Ask Altucher

What does it take to sell a business?

Is it dumb luck? Is it a lot of work? Do you have the hustle?

How important is networking?

Today, James answers it all and explains that when it comes to selling your business, it's more than just selling your company… It's more about selling yourself.

Selling is more than just giving up power and responsibility for a profit.

Are you going to be able to work as a team player with the person buying your company? It's a big change to sell a company, and you have to make sure that you are ready for it.

James goes through several questions that you should be asking yourself before making this decision.

Remember, "The deal is not done until the cash is exchanged."

Direct download: Ep40_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:52am EST

It's not like it was twenty years ago... forget the idea of leaving work at work. We are now living in an age where we work around the clock and are constantly on call for any issues that may arise.

Whether its work, family, or our social lives, we are now bound to technology that makes it extremely difficult to take a step back and let ourselves just relax and rejuvenate.

Today, James goes through several examples of things that he recommends for relaxation.

Cut down on the anxiety, stress, and hectic schedules. You'll see that it's as easy as keeping your phone away from one spot in your house and getting a good night's rest...

Just remember... More sleep equals more freedom.

Direct download: Ep39_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:05am EST

With divorce rates as high as 50% across the nation, it's no wonder that people are hesitant to get married these days.

But when you do find that special someone and then fall in love, will that be enough to make it last? Will you be together until the end?

Remember... there are no guarantees in life and every tomorrow is determined by every today...

Today, James talks about what it takes to build and maintain a happy marriage. James has daily practices for his personal health, and he believes that there is a daily practice for continuing a loving relationship.

How do you know if you have found the right person? Well there is no one clear answer, but in today's Ask Altucher, James shares a little checklist that he finds helpful.

Direct download: Ep38_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:55am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 10:14am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 10:27am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 8:43am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 9:43am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 9:45am EST

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
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00am EST