'Corporatism is over': Entrepreneur James Altucher explains why it is time to re-imagine success

Earlier this month, Glenn penned a blog post in response to an article he came across on LinkedIn entitled “10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2014” by author and entrepreneur James Altucher. At the time, Glenn referred to the piece as "one of the best, most honest articles" he had read in a very long time. In the article, James boldly declares:

Now the course of history has finally written its next chapter… I’m going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.

Glenn complimented James for being "brave" and willing to speak the truth regardless of how popular or unpopular the idea might be. On Monday's Glenn Beck Program, James joined Glenn to discuss the theory behind his book Choose Yourself!: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream and elaborate on the idea that history has evolved to the point where what was considered 'right' half a century ago (i.e. owning a home, going to college, investing in a 401K) is no longer a viable way to provide for yourself.

To begin, James explained that he has been a multi-millionaire twice, and he has lost it all twice. Like Glenn, he once found himself on the floor ready to end his life. But when he hit that rock bottom, he began to take inventory of his life and was forever changed. In that moment, James decided he needed to get physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy. This commitment to what he refers to as "the daily practice" led to him being able to "get off the floor." But he soon lost it all again.

"Have you been kicked in the head enough," Glenn asked.

"I hope so," James responded. But he added that he has reoriented his focus to take life one day at a time. By regularly pausing to ask himself if his physical, metal, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met, he is able to take a constant inventory of what is going on and if/how it satisfies him.

As James explained, he is not encouraging anyone to run out and quit their job tomorrow. Instead, he asked the audience to realize times have changed, the economy has changed, and corporate culture has changed to the point where you must find a way to reposition yourself for success. "Corporatism is over" James declared because jobs have been outsourced to other countries or eliminated entirely by technological advances.

So what is solution for the millions of Americans who have bills to pay, children to care for, and mouths to feed?

One of the ways James picked himself back up from the throngs of failure was by finding the intersection of business and love.

"Money is a side effect of providing for others," James said. And once he stopped judging "self worth by net worth" he was able to find a new way to value success. He made a habit of carrying around a pad on which he wrote upwards of 20 ideas per day. These ideas weren't necessarily for his own business ventures but for others. James explained that he would send his ideas - some good, some bad - to the businesses/people they could potentially benefit. While only 1 in 100 people responded, it changed his entire way of thinking.

"Crazy ideas lead to good ideas," James said, and he encouraged people to start "conserving" their energy in the corporate sense and start "coming up with ways to help people."

While James does not pretend for even a moment that this mindset will work for everyone, it helped him and he hopes it will help others. Ultimately, there are no two ways about the fact that we live in an economy where incomes are down, inflation is up, and underemployment is rampant. If you are willing to change the way you approach your life and your career and you are willing to learn how to "fail quickly" and take the time to "find the things that will be successful," you will succeed - maybe not in the traditional sense but in a way that offers satisfaction and security.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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