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How to win any competition you enter

I always love when people don’t try for something because they’re sure they won’t get it. “I’m not going to apply to XYZ College...I’ll never get in, and even if I did, I could never afford it.” “There’s no way I would ever get that job...you need 10 years of experience.” “What? ...

If nobody teaches you this, how are you supposed to know?

Watch this video where I help a student learn the art of storytelling: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdfeoKllp6M[/embed] How do you learn the skill of being able to instantly tell a story that keeps the room captivated? To instantly build rapport with anyone you meet? To be comfortable enough to let your personality shine through....whether ...

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“I get paid to do this?!” (New free ebook)

When I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, I got a lot of random pieces of generic “find-your-passion” advice. You know what was 100x more helpful? Meeting people just like me who were doing the things I wanted to do. For example, when I was interviewing at Google, I met a guy who also had ...

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Finding balance: How high-powered women can have it all

A few months ago, I got in trouble with some of my readers. In my Ramit’s Brain Trust program, where I interview one of my mentors/advisors/confidants and share the video with the group every month. When I asked who else they wanted me to interview, I started getting a bunch of notes from Brain Trust members asking ...

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3 archetypes of social weirdos

I got a great question about social skills. “How do you talk productively and amicably with a boss whose long-windedness turns every conversation into a never ending monologue? I feel like my inability to get a word in edgewise with him prevents me from getting any respect from him.” -Mariko Which reminded me of a bunch of archetypes I’ve ...

A productivity system I use — The Iceberg Method

I want to show you a simple system I use that helps me stay extremely productive. I call it the Iceberg Method. Like an iceberg, where the real size is hidden beneath the water, this system will make people say: “Wow! That’s insane!” and they’ll attribute super-productivity powers to you. In actuality, you just consistently used this system ...