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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

How Do You Apologize to Clients?

You may not have had to deal with that call yet, but rest assured it’s probably going to happen.  You pick up the phone, and you have a very unhappy client expressing their displeasure in your recent submission. And the worst part about it – it’s your fault.  You missed the deadline, your design didn’t incorporate their mandatories, or you got their phone number wrong on a DM – after t

Strategies to Help Build Your Self Esteem

Everyone will go through a phase where self-image and self-esteem are questioned and molded. During this existential crisis it’s important to establish a healthy sense of self-worth and maintain well-being.

On the Forums: Living in one room, yearbooks, and the e-reader price war

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: Living in Just One Room Have You Saved Your High School or College Yearbook? E-Reader Price Wars Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

Vanity using IKEA Fastbo panels,Stainless IKEA kitchen Cabinet doors and Butcher Block Countertops

Materials: Fastbo Panels, Ikea Stainless Doors, Numerar Countertop Description: We repurposed an existing vanity (builders beige) by removing the doors, then affixing the Fastbo panels to suit the Ikea standard kitchen cabinet stainless doors (not alot of work) - (sorry don't have the Ikea name of the stainless doors- they have a copper now but I havent seen the stainless in doors in a while.)

Treat Your Mind as You Would a Private Garden

Training your mind is crucial in building a good life.

The Rules of a Gentleman

No. 37 - "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

Reader Mailbag: Singing Bedtime Songs

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. Borrowing against life insurance 2. Splitting a property 3. Bankruptcy and loan modification 4. Tracking weight loss 5. How much down payment? 6. Helping someone drowning in debt 7.

Choosing simple living

An unclutterer is someone who chooses to live without the distractions that get in the way of a remarkable life. Contrary to what you might assume, the most important word in the definition of an unclutterer isn’t distractions (or what we also call clutter) or even the goal of a remarkable life.

Profiting from Business Books: How to Read Books About Business

If you’ve been to a bookstore or library lately, you’re quite aware that there’s no shortage of business books. However, you probably have a shortage of time for reading them. As an avid reader and freelancer, I’m going to give you some tips on how to read books about business — everything from small business books to advice from Fortune 500 CEOs. 1.

Preparing for the Future: A Risk-Management Checklist

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks.

How To Break Any Bad Habit

Why do people have bad habits? Do you know that some people smoke only to control anxiety? The automatic movement that the person does while smoking makes the person believe that he is in control of his environment and that’s why most smokers smoke when they feel anxious.

Action Method I: Breaking Projects into Primary Elements

Normal 0 0 1 995 5675 47 11 6969 11.773 0 0 0 If you know anything about magic, you know that the best tricks are the ones that are the most simple to perform. Levitation relies on pulleys, floating dollars need thread, and the disappearing coin depends on hidden pockets; all of the most remarkable tricks have the most “obvi

So You Want My Job: DJ

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. Anyone who has made a mix tape or a mix CD (what do kids do today in the age of the mp3?) knows well the joy in carefully choosing and putting together a selection of music for someone.

7 Tips for Dealing with a Sweetheart Who Is Crabby All the Time.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 7 tips for dealing with a sweetheart who is crabby all the time. If you're in a relationship, your sweetheart's happiness matters a lot to you. Not only because you care about that person's happiness, but also because -- due to a phenomenon called emotional contagion -- you're very likely to "catch" that mood.

The Simple Dollar Is in Bookstores Today… And Here’s Some Free Bonuses for Buyers!

My new book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams, is now available in bookstores (I just saw it at a Barnes and Noble in the Des Moines, Iowa area and at the Borders in Ames, Iowa)!