RHS 093 – James Altucher on How Insurance Agents Skip the Line to Success

by | March 18, 2021



In this episode of The Ryan Hanley Show, Ryan chats with James Altucher, a modern era Renaissance man. His podcast, The James Altucher Show, is listened to by millions of people every month, his books sell millions of copies around the world, and somehow despite all of his success, remains curious and driven. James has figured out how to skip the line, and today he shares his experience in relatable ways every insurance professional can put to use immediately.

Episode Highlights:

  • James shares the importance of authenticity. (6:00)
  • James explains the difference between perception and reality. (11:44)
  • James tells us why every person should have their own insurance profile. (16:27)
  • James discusses how business models change in insurance. (19:48)
  • What is an ‘idea exponential’? (30:12)
  • What do all good interviewers have in common? (38:11)
  • James shares why zoom for podcasters is not ideal. (46:46)

Key Quotes:

  • “I always say the things that I think will help the most people. I always wanted to be authentic to myself in terms of shutting things down, that I feel are no longer necessary, even if it costs me money or whatever.” – James Altucher
  • “Personal branding became this big thing over the past 10 years. I want that perception to be as close to reality as possible. And then if you succeed, you succeeded because of who you are. Your authentic message helps the world and has a better chance of not only helping people, but surviving for the long term.” – James Altucher
  • “Everybody’s got problems, no matter how much of an expert you are in anything, even keeping yourself motivated. Sometimes you’re just not motivated. Sometimes you’re burnt out, and it’s a hard thing.” – James Altucher

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