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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Cultivating Boldness: How to Be a Bold Freelancer

Credit: photo by shodensan on Flickr A few months ago, as I was engaged in some much-needed tidying of my desk, I discovered beneath a stack of index cards and tangle of wires a magnetized card with the following quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…Do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Morning, Friends. Who Can I Help Today?

I’ve started my day on twitter with this same tweet nearly every day for more than a year.Morning, Friends.

Start an instrument-free band

We’re pretty late to the game on this one, but on the slim chance you haven’t seen it — check out Atomic Tom performing their song “Take Me Out” on a New York Subway car: The band’s “stolen instruments” claim is just a concept for the video — their instruments weren’t actually stolen.

The Maskros flower

Materials: Maskros (the small one) and Dudero lamps Description: Of course, the Maskros lamp is already gorgeous. But since the space in my room is limited I decided to transform it into a table lamp and add some color. First the inside of all paper plowers were painted with a cadmium orange professional marker.

Make More Money: How to Supercharge Your Income

Nearly every morning, I get up early to go exercise at the local Crossfit gym. While I wait for it to open at 6:30, I do laps around the cold, dark parking garage with my friend Dan.

How to Motivate a Group

I like to focus on receptive and expressive intelligence, which I call CQ. A healthy dose of CQ is essential when being in charge of a group or team because the task of motivating them often falls to you. This may seem unfair. After all, isn’t everybody responsible for their own performance?

Forging the Bond Between Brothers

My brother was in the driveway, shooting free-throws at the basketball hoop our father had attached to the garage. Every day he shot free-throws until he made one hundred of them, all net. He didn’t count them if the ball even slightly grazed the rim. He was thirteen, and this is the kind of discipline he already exhibited.

Spare Change: Multi-Author Blog Edition

On April’s post this morning, Shannon left a comment: “Does JD even write on this blog anymore?” Of course I still write here! I was on vacation for most of October, but since returning on October 25th, I’ve written thirteen of the twenty posts that have appeared at GRS, and have done tons of behind-the-scenes work.

How to Navigate the “Exposure Economy”

Doing great work won’t get you far without an audience. We look at how to get more exposure, and get more of the creative projects you want.

How to Navigate the “Exposure Economy”

Doing great work won’t get you far without an audience. We look at how to get more exposure, and get more of the creative projects you want.

Video -- Get a Quick Boost of Happiness: JUMP.

Video: Jump! 2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Attitude, and last week’s resolution was to Sing in the morning. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

Turn Jonisk table lamp into pendant

Materials: Jonisk table lamp, drill, scissors, wire stripper, screwdriver Description: Open the lamp by screwing off the bottom plate Cut off the wire close to the dimmer Remove the wire from the hole on the side Drill a hole right in the middle of the aluminum bottom plate (drill bit nr.

Lip Service: What We Say Versus What We Do

Charities. Our family commitments. Our work commitments. Our political beliefs. Our spending choices.

You’re Making Yourself Fat, Not Happy: Here’s How to Dump Your Artificial Lover

Do you know what’s best about a salty bowl of chips, queso and a yummy margarita? They never tell you no, they won’t leave you and, honestly, they don’t care if you’re fat. But what do THEY do for YOU?

What to do with clothes you’ve worn once but want to wear again?

Back on November 3, there was a fun comment thread on Reddit discussing “Where the h*ll do you put clothes you’ve already worn but plan on wearing again??” Many of the commenters agreed that they use: ks50: the floor. DJgiantboydetective: my system is even more involved.