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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Manvotional: Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son, No. 1

George Lorimer, an editor at the Saturday Evening Post, published a series of fictional letters in that magazine in which a father, John Graham, imparts advice to his son, Pierrepont, throughout the different stages of the young man’s life. The letters were then compiled in the hugely successful 1901 book Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son.

Are You Ambitious Enough?

You don’t have to become a backstabbing monster to achieve success, but you do need to admit your ambition – if only to yourself.

How To Make Friends Easy

Photo credit: Carf I believe we all want fulfilling relationships with other people. Which is why most of us have the desire to be very smooth socially and to make friends easy. However, there are few people who are naturally this way. The good news is that social skills are perfectly learnable.

Cultivating Domain Knowledge and Hobbies for Fun and Profit

When I was sixteen, I bought a cigar box full of 1960s baseball cards for $5 from someone who was cleaning out their mother’s attic. I sold one single card in the box – a 1965 Topps Mickey Mantle in excellent condition – for $200. Several years ago, I was at a yard sale.

International Freelancers Day: A Free Online Conference for Freelancers

There’s a very exciting online event happening in a few weeks. It’s the first-ever International Freelancers Day, to be held on September 24 and 25. This two-day virtual event is the biggest-ever FREE online-video conference exclusively for solo professionals.

I’m Not THAT J.D. Roth!

Normally, I wouldn’t post something like this at Get Rich Slowly — this is why I have a personal blog — but I’m getting a lot of tweets and e-mail from folks about a piece of ephemera that has surfaced on the internet. It seems that somebody’s stumbled upon a list of the folks who were in the running for the various parts on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Sun Tzu’s 5 Factors for Life Hacking Domination

Imagine that I had in my possession the ultimate guide to life hacking. Imagine that I offered it to you with but one condition - that you must use it for good, not evil.Would you be interested? Surely you would. Imagine all the wonders you could achieve with it!Then I give you The Art of War, Sun Tzu’s epic and legendary masterpiece.

I Can’t Find a Job in This Economy!

I get a lot of emails from people with the above statement, usually followed by some sort of plea for help. I have a lot of sympathy for their situation.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 28, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Career Renegade Hits Taiwan

Just had to share this with you guys… Career Renegade was just published in Traditional Chinese, which is the main language in Taiwan and Hong Kong (from what I’m told, going on faith, here). Pretty cool, huh? I’ve posted the two covers side-by-side below. Kinda fascinating to see how they changed the cover to try to maximize appeal to the local market.

Self-imposed technical limitations in music production can hurt so good

A few days ago I picked up a copy of No Better Than This, the new Rounder Records debut album from John Mellencamp (AKA “Johnny Cougar,” “John Cougar,” “John Cougar Mellencamp”).

Meaningful Work: Lessons from Eat, Pray, Love

Most of us who jump the corporate ship to be our own boss are looking for some kind of meaningful work and balance in our lives. We want to share our lives with our families, find our passions, and do what we love doing without all of the endless meetings, bureaucratic hoop jumping, and coworkers who grate every last nerve.

Summer Meal Series #13: Ratatouille

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. First, right off the bat, I apologize for the strong green color of the meal in this post.

How to Find New Customers

A few posts back, I mentioned a handful of ideas that you can use to ensure you are able to line up work for the future.

a brief guide to life

‘A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.’ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Life can be ridiculously complicated, if you let it.