How to stop feeling overwhelmed

February 04th, 2014

Are you guys tired of people blowing smoke up our generation’s asses and not telling us the truth? LIE #1: Parents telling their kids that they can be anything they want (even kids who never built the discipline to finish their homework) LIE #2: TV “experts” -- and even the government! -- telling us that buying a house is ...

My answers to your questions on motivation & procrastination

February 04th, 2014

All right, people. Yesterday I told you I was launching “Therapy Week with Ramit,” a week of tough love with my characteristic lack of emotional sympathy paired with insights so piercing they make you reconsider such facts as gravity and euclidean geometry. I asked you to send me your questions. I got thousands of them, largely ones that made me ...

Ramit’s Therapy Sessions

January 29th, 2014

In a rare generous mood, I recently asked some of my readers to send me their toughest questions so I could answer them. I expected challenging questions on asset allocation, multi-armed bandit testing, ethnographic research, and maybe advanced negotiation techniques. In actuality, I got questions like this: “Do you think most people cheat because their partner isn't doing enough? And ...

I took great pleasure in saying NO

January 09th, 2014

A weird thing happened over the last 8 weeks. I started getting scattered messages from people who couldn’t subscribe to my email list, no matter how many times they tried. After I got more than 10 emails, I decided it wasn’t PEBCAK (Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard), and I had an IWT analyst look into it. We ...

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The productivity system I built to stay in touch with people

January 08th, 2014

I love crazy nutcases who email me 5,000 times/day asking, “HEY RAMIT. WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU USE FOR STAYING IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE??” As if some software is going to do all the work for them. I built a really simple system for staying in touch with people in different cities. It uses a magical tool called “email.” ...

The best IWT posts of 2013

December 29th, 2013

Back in January, I wrote that 2013 was the year of taking control. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but this year I gave myself two things to change: Have difficult conversations earlier See a movie alone (I hate doing anything alone, especially eating or seeing a movie) Result: SUCCESS. I saw a movie alone, even though ...