James Altucher's podcast has more than 200,000 listeners and over 12 million downloads. Here was James' approach before having Evan on his show:
"Whenever I try something new, I get a teacher. I take the position that I’m stupid. I lower my status right away. This planet is full of experts. I don’t want fear or pride or anything else to get in the way of developing a new skill. Desire is a starting place. But that’s not action. Getting a teacher is action. Before I got good at any skill, first I had to be stupid. Ping-pong, chess, comedy, business, finance, podcasting, etc... I have to watch the experts. And find out what they know. I called Evan Carmichael."