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Here’s what my last newsletter said:
The I Will Teach You To Be Rich newsletter
By Ramit Sethi
April 19, 2006
– If Not Now, Then When?
– Crazy people demanding this newsletter
– Recent IWillTeachYouToBeRich articles
– Interesting articles from around the Web
– Recent/upcoming IWillTeachYouToBeRich talks
– Special thanks
– What’s coming next
If Not Now, Then When?
I was reading this article called “20 minutes to a clean home” or something like that a few days ago. It was from MarthaStewart.com (yeah, yeah) and it occurred to me that there was actually a good point behind it.
One of the tricks I use to get a lot of stuff done is a little saying: “If not now, then when?” There are always tons of little things I need to do, like picking up the newspaper, washing the dishes, doing my weekly budget, etc. And when they’re all on my mind, I tend to do none of them. A lot of the time, I just don’t feel like it.
That’s when I ask myself that question. If the answer is, “I’ll do it later because I’m running late for a meeting,” then that’s a pretty good reason. But if the answer is, “I just don’t feel like it,” chances are I won’t feel like it later, either. So all things being equal, I’d rather finish them now. If not now, then when?
If you can think of examples of this (answering emails taking out the trash, etc), let me know by replying to this newsletter and I’ll post them in an upcoming article.
Crazy people demanding this newsletter
I don’t know what this means, but recently I have been running into a lot of crazy people who apparently read my blog and they all say the same thing: “YOU HAVEN’T SENT A NEWSLETTER OUT IN A LONG TIME!!!!” Last weekend in SF, a girl came up to me at a club saying exactly this. So if you are reading this, crazy girl, here you go.
Also, I’ll try to send these out more than once every 4 months, heh.
Recent IWillTeachYouToBeRich articles
Here are some recent articles I’ve posted on IWillTeachYouToBeRich:
The 2006 Financial Makeover, steps #1, #2, and #3 http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/archives/2006/03/financial_makeo.html
Smart people ask questions
You spend even when you don’t
Right now, experience is more important than money http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/archives/2006/02/right_now_exper.html
The Failure of the Last Mile
Things I hate spending money on (most comments ever) http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/archives/2006/03/things_i_hate_s.html
Cost vs. value: Why I bought a new car (most negative comments) http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/archives/2006/03/cost_vs_value_w.html
READ THEM ALL
There are even more at http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com
Interesting articles from around the Web
An NBA player who’s frugal? This is probably the only time you’ll ever see me link to a Sports Illustrated page.
An interesting proposal to give every 21-year old $10,000 and leverage social influence for responsibility.
How I Work: awesome overview of how top people (Marissa Mayer, Bill Gross, head of Goldman, head of P&G, etc) work.
Awesome art that will make you think.
Lawyers fight, I laugh (video).
One of the best pranks I’ve ever seen.
Girls make Super Mario World in real life.
Recent/upcoming IWillTeachYouToBeRich talks
I spoke in Connecticut a few weeks ago to a group of 400 students. In May and June, I’ll be speaking at Stanford, a couple of companies around the Bay area, and possibly DC. If you’d like to invite me to speak at your school, university, or company, let me know by replying to this newsletter.
What’s coming next
I’m going to be working on the 2006 financial makeover series because 2895235 people have been screaming at me to finish it. I’ve also been working on some cool stuff behind the scenes, including email notifications (if you want to be emailed when I post something new, stay tuned to the site), a new way of making my point using pictures (stay tuned), and more speaking gigs. I have 17 new articles on personal entrepreneurship slated to go live as soon as I write them, too.
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