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Just don't do it.

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, Claudia and James felt it was very important to record this podcast.

Claudia, being a victim of living through her mother's suicide when she was just a teenager, is passionate about preventing it.


Listen to this extremely important podcast.

Direct download: AA20Ep20354.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

This question came in from the Choose Yourself Facebook group:

"I've been passed over for my next promotion. I feel like 'the poor employee' instead of "the 'rich employee.'"

James says being "The Rich Employee" is a mindset, and this person is already acting as a rich employee.

He has realized there's a problem and he's taking steps to fix it, but right now he's hurting.

He asks himself, "Why should I accomplish anything?"

Listen to James' answer in today's show.


David Newman


P.S. The Rich Employee is now also in paperback.

Direct download: AA20Ep20353.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

Get ready – this one is going to be very controversial.

You went to college. You took out huge student loans to get your degree. You can barely make ends meet, and your monthly student loan bills are now due.

What can you do?

Ask for help.

Listen to today's show here


David Newman


P.S. The Rich Employee is now also in paperback.

Direct download: AA20Ep20352.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Should you "fire" a really terrible customer?

Well, that depends...

If that customer happens to be 99% of your business, you have a big problem. But today, James addresses what to do with those customers who won't break your business.

You could delegate that customer to another employee. Sometimes that works.

You could have a real, honest conversation with that customer, asking them their advice on how you could serve them better.

"Help me help you..."


P.S. The Rich Employee is now also in paperback.

Direct download: AA20Ep20351.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Do you want to be a professional speaker? Does having to get up on stage in front of a group of people scare the heck out of you?

Today James and Claudia invite Brian Rashid to join them to give us a couple of quick tips to help you if you want to become a public speaker.

Brian says you have to get really clear on one topic. Then create a clean one-page that lists bullets points on what you'll talk about, and add in testimonials as soon as you have them.

This is a long interview and Brian doesn't hold back. He's willing to answer every question they ask him.

James calls this interview "The bible of public speaking."


David Newman


P.S. The Rich Employee is now out in paperback

Direct download: AA20Ep20350.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Why did James self-publish his new book, The Rich Employee?

He wanted total control over the marketing.

The old way of the legacy book publishers is to get the author to march around the country doing book signings at the few book stores that still exist.

This just doesn't work anymore.

Instead, writers should do the "podcast tour". You'll get in front of millions of potential buyers without ever leaving your house.

Remember, you should always choose yourself.


David Newman


P.S. The Rich Employee is out in paperback as of today

Direct download: AA20Ep20349.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

Why did James feel that he had to write his new book, The Rich Employee?

He wanted to set the record straight.

For the average employee, income is going down while inflation goes up. Industry, knowledge, and management are all being outsourced cheaply to other countries or to technology.

Many people mistakenly think that the only solution is entrepreneurship – that "entrepreneurship is the pathway to riches." This is not true. Being an entrepreneur does have great upside but it also has a well-known failure rate of 85%. There is no way to predict your way out of that 85%.

The solution is to become a rich employee, and now, anyone can do it.

This century, companies will only succeed if they encourage their employees to develop the "Rich Employee" mindset.


In today's podcast, James talks about The Rich Employee, saying that to succeed and thrive no matter where you are, no matter who your boss is, and no matter what your situation is, you should "choose yourself."

Direct download: AA20Ep2034820with20TRE20preroll.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Chris Brogan was gracious enough to allow us to repost an interview he did today with James to talk about, everything…including the release of James brand new book; The Rich Employee that hit the Amazon bookstore today.

They jumped onto a platform new to many of us, and did an hour long interview.

A lot of people jumped in to ask questions including Joel Comm, Michael Stelzner, Mitch Jackson and so many others.

We hope you enjoy this as we play with the best way to deliver you our content.

Thanks again Chris and please check out



David Newman

Direct download: AA20Ep2034720Blab20final.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT