How to give advice so that people will listen

I look back on my 21-year-old self and cringe. Like a bull in a china shop, I “knew” what was right, and by god, I was going to tell everyone. Friend: “Sigh, I hate banks.” Ramit: (ALARMED, I HEAR A PROBLEM I CAN SOLVE): “Why, what’s wrong?” Friend: “They just charged me $34 for an overdraft fee. That’s ...

How to get press

Media attention can be a powerful way to increase traffic to your website, attract new customers and clients, and build credibility both within and beyond your industry. Landing a feature in the right publication can be a great way to jumpstart your business success. But what if: You’re new to the industry? You’ve never been featured in the ...

How to Systematically Cure Your Anxiety

If there’s one thing I love, it’s “The Emperor Has No Clothes” moments when you realize everyone’s feeling something...but nobody is saying it. It happened when I finally got behind closed doors with my friends and we started telling the truth. How many of us sit and stare at screens for over 8 hours/day? How ...

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How to win any competition you enter

I always love when people don’t try for something because they’re sure they won’t get it. “I’m not going to apply to XYZ College...I’ll never get in, and even if I did, I could never afford it.” “There’s no way I would ever get that job...you need 10 years of experience.” “What? ...

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How to Acquire Any New Skill in 20 Hours or Less

When I moved to New York, a friend of mine took me out for lunch to welcome me to the city. While we were eating, he made an offhand comment that stuck with me: “Besides work, most people hardly ever leave the 3-block area they live in.” Years later, after living here, I realize how right he is. We get ...

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How to get the attention of your favorite expert (new detailed post)

I know this woman who runs an online business. I like her a lot -- she has a great product, she’s been covered in some great press, and when I’ve met her, she’s really fun to hang out with. But her business is struggling. She doesn’t charge enough and she doesn’t know how to grow ...