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Instant irresistibility: How to make small talk and advanced social skills

I did not want to hit on this woman. But my friend noticed her checking me out, so he glanced at me and raised his eyebrows. I looked at him, silently saying, “Really? Do I have to?” He just tilted his head and raised his eyebrows even higher. Nothing more needed to be said -- every guy knows what that ...

I deleted a 2,000 word mega-post to write this instead

This week has been very theoretical and high-level -- on PURPOSE. See, most people who write online have audiences with the intelligence of a snail. As a result of the misguided belief that they have to appeal to everyone, they spend their time writing Top 10 lists to get SEO traffic. I avoid this because (1) I don’t understand ...

2013: The Year of Taking Control

There are a few things in life that should instantly make you pause and proceed very cautiously. Your boyfriend/girlfriend asking you about people you’ve dated in the past. A Chinese/Asian/non-white mother asking you if you drink or if you think real estate is a good investment. Anyone asking you, “WOW! You look great! How’d you ...

ASK RAMIT: “I’m stuck! How do I pick between two passions?”

One of our generation’s defining problems is TOO MANY OPTIONS. Our parents don’t get this. They’re like, “Go get a good job! They have really good benefits!” I once went home during college and a family friend was visiting. He worked at a very large consumer-packaged goods company and believed I was a lost soul who needed ...

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“Follow Your Passion” is bad advice. Do this instead…

I’m on a crusade to end these nonsensical ideas that sound logical, but actually make no sense whatsoever: “We need to educate people about the importance of eating healthy foods” (as if they don’t already know that eating 5 Big Macs is bad) “We need to teach people about the importance of financial literacy” (as if they don’...

How to answer a tough interview question

All right, you’re sitting in a job interview and they ask you a tough question. What do you do? Not “What are your greatest weaknesses?” I already have a word-for-word script for that answer in my Dream Job program. But an even tougher question: One where you CANNOT reveal the answer, or you’ll instantly be disqualified for the ...