April 11th, 2014
Imagine you spent years getting really good at something -- maybe weightlifting, or ice skating, or personal styling, whatever. Then you went back and read the “introductory” articles about how to succeed.
You would want to grow arms like Gumby, reach through the computer screen, and strangle the writer.
And that is exactly what I find myself wanting to do. ...
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January 13th, 2014
I got a great email from an IWT reader that made me smile. I smiled because I sensed his inevitable doom, but I wanted to try to gently guide him away from making a mistake.
In the past, I’ve written about how I don’t try to help everyone. It’s uncomfortable to admit, but some people just can’...
November 14th, 2013
A couple years ago, I did a 90-minute interview with Chase Jarvis, one of the world’s best artists and photographers. It’s free and it contains some of my best, most hard-hitting material on psychology, persuasion, and marketing, so I hope you check it out sometime.
I intentionally did this video for free because, while I keep most of ...
October 7th, 2013
We’re going to talk about psychological traps today, including a new free ebook I created for you.
But first, I want to talk about how one of my favorite things to do is trap unsuspecting weirdos who email me angry things. I know the typical advice is “ignore those commenters,” but frankly, I love verbally crushing them.
These bagel-munching ...
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September 16th, 2013
I learned a new phrase the other day.
I was writing an answer on Quora about how to turn a blog into business, and I wrote:
First, let me say that I think there should be a word to describe industries where people who have spent years doing it try to dissuade everyone else from getting in the industry because ...
July 26th, 2013
If you’re interested in learning about the psychology of human behavior -- specifically in business -- I want to share 2 examples with you in this email.
Then, I invite you to come see me, plus masters of human behavior like BJ Fogg, Derek Halpern, and Marie Forleo, sharing techniques we’ve never revealed on mastering psychology in business ...