Is this the most annoying question in the world?

Who asks this question, one of the most annoying ones in the world? “What are your credentials?” Person 1: Someone who’s skeptical of your abilities, so they ask this as a prelude to condescendingly laughing at you. Person 2: YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF! How many times have you talked yourself out of applying for an opportunity because you ...

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When we settle on Big Things (like our relationships/jobs)

If you want to see how people have settled in life, read on. “I settled for a passive/aggressive relationship…” “I always wish I met more girls…” “At first it seemed great... Now it’s SEVEN years later...” First of all, let’s all stop and realize one thing: WE ALL SETTLE. It’s a normal part of life, and ...

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When did you get used to settling?

Who here has settled for something? Your job? Been taken advantage of when you bought a car? Your husband or wife? The word "settle" is a totally loaded term in our culture. For example, how many women have friends who say, "Don't settle! It's better to be alone than to be unhappy with someone." We accept that as true...but ...

What’s the best thing you learned from your parents?

One of my students asked this amazing question, and I loved it so much that I want to share it with the entire IWT community. She asked my group of top-performing IWT readers -- members of Ramit’s Brain Trust -- what we’d learned from our parents and what we’re GRATEFUL for. I included my response below. I’...

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The #1 most requested topic on IWT

I decided to take a last-minute ski trip this weekend. Here’s a quick email I sent to my friends: Last-minute ski trip So you won’t hear from me for the rest of the week. Which might be a good thing, because next week, we’re launching into something totally new. In fact, it’s the #1-MOST REQUESTED TOPIC ...

How to get out of your comfort zone — with John Romaniello

Let’s say you meet a new person at a party this weekend. Isn’t it interesting how you might say, “What do you do?” and they might reply, “I’m a marketing manager,” but if you dig -- if you really connect -- you might discover that they lived in Kenya for two years, they started a non-profit, and ...

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