The fascinating psychology of master comedians

In the last few months, I’ve gone to Madison Square Garden to watch Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari perform. Being a professional comedian at the top of your game is like no other job in the world. I know this, because every morning when I look at myself in the mirror, I splash water on my face and ...

The Seagull Theory

In 1492, Columbus kept a diary of his voyage. In September, he wrote this: “That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less. Here those of the caravel Niña reported that they had seen a tern and a boatswain bird, and these birds never go more than 25 leagues from the ...

20x your potential: Hell Week (with a retired Navy SEAL)

One of the most surprising things I ever learned was something I call the Curve of Humble Mastery: At first, when we’re trying to learn something, we’re bad at it and we know it. Imagine learning how to swim or dress better. Everyone sucks when they start! Then we get a little good, and suddenly we think we’...

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How to make $1,000 with one email

I’m proud of the work all of you did last week. In this email, I’m going to award $1,000 to the best pitch, then show you how you can improve your pitches 10x -- whether it’s for business or even personal life. I got thousands of pitches last week. As a reminder, 2015 is the year ...

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My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

How do you know if anyone will pay you?

I gotta say, this week has been interesting. Over the last few years, I’ve read thousands of posts on how to find clients and start a side business. After a while...ZzZZzzz That’s why I decided to do something new: put my money where my mouth is. I set aside $1,000 for the best pitch that comes ...

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Good pitches vs. bad pitches — Ramit’s analysis

Like a parent who sees his child’s first (horrible) drawing, I have to pretend to still love you while lying to your face. On Monday, I told you how one of my first big breaks came from pitching online companies to improve their websites. That single pitch showed me it was possible to do more than make pizzas for $...

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