Ask Ramit: “Should I change jobs or improve the one I have?”

It’s interesting when people let their barriers slip out in their actual language. Usually, they don’t even realize they’re doing it. But Detective Sethi is on the case: Guy 1: “So you started going to the gym?” Guy 2: “Yeah, I actually kinda like it now.” Guy 1: “So you’re saying I’d have to go ...

New interview: Crafting the life you want

A friend of mine has 4 college interns working for her, and last week she asked me to speak to them about business and psychology. When I got there, they’d prepared questions about writing and productivity and marketing, but we spent the most time talking about how to deal with the pressure of parents’ expectations. I noticed this because ...

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Periodic Tables, First Class, Shoe Laces and Dennis Hoffman

Each day, I post short insights on http://twitter.com/ramit about psychology, testing, personal finance, investing, the best links I’ve found, and stupid people. You won’t find these on my blog. Here are a few of my favorite recent tweets: The comments on this article about weight loss / genes are fascinating. Every sub-argument is represented http://...

Uh, it’s SUPPOSED to be hard!

Like most young people who are dumb, I entertained a lot of delusional ideas. I was frustrated that the world didn’t recognize me for how great my “ideas” were. I’d complain about having to “put in my time” (shouldn’t I get to skip all that?? I’m so smart!!). I even once emailed Guy Kawasaki, a famous ...

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So…I love studying human behavior

If you’re interested in learning about the psychology of human behavior -- specifically in business -- I want to share 2 examples with you in this email. Then, I invite you to come see me, plus masters of human behavior like BJ Fogg, Derek Halpern, and Marie Forleo, sharing techniques we’ve never revealed on mastering psychology in business ...

I’m giving away two round-trip tickets anywhere in the USA

If you’re wondering, yes, I’m giving away 2 round-trip tickets anywhere in the USA. The link is right here. But as some background... Because I’m a huge weirdo, I have a 19-page document where my assistant stores every preference I have. For example, with travel, here’s a direct excerpt from the doc: FREQUENT FLYER #s: (Ramit ...