The productivity system I built to stay in touch with people

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

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 ...

3 things I’m reading

Quick post. I wanted to share 3 quick tidbits that I thought you’d enjoy today. Nothing to sell. Just some of my favorite things I’ve stumbled across recently. 1. The trouble with snooze buttons. How many times do you hit the snooze button in the morning? Here’s the science behind why we do it and how “just ...

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Finding balance: How high-powered women can have it all

A few months ago, I got in trouble with some of my readers. In my Ramit’s Brain Trust program, where I interview one of my mentors/advisors/confidants and share the video with the group every month. When I asked who else they wanted me to interview, I started getting a bunch of notes from Brain Trust members asking ...

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3 archetypes of social weirdos

I got a great question about social skills. “How do you talk productively and amicably with a boss whose long-windedness turns every conversation into a never ending monologue? I feel like my inability to get a word in edgewise with him prevents me from getting any respect from him.” -Mariko Which reminded me of a bunch of archetypes I’ve ...

A productivity system I use — The Iceberg Method

I want to show you a simple system I use that helps me stay extremely productive. I call it the Iceberg Method. Like an iceberg, where the real size is hidden beneath the water, this system will make people say: “Wow! That’s insane!” and they’ll attribute super-productivity powers to you. In actuality, you just consistently used this system ...