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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

How to Work When You're Tired

We all have days when we just don’t feel with it. Maybe we were up late the night before, maybe we slept badly, or maybe we’re simply tired for no clear reason. But when you’ve got work to do – whether in your day job, on your small business or around the house – then you can’t just go back to bed.

One thing I can always do

People ask me all the time what they can do to help. I have a list of things that you can find here. But there are times when it seems like nothing I can possibly do on that list or any thing else help the world.

The Burpee: The One Exercise to Rule Them All

When I played football in high school, my offensive line coach had an exercise he liked to use on us for punishment.

The Reason You’re Stuck (and the one best way to avoid the six ways that will keep you stuck)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from best-selling author and top blogger Seth Godin, author of the new book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?. Why is it so difficult to ship? Ship as in get it out the door. Ship as in make a difference at work. Ship as in contribute your art and vision and expertise and passion to the project you’re working on.

Whose Blog Would You Pay to Read?

Around the same time I shared my thoughts on the New York Times’ decision to put up a paywall last week, Fred Wilson shared his thoughts: I like the subscription model the FT (Financial Times) has been using for some time now. I may get the exact details wrong but its the idea that’s important anyway. You can visit the ft.com domain something like nine times per month for free.

How You Spend Your Time, How You Spend Your Money

Try this experiment. For the next month, keep a time diary for yourself. Keep a pocket notebook and, throughout the day, take notes on how you’ve been spending your time. Don’t try to be “perfect” about how you spend your time – just be normal about it.

The Most for Your Minute

I still believe that the most productive people are the ones who only do a few things, but do those things very, very well.  However, that isn’t a luxury most of us have–especially early on in our careers.  In this series of posts, we are going to look at ways to better manage our time and get the best return on investment. Time is an Investment Speaking of your return on investmen

2 Easy Ways to Get More Free Time

Is it possible that you are (at least partially) responsible for your hectic, over-scheduled, and downright crazy schedule? Some of your time pressure is legitimate. You have HOA meetings to attend, kids that need a ride to soccer practice, household chores that need to be finished, and a host of other responsibilities.

Besta toy storage

Elena and Markus are total Ikea addicts who did hacked this Besta storage for toys.

Hiding cables in plain sight

Unclutterer Forums member mpoush found a creative solution for concealing cables in plain sight: We just moved our office into a larger room that does not have a phone jack. That means running wire from the other room for the modem and phone. Two ugly black cables hanging down were not the ideal, however.

Why You Can't Stick with a Budget

By Stacy Johnson This video is about one of the most important tools for destroying debt: a budget. Creating a budget isn't all that hard. Sticking with one over time seems to be the tricky part. Is it possible to have a budget that you actually look forward to using? I know it is, because I've been doing it for years.

Census Worker: A Brilliant Part-Time Opportunity

One issue that I hear about from readers on an almost daily basis is the issue of how to find work opportunities for all sorts of specific needs. A stay-at-home mom wants to pick up a few hours here and there. A retiree is getting stir crazy and wants to find some work for idle hands to do while earning a few dollars.

Pet Rocks, Blue Oceans and Magic Millions

We spend a lot of time talking about how important it is to research and sell into a hungry market. It’s often the deciding factor in success or failure. But, every once in a while, something odd happens. Someone comes along and creates a solution to a problem we never knew we had.

Debunking The Myths: Common Home Emergencies

Emergencies don’t come with warning bells. They strike at unexpected moments and your response, or lack thereof, could determine how things come out in the end. How much do you think you know about first aid and proper emergency response?

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