April 6th, 2015
People’s language is very revealing. For example, here are some code words that are linguistic X-ray glasses into what people really mean:
THEY SAY: “I’m really busy...”
THEY MEAN: “I don’t want to do that, but it’s politically incorrect to say that, so I’m going to use time as a convenient excuse”
THEY SAY: “Ramit, ...
March 9th, 2015
In 1492, Columbus kept a diary of his voyage. In September, he wrote this:
“That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less. Here those of the caravel Niña reported that they had seen a tern and a boatswain bird, and these birds never go more than 25 leagues from the ...
February 18th, 2015
Like a parent who sees his child’s first (horrible) drawing, I have to pretend to still love you while lying to your face.
On Monday, I told you how one of my first big breaks came from pitching online companies to improve their websites. That single pitch showed me it was possible to do more than make pizzas for $...
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February 2nd, 2015
Years ago, I started reading an anonymous blog written by an NYC waiter. He wrote about what really happened behind the scenes.
The most ridiculous things customers demanded...how to get VIP service...secrets of tipping...and tips that only restaurant insiders know.
I was hooked.
And I think this is a perfect addition to continuing along the year of ...
January 12th, 2015
About 3 years ago, I stopped and looked around and realized I was trying to do way too much.
I know a lot of online people build moats around themselves so they never have to hear from their readers (“noreply” email addresses, assistants to screen messages, etc). But I always preferred to read my own emails and respond to them, ...
December 22nd, 2014
If I were to ask you, “What’s one thing you wish you could make automatic in your life?” I’d be willing to bet that most people would say:
“I wish I could exercise regularly”
“I wish I could eat healthier”
“I wish I could ___”
What would yours be?
I want to help you pick one area of your ...
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