Persuasion Classroom: Don’t try to help everyone

I believe in trying a lot of things, getting really good at a few, then turning around and teaching other people how to do it. I did this with money, negotiation, earning more, and I'm doing it with psychology and behavioral change. But I don't believe in helping everyone. As I've written before... Imagine the world has As, Bs, and ...

5 fascinating perspectives on money

1. It's Coming: The $5 ATM fee My thoughts: Who cares if you have a checking account that refunds 100% of ATM fees? 2. Awesome tips on dealing with contracts My thoughts: From the article, the commenter writes: "This isn't even a housing thing, this is just a global thing. I don't think I've ever signed an employment contract without ...

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 $22 Million-Dollar Man

In this week’s challenge of my 30-day hustling course, I asked you to negotiate one thing before Wednesday night.  We got some interesting results... ...because hardly anyone even tried it! Compare that to week 1, I asked you to identify one positive script and automate it into your life. I got over 300 terrific comments. Why? Because it’s ...

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The master of persuasion: Interview with BJ Fogg

How do you use persuasion to change others’ behavior -- or your own? 2 days ago, I held a live Q&A with my mentor, Stanford psychologist BJ Fogg. He’s the father of the field of Captology -- Computers As Persuasive Technologies -- and he taught me most of what I learned in psychology and persuasion early on. ...

The result of decades of propaganda

...is this: "About 84% of the respondents...said owning makes more sense than renting, consistent with earlier surveys." The push for Americans to own real estate has been so systematic, so deeply embedded, so endorsed (by multiple presidents and the duplicitous NAR) that no matter what counter-evidence is presented, a majority of Americans will always believe real estate is the ...