Sex vs. salary: Which would you rather talk about?

My friend, a perpetual Manhattan bachelor, just got into a relationship with a sweet girl. So naturally, we invited them out and asked EXTREMELY uncomfortable questions, primarily for my amusement. “How’d you make the first move? No, no, slow down...literally, tell us every word. Show us your text messages too, please.” “How do you talk dirty in bed? ...

How to get an amazing job and build your career — with Ryan Holiday

I believe you can learn from ANYONE -- even if you don’t agree with 100% of their views. Years ago, I wrote about my friend Ryan Holiday, an author, marketing strategist, and marketing Director at American Apparel. I got this nasty note: My response: A year later, I heard from this guy again: For anyone who has itched to ...

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5 unconventional truths about money

Imagine you spent years getting really good at something -- maybe weightlifting, or ice skating, or personal styling, whatever. Then you went back and read the “introductory” articles about how to succeed. You would want to grow arms like Gumby, reach through the computer screen, and strangle the writer. And that is exactly what I find myself wanting to do. ...

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Examples of spending on the things you LOVE?

I was reading this Reddit thread where people talk about their biggest discretionary expenses and it got me thinking. It’s so rare to see that kind of honesty, where people talk about what they really enjoy, guilt-free. It’s very different than the finger-waving nagging you see from so many people who tell you what you CAN’T do. ...

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Real success stories from TINY online businesses

When I started my business, I just assumed I would have to build up a beautiful website (to match my beautiful eyebrows), have a huge email list, get tons of followers, and ONLY THEN could I have a real business. Boy, was I wrong. An emotion I rarely feel. Today I’ll show you how you can grow an online ...

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How to overcome your fear of starting an online business

I fell down at a bowling alley. The best part of this video is that, seconds before I fell, I literally walked over to my friend, said, “Record this,” and handed them my phone, like I was some world-champion bowler. I wanted to get the video of me taking down this spare so I could brag on Instagram. Unfortunately, things ...