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 Top 5 Productivity Mistakes

January 07th, 2013

My friend told me a ridiculous story about his mom. She lives in a small town in northern California, and one day she called him up. “You have to try this new restaurant that opened down the street! It’s delicious!” “Really!” he said. “What kind of food is it?” “Mexican! I’ve never had anything like it. It’s ...

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15 little life hacks you can use today

September 23rd, 2012

So...this just happened: [tweet] Of course, as soon as I posted that, people on Twitter and Facebook started asking, “What’s the test? When are you going to share it??” [tweet] You people are insane if you expect me to reveal that. BUT! Today, I will share ...

Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter

August 13th, 2012

Here’s a classic email I recently got: My response: The result? It would be easy to make fun of Scott, but I actually love that he had a hypothesis of what mattered (his beard), tested it (by emailing me), corrected himself, and then dominated. It’s hilariously perplexing how many of us devise crackpot theories of what really matters, ...

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Best of IWT: Popular posts

June 22nd, 2012

This is part 4/4 highlighting some of the Best Of material on IWT. I’ve written IWT for nearly 8 years, starting back when I was a cocky college kid. Not a lot has changed since then. The sad part about writing a blog, besides the fact that my readership is overwhelmingly slightly socially awkward dudes, is that lots ...

I should charge $2,000 for these webcasts

June 19th, 2012

Today is part 3 of my 4-part series highlighting some of the best material on IWT, because there’s nothing like glorifying yourself on your own blog. Today I’m sharing my best webinars and guest posts. If I were to productize these webinars, I estimate they would have generated $500,000 last year -- but I want to give ...