Materials: Alang Lamp, Dioder 4 Piece Light Strip
Description: I found an old Exit sign at a vintage shop and it was only $20 or you can buy them online.
Exit signs come with a hole drilled in the top for ceiling attachment.
I took the base of the lamp, unscrewed the plastic washer and placed the exit sign on it. Screw the washer back in to hold it in its place.
I love it when impact-driven entrepreneurs, savvy marketers and good friends like Chris Guillebeau launch things.
It’s fun to watch on a few levels…
One – he’s always pushing the envelope and trying new things. Always different designs, flows, funnels, products, solutions, calls-to-action and copy than anyone else.
A funny thing happened on the way to San Francisco. I was headed down on a super-quick trip (just three hours!) to do some filming for a friend. I’d leave PDX in the morning and be back in the early evening. No big deal, right?
Tuesday morning I grabbed my laptop bag and headed to the airport by taxi.
Materials: Linnmon Desk Top, MALM Floating Nightstand , 200lb Picture Frame Hangers, screwdriver, leveler, saw
Description: We bought two of everything for our boys new Star Wars themed bedroom.
Used the Linnmon Desktop (19.99) as the headboards and the MALM Floating Nightstands.
We cut the headboards down a few inches for the width of a twin bed (we added two inches for bedding).
I never really believed that it was possible to play, and still make money until I started playing.I played really hard for one year, but for some reason, I didn’t go broke!Many people told me to get serious with my life and get a job. But being stubborn as I was, I played harder!
User manuals are a necessary evil. When you bring home that new TV, blender, or printer, you set it up, try it out, and tuck its user manual away somewhere. Chances are you’ll never look at it again. But, you might, and that’s why you can’t throw it away.
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. Elderly in financial trouble
2. Crafting projects
3. After bankruptcy
4. Making money with music
5. College savings or not?
6. Changing friends
7. Basic investing questions
8. Cheap golf
Is writing agony for you? Do you struggle over every word, lugging words like weights around your mind before putting them to paper?
I know how that feels. I used to live in that place. There are days when laziness drags me back there. But there is another way.
Writing can be a breeze. You can move beyond the struggle and find a new freedom and ease in your writing.
All designers are familiar with the amount of time and energy it takes to find clients.
Some might be lucky enough to have a backlog of people who want to work with them, but for most, a big portion of the working week is spent pitching, searching, giving quotes, following up, and otherwise trying to convince people to exchange money for design services.
Few designers would say this is the h
Blogging can be complicated when you’re a freelancer.
That’s because a freelancer’s blog can serve two different goals — it can help you find clients, and it can be a niche business of its own, on a topic unrelated to your freelance services.
But it’s tricky to combine those two.
Materials: BESTA door, paint, nails, polymer clay, glue
Description: My front entrance hall - like many front entrance halls - suffers from a semi-perpetual pile of clutter. A little while ago, I started fixing this by making a coat rack/bag hooks by up-cycling a plank from a shipping pallet a friend gave me.
This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. A few weeks ago, I wrote about my hesitation to hire out our yard work. After working 60 or more hours per week for the past year at our full-time jobs and side jobs, my husband and I had come to a crossroads. Basically, putting in so many hours meant that we were having difficulty finding time to do anything else.
It’s not so much about getting what you want as having what it takes to give to others.
Give. Be the giver. Be generous. Be voluptuous with your love.
Give first. Be the first to say who you are — otherwise, the world will define you and you’ll have less to give.
Be the first to say I love you, because you do love — instantly.
In my life coaching training program, one of my first homework assignments was to make a list of 100 empowering questions we could ask clients in coaching sessions. These are open-ended questions that generally begin with the word how, why or what. They elicit more than a yes, no or simple answer.
These deep and powerful questions can help us connect with who we really are: our true sel
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni, co-authors of Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato. Cato the Younger—the great Roman soldier, senator, and Stoic—was a hard man to like.