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When is enough enough?

Whenever money is your main goal, it will always disappoint you.

At the end of the day, it's more important to ask yourself: "Who did I help today?"

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20325.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:06am EST

James answers a few questions in rapid-fire fashion.

The first question is whether you should edit as you write. James says never. Your first draft is always terrible. Just race to the end.

Write it, write it, and write it...

Race to the end, and then sculpt it when you're finished.

A listener writes in to ask James if he, as an author, should start using Quora. Another wants to know how to avoid taking criticism personally.

Plus, someone wants to know more about why James doesn't read or listen to the news.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20324.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

James and Claudia celebrate five years of marriage on today's show.

They talk about what marriage is really all about. It's not about your sex life, the money, or almost anything else...

It's about becoming friends and handling problems.

If there is love underneath... any problem can be solved.

Because you will have problems...

And to read James blog post on How to Be Married for Five Years, click the link.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20323.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

James recently hired someone to completely rewrite Fifty Shades of Grey using a thesaurus to change every word. Unfortunately, he found out there are laws against this, so of course, he never published it

James' guest, John Havel, joins him today to talk about a friend of a friend of his who claims he makes about $15,000 a month through the Amazon Kindle store selling books he "writes."

He finds other people's books about dating and social relationships, reads the comments to see what people like and don't like, and then he creates an outline.

He sends this outline to a ghostwriter in the Philippines and, for about $250, he gets back a 30-page document that he then edits to create a book.

He publishes about four books a month to the Amazon Kindle store.

He's learned all the tricks on the Amazon platform that help him "work the system," increasing his rankings and selling more books.

Designing an eye-catching cover and writing great copy on the description page are the most important things you can do to boost your sales.

For him, the content is secondary.

So John and his team decided to see if they could replicate his system.

They decided to see if they could get a #1-ranked book on Amazon within a week.

They took a romance novel they thought was in the public domain, changed names, re-worked it, and put it out there.

It didn't work out the way they thought it might.

Listen here to hear the story behind John's experiment.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep2032220final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Love can be tough – especially when it's unrequited or unreturned.

We've all been there...

Are you sure that what you're feeling is love?

If you truly care about someone, then you want the best for them. The best for them may not be the best for you.

Love is not a gift that has to be returned.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20321.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:54am EST

In school, in order to get an "A" you have to get 90% of the questions right. But in business, if you make just 50% of your decisions correctly, you're an "A+" leader.

Do most of you really need to learn trigonometry, algebra or geometry? Why to they keep teaching this to everyone?

Real life business is about strategy, persuasion, and writing.

Writing is a critical skill to learn, but most schools never spend enough time focusing on it.

Instead, students read Shakespeare and Homer and write reports on historical subjects.

Listen to today's episode and let us know the last time you "square rooted" something.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20320.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:41am EST

What is doubt?

James says doubts are all in your head. "If I X, then the result of Y may not be great" – that's a doubt.

Don't let doubt control you. Instead, use it as a tool.

Action is the only thing that will make you successful. Living in your head will never get you anywhere.

Listen to today's episode and don't doubt your decision.

Regards,

David Newman

 

PS – James was on Farnoosh Torabi's podcast So Money yesterday. It was a great interview and we thought you might want to listen.

Direct download: AA20Ep20319.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:53am EST

James once played poker for more than 365 days in a row. He was obsessed.

He’d just sold a business and had a ton of cash in his pocket, but he had no friends. He thought he could make both money and friends by taking up poker.

He quickly learned that in poker, psychology is 90% of the battle and understanding the odds is the other 90%.

He loved it and those lessons have stuck with him.

And he learned that he should have kept doing what he was great at. 

Listen to today's episode to find out what he did next.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20318.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:35am EST

There are about 250,000 podcasts available today, but what's the business model?

Business models don't have to come first, but problems that you solve and your passion to solve them should.

Listen to today's episode and learn why James and Claudia podcast.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20317.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Today we're going to have some fun...

James and Claudia share a list of their 11 top TV shows:

1."Arrested Development"

2."Breaking Bad"

3."Better Call Saul"

4."Peep Show"

5."Madmen"

6."Louie"

7."Veep"

8."Silicon Valley"

9."Freaks and Geeks"

10."Rome"

11."House Of Cards"

Listen to today's episode and please send us your suggestions for the best TV show works of art.

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.

Direct download: AA20Ep20316.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:37am EST