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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

The Ten Evils (Part Five)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes.

Free Derek Sivers Video

AppSumo has some free videos of Derek Sivers talking about starting, running and selling CD Baby. Derek wrote the book Anything You Want which I highly recommend–except the cover, I hate the cover. The free deal only goes for the next 60 hours or so.

Announcing the Official Manvotionals Book Site

We’re just a little more than a month away from the launch of our second book, Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues. We can’t wait to share this book with you guys! We wanted to give you a sneak peak of the book before it launches, so we created an official Manvotionals site.

Workspace of the Week: Soapbox serenity

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Soapbox’s stocked shelves: A well-stocked shelf that is wonderfully organized can be a thing of beauty. In this case, Soapbox’s rows of eco-friendly cleaning products are so nicely stored that she shouldn’t have any issues filling orders as they arrive. (Mrs.

Are Freelance Coaches Worth the Money?

There’s no shortage of coaches popping up online – from life coaches to business coaches. So it’s no surprise that there are coaches targeting freelancers. Most coaches make grandiose promises about how they can help your freelance business and they charge hundreds of dollars for their services.

Ask the Readers: When Is It Not Your Fault?

In popular American mythology, the rich work hard for their wealth. They’ve earned it. They deserve it. While this is often true, everyone can cite instances of people who have money due to fate and circumstance, not because of hard work and perseverance. The same holds true for folks at the opposite end of the spectrum.

How to Get Motivated Again When You’ve Lost Your Enthusiasm

Have you ever felt totally filled with enthusiasm, fired up for achieving something new? Chances are, you felt that way at the start of a big project. Perhaps you were determined that you’d finally lose weight, or that this year, you’d actually start that small business you’d been dreaming about. Motivation can give you a ton of energy when you’re embarking on something new.

A Gentleman Never Arrives Empty-Handed

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Raymond. It’s a sultry summer night, and you’re on your way to an elegant dinner party given by your boss and his charming wife.

Meetings: The New Dysfunctional Company Picnic

There’s been a lot of talk about meetings lately. And a lot of push back.Not so much about the fact that they exist (well, yes, people are hating on that), but “how” they exist.

The Ten Evils (Part Four)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes.

From coffee table to side table and shelf

Materials: Svansbo table, bit of wood, 2 x raw plugs and screws, "liquid nails", jigsaw, wall drill, paint. Description: What I love about Ikea is that their furniture is not so precious that you won't touch it, and practical enough to be given a second chance, through reclaiming and reinvention. I had two old Svansbo coffee tables and one of them had become redundant in the flat.

So You Want My Job: NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Are you a guy who loves athletics, working out, and learning about health and fitness?

8 Reasons Why Success Eludes You

Life has a tendency to surround us with so much 'stuff' that we often forget the the end game, or the goal we're striving for. Years are burned this way. You wake up after 3 years at a job, having never been promoted, and wonder what happened. Are you destined for mediocrity? Do you not know how to move forward in life?There are never simple answers here.

Bathroom Reno

Materials: Akurum, Lagan, Stave Description: Not a new hack, but something I did to two of my bathrooms to take advantage of Ikea's recent kitchen sale. My kitchen was also being remodeled and I scored 20% off my entire kitchen order. So I ordered two of the largest Akurum Top refrigerator cabinets, Akurum legs, the super cheap Lagan countertop, and Metrik hardware.

Science fiction has become reality

Today when going thru some technology news there were several mentions of Skype adding video chat to another 17 android phones and that Skype will definitely bring video calling to Windows Phone. This is all great news, but not really shocking. Technology has become so advanced that video calling more or less becomes a commodity.