Ask Altucher






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Warning… This episode is a bit explicit and may not be suitable for young children…


If you work for a company, there's a strong chance you don't have a good relationship with your boss.



James decides to put a different spin on this question. Instead of focusing on the problem, his advice is to do the opposite... You don't want to miss his counterintuitive perspective.

Direct download: AA20EP20140.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

A listener asks James how he can be more grateful. It all starts with the “Daily Practice.” James believes being grateful is like a muscle that needs to be flexed daily. 


The critical component to becoming grateful is to stop complaining or comparing yourself to others. 


Claudia adds to the conversation. She exercises her gratitude muscle by letting it compound itself throughout the day. 

Direct download: AA20EP20139.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Today's Ask Altucher is a difficult one. A listener asks James advice on whether or not he should leave his alcoholic wife and children. 


James lays out a few options he thinks will help. He believes the first course of action to take is to temporarily remove him from the situation. 


Claudia, on the other hand, has some strong advice for the listener based upon things she has been through in the past. You don't want to miss what Claudia has to say.

Direct download: AA20EP20138.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Today's question is one you might be familiar with. A listener asks James for advice on how he can quit texting his ex-girlfriend.


James believes the first step is to focus on the "Daily Practice." By taking care of your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical self, you'll be able to calm the uncontrollable desire to stop a bad behavior.


Claudia also has a specific suggestion for this listener. It's one you might use if you find yourself in the same position as this listener.


You'll also hear James' three-step plan on how to break bad habits.

Direct download: AA20EP20137.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

Today's question comes from a text that was sent to James' cell phone, 203-512-2161. And it's one that James identifies with well.


A listener asks for advice on how to make new friends as an introvert.


James believes the first step is to break self-defining labels. He then presents a challenging exercise for anyone that's up for meeting strangers.



He also tells listeners a great place anyone can go to meet new people. 

Direct download: AA20EP20136.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Every week for an hour on Twitter, James hosts a Q&A where he answers any and all questions from his followers.


One of the most frequent questions James receives is, "How do I generate website traffic?"


Although James has mastered the art and science of generating traffic for his blog, he decides to answer this question by taking it one step further. On this episode of Ask Altucher, James invites a special guest who has "written the book" on how to create habit-forming products.



Tune in and you'll learn the true key to generating website traffic.

Direct download: AA20EP20135.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Maybe you've been recently laid off or finally decided to quit your job to choose yourself…  and now you need some cash quick.


Today, Claudia ask James, "You've just been fired from your job and you need $1,000 a week. Go."


Right off the top of his head, you can hear James create a business.



He and Claudia role play and she's tough on him, but he's on top of his game and fires back with great answers.

Direct download: AA20EP20134.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Something that we need to keep in mind is that Ebola is a RARE and DEADLY disease.


But with the recent hype in the media and news stories about the few cases that have been diagnosed it’s hard to not get caught up in the panic.


Today, James and Claudia talk about the REAL concerns that we should be thinking about when it comes to Ebola.


If it turns out that you have a better chance at winning the lottery than getting Ebola then why are so many people worried about this virus?


Is there an agenda that we are not paying attention to? Maybe we should be more concerned with who is making money from Ebola news…

Direct download: AA20EP20133.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

Whether in school, in public, or in the online community, we have all experienced bullies and negative attention.

It's no secret that not everyone is going to agree with everything that you have to say...

People are always going to have their opinions, and they do not always express them in the most pleasant way.

Today, James and Claudia talk about how to deal with negative energy... and the best practices to avoid unwanted and unnecessary stress.

You'll find out what the "24-Hour" rule is and how you can put it to use in your own life...

Plus, don't miss out on a special segment with Mike Godwin, author of Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age... find out what Mike has to say about hate in the online community.

Direct download: AA_EP_132.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

We all have our own preferences for qualities that we look for in a partner. There are certain things that attract us and make us want to be closer to a person.

Today, James and Claudia talk about their own dating history and the courtship that they encountered together.

Claudia even shares what was on her "dating list" and what she would not settle for...

Find out what worked for them and what they decided was not necessary.

They did something right because they found success after just six months of dating each other... Their story might just trigger your own path to happiness.

Direct download: AA_EP_131.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT