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By Glen Stansberry

Goal Setting Secret – How to Achieve Any Goal

Photo by Wynona Robison By Scott Young This article looks at how a deliberate shift in our views on goal setting can net drastic cumulative results in the long run. Whether it’s career goals or personal goals, we’ve all been there – setting aggressive and sometimes overtly ambitious goals, chasing after it, hitting road bumps and eventually become de- motivated to never see the goal come t

Daily Links: Size 32 Edition

I did a semi-unfrugal thing today. I drove to Costco to buy a new pair of pants. While I was there, I bought a new shirt. I’ve lost a lot of weight this year, you see; but more than that, I’ve lost a lot of girth. My Crossfit workouts and improved diet are starting to pay off. On January 1st, my size 38 jeans felt tight.

Scott Belsky: How To Avoid The Idea Generation Trap

Ever find yourself jumping from idea to idea, hooked on the high of idea generation but never completing any one project? Scott Belsky breaks down road-tested methods for seeing ideas through to the finish.

Frugality, Usability, and Phone Shopping

About a year ago, I decided to get a low-end smartphone, mostly so I could check and make sure The Simple Dollar was still up and running from the road and perhaps tweet on occasion.

Hiding the Goodies

Materials: Fabric, 2 Aneboda Dressers Description: 1. Using the cardboard packaging from the dressers, I measured out 6 rectangular panels, marking where to cut each panel with masking tape. 2. With an X-acto knife, I sandwiched the cardboard between two cutting boards.

What Kind of Freelancer are You?

How many times have you heard the old fable, the tortoise and the hare?  Slow and steady wins the race.  Right…. From what I’ve read here on FreelanceSwitch, it seems like most freelancers are hares – but they are frequently running more than one race at a time.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m in this camp, and I know that this isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Interview with Jennifer Armitstead

Jennifer Armitstead Back in June I met Jennifer Armitstead who runs a career coaching company and does a weekly radio program called Job Club Radio.

The Craftsman in the Cubicle

Blogger ponders what modern work has become - "a task completion system," where ambiguity is feared.

How To Discover Your Productivity Patterns

Organize your day around your unique skills, not tasks anyone can accomplish.

Milton Glaser on Design Ethics

What are designers willing to do for a job? Milton Glass talks bending the truth, intentions, and life choices.

10 Keys To Be A Becoming a Better Communicator

A few weeks ago, I met up with an acquaintance, B, for lunch. Throughout the lunch, I couldn't help but feel there was some sort of communication breakdown. He would cut me off even though I was still talking. He kept offering unwanted advice and opinions, even though I was not asking for help. It became quite frustrating just 15 minutes into the conversation.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Daddle

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Oh, Daddle, you are one of the most special unitaskers I have encountered: I don’t even know what to say. I’m at a complete loss for words. Or, rather, at a loss for words that are appropriate for a family-friendly website.

8 Tips for Boosting Your Energy RIGHT NOW.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 8 tips for boosting your energy RIGHT NOW. It’s hard to feel happy when you’re dragging around. Simple tasks seem overwhelming, people seem annoying, and nothing seems fun. Lots of good results flow from having plenty of energy. Life just seems more manageable.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Side Writings Edition

As some of you know, I have an off-and-on side gig writing for OPEN Forum, a website that focuses on small business issues. I mostly write about small business frugality – how to reduce your spending without reducing the quality of your business – but I often touch on other topics.

The "Sweden meets Italy" decoupage chair collection

Materials: chair, prints of paintings, PVA glue, varnish Description: I decoupaged my favorite Italian artists on to Ikea chairs, and then varnished them. (sorry, I don't recall the name of this particular chair; I looked online and didn't find it...could it be no longer in stock? I did these about 5 or 6 years ago.) I did 8 chairs, all by the Italian masters.