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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

9 Tips to Control Every Meeting and Get What You Want

Are you nailing job interviews, closing new clients, and maximizing every meeting? Most likely you aren’t, but I’ll show you how I blew a huge meeting and what you can learn from my mistakes. Bottom line . . . you need to prepare for key meetings.

The Mountain & Sackett Tie Giveaway

It’s back! Our semi bi-annual Mountain & Sackett giveaway is here again. I love Mountain & Sackett ties. They’re a family-owned business that’s been making ties right here in the U.S. of A since 1957. And the quality of their ties can’t be beat. Other companies use machines to pump out hundreds of ties an hour.

Act quickly! Don't let your Senator side with Big Oil!

Crucial call to action to save the Clean Air Act from 1skycampaign on Vimeo. This Thursday June 10, the U.S. Senate will vote on Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) "Dirty Air Act" resolution. The vote is, sadly, too close to call -- and we need your help! The "Dirty Air Act" resolution would gut the Clean Air Act's ability to crack down on the dirtiest climate polluters like Big Oil and Dirty Coal.

Freebie: FreelanceSwitch Business Card Template

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re giving away a special FreelanceSwitch business card template to help you get started with your freelance switch! The cards are attractive, yet versatile enough to be customized for any freelance profession.

Loft Bed Hack

Materials: Morrum Twin Loft Bed Description: We bought this bed for our son and it gave him storage space and an area for his desk. Now that he's a teen he can barely climb up without hitting the ceiling. Instead of springing for a brand new bed, we gave the old loft bed a hack.

Getting Things Done: The Five Phases of Project Planning

This is the third entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. Last time, we looked at the five stages of a healthy task and information management workflow (collect, process, organize, review, do).

If MIKAEL was an ANEBODA wardrobe

Materials: ANEBODA Description: ANEBODA wardrobe with extra shelf, space for belts and ties, metal file dividers on top, and other MIKAEL features. Basically, I wanted to incorporate the space-saving features of the MIKAEL desk (discontinued and replaced by the inferior MICKE) into my aging, wobbly ANEBODA.

Small Lack media furniture with speaker camouflage

Materials: Lack bedside table, some 15x15mm wood, speaker cloth, four small cabinet door magnets Description: 1) Make a wooden frame to match the inner measurements of the Lack bedside table. 2) Measure out and add the magnets. 3) Stretch speaker cloth over the frame. 4) Done. ~ Torbjørn Vatn, Oslo, Norway

100 Personal Outsourcing Ideas

The idea behind personal outsourcing is to free up more of your time by delegating tasks that don’t require your personal touch to complete.

Uncluttering the most troubled area of your home or office

What is the one area of your home or office that is cluttered up more than the other areas? How long has it been this way? Why have you been avoiding tackling this area? Does the thought of improving the cluttered area overwhelm you? Are you delaying making decisions about the stuff in the cluttered area?

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Small Online Business

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Karol Gajda of RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com and How To Live Anywhere. If your goal is to start a small online business that replaces and exceeds your current income this may be the most important article you read this year. Brash, huh? Here’s the deal: I’ve been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19.

Delayed Gratification and Children

The single biggest personal finance lesson that anyone can learn is that of delayed gratification.

Learn the Skills Your Clients Need

As a freelancer, you’ll encounter two schools of thought: you should either specialize and make your name as an expert in your niche or you should diversify and land as many different gigs as you can.

The Stevie Ray Vaughan School of Business

Last week, my buddy, Charlie Gilkey of ProductiveFlourishing.com, asked me to share my top 3 or 4 marketing and business posts with him. I sent him a link or two from my blog, a handful from others…and a link to the below video of Stevie Ray Vaughan playing “Lenny.” My question to you is…why?

The art of being still

Performance artist Marina Abramović recently completed a two-and-a-half month exhibition named “The Artist is Present” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.