The productivity system I built to stay in touch with people

I love crazy nutcases who email me 5,000 times/day asking, “HEY RAMIT. WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU USE FOR STAYING IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE??” As if some software is going to do all the work for them. I built a really simple system for staying in touch with people in different cities. It uses a magical tool called “email.” ...

How to stop feeling guilty

We’re talking about the Year of Unapologetic Mastery. Yesterday I asked you to tell me what one of the skeptical people in your life -- including yourself -- would say to hold you back. The comments are DISTURBING. If I had any emotions or functioning tear ducts, I would have cried. Look at this comment: “I’m my own ...

The Year of Unapologetic Matery

2014: The Year of Unapologetic Mastery

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my mom and dad. About halfway through, my mom cleared her throat. "You know, I was hoping I could go to India next year," she said. "Oh really?" I said, knowing where this was going. "When are you thinking?" "Maybe in January." "It would be nice if you could send me ...

Watch everyone else set New Year’s resolutions. You know better.

Happy New Year! Each year, I start off with a theme for the year. 2012 was the year of mastering the game being played around you. 2013 was the year of taking control. What will 2014 be? To come up with the answer, a few months ago, I asked some of my readers for their toughest questions. I was hoping ...

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The best IWT posts of 2013

Back in January, I wrote that 2013 was the year of taking control. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but this year I gave myself two things to change: Have difficult conversations earlier See a movie alone (I hate doing anything alone, especially eating or seeing a movie) Result: SUCCESS. I saw a movie alone, even though ...

3 things I’m reading

Quick post. I wanted to share 3 quick tidbits that I thought you’d enjoy today. Nothing to sell. Just some of my favorite things I’ve stumbled across recently. 1. The trouble with snooze buttons. How many times do you hit the snooze button in the morning? Here’s the science behind why we do it and how “just ...