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Tired of seeing clutter around your house? Or maybe your closet is in need of a good “spring cleaning”?

Today, James and Aaron talk about how you can create passive income from simply selling a few items on Ebay.

It takes more than just posting a piece of clothing and making a quick sale if you are looking for some success.

Find out how simply writing a personal description of the item can make a world of a difference.

We’re all familiar with the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Learn how to make anything lying around your house into quick and easy income.

Plus, don’t miss out on our second segment…what is on James’ idea list today?

Direct download: AA_EP_127.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Have you ever met someone that projected negative energy?

Maybe you have worked with or went to school with someone like this... or maybe you can relate this to your own energy.

It makes you wonder if a person's personality affects their success? Do certain traits qualify you for more opportunities?

Today, James and Aaron talk about which personality traits will guarantee failure no matter what...

Plus, find out how you can alter your attitude and improve your personality by simply using this daily practice.

If you are looking to move up in the corporate world, begin your entrepreneurial journey, or simply improve your relationships, then the first step is to choose yourself.

Direct download: AA_EP_126.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Aaron and James are finally back in the studio together!

You'll hear all about Aaron's trip to Europe and a brand-new podcast that will be featured on Stansberry Radio Network... "The Choose Yourself Stories."

And... you have probably heard about James' daily practice and the importance he places on exercising your idea muscle, but are you familiar with his "idea matrix"?

Today, James reveals how the "idea matrix" will enable you to generate both good and bad ideas and ultimately enable you to choose yourself.

Direct download: AA_EP_125.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

With so many distractions in the world, how does James take full advantage of his daily practice?

Today, James and Claudia talk about how you can easily adapt to situational noise and distractions and continue on with your daily practice.

What might seem like a disturbance to one person might be a convenience to another.

Plus, don't miss out on the second segment... Which books have made the biggest impact on James...

Direct download: AA_EP_124.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

We all experience stress and difficulties in life.

But is there a way we can create a barrier between us and our ongoing stressors?

Today, James and Claudia discuss how to keep calm simply by listening to your body.

If you have ever felt nervous for a speech or an interview, then you will want to learn how to replace that negative feeling with a positive one.

It is possible to subdue your nervousness and it's simpler than you think.

Plus, don't miss out on our second segment "what is on James' idea list?"

Direct download: AA_EP_123.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Many of you might not know that James used to work at HBO...

It was one of the jobs that he had always dreamed of and was most proud of. And even though it didn't work out, it gave him experiences and knowledge that James would not trade for anything.

Not only did he make some of his greatest networking connections, but he was given priceless professional guidelines.

Today, James shares the most important thing that he learned while working at HBO... and why it is so important.

"Always treat the talent with respect."

Find out how James was able to apply this to other areas in his life... and how it fits in to his daily practice.

Plus, don't miss out on our Second Segment where James and Claudia present a 10-day challenge to listeners...

Direct download: AA_EP_122.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

With all of the pressures and expectations that we experience through life, it's easy to feel depressed and anxious.

But are you suffering from clinical symptoms or situational symptoms?

Could you improve your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health before turning to medication?

Today, James and Claudia talk about how using the "daily practice" can completely boost your energy and improve your mood.

Remind yourself daily that health and happiness usually go together.

Plus, on our Second Segment, find out what is on James' reading list this week.

Direct download: AA_EP_121.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

Have you ever thought to yourself that you would like to make money from writing?

Do you struggle with getting started? Maybe the answer is not to jump right into the publishing industry...

Today, James and Claudia talk about several ways that you can start writing for money instantly.

James has great tips on how to start small and create your own path to success.

Your first step could be as simple as guest blogging for a site. No matter how small the content is, the most important thing is that you are getting your ideas out there.

Don't strive for perfection... just start working your idea muscle.

Once you are able to get your work out there, you will see opportunities start to open up.

Direct download: AA_EP_120.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

If you know anything about James, you know how adamant he is about developing a daily practice and writing down at least 10 ideas a day.

Today, James and Claudia talk about several ways that you can broaden your idea spectrum and start the writing process.

If you are looking for inspiration or just wondering how to start the process then this is the show to listen to.

Even if you are a decent writer, you always have room to grow your skills.

If it were easy to be successful, then everybody would be. Take time to craft your skills and do not delay your creativity.

P.S. If you know anyone that is aspiring to be a writer and think this could help, go ahead and forward today's episode to them.

Direct download: AA_EP_119.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Life is complicated and there are many moving parts that we juggle on a daily basis.

Kids, marriage, career... there are many different things that take away time from us.

How can you "choose yourself" when you are being pulled in so many different directions?

Today, James and Claudia talk about how you can still make time for yourself. And they cover why choosing yourself is actually the best way to provide a better "you" to others.

You should never underestimate your own power to change yourself... once you develop your own daily practice of choosing yourself you will see your life change drastically.

Direct download: AA_EP_118.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:22am EDT