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Top 11 Episodes from The James Altucher Podcast


I don’t listen to many podcasts.

That’s how good these episodes are. James Altucher is the reason why I try to write down ten ideas everyday, and a small reason why I stopped drinking. I could go on & on but, his latest book is also a must read.

Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth


His podcast has hit the 2 year anniversary and I guarantee your mental toughness will increase dramatically if you listen to every episode, there’s over 150… How bad do you want new evidence to change your belief system? If not, I’ve selected the top 11 episodes from James Altucher podcast.

Here are the Filet Mignon of the James Altucher podcast:

1) Ep 100: Secrets of the millionaire mind–  T. Harv Eker: If you don’t work on your thinking, you’ll still get the same results… Plus, you should be a millionaire if you’re over 30 years old…

2) Ep 90: Success in the face in obstacles:  – Jack Canfield: Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Want to write a successful book? Check this one out

3) Ep 62: Money is just a game:Tony Robbins: A great interview about money and our attitudes toward it. Is a 401k your best investment?

4) Ep: 113: Go do you:-  Neil Strauss: It’s cool because I’ve never heard an interview where it was switched between interviewer & interviewee…

5) Ep 108: Shares his keys to success:– Ryan HolidayI love hearing about Hinge Moments and he’s got a really good one! I love rooting for guys like this. Would love to have this guy promote my next book. 

6)Ep 67: Stealth success:Mitch Lowe: Co-owner of NetFlix had classic Hinge moment and Blockbuster later would become obsolete…

7) Ep 73: Are you a Giving, Taker, or a Matcher-  Adam Grant: This episode is really cool, but it stung at the same time. It made me take a look inside. Honestly, one of the reasons I did this post is because I want James to read one of my books. 

8) Ep 53: Six secrets to achieving happiness & success. – Ted Leonsis: He was on the Jim Rome Show back in 2000 and was the reason why I wrote 100 things I wanted to do before I died. James Altucher does an excellent interview here. 

9) Ep 42: Entrepreneur’s paradise:  -Coolio: This was the 1st episode I listened to, because I LOVED Fantastic Voyage growing up. The path, strength, and insight that Coolio displayed was un-real. 

10) Ep 114: How to get paid doing what you love. Matt Barrie of Freelance.com– A super-worthy tale of how this website got started and the journey that Matt took.

11) Ep 115: How to mange your employees when they all carry guns.- Rick Ross- This was America’s most successful drug dealer. At his peak, he made 1 million dollars a day. He didn’t ever buy anything either, he invested back with individuals…


Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out all the books on Mental Toughness 

Dr. Rob Bell true success

Duke basketball fans have one of the most indelible student sections in all of sports: The Cameron Crazies. They epitomize passion, organization, and wittiness. They camp out in Krzyzewskiville for three months prior to games, they hand out cheat sheets for the student cheers, and were the one’s that coined the now famous “air-ball” chant.

Can you imagine that the Cameron crazies once actually cheered for an opposing player?

During one game in 1995, Joe Smith of the Maryland Terrapins was unstoppable. He scored 40 points, had 18 rebounds, and had a tip-in basket as time expired to beat Duke, 94-92.

At the end of the game, after they lost, they truly applauded Joe Smith!

True success is being able to root for everyone.

However, we often feel threatened by others having success, because somehow it means that we can’t be successful too. Inter-team conflicts are based on the belief that success is limited. Therefore, we operate on the actions that not only do I need to be the best that I can be, but remove any obstacle in that path, including anyone vying for my position or record.

We perpetuate this notion and create a culture of it. Whenever we call out someone, put down a coach, or another company, we are doing so based out of fear. I hate it when I notice that I’m rooting against someone or envious of other’s success. It’s just based out of a fear that I won’t reach my own goals.

When we root for others, it means that we are confident. It shows that we are secure enough to actually wish the best for others. That is true success!

When I post this philosophy online, I’ll get questions like ‘even the Yankees?” It doesn’t mean that we have to cheer or root for our direct competition. It just means that we should look for opportunities to cooperate, cross-promote, and learn from them.

Rooting for everyone also means wanting to beat people at their best. I hate it when people make excuses for losing, because it tries to take away the winners success. We should want them to play well, but just for us to perform a little bit better. It doesn’t take away from our own drive or hating to lose.

We actually need others to succeed so we know what we have to do in order to improve. A funny thing happens when others around us have success. It cements the belief in ourselves that it is possible to reach the next level. If everyone around us was mediocre, what models do we have to get better?


Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology coach. DRB & Associates based in Indianapolis works with professional athletes & corporate athletes, coaches, and teams building their Mental Toughness.  His 2nd book is titled The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness Follow on twitter @drrobbell  or contact drrobbell@drrobbell.com

Check out the new film & e-book, NO FEAR: A simple guide to mental toughness .