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Today, James, Claudia, Mollie, and Josie are podcasters in cars going to Whole Foods.

Often, the biggest gatekeeper you'll run up against is in your own mind. You believe you have to use gatekeepers to become successful.

What if you want to be a star in Hollywood? Do you need an agent (i.e., a gatekeeper)?

The short answer is: no.

Listen here to hear James and Claudia offer proof that you can do this yourself.

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: AA20Ep20328.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Good television tells great stories... In fact, James believes television is the best art form out there right now. It's better than the best movies and even better than most books.

But they both do love to watch funny movies

Here's a list of the 11 funniest movies ever, according to James and Claudia:

 1. Superbab

 2. This Is the End

 3. The Hangover (James), Liar Liar (Claudia)

 4. Groundhog Day (James), Trainwreck (Claudia)

 5. Ben Stiller movies – Meet the Fockers, There's Something About Mary, Zoolander

 6. Funny People (James) (Claudia isn’t crazy about this one)

 7. Top Five

  8. We're the Millers

  9. The Wedding Ringer

 10.The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up

 11. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Listen here to hear James and Claudia talk about these and a few more of their favorites.

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: AA20Ep20327.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

First, what is good character? 

A person who takes responsibility has good character.

Listen to hear James and Claudia talk about whether society is dying because of a lack of character.

Be impeccable in your word…

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: AA20Ep20326.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT