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By Glen Stansberry

Use one-sentence purpose statements to be more productive in your communications

Before you pick up the phone, schedule a meeting, or construct an e-mail, you should be able to express the reason for the communication with a one-sentence purpose statement.

10 Ways To Earn the Respect of Others

Have you ever met someone who was rude to you and didn't hold you with much regard? How did you feel? Did you feel annoyed? Peeved?If you are a self respecting individual, chances are you want others to treat you with respect. And you know what, age isn't a prerequisite nor is it a magic key to gaining respect. I've seen plenty of people who are young be highly respected from their elders.

The Best Books for Freelance Bloggers

Blogging for hire has been a subset of freelance writing, but there are many freelance bloggers who take on projects very different from what a freelance writer might take on. That means that the books a freelance blogger should read aren’t necessarily the same ones as a freelance writer.

How Much is Enough? On Average, About $75,000 Per Year

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. A few weeks ago I wrote about how money really can buy happiness — if you spend it right. A bigs-creen TV isn’t a ticket to happiness, but a vacation might be.

"Owning Up to Our Choices Ultimately Makes Us Happier; If We Don’t Like our Choices, We Can Change Them. "

Happiness interview: Laura Vanderkam. My favorite part of BlogHer, the blogging conference, was getting to meet so many people -- and so many people whose work I admire. I loved Laura Vanderkam's book, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, so I was particularly happy to meet her. In 168 Hours, Laura argues that we have more time than we think.

7 Must Read Success Lessons from Stephen Covey

Stephen R. Covey is the author of the best-selling book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” His book has sold more than 15 million copies around the world since it was first published in 1989. Covey believes that success occurs when you align your values with the universal and timeless principles that exist in our world.

Happiness Interview with Bob Sutton

"Be yourself, but keep your inner jerk in check," says work blogger and author Bob Sutton.

Calling Cards Fit for a Gentleman: Art of Manliness Calling Cards and Giveaway

A couple of years ago we wrote an article on the gentleman’s guide to the calling card. It’s one of our most popular posts on the site, and we often get emails from readers inquiring where they can get a set of manly looking calling cards. We toyed with the idea of creating our own set of AoM-themed calling cards for awhile but never really took action on it.

Free Book Summary

I really enjoyed the book Talent is Overrated. It looks at how great achievers get and keep their high level of skill and talks about the need for specific intentional practice.

Two Wheels to Freedom-Part II: Gearing Up for a Bike Tour

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Bryan Schatz. Leaving off from the previous post on the nature of bike-touring and what to expect, the following is a basic overview of equipment and things to consider in order to prepare for a bike-tour. Invariably, the particulars of each tour will vary depending on your particular style.

Needing More Than Ourselves to Be Ourselves

My friend Heidi recently sent me a link to a fascinating article over at Mark Vernon’s blog (a philosophy-focused blog) entitled AS Byatt, who we are, and maps again.

Does Saving Stimulate the Economy More than Spending?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. When the 2008-09 financial crisis hit, my husband and I were debt-free and building our savings. We were proud of what we’d accomplished, and I used to stare at our savings balance with a smile after every payday.

Researching Your Client: Clever or Creepy?

Whenever a potential new client contacts me, I like to investigate them to find out as much about them and their business as I can before I contact them.  This helps me get an idea as to what they are going to be like to work with, as well as the type of product they are looking for. Sometimes this might seem a bit creepy. Using nothing more powerful than Google (but really, is anything more powe

Teen boy's always closed closet door

Materials: Window panels Description: Closing bifold doors is just too much trouble for a teen boy. I cut curtain panels in half to make strips. They are stapled to a 1 x 1 which is mounted above the inside of the closet. The strips are narrow enough to walk through easily, but fall right back into place to make the door ALWAYS CLOSED! The black border is chalkboard paint.

Habits of Mind

Habits of mind for solving mathematical problems - or any problem in life.