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7 Inspiring Success Lessons

Photo Credit: 20-B Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T.

How Authors Really Make Money: The Rebirth of Seth Godin and Death of Traditional Publishing

What do the economics of publishing look like… really? (Photo: thinkpanama) (Special thanks to my agent, Steve Hanselman, and my anonymous sources within the world’s biggest publishing houses) Print is dead! This has become a popular headline, and a great way to get quoted, as Nicholas Negroponte has shown.

7 insights to make you a great designer

Seven design inspirations from the this Spring's AGIdeas Conference.

The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook

Images from Field Notes The idea of carrying around a pocket notebook has become quite popular these last few years, revived by the introduction of the current incarnation of the “Moleskine” into the market. It’s become so popular that I’m afraid it has come to be seen as trendy or faddish, and this is putting some men off to starting this important habit themselves.

Make This Week Something Special

If you go home tonight and devote two hours to a big project at home, you’ve got a start. Go home every night this week and spend two more hours and you’ve poured ten hours into that project. Spend four hours on Saturday and four hours on Sunday and you’ve got eighteen hours of project time. You can do something that you didn’t really think you could ever get done.

Remote Working from Anywhere

I know it’s not summer for everyone reading FreelanceSwitch right now, but up here in Canada it still is.  And one of my favourite things to do in the summer is to camp, but this year it was a little bit different, since this was my first summer as a fulltime freelancer. Sure, I could have gotten way ahead of my projects, but where’s the fun in that?  Instead, I figured it might be possible

Where Stories Come From—And Why They Matter

— Loose thoughts on creative writing and the human search for meaning — The coming weeks will find me deep in the throes of composing a new novel—always a damn complicated process. While it’s my life’s passion, it’s not constantly enjoyable by any means. Working up a manuscript is as reliably dispiriting and uplifting an undertaking as anything I know.

Money Myths

The older I get and the more people I meet, the more I come to realize that biggest thing that determines your level of financial freedom has to do with your beliefs about money.  I’m not talking about the “if you think positive thoughts, you’ll become rich” line of thinking.

Pax Wendy house

Materials: Pax wardrobe packaging, duct tape, imagination. Description: Unpack wardrobe. Store wardrobe in bedroom for later construction. Gather together the wardrobe packaging, scissors, duct tape etcetera. Discuss with 2 year-old granddaughter on which style her Wendy House should be. Construct house. ~ Delia Campbell, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK

You're Hired! Now, the Real Test.

Six qualities that every new staff member should have, from Jim Collins.

Koufax On Koufax

"About my hitting, the less said the better." Vintage Sandy Koufax interview.

Telling Tails

"The more dangerous problem with unsuccessful stories is usually much less complex: I am bored."

What will be your legacy?

During a presentation at a conference I attended a couple years ago, Illinois-based professional organizer Sue DeRoos made the obvious, yet insightful comment: Everyone gets organized at some point, they just might not be around for it. DeRoos’ comment was morbid, but absolutely true.

Reader Mailbag: Friends

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. GTD for stay-at-home moms 2. Loaning money to parents 3. Prepaying property taxes 4. Emergency fund or debt repayment 5. Starting a Roth IRA 6. Small business encouragement 7. Thinking ahead for college 8.

Organizing eyeglasses

My husband and I have five pairs of eyeglasses between us. Since we have a toddler who loves to pull glasses off your face without a moment’s notice, the multiple pairs have become necessary.