How to stay laser-focused — Noah Kagan interview

Ramit Sethi

Yesterday, I shared Noah Kagan’s insight about how some of our biggest periods of growth can come from the most challenging periods in our life.


October’s RBT guest, Noah Kagan from


I’ve known Noah for over ten years now (before I started my blog) and he’s one of the few people I turn to when I’m really stuck on certain problems, both on a personal and business level.

It takes a special kind of person to be brutally honest to yourself and to others. Think about it — most of us WAKE UP and lie to ourselves! “Yeah, I’ll go to the gym…later…” or “I should really clean my apartment later…”

We already know we’re not going to do it as we’re saying it to ourselves!

So when you find someone who’s honest with themselves — and can help you be honest with yourself — there’s a lot to learn.

For example, after being fired from Facebook and quitting his jobs at Intel and Mint, Noah used these setbacks to his advantage — he was able to clearly identify what mistakes he had made, discover what he REALLY wanted out of life, and become laser-focused on his main goals. How many people would be able to admit they deserved to be fired?

The result: he created not one, but two multi-million dollar businesses. His advice also helped my book become a New York Times bestseller.

Noah taught me how to focus my efforts and use brutal honesty to rapidly accelerate my success. And if he can help me, I know he can help you.

So I flew him to my NYC studio for an exclusive 1-on-1 talk to us about the power of focus and being honest with yourself.

In our session:
1. We discuss how to hone our focus and why it’s important to never take your eyes off your long-term goals

2. We go into detail about all of life’s little distractions and why we have to say “NO” to most things in order to accelerate our path to success.

Want to know what every single top performer I’ve interviewed in Brain Trust (including CEOs, athletes, and best-selling authors) ALL have in common? Simple. It’s habits. Successful people don’t just catch a lucky break and coast — they systematically identify and integrate winning habits into their lives, day in and day out, for years.

Ramit’s Brain Trust is now closed indefinitely. But before we closed the program, we extracted all the juiciest success habits from our guests and packaged them into a 7-part Ultimate Guide to Habits that you can read anytime, anywhere — absolutely free.


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Imagine 30 days from today, jumping out of bed early with tons of energy. You actually LOOK FORWARD to the day — no more feeling frazzled — because of the new “peak performance” tools you’re using now.

Maybe you want to start eating healthier, or cook a meal once a week. Maybe you want to start a business, or even just read one book a month.

No problem. Start small. Pick 1 or 2 things to use these powerful techniques on, and watch what happens.

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