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Syndication

You can't be productive all day every day.

First, you must read. When you read, you get the distilled, curated life of the writer. The author becomes your virtual mentor.

Second, you must sleep. If you don't get enough sleep, your brain just isn't working at its peak.

Third, you should eat at home. This saves you a couple hours a day and as a bonus, you'll be healthier.

Fourth, you should throw out everything that you can.

And fifth, you should never surf the web. Try for a week, and see how much extra productive time you have.

Listen here and learn how you can become mega-productive.

Plus, don't go to meetings, don't make many phone calls, and send texts instead of emails.

You are what you consume.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

A great new resource shows clever ways to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

 

P.P.S. Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN a year's worth of James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast

Direct download: AA20Ep20289.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Mark Messick dropped out of school at age 11 and that's when his real education began.

It wasn't his choice. He was comfortable in his "normal" life but his family was about to make a few quick, short-term moves and it was easier for him to be home schooled.

The same school curriculum doesn't work for every child. Every one of them is different.

As soon as Mark dropped out he felt free. He didn't have to follow the crowd anymore. He could now follow his passion.

He discovered he loved to write.

When he was 13 years old he discovered Amazon would allow him to self publish his first book. He sold six copies and he knew five of the buyers.

Fast forward to today. He's had nine books available on Amazon, and the reviews are fantastic, but its time to test something new.

Mark's 16 years old now and an entrepreneur at heart. He just launched his brand new website Epicproductivity.com.

Learn how Mark made $4,000 last month from his self-published book sales.

 

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

A great new resource shows clever ways to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

 

P.P.S. Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN a year's worth of James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

Direct download: AA20Ep20288.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I want to start a business, but I'm afraid I'm going to go broke?"

Somehow, when you work for someone else, you feel more stable. But that's just not the case. They can fire you at any time. There's no stability in that.

Yes, it's true that the failure rate for new businesses is huge and the chances are good that your first business may fail.

And maybe your second and third businesses will also fail. But that's no reason not to try.

Fear motivates.

Learn how James has turned his fear into millions of dollars.

Turn your fear into your energy.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. "James' Hack" – How to Make Money Without a Job

While most people worry about money and live paycheck to paycheck, select people have discovered how to break free of the fear and write their own ticket to success. If you are willing to pursue what some consider a controversial path, you too could become a member of this group.

If you are looking to make more money, or prepare for a secure retirement, this path could be right for you. If you're wondering where the "American Dream" is hiding, you'll find it here.you'll find it here

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from the James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes more than 30 hard-copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all-around "choose yourself"-ers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

  • What to Do When it's Your Turn (and it's Always Your Turn) by Seth Godin
  • The Game by Neil Strauss
  • Bold by Peter Diamandis
  • Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
  • Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson
  • Plus 24 additional hard-copy books.

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND WHO ENTERS, YOU'LL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES.

Direct download: AA20Ep20287.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Last Thursday on our Ask Altucher Episode #283: Will you Go Broke Choosing Yourself?

James said: "How many homeless people do you know? It's harder to become homeless than you think."

And while he still believes that to be true, James had a long-time listener write in to tell him and Claudia that the listener is homeless and living in an airport.

You'll hear the pain in Claudia's voice as she talks about this.

This person has been sending James and Claudia his daily 10 ideas for a while now, but something is missing from them. Claudia says she believes she knows the reason.

The listener doesn't have a roof over his head. And that's where he should begin.

To come up with 10 great ideas a day, James says you have to have the four legs of a complete daily practice: You have be physically healthy, emotionally healthy, mentally healthy and spiritually healthy.

Being homeless is robbing this person of all four legs.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. "James' Hack" – How to Make Money Without a Job

While most people worry about money and live paycheck to paycheck, a select group has discovered how to break free of the fear and write their own ticket to success. If you are willing to pursue what some consider a controversial path, you too could become a member of this group.

If you are looking to make more money, or prepare for a secure retirement, this path could be right for you. If you're wondering where the "American Dream" is hiding, you'll find it here.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hardcopy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Michael Masterson

Plus 24 additional hardcopy books.

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND WHO ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES.

Direct download: AA20Ep20286.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:47am EST

"Dr. Claudia" is in the house today.

Back pain is a major problem for many people, yet for most it's easily curable.

Here are a few quick exercises that may help.

1.Back away from your desk. While you're still sitting, open your legs and let your body "waterfall" between them. Breathe deeply and relax.

2.Stand up from your desk. Breathe in, push your chest out and lean back. Then come back to vertical, bringing your head up last, while you exhale.

3.Stretch your silence. Try to just be silent for a few hours.

Your physical well-being is critical. Take control of it today.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

A great new resource details a clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hard copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Mark Ford...

Plus 24 additional hard copy books

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND THAT ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES.

Direct download: AA20Ep20285.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Do you feel anxious when you're not working, or not studying?

Anxiety is built into all of us. It's in our DNA. We had to be anxious or we'd be eaten.

When you feel anxious, think about it, realize it, notice it and relax.

Most anxiety is pretty useless. It zaps energy from you and doesn't solve anything.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

A great new resource shows a clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hard copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Mark Ford...

Plus 24 additional hard copy books

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND THAT ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES

Direct download: AA20Ep20284.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

James has shut up. He's not talking... except on this show. He's saving his voice for a special project.

Today's question is an important one. It's about fear. The fear of becoming homeless if you choose yourself.

How many homeless people do you know? It's harder to become homeless than you think.

Quitting your job is not "choosing yourself." There's a lot more to it than that.

Listen to today's episode and hearJames explain the difference.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows a clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Altucher Podcast Rap by Stephen Fruend

 

Check out our new website and tell us what you think JamesAltucher.com

Direct download: AA20Ep2028320w20Rap.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Another podcast on the go today...

James received a text from a young listener who wants to earn a quick $5,000 so he can travel to Thailand.

He asks, "What's a quick and easy way to make some fast money?"

The easiest way is to do something online.

James and Claudia's idea muscles are in overdrive today. They come up with a huge amount of great ideas.

Regards,

David Newman

 

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

 

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Miranda Sings by Jerry Seinfeld

Global Family Reunion – Come meet James in person this Saturday.

Ask Altucher Ep 245: How to Make Money With Your Blog in Six Months

Mimi Ikonn on How to Make seven figures on YouTube, here and here.

Gilad Soffer

 

 

AA Ep 170 What's The Best Way to Crowd Fund with Clay Hebert from Kickstarter

Direct download: AA20Ep20282.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

We want to thank Jerry Seinfeld for coming up his original show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Today we ripped off the title.

James and Claudia are on the way to a dance recital for James' daughter and decided to try something new today.

A podcast on the go...

James asks Claudia if she has career envy.

In her next life, Claudia says she wants to be Beyoncé… so that makes James Jay-Z. He's OK with that.

There's no way to completely avoid career envy, but when you feel it, just think about what you're grateful for.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows a clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

 

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld

 

Global Family Reunion – Come meet James in person this Saturday

Direct download: AA20Ep281.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

"Ocean's 13" and "Rounders" writer Brian Koppelman talks with James today about why reading fiction is so valuable.

No matter what field you're in there's tremendous benefit to reading fiction as part of the diet of what you read.

Brian says, fiction forces your analytical mind to take a back seat for a moment and knocks you out of you comfort. It forces you to grapple with those things that you often shut out.

Reading fiction is not a test; you're not in an English class

No one is going to quiz you on what you read, no one is going to call you an idiot if you don't get it, or don't like it.

Fiction may not immediately improve your life. It's not as direct as most non-fiction books but...

The lessons you pull from the fiction that hits you the hardest are the lessons that stay with you the longest.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Billions,a new drama from the Showtime cable network

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Candideby Voltaire

L.A. Confidential by James Elroy

American Tabloid by James Elroy

The Stranger by Albert Camus

I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman

City of Thieves by David Benioff

The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow

 

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakaml

Direct download: AA20Ep20280.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:40pm EST