Ask Ramit: How do you choose ONE passion?

When I graduated from college, I was working on 9 projects. NINE. I was doing a startup...I was working on an ebook...I was doing this, I was doing that. People’s eyes would glaze over when they asked me what I did. My problem was I didn’t know how to choose. I didn’t want to close ...

Why you should give more than you get

One of my goals is to take the typical advice you hear, deconstruct it, and instead of telling you 25 things you “should” do, actually show you the one thing that works. In other words, is anyone else tired of experts telling you to “add value” without showing you HOW to do it? If your answer is HELL YES RAMIT, ...

Be the Expert: How would you respond to this co-worker?

How would you handle this? Years ago, I had a co-worker who needed my help to finish a project that (1) he was leading but (2) it would also help my team. "Sure," I said, "just find me tomorrow and I'll show you how to do it." The next day came and went. He never found me. Later, when he ...

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How to get the attention of your favorite expert (new detailed post)

I know this woman who runs an online business. I like her a lot -- she has a great product, she’s been covered in some great press, and when I’ve met her, she’s really fun to hang out with. But her business is struggling. She doesn’t charge enough and she doesn’t know how to grow ...

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Live seminar — 3 psychological traps to starting a business

Let’s play a game. If I asked 100 people these questions, guess how they’d answer: QUESTION 1: “Would you want to earn more money?” (What % of people would answer yes?) QUESTION 2: “Would you ever want to start a business?” (What % would say yes?) I bet 100% of people would want to earn more money, and a smaller ...

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The language of fear

I learned a new phrase the other day. I was writing an answer on Quora about how to turn a blog into business, and I wrote: First, let me say that I think there should be a word to describe industries where people who have spent years doing it try to dissuade everyone else from getting in the industry because ...