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Recently, James met with one of the current presidential candidates and came away with nothing new.

He realized that everyone is out for themselves and for their own self-interests. That's something he already knew.

James had the opportunity to ask the tough questions, but he didn't.

Listen today and learn why he didn't.

And both he and Claudia offer up who they think will win the next presidential election.

 

Who do you think will win?

Let James know.

Direct download: AA20Ep20260.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Today’s question is going to be a controversial one. 

Our listener is under water on his mortgage and wants to know if he should stop paying it.

James says, absolutely.

When you took out a mortgage you signed a contract. If you can’t pay it than stop and give them back the house.

 

They are costs to this but you should weigh them against going broke. This isn’t an ethical issue, it’s a contract.

Listen today to learn the difference

Direct download: AA20Ep20259.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:04am EST

What makes a good leader?

A lot of people give advice on this topic, but should you take their advice? Maybe not...

James says...

A good leader should give everyone who works for them a detailed plan on what they should be doing and what their goals are.

A good leader needs to make sure that everyone working for them has a path to success that takes them beyond the leader.

A good leader listens to people around him.

 

And a great leader has a vision.

Direct download: AA20Ep20258.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:15am EST

James says it's not focus that matters the most. It's "decluttering" that really makes the biggest difference.

Get rid of negative people, stop arguing with people, don't go to meetings or conferences that are marginal, and follow Warren Buffett's 5/25 rule.

Listen and learn how to declutter your life

Regards,

 

David

Direct download: AA20Ep20257.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:45am EST

Today's question is a delicate one. A listener texted in to ask what James thinks about abortion.

James says that there are a few topics that no matter which side you're on, everyone hates you.

This is one of those questions, but it's a very important discussion.

I think it's important to tune in today. Please listen to this entire episode.

 

Listen here and join in the conversation.

Direct download: AA20Ep20256.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Claudia showed James "the perfect resume" yesterday. After taking a look at it, James had to agree.

This should be the standard resume anyone should use going forward.

The resume was from a woman named Nina, who wanted to work at Airbnb. So, she customized her resume to look exactly like an Airbnb webpage.

She left out all the old standard resume components; instead, she just put in a link to LinkedIn, where it's all housed anyway.

Instead, she focused on how she can help Airbnb. She studied the company, offered solutions on where to start, and told a story.

If you really, honestly want that job, then learn from Nina and stand out.

Listen and learn how you can get that new job.

Regards,

 

David

Direct download: AA20Ep20255.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Yesterday, James and Claudia covered a bunch of myths that have been drilled into us. Here's a link to listen to yesterday's episode if you missed it.

Today, they talk about the myths we believe in regarding money, family, government, wars, and religion.

Regards,

David

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Direct download: AA20EP20254.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:08am EST

James likes to beat his kids (you’ll have to listen to find out why)

But that's not today's question.

Today, James and Claudia cover a bunch of myths that have been drilled into us.

Listen to hear how many of these myths you've fallen for.

Regards,

David

P.S. As you can tell, James is fiercely committed to helping people lead happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives.

 

That's why he's working on a new project – one that introduces you to life-changing ideas, secrets, and techniques you have never heard of before. It's the perfect guidebook for succeeding in a rapidly changing America. Click here to learn more.

Direct download: AA20Ep20253.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:47am EST

James is so excited that he can hardly handle it...

James has used "The Force" to help him solve a major business problem he experienced in one of his earlier companies.

He decided not to be angry, and he wasn't going to be scared. He calmed down and trusted that whatever happens, happens.

He wasn't going to waste time worrying.

Be calm, be honest, and do your best.

 

Regards,

David

P.S. As you can tell, James is fiercely committed to helping people lead happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives.

 

That's why he's working on a new project – one that introduces you to life-changing ideas, secrets, and techniques you have never heard of before. It's the perfect guidebook for succeeding in a rapidly changing America. Click here to learn more.

Direct download: AA20Ep20252.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

If you're in a service business, you need to give your friendship away for free at first.

But be careful, and make sure the friendship is reciprocal.

Take each individual client on a case-by-case basis.

Every client is different.

Regards,

David

P.S. As you can tell, James is fiercely committed to helping people lead happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives.

 

That's why he's working on a new project – one that introduces you to life-changing ideas, secrets, and techniques you have never heard of before. It's the perfect guidebook for succeeding in a rapidly changing America. Click here to learn more.

Direct download: AA20Ep20251.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:05pm EST