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By Jules

Does Your Business Referral Engine Need Tuning?

When you’re trying to launch and grow a small business, referrals are pretty damn close to manna from heaven… So, when I heard John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing fame was coming out with a new book called The Referral Engine that lays out a step-by-step referral-generating process, I had to learn more. I read it. It rocked.

Springpad Review

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How to Get Perspective on Your Life

Do you ever feel that you’re so caught up in the day to day and hour to hour routines of life that you never get a chance to step back and see the bigger picture? Do you get lots done, but without a real sense of accomplishment? Have you ever reached the end of a busy week and wondered what the point was? I expect we all feel like that from time to time – but for some people, it’s t

4x4 Expedit into 2x4 and 1x4

Materials: 4x4 Expedit, saw, power drill, glue, screws Description: After months of hemming and hawing we decide on a look for our addition. We had a used Expedit 4x4 that was serving as book storage. Since we were looking to create under window ledges and book space we decide to modify the 4x4 into a 2x4 and 1x4 book case. 1. For the 1x4: Keep two long middle shelves and 5 short shelves.

The half-full glass

I receive a steady stream of e-mails from people who feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and overpowered by their clutter.

"Write Drunk, Edit Sober; Drink Coffee While Reading the Paper; Watch the Cat."

Happiness interview: Larry Smith. When I was at the SXSW Interactive conference a few months ago, I met Larry Smith. He's the editor of SMITH Magazine -- "Everyone has a story. What's yours?" It's the home of the crazy brilliant Six-Word Memoir project -- and a place for passionate, personal storytelling of all kinds.

Roulette Russian

Profile of Chatroulette inventor: Ternovskiy has an online persona far more developed than his real one.

Dropbox Startup Lessons Learned

A great slideshare from Drew Houston, cofounder and CEO of Dropbox.

Reader Mailbag: Packing Books for Trips

My wife and I recently had a long discussion about how many books we should pack for a trip. I usually tend to read more when traveling, so I usually pack one book for every two days’ worth of a trip. So, let’s say we go on a ten day trip. That would mean five books. Does it make sense to tote that many books back and forth? Our idea is this.

the tao of productivity

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. In this age of digital communication, we’re busier than ever.

9 Proven Ways To Charge Up Your Motivation

Ever felt unmotivated and simply not in the mood to do anything?Yeah, me too. Even though I'm always motivated and all ready to take action on my goals, I have times when I feel disconnected with my inner muse. No matter whether you are Seth Godin or Robert Kiyosaki, all of us have our own down times where we don't feel like doing anything. It happens.

Is Winning Awards Worth It?

If you’ve spent any time in the creative field, you’ve probably received quite a few calls for entries. Maybe you’ve even entered a few industry awards competitions. Or maybe you’re still thinking about it. You might be wondering if taking the considerable amount of time to prepare an entry, in addition to paying what can sometimes be a hefty entry fee, is it feasible.

Weigh in: How do you store the tiniest toys in your child’s playroom

Reader Stephanie is in the process of making over her children’s playroom and wrote to me asking for some organizing help. She is specifically having problems finding ways to store those small, easily misplaced, choke-able pieces of games and toys.

Co-Sleeping Singlar Hack

Materials: Sniglar Changing Table Description: Before we had our baby, I had planned on her sleeping in her crib from the start. Yeah, I should have known better. The first night home we set up the hand-me-down pack-n-play in our bedroom and attempted to let her sleep in that. I think I made it through 2 night feedings before I gave in and put her in our bed.

How to Grow New Brain Cells and Outwit Competitors

So, here we are at the final stop in our three part series. In Daily Practices That Fuel Epic Journeys, we learned how powerful Building-In Space away from a challenge is in finding a breakout solutions.