The blockbuster 4,355-word email that I sent out yesterday — what was it?

September 28th, 2010

Yesterday, I sent out an extremely detailed 4,355-word email to one of my email lists that has the internet buzzing. The email took me over 6 hours to write and included: Extremely specific techniques and mindsets on how to get into your dream job/organization (I described how I got into Stanford) How to spread your ideas and have ...

How DARE they spend so much?

September 26th, 2010

People love to point fingers and act indignant about how much people spend on other things....until it comes to themselves. "I can't BELIEVE she spends THAT much on shoes." "$3,000 for an apartment! RIDICULOUS!" "$28,000 for a wedding? I had 500 people over and we only spend $350" (by the way, every single post on wedding costs ...

I’m hiring: Executive Assistant & Content Editor

September 21st, 2010

I'm hiring for two paid part-time positions: Executive assistant: I work extremely closely with my executive admin, who helps plan my travel, coordinate my calendar, manage customer service, and light bookkeeping. Learn more about the Executive Assistant position. Content Editor: If you're experienced in planning editorial calendars and coordinating content from multiple channels (blog, newsletter, video, etc), I'd like to ...

“You just need to get started” is bad advice

September 13th, 2010

I'm fascinated by people at the top levels of every field. Whether it's CEOs, best-selling authors, presidents, or even Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, I love learning the techniques and mindsets that pros use to become the best. At these rarefied levels, top performers use different techniques than average people. Today, a guest post that will challenge your notions ...

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Why you’ll probably fail your New Year’s resolution

September 06th, 2010

The most common New Year's resolutions deal with health & fitness, money, career, relationships, and travel. Sorry to be blunt, but if you're not making steady progress at your top resolution right now -- September 6th -- you haven't set up systems to maintain ongoing accountability, and chances are you'll fail again in January. On the other hand, if you're systematically ...

How many of you make over $100,000/year?

September 01st, 2010

How old are you? What do you do for a living? How did you feel once you started earning a six-figure income? What, if anything, changed? If your friends earn a lot less than you, does that ever present problems when hanging out?