How I handle negative critics

Here are some of the names I’ve been called in the last MONTH: “Scammer” “Sellout” “Rip-off artist” “He lies about everything” “Total BS...none of his stuff is good anyway” How would you feel if someone said this about you? How would little Ramit handle this? He would cry   It’s a funny quirk of human psychology: You ...

“Ramit’s Shark Tank”

One of the things I love about Shark Tank is the brutal honesty that entrepreneurs get. Shark Tank is the TV show where entrepreneurs go in front of judges, pitch their idea, and either get laughed out of the room...or a major investment. Here's a 10-year-old getting $60,000 from Daymond John for her lemonade stand.   Think about ...

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Courage comes in surprising forms (like Chipotle)

It takes a lot of courage to be brutally honest about what you stand for. And courage comes in different forms. For example, you know about Chipotle, the “fast casual” restaurant that’s dominating because of their quick and healthy food. One of the things they do is take a strong stance on where their food should come from. So ...

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10-year-olds are too coddled in this country

Is it just me, or are people are too coddled in this country? I heard this 10-year-old kid order a “truffle burger” the other day. I didn’t even know that word until 3 years ago. I saw another kid YELLING at his mom in the grocery store. I just thought what my parents would have done if I’d ...

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How to win when you’re not the best — with Arthur Chu

Yesterday we talked about unconventional ways you can improve your odds of winning. Today I want to take you behind the scenes and show you how you can defeat opponents you have no business beating. I’m going to do that by introducing you to someone you may remember from a year ago, Arthur Chu. Arthur was a Jeopardy! contestant ...

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3 unconventional ways to win

People’s language is very revealing. For example, here are some code words that are linguistic X-ray glasses into what people really mean: THEY SAY: “I’m really busy...” THEY MEAN: “I don’t want to do that, but it’s politically incorrect to say that, so I’m going to use time as a convenient excuse” THEY SAY: “Ramit, ...