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

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 ...

Recap: The 30-day course on hustling your way to success

Thank god. For the last 1.5 months, I’ve consumed more caffeine than ever before and I’ve written more than 10 pages per day. With the help of an amazing team, I’ve kicked off 2011 -- the year of hustling. As I’ve said, most people get used to mediocrity. But my goal was to help you ...

The 1-week MBA on earning more money

During the 2008 election, Senator Obama went to visit Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, to discuss tech policy. Andreessen, never one to mince words, asked Obama, “How concerned should we be that you haven't had meaningful experience as an executive — as a manager and leader of people?” Obama’s reply? “Watch how I run my campaign — you'll see my ...

Case studies: Getting paid to hustle

I'm sure you’re tired of hearing me talk this month, so today I want to turn it over to 3 of my students. Watch how they hustled -- and got paid for it. 1) Ben D.: Marketing/business development “I approached the owner of a restaurant/pub that I frequent. I simply walked in and asked to speak to ...

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Tim Ferriss Master Class: The psychology of testing (LIVE WEBCAST)

Two weeks before the manuscript for “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” was due, I was stuck on the last chapter of my book and didn’t think I could finish. I picked up the phone and called one of my friends and asked him what to do. He listened, he commiserated, and then recommended a book that helped ...

Examples from the field: How to stand out

In the last 12 months, I’ve turned down around $200,000 of business from people I didn’t feel were right for my programs. I’ve also doubled the guarantee period of my Earn1k program for no good reason. I just thought it was the right thing to do. And I’ve made some decisions about the upcoming launch ...