Find Your Dream Job: Q&A

August 15th, 2011

One of the things I’ve been quietly working on lately is helping people find their dream jobs. In fact, I’ve been helping people crush interviews, negotiate salaries, and find what they love to do since my sophomore year of college -- and keeping detailed notes on every technique I use.And now it’s time to start revealing ...

Case Study: Negotiating a $16,000 raise doing what others will not

May 12th, 2011

Today, an in-depth look at the techniques that one of my readers, Will H., used to negotiate a $16,000 raise. Before you read, be sure to acknowledge any psychological barriers you may have about asking for a raise. For example, many people will say, “A raise? In this economy??” That is a barrier: If you are indispensable, and your ...

5 fascinating perspectives on money

April 06th, 2011

1. It's Coming: The $5 ATM fee My thoughts: Who cares if you have a checking account that refunds 100% of ATM fees? 2. Awesome tips on dealing with contracts My thoughts: From the article, the commenter writes: "This isn't even a housing thing, this is just a global thing. I don't think I've ever signed an employment contract without ...

“He’s passively waiting for his dream career to happen”

July 27th, 2010

Why are some people able to find their dream jobs...when so many others are not? A lot of you know about Earn1k, the course I created to help you earn more money on the side. But I've never publicly mentioned that I also run an accompanying program called Beyond1k, which provides live weekly calls, a Mastermind group, and ongoing ...

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The psychology of making huge career jumps

March 18th, 2010

Some observations on making huge career jumps, your friends, and your own psychology... It's easy to go through your career taking the same paths others did before you. But small, simple tweaks can make a huge difference in your lifetime. One of my readers, Alexander, writes: "I'm reviewing NIH grant proposals right now and seeing your tweets made me think ...

Resume Boot Camp: 3 common mistakes people make

February 09th, 2010

In college, most people use their free time to drink, watch sports, or make lewd comments about women. By contrast, I quietly and systematically polished my resume for over 100 man-hours in college until it gleamed perfection. I know, I know...this is what makes me irresistible to women. Anyway, a few months back, I got in touch with Brazen ...