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Everyone's happiness is different, special, and customized just for them by them.

Is happiness something inside you or is it outside of you?

James and Claudia explain the difference.

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Last week in our Ask Altucher episode #286: Help I'm Homeless and episode #283: Will You Go Broke Choosing Yourself? James and Claudia talked about being homeless.

Today they interview Maja Gray who is living, as she calls it, location independent.

Maja has been a traveler since childhood. She's lived all over the world. Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan, France...

She has stayed with friends, house sat, boat sat, but right now she's living in an airport. She exercises in the yoga rooms, uses old phone booths that have a table, Wi-Fi and an electrical outlet, and finds a comfortable place to sleep.

She's learned to nap anywhere, showering is easy, and the food is great.

Learn how she follows all four of James rules for living a healthy life.

Living homeless today may not be exactly what you thought it was.

If you'd like to help Maja finish her book, learn more here.

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 11:15am EST

James and Claudia tackled todays question about too many choices a little differently today.

Claudia thought you should begin with focusing and James felt you should instead just pick anything and get going. 

Do the first, simplest thing you can first.  

Then do a little of the next….  

As they talked through this James explains how he started this morning preparing for his podcast recording today, his “A” thing. Then he took a break and he did a few “B–E” things.

He then got back to the “A” thing having felt like he’s accomplished a lot already today.

Learn what James “B-E” things were today.

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

You can't be productive all day every day.

First, you must read. When you read, you get the distilled, curated life of the writer. The author becomes your virtual mentor.

Second, you must sleep. If you don't get enough sleep, your brain just isn't working at its peak.

Third, you should eat at home. This saves you a couple hours a day and as a bonus, you'll be healthier.

Fourth, you should throw out everything that you can.

And fifth, you should never surf the web. Try for a week, and see how much extra productive time you have.

Listen here and learn how you can become mega-productive.

Plus, don't go to meetings, don't make many phone calls, and send texts instead of emails.

You are what you consume.

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Mark Messick dropped out of school at age 11 and that's when his real education began.

It wasn't his choice. He was comfortable in his "normal" life but his family was about to make a few quick, short-term moves and it was easier for him to be home schooled.

The same school curriculum doesn't work for every child. Every one of them is different.

As soon as Mark dropped out he felt free. He didn't have to follow the crowd anymore. He could now follow his passion.

He discovered he loved to write.

When he was 13 years old he discovered Amazon would allow him to self publish his first book. He sold six copies and he knew five of the buyers.

Fast forward to today. He's had nine books available on Amazon, and the reviews are fantastic, but its time to test something new.

Mark's 16 years old now and an entrepreneur at heart. He just launched his brand new website Epicproductivity.com.

Learn how Mark made $4,000 last month from his self-published book sales.

 

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I want to start a business, but I'm afraid I'm going to go broke?"

Somehow, when you work for someone else, you feel more stable. But that's just not the case. They can fire you at any time. There's no stability in that.

Yes, it's true that the failure rate for new businesses is huge and the chances are good that your first business may fail.

And maybe your second and third businesses will also fail. But that's no reason not to try.

Fear motivates.

Learn how James has turned his fear into millions of dollars.

Turn your fear into your energy.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. "James' Hack" – How to Make Money Without a Job

While most people worry about money and live paycheck to paycheck, select people have discovered how to break free of the fear and write their own ticket to success. If you are willing to pursue what some consider a controversial path, you too could become a member of this group.

If you are looking to make more money, or prepare for a secure retirement, this path could be right for you. If you're wondering where the "American Dream" is hiding, you'll find it here.you'll find it here

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This giveaway includes more than 30 hard-copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all-around "choose yourself"-ers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

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Category:business -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Last Thursday on our Ask Altucher Episode #283: Will you Go Broke Choosing Yourself?

James said: "How many homeless people do you know? It's harder to become homeless than you think."

And while he still believes that to be true, James had a long-time listener write in to tell him and Claudia that the listener is homeless and living in an airport.

You'll hear the pain in Claudia's voice as she talks about this.

This person has been sending James and Claudia his daily 10 ideas for a while now, but something is missing from them. Claudia says she believes she knows the reason.

The listener doesn't have a roof over his head. And that's where he should begin.

To come up with 10 great ideas a day, James says you have to have the four legs of a complete daily practice: You have be physically healthy, emotionally healthy, mentally healthy and spiritually healthy.

Being homeless is robbing this person of all four legs.

Regards,

David Newman

P.S. "James' Hack" – How to Make Money Without a Job

While most people worry about money and live paycheck to paycheck, a select group has discovered how to break free of the fear and write their own ticket to success. If you are willing to pursue what some consider a controversial path, you too could become a member of this group.

If you are looking to make more money, or prepare for a secure retirement, this path could be right for you. If you're wondering where the "American Dream" is hiding, you'll find it here.

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Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hardcopy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Michael Masterson

Plus 24 additional hardcopy books.

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND WHO ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES.

Direct download: AA20Ep20286.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:47am EST

"Dr. Claudia" is in the house today.

Back pain is a major problem for many people, yet for most it's easily curable.

Here are a few quick exercises that may help.

1.Back away from your desk. While you're still sitting, open your legs and let your body "waterfall" between them. Breathe deeply and relax.

2.Stand up from your desk. Breathe in, push your chest out and lean back. Then come back to vertical, bringing your head up last, while you exhale.

3.Stretch your silence. Try to just be silent for a few hours.

Your physical well-being is critical. Take control of it today.

Regards,

David Newman

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A great new resource details a 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.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hard copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Mark Ford...

Plus 24 additional hard copy books

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND THAT ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES.

Direct download: AA20Ep20285.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Do you feel anxious when you're not working, or not studying?

Anxiety is built into all of us. It's in our DNA. We had to be anxious or we'd be eaten.

When you feel anxious, think about it, realize it, notice it and relax.

Most anxiety is pretty useless. It zaps energy from you and doesn't solve anything.

Regards,

David Newman

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

A great new resource shows a 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.

---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------

Here is YOUR CHANCE to WIN James Altucher's favorite books from The James Altucher Show podcast.

This giveaway includes over 30 hard copy books, written by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, marketers, celebrities, and all around choose-yourselfers, including:

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (authors of Freakonomics)

What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

The Game by Neil Strauss

Bold by Peter Diamandis

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Ready. Fire. Aim by Mark Ford...

Plus 24 additional hard copy books

 

P.S. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR EACH FRIEND THAT ENTERS, YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE ENTRIES

Direct download: AA20Ep20284.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

James has shut up. He's not talking... except on this show. He's saving his voice for a special project.

Today's question is an important one. It's about fear. The fear of becoming homeless if you choose yourself.

How many homeless people do you know? It's harder to become homeless than you think.

Quitting your job is not "choosing yourself." There's a lot more to it than that.

Listen to today's episode and hearJames explain the difference.

Regards,

David Newman

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Category:business -- posted at: 4:36pm EST