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Syndication

The notion of a 9 to 5 carrying us into the safety of retirement is dead.

But how can you quit the grind. How can you plan for your future?

Today, James and Claudia talk about the steps you may need to put in place before you make the jump.

You may have to work multiple jobs before you can feel secure enough to quit. That's OK, but you need to make sure you're healthy enough to work this hard. 

Plus, James gives a good rule of thumb as to when it's time to finally Choose Yourself.

And in our new segment, James and Claudia discuss an idea that James has been thinking about. It's there for one of you to take and run with.

Something New – Our Listener Location MAP

We asked you to tell us where you are and what you're doing when you listen to Ask Altucher.

Your responses have been amazing... 

You're listening in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. You listen while driving, hiking, biking, and walking. We help you get through those daily chores like cooking dinner, cleaning the house, and mowing your lawn.

But this is just the beginning... 

We have huge plans to take this to another level. Stay tuned; we're hard at work right now getting it ready.

So keep sending us your notes. We'll post them weekly to our map, and we'll be announcing something new and exciting soon.

Click here to see the map. 

And let's see if we can fill it up.

If you have a question that you would like to ask James, you can either:

 

·       Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.

 

Direct download: AA20EP20104.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

James has been known to give away his possessions to friends and acquaintances.

Although they may be special objects to James, he seems to find others whom he feels would get more use or enjoyment out of them.

Today, James and Claudia talk about different things that he has given away and why he finds freedom from the process.

Plus, they introduce a new segment to Ask Altucher on business advice. And more specifically, they discuss a business idea that could help reduce student loans.

Something New – Our Listener Location MAP

We asked you to tell us where you are and what you're doing when you listen to Ask Altucher.

Your responses have been amazing...

You're listening in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. You listen while driving, hiking, biking, and walking. We help you get through those daily chores like cooking dinner, cleaning the house, and mowing your lawn. 

But this is just the beginning... 

We have huge plans to take this to another level. Stay tuned, we're hard at work right now getting it ready.

So keep sending us your notes, we'll post them weekly to our map, and we'll be announcing something new and exciting soon. 

Click here to see the map 

And let's see if we can fill it up. 

If you have a question that you would like to ask James, you can either:

 

Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.

Direct download: AA20EP20103.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:16am EST

Choose Yourself is one of James' most successful books... but is the idea of choosing yourself actually a selfish concept?

Today, James and Claudia discuss an email that was sent in from a listener who is concerned that by choosing herself she will be considered selfish.

The problem is, if you aren't able to take care of your own well-being, you can't expect to care for or help anyone else.

It may seem selfish on the surface, but choosing yourself is probably the most unselfish thing you can do.

Here you will learn that when you start each day with James' daily practices you are not only creating positive energy for yourself but you are also making yourself available to others.

 

Also, on today's second segment, James turns the table and asks Claudia a question about an area that she is an expert in.

Direct download: AA20EP2010220.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Do you make lists to manage your time?

Do you feel that you are usually disappointed when you are not able to cross off each item?

Today, James and Claudia talk about their thoughts on "To-Do" lists. Something that James considers more efficient is to actually make an "I did" list instead.

Could this be a new strategy that will improve your productivity with daily activities?

When you make a list of things to do you are really only procrastinating. To delay may mean to forget...

Here you will learn how to avoid disappointment and increase daily accomplishments.

 

And if you're up for it... James challenges listeners to create an "I did" list for the next 45 days.

Direct download: AA20EP20101.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

Episode 100! Before we get into the description of the show, we just wanted to thank all the listeners of Ask Altucher for getting us this far.

Now onto the description...

Have you ever had to start over in life? Start completely from scratch? No money... no job?

Today, James and Claudia share the story of a listener who feels completely overwhelmed and discouraged from starting over.

James knows first-hand what it's like to lose a job, money, family, and to live in fear.

Every day is a clean slate to start a new and better life.

If you start with James' daily practice and "choose yourself"... there are endless possibilities that you can achieve.

Here you will gain the knowledge and skills that can empower you to stop living in fear and move forward with confidence in starting over.

Direct download: AA_EP_100_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:08am EST


After reading Choose Yourself, a listener sent us an email about the success he has found while following James' daily practice and pursuing his passion.

Just four months into the process, he has drastically changed his way of thinking and his quality of life.

Today, James and Aaron share the encouraging story that demonstrates if you "choose yourself" and work with your ideas, you can succeed at almost anything. And in this particular case, you can literally sell anything.

Plus, find out what books are currently on James' reading list.

Direct download: AA_Ep._99_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Have you ever known two people that you felt would make a great connection?

If so, introducing them would not only be beneficial for them, but might pay off for you in the long run, too.

Whether your intentions are business or social arrangements, something to keep in mind is that there is a difference between "permission networking" and "introducing people."

And today, James and Aaron go through the proper ways to network with certain acquaintances.

Here, you will gain the skills and knowledge that will help you in any social setting that involves introductions.

Direct download: AA_Ep._98_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:25am EST

When you get hired for any job, you go through the process of negotiating a salary, the start date, and many other factors…

What people don't realize though, is that negotiating can be a powerful aspect of being fired as well.

Getting fired can be incredibly scary and stressful, but there are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind.

Today, James and Claudia discuss the power of negotiating and how you can apply the skill for when you are fired from a job.

Here you'll get the skills and concepts necessary for starting over and how to make the process less stressful.

Direct download: AA_EP._97_FIRED_FROM_JOB.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

We should all enter into a marriage knowing that it will not be perfect... because there is no such thing as a perfect marriage.

But if things are not working out, when is the right time to end a marriage?

Click here to find out.

Maybe you are worried about the shame of failure or about your children.

Today, James and Claudia talk about several reasons why a person should not stay in an unhappy marriage.

Remember to make your decision based on the whole situation, not certain factors that make you feel guilty.

And Claudia gets a promotion! Tune in to find out more.

Direct download: AA_Ep.96.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:27am EST

James is very passionate about exercising his idea muscle, using his brain, and actually making it "sweat."

If you came up with ten good ideas a day, you would have 3,650 good ideas a year...

There are endless opportunities to be discovered, all you have to do is put in the time and effort.

Today, James and his wife Claudia demonstrate how to start the idea generation process.

James recently said that he was going to come up with ten business ideas around the concept of toilets.

Here you have an inside look at how an "idea guru" is able to come up with substantial ideas about almost anything.

Direct download: AA_Ep.95_EDIT.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:17am EST