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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

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Every other week we roundup some of the highest quality articles and resources that benefit freelancers from across the web. We present these articles here on various helpful topics.

Do You Have Too Many Goals? Here's How to Prioritize Them

How many goals are you chasing right now?There's a good chance that you've got too many. It's a classic productivity mistake – and an understandable one. We all want to achieve the best we're capable of, and experts advise us to set challenging, even "audacious" goals.The problem is, having ten simultaneous goals is worse than having none at all.

The 5 Ultimate Ways To Make People Like You

Making people like you is the first step to making long lasting relationships, and long lasting relationships are what bring you happiness and success.

Cooking With Wild Game

It is 5:30 a.m. on a cool fall morning, and my phone is incessantly ringing.  In somewhat of a comatose/hung-over state, I rush out of bed to see a picture of my buddy, Miller Gunn, staring back at me on my iPhone.

Paper-cut Lamp

Materials: TROGSTA Floor Lamp, paper, spray adhesive, exacto Description: Using the shade as a size-template, I traced a design from a pretty card I had. I cut out the design and then affixed the paper onto the shade with spray adhesive. Looks pretty good! Click to read the rest of the post >>

Celebrate Leap Day, Or Any Other Minor Holiday.

One of my resolutions is to Celebrate holiday breakfasts. However, I've realized, that resolution should actually be framed as a subset of more general resolution, something like Celebrate minor holidays or Find occasions for festivity. In any event, I followed this resolution on Leap Day this year.

Dim & Dash: Making the Grade

See Also-Dim in the Workplace: “Michigan State University surveyed more than 700 employers seeking to hire recent college graduates. Nearly one-third said parents had submitted resumes on their child’s behalf, some without even informing the child. One-quarter reported hearing from parents urging the employer to hire their son or daughter for a position.

If You Have an Unexpected Windfall, Put It in a CD (61/365)

When I wrote 365 Ways to Live Cheap in 2007, a person could easily find a bank CD that offered a 6% return. All you had to do was lock up your money at the bank for a year or so and they’d give you back six cents on every dollar. That’s a pretty good deal. In fact, if it were available today, I would have a lot of my money in such CDs.

EXPEDIT Built-in Bar shelving

Materials: EXPEDIT Bookcase Description: Used the Expedit Bookcase and placed on 2X4 supports. Then built a fake wall around it to make the unit look like a built in. Around the edges I used stained Quarter inch wood that matched the color exactly. This made the unit look as if it were an expensive built in.

Hacker Help: Corner Flat Screen TV stand with storage

Materials: Unknown.. any ideas? Description: We're looking to stash our 32 inch flat screen in a corner and have some storage underneath for both cable box, DVD player and so on, but also a bit of storage for kids toys if possible. We were looking at a stand from a furniture store, but it costs over $300 dollars, and I was hoping someone here could come up with something cheaper from Ikea.

Kura be Pretty

Materials: Paint, wrapping paper, mod podge, Krylon Clear Glaze spray Description: Our two little girls share a bedroom and it's not a very big room at that. We decided that a bunk bed would be wise, and Ikea's Kura was the perfect choice.

How to Build the Muscle of Change

Post written by Leo Babauta. When you try to make a change in your life, create a new habit, set a resolution … are you usually good at it, or does the change fail after 2-3 weeks? Some people are better at it than others because they’ve learned some simple strategies for changing, but also because they’ve built up their change muscle. What’s a change muscle?

Stolmen Plasma TV & gadget mount

Materials: Stolmen Description: I live in a small flat and wanted to try and use as little floor space as possible when fitting my plasma. I had already bought a wall bracket with my 50" plasma so fitted that to the two cross bars with "U" bolts from B & Q. The TV then fitted on the bracket as normal.

Health Care Help for Freelancers

Moving from a full-time job working for someone else to starting a freelance business is the dream of many. But before you make the switch there are a lot of things to think about: health insurance being one of them. If you were taking advantage of your employers health insurance benefits, be ready for sticker shock when looking at plans meant for independent workers such as freelancers.

Workspace of the Week: She’s crafty

This week’s Workspace of the Week is SpecialK08′s superb craft room: I am so incredibly envious of this week’s workspace selection that I’m now plotting to have a craft room somewhere in my home. This space is functional and impeccably well organized. It’s not matchy-matchy, and I appreciate that.