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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Your Life, Your Rules. Here’s How To Make Sure You’re The Boss

“You’re not the boss of me!” My sister stared in my eyes and spit those words when she was two. I’ve said it to several people in my life. You probably have, too; probably with passion. It’s true, they aren’t the boss of you. You are.

Managing a Business Through Proper Documentation

When it comes to running a successful business, nothing is guaranteed. People search every day for the magic pill, the secret clue that will transform their business and help it burst through the wall between themselves and overnight success. But like everything else in life, there’s no easy way to go about it.

Making It All Work – In the Real World

This is the nineteenth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10. Much of this book focuses not on the day-to-day actions that fill our lives, but on a broader view of them.

Suspension Bridge Shelf

Materials: MARKOR series home entertainment combo plus EKBY BJÄRNUM wall shelf bracket; Extra shelves from the "as is" section; castors on the coffee table so the footstool can live underneath Description: Mounting the bridge shelf to the wall above the TV was proving more difficult than we thought... We came up with an elegant solution without having to drill holes in the wall!

How to Build a Successful Blog Business: Rockable Book Review

Blogging has been around for a few years now and probably even your Grandma has heard about it or perhaps even tried her hand at it. But while blogging has become a rather simple pastime, running a successful and profitable blog has become increasingly difficult. Back before the dotcom bust, advertisers would almost throw money at any blog that had decent traffic.

7 Days and Signed: From Web-Show Host to Major Book Deal

Today’s guest contributor, my friend David Siteman Garland, is the Founder of The Rise To The Top, The #1 Non-Boring Resource For Building Your Business Smarter, Faster, Cheaper and author of Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business+++++On a Tuesday morning this past February I had a conference call with John Wiley & Sons Pu

Pack rats in fiction: Through the Looking Glass

Many months ago, reader John directed me to re-read the Alice adventure Through the Looking Glass. John said there was a terrific example of a pack rat contained in the book, and I discovered it exactly as he said I would.

Quick and Dirty Vacation Planning

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. As I write this, I’m in New York City on a trip I spent about two hours planning. Normally, I like to do my research.

Are Your Systems Letting You Down?

You always lose your keys. You rarely get any exercise. There never seem to be any clean mugs. You keep forgetting to put that letter in the mailbox.

Who Do You Want To Be? Create A Character Study For Your Ideal Self

“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.” ~Cary Grant Who do you want to be? I’m not asking who you are now or what kind of life you want to have, but what kind of person do you want to be? One of my favorite literary characters of all time is Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.

The 4-Hour Body – Sample Chapter and Full Table of Contents

A taste of things to come… (Photo: Blackbox Cases) I’m excited to present the full table of contents from The 4-Hour Body, as well as the first chapter. Enjoy! … Table of Contents Sample Chapter Table of Contents Start Here Thinner, Bigger, Faster, Stronger?

10 Holiday Date Ideas

Not to toot my own horn, but I think I’m pretty good at a lot of relationship stuff. According to Kate, I’m very supportive, respectful, and trustworthy, am able to be the rock in a crisis, and have achieved the tricky balance between being nice and being a wiener.  But, as Kate can also attest, I struggle with a few things, and one of them is being romantic.

Love Your Credit Card? Vote for It!

In July, I asked Get Rich Slowly readers to share which credit cards they use and why. I promised to compile the over 200 responses to see if there are any patterns from you money-savvy folks. I still haven’t made time to do so. (Even though it stays at the top of my list every week.) In the interim, the folks over at Card Ratings dropped a line to say they’re doing something similar.

Love Notes XOXO Chalkboard Cookbook Cabinet Organizer

Materials: Ikea Grevback shoe shelf, chalkboard spraypaint, heart knobs, rhinestone letters Description: The Grevback shoe holder from Ikea was nice, but I have way more shoes than this cabinet can hold. I decided to make a cookbook holder instead for the kitchen, modeled after this $124.77 one I saw on a different website.

Creating Perfect Solitude for Creative Focus

"Alone time" unlocks our creativity. Five simple steps for carving out the headspace to focus and do your best work.