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"Ocean's 13" and "Rounders" writer Brian Koppelman talks with James today about why reading fiction is so valuable.

No matter what field you're in there's tremendous benefit to reading fiction as part of the diet of what you read.

Brian says, fiction forces your analytical mind to take a back seat for a moment and knocks you out of you comfort. It forces you to grapple with those things that you often shut out.

Reading fiction is not a test; you're not in an English class

No one is going to quiz you on what you read, no one is going to call you an idiot if you don't get it, or don't like it.

Fiction may not immediately improve your life. It's not as direct as most non-fiction books but...

The lessons you pull from the fiction that hits you the hardest are the lessons that stay with you the longest.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

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The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Billions,a new drama from the Showtime cable network

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Candideby Voltaire

L.A. Confidential by James Elroy

American Tabloid by James Elroy

The Stranger by Albert Camus

I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman

City of Thieves by David Benioff

The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow

 

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakaml

Direct download: AA20Ep20280.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Two entrepreneurs, Robert (Bobby) Edwards and his mother, Judy Edwards who presented on Shark Tank talk with James today about what life is like after the show.

They did a deal with Lori Greiner that was a game-changer for them.

Their product, Squatty Potty was a bit controversial and at first the shows producer turned them down.

But after using the product for a while, they got back in touch and asked the entrepreneurs to refine their message and to come on to the show.

Listen to today's episode and learn what its like behind the scenes on Shark Tank.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

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The James Altucher Show Ep. 24 Mark Cuban: Enough Said

The James Altucher Show Ep. 49 Kevin Harrington: The Greatest Salesman Ever

 

Squatty Potty Shark Tank video

Direct download: AA20Ep20279.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

"It's important to lack focus."

Both Newton and Einstein were fans of this idea... Let your mind drift off and see what happens.

Maybe your best ideas come while you're in the shower or as you're drifting off to sleep.

Claudia keeps a pen and paper nearby or quickly dictates ideas into her phone so she doesn't forget them.

Read a book that has nothing to do with what you're working on... Take a bath or a nap... Trust your brain.

Allow yourself to drift.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

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Ask Altucher Ep 16: Be More Productive

Direct download: AA20Ep20278.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

If you put yourself into the public domain, be prepared. There are a lot of haters out there.

No matter who you are, one in 10, one in 20, or one in whatever will hate you.

Nobody is above it. It will happen.

And it hurts...

So what should you do about it?

Simply, stop caring what anyone else thinks. Start by stop giving a F@#K.

It's really that easy.

Regards

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Making a Personal Manifesto

 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Direct download: AA20Ep20277.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:04am EST

We're lucky... We're living at a very special time in history. Startup companies have so much cash that if you're smart, you can legally grab a bunch of it.

Greg Muender did. He became a part-time Uber and Lyft driver to help put his wife through medical school.

He was doing OK, making decent money, but suddenly an idea struck him. Why not write about his experiences and post it to Medium, a new blogging website?

He added a few affiliate links at the bottom and BOOM the cash started rolling in. He was making more money writing about Lyft and Uber than he was driving for them.

And that was just the beginning.

Listen to Greg's story in today's episode.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

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AA Ep 217: How One Man Makes Six Figures With Uber

Greg Muender

Fatberry

 

Medium

Direct download: AA20EP2027620final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Do you carry around a dream in your back pocket?

Rollie Peterkin did.

He left a cushy job on Wall Street to go to Peru and get punched in the face...

And he loved it.

So what's next? His world is now wide open.

Listen to Rollie's story in today's episode here.

Regards,

David Newman

 

P.S. James says there are seven huge trends that will shape America. Understanding these trends before anyone else will give you a huge advantage in work, life, and investing. Click here to learn more about James' great ideas.

 

-----------------------------Throwback Thursday ---------------------------------

 

Ep. 23 "How To Go From $0-$40,000 a Month Writing From Home."

 

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHANGING YOUR LIFE

Ask Altucher Ep. 70 "How Do You Find Your Passion?"

Direct download: AA20Ep20275.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Someone once asked Mohammad Ali how many push-ups he does. He said he has no idea. He doesn’t start counting until it starts hurting.

How do you think about work? Do you get tense, anxious and overwhelmed?

The key is find one thing that you really want to learn well. 

Bruce Lee said he doesn’t fear the man who has practiced 1000 kicks, he fears the man who has practiced one kick 1000 times.

Listen to today’s episode and, stay curious

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. James says there are seven huge trends that will shape America. Understanding these trends before anyone else will give you a huge advantage in work, life, and investing. Click here to learn more about James' great ideas.

 

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10 Things I learned From Richard Branson

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Boingboing

Direct download: AA20Ep20274.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Exercising is something you have to constantly work on. It's not something you can do for a while and then never need again.

First, unclutter. Give away anything you really don't need.

Second, remove from your life the people that drag you down.

Third, stay calm.

Give these three simple ideas a try and let us know if they make a difference in your life.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. James says there are seven huge trends that will shape America. Understanding these trends before anyone else will give you a huge advantage in work, life, and investing. Click here to learn more about James' great ideas.

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming an Idea Machine

10 Ideas to Declutter and Live in the Home Of Your Dreams

How to Deal With Crappy People

 

AA Ep 252: How to Use "The Force" in Your Life

Direct download: AA20Ep20273.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:53am EST

One of the most frequently asked questions we get relates to how to make more money. 

Today, James and Claudia talk to Alex and Mimi Ikonn who've figured out one of the formulas. 

They took a simple idea, something that really resonated with them personally, and decided to create a business around it.

They borrowed money from Alex's mom, used their credit card line of credit, and started their online business.

They were desperate to start their own business and initially set small goals.

It was either start their own company or go back to a 9 to 5 business. Something they never wanted to do again. 

Click here to listen as Alex and Mimi share their best practices of quality, consistency and authenticity. 

"The moment you shift your mind from just selfishly just trying to make money for yourself to how you can create value for other people, that's when you actually make money." 

Regards,

David Newman 

P.S. James says there are seven huge trends that will shape America. Understanding these trends before anyone else will give you a huge advantage in work, life, and investing. Click here to learn more about James' great ideas.

  

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Alex and Mimi Ikonn

Mimi Ikonn's You Tube Channel 

Luxy Hair

The 4-Hour Work Week    

Direct download: AA20Ep20272.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

James flips this question around and asks Claudia, "What have you learned?" 

They talk about many of the misconceptions that exist about the things you've "learned."

Including how to learn quickly.

Listen as James and Claudia talk about what you should unlearn. 

Regards,

David Newman

 

P.S. James says there are seven huge trends that will shape America. Understanding these trends before anyone else will give you a huge advantage in work, life, and investing. Click here to learn more about James' great ideas.

 

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Choose Yourself by James Altucher 

Ep 239 Changing Your Lifestyle Can Change your Life with Drew Canoli

Direct download: AA20Ep20271.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:35pm EST