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Meet Bryan Franklin: The $10 Million Business Coach

You guys know I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the world of personal development and, yes, even the world of coaching.Why? Because I see a lot of folks getting into it after they’ve failed at nearly everything else and it’s either that or grad school.

Happy 2011 from The Simple Dollar

I hope that your 2011 is filled with financial and personal success. I’ll be spending today with my family, relaxing and recharging. Keep reading, because I have some exciting stuff planned for this year, including a completely different approach to putting my next book in your hands. (Your regularly scheduled programming will resume Monday. A single post will appear tomorrow.)

Upgrade Your Personal ‘Exit Strategies’ for 2011

Business planners often include an ‘exit strategy’ detailing how they plan to leave the business: will they ‘run it dry’ (increase personal salary, pay off debts and close down), sell your shares, or liquidate?  These strategies require advance planning and are often well-thought out. But have you ever thought about your own personal exit strategies – the ones you use

IKEA salad bowl sink

Materials: Blanda Blank Description: When my husband and I remodeled our bathroom a few years ago, we wanted to make the most of a small space and stay within our tiny budget. He found an old drinking fountain assembly at a salvage shop, and thought we could retrofit it to accommodate a larger bowl of some sort. Voila, the 14" IKEA Blanda Blank serving bowl.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Celebrate

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. 31. Celebrate the year that has passed – and the better one to come. It’s New Year’s Eve, which for many of us means a party or social gathering of some kind.

Don’t Do These 6 Things When Trying to Make Friends – Especially Number 1!

There was a time in my life when I didn’t have friends. None. Zero. Zilch. I was that kid sitting by himself at lunch. Socially awkward, painfully shy, a bit of a nerd, and overweight.

Temporary bar from IKEA Trofast boxes

Materials: Trofast Description: How cool is that? A bar made of Trofast boxes? That’s the brainchild of designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto of Portugal who designed and built a temporary bar out of 420 Ikea storage boxes. At night the boxes were lit with LED and pulsated according to the music played.

Join the many experimenting with a better way of life at Yes! Magazine

Sign up today for No Impact Week, kicking off January 2nd with YES! When we at the No Impact Project first launched our immersion program in extreme environmental living—No Impact Week—I didn't dream that more than 15,000 people would participate in only a year and a half.

Secret Passage and Fort for Kids Using Expedit Bookcase and Desk

Materials: Expedit Description: I recently redid my little boy's room.

Happy New Year!

All of us at Unclutterer hope you had a terrific 2010 and would like to wish you a great 2011! Our team has today and tomorrow off from work, but don’t forget you can always jump into the Forums and join the conversation there. We’ll return in the new year to share more Uncluttering insights.

2011 Resolution #3: Read 100 Unread Books

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my three resolutions for 2011 this week. Over time, any voracious reader winds up with a list of books that they intend to read someday, but they find themselves reading more urgent things in the interim.

Release the Rage Kraken: Tips to help Freelancers Simmer Down

After spending over a decade in retail, rage is one thing I am very acquainted with. Like a warm blanket, rage was always there to snuggle up to after a particularly trying day of work. Imagine my surprise when doctors reveled that rage can actually be harmful for you? Such a silly notion I thought. Not my good friend rage.

What's Your Six-Word Secret of Happiness?

Since I started my happiness project, I've found that when I distill an idea into a short, memorable phrase, I do a better job of remembering and following it. For that reason, I work hard to capture my ideas succinctly. Examples: The days are long, but the years are short. Outer order contributes to inner calm. Happy people make people happy -- but you can't make someone be happy.

7 Secrets of the Super Organized

A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized.Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don't aim to be.

Redo of a jewelry drawer hack

Materials: Fira Description: I got the idea from the jewelry drawer hack. You can find pictures at my blog, and then the final results. ~ Elisa