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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

More Paradoxes of a Happiness Project: I Desire to Not Want.

One of my Secrets of Adulthood (cribbed from Niels Bohr) is "The opposite of a great truth is also true." As I’ve worked on my happiness project, I’ve recognized many paradoxes.

Where’s All Your Time Really Going?

At the end of a year, we tend to look back at what we’ve accomplished – and what we want to go on and achieve. I know that in past years, I’ve often wondered where my time went. Do you feel like that, as though you’ve not really managed to do all that much over the past twelve months?

What Do You Measure?

Managers are told that whatever they measure will get attention and improvement. If they measure the number of defects in cars coming off the manufacturing line, just giving it this attention will help lower the number of defects. So, how can you use this for your personal productivity? The same rule applies. Measure the things that you want to improve.

If Your Business Sucks, Don’t Blame the Market

Awakened Abstract: Market’s don’t turn businesses bad, failure to respond to markets does… Over the last year, I began to notice I was holding books a bit further away. And, getting headaches with increasing frequency. Now, I’m 44 years old, I don’t wear glasses or contacts and the last time I went to an optometrist, my vision was 20:15.

Brainstorming resolutions for 2010

I’m running a 10-mile race in April. My training schedule starts the first week of January, and I’m really looking forward to the workouts ahead of me. When I was putting together my training plan, I was reminded by how rewarding it is to have goals on my schedule that involve doing things that aren’t easily accomplished. I’m not a life-long runner.

Ikea green christmas

Rose shares her "green" Christmas with us. "I bought my sister an early christmas present, a Cyril desk, and instead of throwing out the massive amounts of cardboard, we decided to go green this christmas."

20 Powerful Beliefs That Will Push You Toward Success

I’m sure you have met at least one person in your life that is successful, motivated and self-empowered.

Reader Mailbag #94

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I’m 24 years old.

Freelance Freedom #136: Holiday Edition

ThinkGeek Giveaway: Mini Business Card File Cabinet Most freelancers spend much of the time when they’re not creating deliverables out networking and drumming up new business.

Action Beats Inaction

This article is the 13th of a 14-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. Five years ago, I was a different man. I had no savings, retirement or otherwise. I was literally living paycheck-to-paycheck on $42,000 a year. (Meaning: I had between $0 and $20 every time I got paid.) I was over $35,000 in debt. I had a job I hated because it had no meaning in my life.

May each go his own way

The other day I published a post called about finding your own path to helping the world by trusting yourself. What I didn't say was that the post was inspired by something I read in the recently released book of secret writings by Carl Jung collected in The Red Book.

Christmas Giveaways for 2009: Marketcircle and ThinkGeek!

To celebrate the end of 2009 and the Christmas season, we’re giving away prizes on FreelanceSwitch and WorkAwesome. All you have to do to enter is tell us the most important thing you learned about freelancing this year in the comments–but make sure you read the instructions below before you do so! The Prizes We have some software from Marketcircle to give away.

What Can Manly Men Expect of Women?

Awhile back, Leo posted these delightfully nostalgic and funny “Marital Rating Scales” from 1939 in the Community: After having a good laugh, what Kate and I both noticed after reading through these charts was that while we could imagine a modern day woman expecting her husband to live up to most of the standards on the Husband’s Chart, if a man expected a woman to adhere to t

"Energy is Eternal Delight."

"Energy is eternal delight." --William Blake * The folks at Drinking Diaries did an interview with me about the relationship between drinking and happiness. Very thought-provoking questions. * Interested in starting your own happiness project?

Review: Crush It!

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest not directly connected to personal finance. I’m a big believer in following your passions, wherever they might take you.