How to deal with rejection

Rejection sucks. It feels lousy to put yourself out there just to be crushed. When I was in college, I decided to teach a free class about personal finance and invited everyone I knew. No one showed up. An empty room.   That rejection stuck with me for years. I was afraid to throw events even after I wrote a ...

The news from IWT: June 2015

Another busy month here at IWT I kicked things off with a little downtime. I took a vacation in Puerto Rico, where this was my view for a few days: My view for the next few days A photo posted by Ramit Sethi (@ramit) on May 26, 2015 at 8:19am PDT   When I was there, I hiked to ...

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Today is my birthday. Wisdom from 33-year-old Ramit

Today is my 33rd birthday and I’d like to celebrate myself. This year, my greatest accomplishment was not the tens of thousands of new students, or flying our entire team to Vegas for an awesome retreat, or launching an Instagram page where I post nutty emails from readers. No. It was getting accused of using steroids. For a guy ...

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Stop wasting time on minor life decisions

I recently shared some advice with one of my students in my Brain Trust group, and I thought you’d find it interesting. She asked me which book she should read first -- X or Y. Click “Display Images” to see my advice to one of my Brain Trust students   Look at my response. What I'm saying is to ...

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How to break bad habits

Ask someone for advice about how to break a bad habit and watch their eyes LIGHT UP. Immediately, they’ll say “Oh! You should try this new app!” or “You should definitely read this book” or overwhelm you with a long list of tips that “worked for me!” The thing is, we already KNOW what we should do. But there's ...

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How to be confident

Can you learn to be more confident? A lot of people reflexively say “ either have it or you don’t.” But in my experience, that’s simply not true. Confidence is a skill and, like any other skill, you can master it over time. To show you what I mean, I want to show you one of the ...

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