Archive for ‘The James Altucher Show’

364 – Tom Papa: Will You Put Your Dream to The Test?

I’ve never written a review for my own work. No book, no article, no show I’ve worked on. Nothing. The only reviews I write for myself are in my head. And they’re usually terrible. And it usually leads me to wondering if someone else has said the opposite. Like, “It’s great!” “Hilarious!” “Couldn’t be better.” […] Read On…

363 – Allison Task: How to Have a Personal Revolution

“How do you make eggs fluffy,” I asked. I didn’t know if this was interesting to anyone. But I just really wanted to know. In the past 20 years I’ve only cooked 3x. And one of those times a grease fire broke out. And I was interviewing someone who used to know nothing about cooking, […] Read On…

362 – Dani Zoldan: Why Stand Up Saved My Life

The guest I had scheduled to interview had to cancel last minute. But I wasn’t upset. These things happen to everyone who have busy schedules. I was actually pretty excited. And we’ll get that guest eventually. But in the meantime, I was able to do something creative. And like my producer Steve Cohen says, “Let’s […] Read On…

361 – Jesse Itzler: The $160,000 Lesson

  “I don’t remember anything from college,” Jesse Itzler said. Then he went back. “I remember, specifically, one lesson,” he said. “I actually call it the $160,000 lesson. But I don’t…” “What was the lesson?” I had to interrupt. See, he was going to fly right by that. But I stopped him. And you can […] Read On…

359 – Keith Hernandez: Talent & Obsession (A Formula for Grit)

  If you Google a baseball player, ANY professional baseball player, the first result is always the same: Stats. There’s someone somewhere in some office with a Ph.D. in statistics who would say, “Oh, this guy’s a .256. Send him home.” That’s what happened to Keith Hernandez, before he became two-time World Series champion. Success […] Read On…

358 – Heather Monahan: Create Confidence Up From Nothing

The mic was off. “Thanks for coming,” I said. “That was great.” And everyone in the room agreed. “When does the book come out again?” “Tuesday. I’m freaking out,” she said. “Wait. Why?” I was confused. We just did an hour long podcast about confidence. “What are you afraid?” I asked. And then I looked […] Read On…