“Help! My mind ‘goes blank’ when I talk to people”

Let’s COUNT the ways that some of you have been socially awkward when meeting new people: You walk up to 2 people talking. Stand there awkwardly while waiting for one of them to notice you. Wish for death You start telling a story to a group of people and -- in the middle of it -- realize the story ...

How to stop being jealous

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

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”

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 ...

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Ask Ramit: How do you choose ONE passion?

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 ...

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

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 ...