How to stop being jealous

January 23rd, 2014

I used to be pretty jealous. I used to actually joke that I was just a “jealous guy,” as if that was part of my makeup. And the truth is, it’s easy to feel jealous when you’re young and everyone is going through the same experiences -- same classes, same grades, same clubs -- but some people are ...

A productivity system I use — The Iceberg Method

November 21st, 2013

I want to show you a simple system I use that helps me stay extremely productive. I call it the Iceberg Method. Like an iceberg, where the real size is hidden beneath the water, this system will make people say: “Wow! That’s insane!” and they’ll attribute super-productivity powers to you. In actuality, you just consistently used this system ...

Classic line: “She should like me for who I am”

November 01st, 2013

I have friends right now -- guys in their early 30s -- who haven’t had a relationship in years. They want one. They’re ready to meet somebody. But they haven’t really met or touched a woman (even her elbow) in years. Women don’t really get this since they don’t have this problem. So the natural ...

Ask Ramit: How do you choose ONE passion?

October 04th, 2013

When I graduated from college, I was working on 9 projects. NINE. I was doing a startup...I was working on an ebook...I was doing this, I was doing that. People’s eyes would glaze over when they asked me what I did. My problem was I didn’t know how to choose. I didn’t want to close ...

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Ask Ramit: “Should I change jobs or improve the one I have?”

August 09th, 2013

It’s interesting when people let their barriers slip out in their actual language. Usually, they don’t even realize they’re doing it. But Detective Sethi is on the case: Guy 1: “So you started going to the gym?” Guy 2: “Yeah, I actually kinda like it now.” Guy 1: “So you’re saying I’d have to go ...

What if you make the leap…and fail?

July 19th, 2013

How many of us have faced a decision...and we didn’t know how to decide? I’ll take you back to one that changed my life. In college, I was deciding between taking a job at Google -- a well-paid job that would have put me into an “elite” job category -- or starting my own company. How do ...