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

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 ...

How do I stop being shy?

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

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 ...

How to change a habit

In my new “15 Life Hacks” ebook (free download here), I talk about the one little habit I created that boosted my gym attendance 300%. My mentor, BJ Fogg, contributed an article about how to change your behavior around one of the most common goals -- flossing. And there are other entries from people like Neil Strauss, Mark Sisson, Noah ...

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Video: “How do I talk to a successful person?”

NO! This is not another worthless tip that ends with “Just get out there and network!” If you ever hear me say that, please kill me. One of my readers asked me what to do if they take someone out to coffee. What should they say so they don’t come across as sleazy or just looking for a job? ...

“Follow Your Passion” is bad advice. Do this instead…

I’m on a crusade to end these nonsensical ideas that sound logical, but actually make no sense whatsoever: “We need to educate people about the importance of eating healthy foods” (as if they don’t already know that eating 5 Big Macs is bad) “We need to teach people about the importance of financial literacy” (as if they don’...