Ask Ramit: “Should I change jobs or improve the one I have?”

It’s interesting when people let their barriers slip out in their actual language. Usually, they don’t even realize they’re doing it. But Detective Sethi is on the case: Guy 1: “So you started going to the gym?” Guy 2: “Yeah, I actually kinda like it now.” Guy 1: “So you’re saying I’d have to go ...

New interview: Crafting the life you want

A friend of mine has 4 college interns working for her, and last week she asked me to speak to them about business and psychology. When I got there, they’d prepared questions about writing and productivity and marketing, but we spent the most time talking about how to deal with the pressure of parents’ expectations. I noticed this because ...

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Periodic Tables, First Class, Shoe Laces and Dennis Hoffman

Each day, I post short insights on http://twitter.com/ramit about psychology, testing, personal finance, investing, the best links I’ve found, and stupid people. You won’t find these on my blog. Here are a few of my favorite recent tweets: The comments on this article about weight loss / genes are fascinating. Every sub-argument is represented http://...

Uh, it’s SUPPOSED to be hard!

Like most young people who are dumb, I entertained a lot of delusional ideas. I was frustrated that the world didn’t recognize me for how great my “ideas” were. I’d complain about having to “put in my time” (shouldn’t I get to skip all that?? I’m so smart!!). I even once emailed Guy Kawasaki, a famous ...

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I’m giving away two round-trip tickets anywhere in the USA

If you’re wondering, yes, I’m giving away 2 round-trip tickets anywhere in the USA. The link is right here. But as some background... Because I’m a huge weirdo, I have a 19-page document where my assistant stores every preference I have. For example, with travel, here’s a direct excerpt from the doc: FREQUENT FLYER #s: (Ramit ...

What if you make the leap…and fail?

How many of us have faced a decision...and we didn’t know how to decide? I’ll take you back to one that changed my life. In college, I was deciding between taking a job at Google -- a well-paid job that would have put me into an “elite” job category -- or starting my own company. How do ...