Episode 20

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16th Nov 2020

Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded over 20 companies. In this episode, he dives into his “Choose Yourself” mentality and what that means in terms of finding your own passions, forging your own path, and his daily practice with what he calls the four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). James also discusses the reaction he faced (the good and the bad) after his “New York City is Dead Forever" article went viral during the pandemic. We talk reviews from the 8-part docuseries about James on Amazon Prime video that I directed, and finally James gives some insights on his new book, "Skip The Line."

Timestamps:

  • 2:00: The "Choose Yourself" mentality. 
  • 5:29: James explains the four steps in The Daily Practice
  • 8:04: James gives an example of The Daily Practice working in his own life
  • 11:49: James discusses his "New York City is Dead Forever" article
  • 14:58: James discusses his writing style, cognitive dissonance, and writing a viral article.
  • 23:36: James discusses how he chooses his topics and his search for the truth
  • 28:22: James and Nick discuss feedback from their Amazon documentary series "Choose Yourself"
  • 35:04: James discusses how his constant flow of new ideas create abundance.
  • 40:11: A summary of James's new book, "Skip The Line".

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Now to Next with Nick Nanton
On Now to Next, Nick Nanton sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.