April 6th, 2015
People’s language is very revealing. For example, here are some code words that are linguistic X-ray glasses into what people really mean:
THEY SAY: “I’m really busy...”
THEY MEAN: “I don’t want to do that, but it’s politically incorrect to say that, so I’m going to use time as a convenient excuse”
THEY SAY: “Ramit, ...
March 2nd, 2015
One of the most surprising things I ever learned was something I call the Curve of Humble Mastery:
At first, when we’re trying to learn something, we’re bad at it and we know it. Imagine learning how to swim or dress better. Everyone sucks when they start!
Then we get a little good, and suddenly we think we’...
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December 1st, 2014
If you want to see an insane example of people telling you to settle in life, look no further!
Your Surrogate Asian Father, Ramit, combs the internet, to find examples of internet nutcases who think it’s OK to be mediocre at life. I don’t allow that shit.
For example, my mom used to ask me why I got ...
September 8th, 2014
How do some people seem to get a gargantuan amount of things accomplished...while some of us struggle to just get through the day?
How can you learn from the masters and apply what they know? First, you have to recognize these two truths.
TRUTH #1: We all have the same amount of time. Productive people do things differently.
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September 3rd, 2014
Yesterday, I asked you to tell me about the most awkward person you know.
My god. The stories were amazing.
The truth is, it’s fun to joke around about the weirdos we meet. BUT we’re all awkward in different ways.
For example, have you ever:
Talked non-stop when you’re with friends...but froze up around new people?
June 10th, 2014
Yesterday, we talked about “inspiration junkies” who look for pretty pictures and inspirational quotes instead of actually doing anything to improve their situation.
Today, we’re going to go deeper. All I ask is that you take ONE action after reading this post. Otherwise, I swear I’m going to take a black marker, write words like “energy,” “spirit,” and “...
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