How to handle a career crossroads

I remember being totally unsure about what direction to take with my career. I was at a crossroads with two choices -- and I had no idea what to do. Senior year of college, I had a great job offer. It would have impressed my friends and parents, I would have made a lot of money -- but there was ...

How to get unstuck (new 1-hour mini-course with BJ Fogg)

You know when you go to the gym for 3 months straight, then miss a day (“I’ll go tomorrow...”) ...then you end up skipping the next 3 weeks? Why do we stop doing things we actually want to do? Jerry Seinfeld knew why -- and he knew the secret of momentum: He told me to get a big wall ...

Instant irresistibility: How to make small talk and advanced social skills

I did not want to hit on this woman. But my friend noticed her checking me out, so he glanced at me and raised his eyebrows. I looked at him, silently saying, “Really? Do I have to?” He just tilted his head and raised his eyebrows even higher. Nothing more needed to be said -- every guy knows what that ...

How to create new habits (with Charles Duhigg)

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, ...

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

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?”

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 ...