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By Gretchen Rubin

If The Facts Don’t Fit

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. – Albert Einstein The post If The Facts Don’t Fit appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Don’t Interrupt

The person who says something is impossible should NOT interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb The post Don’t Interrupt appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

What Lies Behind Us

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The post What Lies Behind Us appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Can You Imagine What I Would Do…

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? – Sun Tzu The post Can You Imagine What I Would Do… appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Better To Be High Spirited

Better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow minded and all too prudent. – Vincent van Gogh The post Better To Be High Spirited appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Do What You Do

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. – Walt Disney The post Do What You Do appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Being an organized leader of a kid’s club or scout troop

For more than three years now, my wife and I have both been scout troop leaders (Girl Scouts for her, Cub Scouts for me). The organizations offer a lot of fun for the kids and, let’s be honest, a lot of work for those of us adults who have stepped up to the plate to be leaders.

Reader Mailbag: The “Tool of the Month”

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Other investing options 2. Social media and career value 3. Dating expenses and budgeting 4. Struggling with lots of debt 5. Store credit card drawbacks 6. Credit limit increase 7. Planning to move next year 8.

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset. Clarity of thoughts, needs, of the objectives you have to attain.

Pioneer Nation: We Did It!

One week ago we kicked off our inaugural event for solopreneurs, Pioneer Nation. Here’s a very short recap of how it went. You can see hundreds of other photos on my Flickr stream, and also check out a number of blog posts written by attendees (linked at the bottom of this post). We did it!

Table lamp to ceiling lamp

Materials: GRONO lamp, cord with lamp socket I needed an affordable ceiling lamp, and I liked the look of the GRONO frosted square table lamps – they are about 4″ square by 10″ tall. They came with a small size socket and low watt bulb with a roller plug on the cord – el cheapo style. I think they cost about $5 or $6 each.

The 10 habits of financially successful people

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money, where he recently wrote about the relationship between action and fear. A couple of weeks ago, a reporter from Kiplinger interviewed me about financial habits.

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey. If you’ve spent your life talking over people, “story-topping”, imparting wisdom, interrupting and just generally dominating the conversation then you’ll want to shut your mouth for a second and listen up. When another person is talking, it’s more than just an oppo

An audio reflection for stirring up & clarifying your feelings

My voice, your speakers, your knowing unfolding. How do you want to feel when….?I want you to think and sink into that question. Over and over again. And listen to yourself: At your desk. In your car. At the gym. While you’re ironing, or unloading groceries. Or when you wake up. This is really good to listen to and write out quick, one-word answers.

There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…How To Use Introductions to Strengthen Weak Ties and Advance Your Career

Have you ever been the beneficiary of an introduction that changed your life? Maybe you got a new job because someone introduced you to the owner of a business.