Ask Altucher






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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

Do you think that goals are pointless and a waste of time?

If so, then you already have at least one thing in common with today's guest.

Matt Stone, an independent health researcher and author of Goals Suck, joins today's Ask Altucher segment to talk about how to reach your life's passions without the restrictions of setting goals.

Our free time is probably the most precious part of our lives.

So why would you spend your time writing things out instead of actually doing them...

Today, Matt shares with our listeners the real purpose of goals and why we should restructure how we act on them.

Cut stress, disappointment, meaningless tasks... stop doing what doesn't make you happy and start living your life the way you want...

Direct download: AA_EP_117_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

It's a dream of many... to play pro sports.

James describes being interested in sports as "a huge umbrella." There are many careers that can stem from the love of sports.

Maybe you can't do exactly what you fantasized about doing, but there is an underlying theme that you can still follow.

Today, James and Claudia talk about different ways around the sports industry gatekeepers.

If you "choose yourself," follow your passion, and find an interest in your fantasy theme then you are already halfway there.

Activate your idea machine and you will be a success no matter what.

Plus, find out what is on James' idea list for today.

Direct download: AA_EP_116.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

How does the media choose the stories they produce?

Is it just the facts? Or do they pick and choose which stories will get the most reaction?

If you rely on the news to get your information on what is going on in the world, then you are letting others decide what you need to know.

James admits that he does not listen or read the news.

Today, he reveals what sources and knowledge skills are necessary for interpreting the news and deciding what is important and what is just media hype.

Plus, he reveals what you should be doing with your time instead and provides some alternative ways to familiarize yourself with current events.

And in today's Second Segment, Claudia and James talk about what not to do if you come into sudden wealth.

Direct download: AA_EP_115.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Normally James does not like to talk about stocks and investments... But today we have a special treat for listeners.

There are certain investments that reflect important demographic trends and will help you make money in a variety of areas.

Find out which five investments James says he is most excited about.

Plus, Claudia gives us her favorite chicken recipe...

Direct download: AA_EP_114.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

A show that talks about confidence, dating advice, relationship advice, and emotional intelligence...

Sound interesting?

Well today's guest hosts a show that does just that...

Jordan Harbinger, host of The Art of Charm podcast, joins today's Ask Altucher segment to talk about how he has personally used charm to help him on a daily basis and even get him out of life-threatening scenarios such as kidnapping.

In fact... believe it or not, but Jordan has escaped being kidnapped TWICE!

You'll hear the concepts and tools that Jordan has developed into the "art of charm" and how it has literally saved his life.

The ideas he presents are so simple and yet game-changing techniques...

Direct download: AA_EP_113.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Do you enjoy writing or have an interest in learning how to write?

Would you enjoy working from home or anywhere in the world?

If you have the ability to create material that influences the way people think or act, then a career in writing could be the answer.

Today, James and Claudia talk about how you can literally sell anything if you can master copywriting.

If you are interested in learning the skills to succeed in one of the most lucrative professions, then look no further...

Plus, find out what is on James' idea list for this week.

Direct download: AA_EP_112_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

How do you use the media? Do you follow certain news broadcasts, newspapers, subscriptions, or Internet sources?

There are unlimited ways to get the news today and we are constantly being bombarded with what the Media considers to be the most important stories.

But there is more to the media than just the news and celebrity gossip. Today, Claudia asks James to comment on what Media he uses and for what purposes.

If you know James then you know that he does not believe in reading the news.

Here you will learn what media outlets he finds most essential...

When James prepares for his shows, interviews, presentations, or any interaction, there is one type of source that no other can compare to.

Plus... find out what is on James' reading list for this week.

Direct download: AA_EP_111_.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:38am EDT