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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

Is Winning Awards Worth It?

If you’ve spent any time in the creative field, you’ve probably received quite a few calls for entries. Maybe you’ve even entered a few industry awards competitions. Or maybe you’re still thinking about it. You might be wondering if taking the considerable amount of time to prepare an entry, in addition to paying what can sometimes be a hefty entry fee, is it feasible.

Weigh in: How do you store the tiniest toys in your child’s playroom

Reader Stephanie is in the process of making over her children’s playroom and wrote to me asking for some organizing help. She is specifically having problems finding ways to store those small, easily misplaced, choke-able pieces of games and toys.

Co-Sleeping Singlar Hack

Materials: Sniglar Changing Table Description: Before we had our baby, I had planned on her sleeping in her crib from the start. Yeah, I should have known better. The first night home we set up the hand-me-down pack-n-play in our bedroom and attempted to let her sleep in that. I think I made it through 2 night feedings before I gave in and put her in our bed.

How to Grow New Brain Cells and Outwit Competitors

So, here we are at the final stop in our three part series. In Daily Practices That Fuel Epic Journeys, we learned how powerful Building-In Space away from a challenge is in finding a breakout solutions.

In Search of Hotel Bargains

As a man who foresees a lot of travel in his future, I’ve become interested in ways to save on airfare, hotels, and so on. (I’ve also become obsessed with packing light, but that’s another story.) No surprise then that I was keen to receive the June issue of Consumer Reports, which contains eight pages of info on this very subject.

Jack Dorsey: The 3 Keys to Twitter's Success

About this presentationJack Dorsey outlines three core takeaways from his experiences building and launching Twitter – and more recently – Square, a simple payment utility.

The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income

Regular FreelanceSwitch writer Thursday Bram has just released her latest book, The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income, and we were lucky enough to score a big discount for our readers over the next couple of days. The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income is an ebook for freelance writers who are just starting to explore passive income opportunities and want to get starte

So You Want My Job: Farrier

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we hear from Zach Williams who is a professional farrier.

The Wealthy Freelancer Giveaway: Winners Announced!

Last week, we opened a competition for readers to win a copy of The Wealthy Freelancer. To enter, all you had to do is leave a comment with the freelancing tip you believe has made the most impact on your ability to earn a great income, and you had the chance to be one of free readers to win a copy and have your tip posted on the blog. Today we’ve chosen the winners, and their tips are be

Daily Links: Outsourcing, Intentional Default, and The Simple Dollar

It’s been a long time since I share links to other sites. That’s a shame, because there’s a lot of great stuff out there. Lately, I’ve been impressed with some articles from some of your fellow GRS readers. For example, Tim at the Seattle Bubble blog just posted an article on misguided ethics and walking away from a mortgage.

Ikea for music!

Materials: Expedit, Lack, Antonius etc Description: I was long looking for a suitable solution for my growing music homestudio. I never found one that really fitted my needs...so i decided to make one myself! I bought 2 EXPEDIT shelv units, 3 short LACK wall shelves, 2 inserts with drawers and 2 inserts with a door.

Super-sized spice rack

Materials: Blanken bath rack, Grundtal S-hooks Description: I turned a Blanken bath rack into a great kitchen spice rack. Why do this? Because I have a lot of spices and all the normal spice racks are just too small. The Blanken rack on the other hand is nearly 70cm long and 2 jars deep. It is also very light, so may easily be hung under my cupboards, and is also very cheap.

Separating Your Goals and Choices from Other People

Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people. - Nido Qubein I spent the first twenty five years of my life mostly pushing forward on goals created by other people. When I was in school, I was told that grades were the only thing that mattered.

You Are Self Employed

Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace.

8 Tips for Handling Mail (the Old-Fashioned Kind) More Efficiently.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 8 tips for handling mail more efficiently. Last week, I posted 5 realistic tips for using email more efficiently, but ye olde paper post continues to deliver a large stack to my door, too.