he knew.

He could no longer read their body language. He couldn't read the cues.

After a couple of months of agony, something switched back on.

That experience awakened in Nick a lifelong interest in body language, gesture, and voice, and a drive to understand how people really communicate with each other.

Listen here today as Nick relays some amazing stories about how you can take control of your communication.

Regards,

David Newman

 

P.S. For a very limited time, I want to send you a brand-new, hardback copy of my new book for FREE! All I ask is that you cover the shipping costs (just $5).

Direct download: AA20Ep2033620final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

What's an effective way to deal with complainers? James says help the complainer focus on other things, and if they're a chronic complainer, then just remove yourself from the conversation. You'll notice the complaints will slow down.

Why doesn't James have any external advertising on his blog or podcasts? James gives his honest answer and breaks some new news.

How does James pick a book subject that he knows there is a demand for? He doesn't.

Listen here today as James explains.

Regards,

David Newman

 

P.S. For a very limited time, I want to send you a brand-new, hardback copy of my new book for FREE! All I ask is that you cover the shipping costs (just $5).

Direct download: AA20Ep20335.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

Are you writing a thousand words a day, every day? You better be if you want to write a great book.

Are you doing great research? Have you immersed yourself in the story? Are you writing everything down?

James says you should start off with a moment of fear. Ask yourself, what are the 10 questions everyone is going to have?

Good luck, and if you want James' guide to self-publishing, click here.

Regards,

 

David Newman

Direct download: AA20EP20334.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

We’re not talking about having enough money to take care of your human needs; we’re talking about getting rich.

Today’s question comes from a twenty-year-old who says that’s all he can think about.

The key to getting rich is to ask, who did I help today?

Regards,

 

David Newman

Direct download: AA20Ep2033320final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

James delves into the mind of his 13-year-old daughter Mollie today.

We start off with James asking Mollie about her favorite music, movies, and TV shows.

They then talk about school. James has made Mollie an offer: She will never have to go to school again, if she'll just read one book a week and talk about it with him.

She says... No thanks.

Listen today to hear Mollie's answers.

Regards,

 

David Newman

Direct download: AA20Ep20332.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Claudia "The Snake Killer" has today's question, which is, how does James retain the information from all the books he reads?

James usually reads about five books at the same time, making it through 20% of each book daily. If something interests him, he'll highlight it and write it down.

And then he'll try to teach it to someone else.

Listen here to hear James on the "mind palace" technique to memory recall.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. We're looking for a few great affiliates to help us get James' message out.

The idea is simple. You sign up with us to become an official, sanctioned distributor of Choose Yourself Media products. You begin promoting them immediately. You use sales copy and other advertising materials that we've tested ourselves – materials that have already been proven to work (banner ads, text ads, e-mails, newsletter ads – you name it!), and you offer your members the bonuses and privileges that we offer.

 

For more information on becoming an affiliate, click here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20331.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

I hate my boss. He's a real tyrant, but I can't quit because I need the money.

James says, in order to become the rich employee, you need to tie your success to the success of the company.

Encourage the people around you, as hard as that may seem. It will make you feel better.

And, as intimidating as it may seem to leave your job, you need to start to take action. Start working today on finding another job. You could take courses online and learn new skills.

Invest in yourself, starting today.

Listen here to hear James' ideas on becoming the rich employee.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. We're looking for a few great affiliates to help us get James' message out.

The idea is simple. You sign up with us to become an official, sanctioned distributor of Choose Yourself Media products. You begin promoting them immediately. You use sales copy and other advertising materials that we've tested ourselves – materials that have already been proven to work (banner ads, text ads, e-mails, newsletter ads – you name it!), and you offer your members the bonuses and privileges that we offer.

 

For more information on becoming an affiliate, click here.

Direct download: AA20Ep20330.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:10pm EST