How I helped a friend find her Dream Job…TWICE

Good lord, it seems like Dream Job stuff is really hitting a nerve. Thanks for the hundreds of people who submitted a questions on Monday’s post. I responded to a bunch of people, and I’ve also been emailing as many of the commenters as I can, but I can’t respond to everyone, as I have a busy ...

The 80/20 Guide to Finding a Job You Love

Did you ever listen to that radio show Loveline? Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew would be fielding questions from teenagers about their sex lives, and invariably there would be some 16-year-old girl who would call up with her question: "Uh…hi…my boyfriend is unemployed, bald, fat, and 24 years older than me. And he beats me. What do you ...

How to become world-class at finding your dream job

So I was sitting there on the floor of my dorm room, listening to the recruiter tell me about the salary they wanted to pay me, and I started cracking up. In college, when I first started seriously looking for jobs, I decided to become world-class at finding my dream job. I wanted to be able to reliably secure the ...

Case Study: How niching down helped Paige nearly double her number of clients

I love Chinese people. But in Silicon Valley, there is a funny phrase called “Chinese Math,” a derogatory term for clueless first-time entrepreneurs who estimate their market size by using examples like this: I’m going to sell custom handbags to women in China. There are about 1 billion people in China, so 500 million women. Let’s say 250 ...

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Case Study: How martial-arts instructor Johnny tore down his psychological barriers and doubled his rates

One of the things I teach my Earn1K students is how to consciously recognize barriers -- even those that are so deep, they’re invisible to us on first glance. It turns out that our peers -- friends, neighbors, even family -- can often be significant barriers. How many of us have had “supportive”  friends and family members tell us ...

Case Study: How Fraz completely changed careers in only a few months (and kept his 6-figure income)

This site isn’t for everyone. When I launched it 7 years ago, I was a student at Stanford. I wrote it for my friends and me, many of whom went to colleges like Stanford, Harvard, etc. As the site grew, the people I wrote for didn’t necessarily have to go to those colleges, but they were educated, likely ...