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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

3 Ways to Boost Productivity at a Creative Job

Productivity counts, no matter what kind of job you have; no employer is going to be happy with someone who lags behind and is a slacker.

My new "chest"

Materials: Vestby chest of drawers, paint Description: I dismantled the old Vestby and got rid of the plastic sheets. Painted the frame with white acrylic paint, rebuilt the frame, added 3 plywood shelves and a little "box" on the top shelf for the everyday use things, like mobiles and keys. ~ Marisa Bender, Tel Aviv, ISrael

Why Your Inner Critic Is Your Best Friend

Are you constantly going to battle with your Inner Critic? It doesn't have to be that way. Learn how to respect your Inner Critic, while still keeping him in line.

GRS Blogger Profile: J.D. Roth

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! My name is J.D. Roth. I’ve been blogging in one form or another for over thirteen years.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Create a Single Resolution

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 27.

The Simple Secret To Astonishing Success!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have the greatest respect for my life coach, Tim Brownson. He helped me make the transition from a stay-at-home mom of five boys to becoming a successful writer and content manager.

Remove Friction to Increase Productivity

Recent conversations with some friends have helped me solidify one of my personal “sweet spots”, a value that tends to drive many of the decisions I make. Some people are minimalists. Others are problem solvers. Me? I’m on a mission to eradicate friction from my life.

Help Me Choose The Title Of My Next Book

As most of you know, I’m working on my next book right now. And, I’m at the point with my publisher where we’re working on the title. This is a really important decision with any book.

Eight year-end tasks to keep you organized

The presents have been unwrapped, turkey leftovers fill the refrigerator, and we’re back at our desks finishing year-end responsibilities.

Reader Mailbag: Post-Christmas Haze

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. Favorite Christmas present 2. Career and schooling choices 3. Oldest card issues 4. E-readers 5. Investing while on Social Security 6. Rebuilding savings after children 7. Preferred vanilla bean 8.

10 Ways to Increase Your Luck: A Musician’s Tips for Freelancers

credit: by kaibara87 on Flickr Okay, admit it. You can’t even carry a tune in a bucket. Or perhaps the happiest day of your childhood was when your parents stopped making you take piano lessons. So, what could you possibly learn from a book written for musicians? Quite a lot! My own encounter with David Cutler’s new book, The Savvy Musician, happened by chance.

One Problem, One Correction: How to Set New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

A new year is coming, and for many people that means it’s time to make a list of resolutions. I used to be one of these folks, carefully cataloging the faults I’d like to fix every winter. Not anymore. It’s not that I’m perfect — as my wife would attest, I’m far from it! — but I’ve learned that a long list of resolutions was a sure path to failure.

Reduce Your Spending or Increase Your Income: What Should You Do?

Whether you’re deep in debt or just having a few financial hiccups, it’s almost certainly the case that you’re spending more than you’re making. A lot of personal finance writers will advise you to cut your expenditure. Eat out less often, downgrade your cable package, stop buying pricy coffees, and so on.

Art of Manliness: Best of 2010

Man, oh, man. 2010 is coming to a close. What a year it has been. The biggest event in our life was the birth of our son Gus McKay back in October. He’s two months old and is all smiles. This is one happy baby. Kate and I love being parents and are excited to start this new season in our life. We won’t be publishing anything on the site this week.

Best of 2010: Our Most Popular Tips, Interviews & Think Pieces

Rounding up the most-read articles and tips from the past year, we take a look at key productivity trends and challenges in the creative community.