This guest post from Jaime Tardy is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.
"Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour."
* I get a big kick out of the blog Formerly Hot, and I particularly like the new Friday series, where people post about their "formerly."
* Interested in starting your own happiness project?
Here’s a number for you. Half of all babies born in the United States this year will live to age 104 or older. In other words, when a person from that generation hits the typical “retirement age” of 65, they’ll still have 40 years of life left.
“I Can’t Do My (business, art, purpose, mission) Without Funding First!”
This is probably the number one money myth that drives us away from living our dreams, passions, and true talent and consequently realizing abundant wealth from those gifts and inspiration.
As somebody with ADHD and an attention span of about 2 hours, I’m forced to continually understand my own productivity habits. As I study those habits, I realize more and more why the people of the world waste so much time.In my Jack Bauer Guide to getting Shi#$# Done, I wrote extensively about the power of implementing time constraints. But, that’s just the beginning.
I was recently captivated by the article “The mess he made: A life-long slob decides it’s time to get organized” by Michael Rosenwald in the June 7 issue of The Washington Post. As the title of the article references, the piece is a first-person narrative of a diagnosed hoarder who went to see Randy Frost for help to change his ways.
Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.
Permit me to introduce you to my mouth, the black hole from which no elevator speech can escape.
For some reason, which is probably embedded in my DNA, I’ve never been very good devising short, catchy descriptions of what I do for and how people will benefit from it.
I’ve intended to begin featuring entries from the recent GRS video contest, but things keep getting in the way. Let’s change that! Starting today, I’ll use Saturdays to highlight some of my favorites, both winners and not-winners. To begin, here’s a tip that didn’t win a prize.
Austin from Foreigner’s Finances is teaching English in Japan.
I’ve spent the past couple of days slogging through my backlog of Guest Post and Reader Story submissions. Many of these are great. A few aren’t salvageable. The vast majority fall somewhere in between.
It’s rare that I’m able to take a submitted article and publish it at Get Rich Slowly without some sort of tweaking. Everyone makes mistakes — even me.
This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen.
Our meals are usually pretty heavy on the vegetables and fruits by default.
Materials: Ikea Coffee Table (Unsure of Name), Thin Maple Ply, Jigsaw, Tapered Legs
Description: This coffee table was bought on Craigslist, so we don't know the name. We've looked high and low for the name, so if anyone knows, let us know!
We removed the ugly matte metal legs, then cut the table roughly into thirds.
Reader Victoria submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer:
My husband and I our expecting our first child in July. Being the responsible adults we are (ha?), we took the child-birth and breastfeeding classes to prepare. Now I’m overwhelmed by all the handouts on everything from heartburn to pre-term labor to when to start feeding solids, etc. I’m at a lost at what to do with it all.
I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project.
A while back, I read Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko.
This is the fourth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16.
Last time, we discussed how exactly to plan a project and fit it into the context of focusing entirely on the next specific action.