How to create new habits (with Charles Duhigg)

December 03rd, 2012

The good thing about having a bad memory is I can read a book...then 3 months later, read it again and it’s all new to me. Amazing! This is why, when I was a kid, I read every book in our house at least 3 times -- including the ENTIRE series of my sisters’ books, Sweet Valley High, ...

How to overcome your fear of failure (with James Altucher)

November 09th, 2012

A funny thing started happening to me a few years ago. My business had grown a bit, and every week I started getting emails from people who wanted to work with me. (I later learned, people want to associate with success.) So they would email me and volunteer to work for free. And some of them seemed really good. I ...

ASK RAMIT: “I’m stuck! How do I pick between two passions?”

October 26th, 2012

One of our generation’s defining problems is TOO MANY OPTIONS. Our parents don’t get this. They’re like, “Go get a good job! They have really good benefits!” I once went home during college and a family friend was visiting. He worked at a very large consumer-packaged goods company and believed I was a lost soul who needed ...

The surprising insights going from $20/hr to $3,000/hr

October 19th, 2012

I used to get really weird reactions when I would quote my hourly consulting rate -- and it was only $20 back then. Fast forward to the last time I did consulting, when I quoted my hourly rate of $3,000, and I got barely a raised eyebrow. How did I go from $20 to $3,000/hour in a ...

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How do I stop being shy?

October 12th, 2012

I got a great question from IWT reader Kara, who wants to know how she can stop being shy. “I would like to change the behavior of being shy. I'm an idea person and do not share them for fear of being judged. I'm often very hesitant to talk to people unless we can cut the BS and talk for ...

Time vs. Money: When to trade DOWN

October 05th, 2012

When I graduated from college, I had a job offer from Google. They were great, saying, “You’ve been in school for 5 years...you should take a break!” I was like, “Oh I know, I was already planning it." Google: “So how long do you need? 2 weeks?” Me: “Uh, no. See you in 3 months.” Google: “That’s ...