When is quitting the right thing to do?

My friend wrote a fascinating post on when quitting is the RIGHT thing to do: http://founderdating.com/silicon-valleys-best-kept-secret-why-quitting-is-winning/ So today, I wanted to open it up and talk about failure and quitting. When is it OK to give up? When is changing your mind the RIGHT thing to do? While many of you think of me as the perfect ...

The power of charisma: How to get people to like you — with Olivia Fox Cabane

Yesterday, I asked you to tell me about the most awkward person you know. My god. The stories were amazing. The truth is, it’s fun to joke around about the weirdos we meet. BUT we’re all awkward in different ways. For example, have you ever: Talked non-stop when you’re with friends...but froze up around new people? ...

Which of these people do you know? The Rambler, Bad Jokester, Advice-Giver

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the weirdos we all work with. Which one of these people do you know? THE BAD-JOKE MAKER: They don’t talk a lot, but one day in a meeting, they randomly make a joke. It completely flops and hangs in the air. Co-workers look at each other out of the sides of their ...

Come meet me in NYC — my treat

All right, weirdos. I’m feeling in an unusually good mood this week. Maybe it’s cuz I got my teeth cleaned today. Or maybe because I walked outside yesterday with a little 10-years-of-IWT swagger, wearing a brand-new outfit and smiling at the amazing NYC weather, then hit “play” on my phone. BOOM: No matter how cool I think I ...

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich turns 10 years old!

Exactly 10 years ago today, I launched IWT. When I started, it was a personal blog that nobody read. But I was tired of hearing so-called experts tell us what we COULDN’T do with our money: No vacations...no lattes...no buying anything. In 60 years, you just might have something in savings. I didn’t believe it. And ...

How this guy can get people to read his emails

I send millions of emails a month. I also publish blog posts. Why do people read them? Today, a counterintuitive insight into one of the principles we use at IWT to get outstanding results with our emails and blog posts. You can use this for your own emails, too. Recently, one of my readers sent along a link he thought ...