How to win when you’re not the best — with Arthur Chu

Yesterday we talked about unconventional ways you can improve your odds of winning. Today I want to take you behind the scenes and show you how you can defeat opponents you have no business beating. I’m going to do that by introducing you to someone you may remember from a year ago, Arthur Chu. Arthur was a Jeopardy! contestant ...

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3 unconventional ways to win

People’s language is very revealing. For example, here are some code words that are linguistic X-ray glasses into what people really mean: THEY SAY: “I’m really busy...” THEY MEAN: “I don’t want to do that, but it’s politically incorrect to say that, so I’m going to use time as a convenient excuse” THEY SAY: “Ramit, ...

New — my definitive guide to getting a raise and boosting your income

I’m always surprised when I hear that people on Reddit and YouTube don’t hate me. They usually hate anyone who sells anything (“what a scam!!”) or anyone who talks about earning more vs. cutting back on the grains of rice in your dinner (“frugality is everything!”) However, the one area where everybody loves IWT is my negotiation material. ...

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Tonight — How to find your Dream Job webcast at 9pm

Tonight, I’m giving a live presentation on finding your Dream Job. I noticed you haven’t signed up yet, so before you decide, let’s try to put these 3 pieces together. Data point #1: “45% of Americans say now's a good time to find quality job, highest since May 2007.” Data point #2: Look at this article on ...

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Using judo techniques to find your Dream Job

I LOVE the email responses to this week’s post about why our parents push us to be mediocre. We’re talking about finding our Dream Job, and the feedback revealed something really interesting. Remember, our job is where we spend 8+ hours a day. If we can find a Dream Job that challenges us, teaches us great skills, surrounds ...

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Why do your parents push you to be mediocre?

Why are our parents and friends always on our case about getting a “stable” job, getting married, and buying a house? Why are they always crinkling their noses in disgust when they hear us trying something new? “Oh, what is this Paleo thing?? So you have to skip eating rice FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE??” In a recent interview, ...

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