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By Brett Kelly

15+ Best WordPress Marketplace Themes: To Make Your eCommerce Site

Selling your products online has never been easier thanks to WordPress and numerous eCommerce themes. But what if you don’t have products to sell and want to make some additional income? That’s where creating an online marketplace similar to Etsy or Ebay comes in.

Stop Talking Sh*t and Start Taking Action

This blog post covers the one thing I hate the most: People who claim to be entrepreneurs but who aren’t doing any of the shit they constantly talk about. There are way too many individuals who express their next big idea or their future investment of some kind in some type of company that is actually, physically doing absolutely nothing.

All of my failures can be traced to my silence.

All of my failures can be traced to my silence. Every. single. one. Getting fired from the company that I co-founded happened because I had gone months without speaking up. Lot of money on the line.

Cribs for Gyms — Rust and Iron, Episode 1

After visiting dozens, maybe hundreds, of gyms all over the world, I decided to create a show that showcases some of my favorites.

Work Deliberately Instead of Reactively With the Rule of 3

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and therefore find out exactly where it was being wasted. It was a tremendously helpful exercise. The second catalyst was discovering the “Rule of 3” in order to work deliberately through my day rather than reactively.

A Little Happier: A Reminder about Happiness from 1662.

Here’s the passage that I read: “This day by God’s mercy I am 29 years of age, and in very good health, and like to live and get an estate; and if I have a heart to be contented, I think I may reckon myself as happy a man as any is in the world, for which God be praised.

Organize and maintain essential tools

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Today I want talk about how to organize, assess and maintain the essential gear you use all year long including, fire extinguishers, and tools like flashlights, smoke alarms, hammers, and wallets.

DRAGET+RAST= Tall Storage Display Unit

IKEA Items: DRAGET + RAST I needed more storage space in my kitchen. With only a small space for a tall display cabinet I decided that it was best to design and build one to custom fit the space. Ikea to the rescue!

5 Habits to Make The New Year Your Best Year Yet

A new year is now ahead of us. Every year, people make goals and resolutions to better themselves only to fail.

How an Investment Banker Quit Her Job to Travel the World Solo

This is a reader profile. (Read others or nominate someone to be featured.) Kristin Addis seemingly had it all: lucrative banking job in sunny Southern California, and all the things that go with that life. Yet something was missing. The money and apparent professional success weren’t as fulfilling as they were supposed to be.

20+ Helpful Gmail Plugins for Better Email Management

Gmail add-ons have become a popular way to expand Gmail's capabilities. The right Gmail plugins can save you hours of extra work.

10 Ways Your Life Improves When You Become a Freelancer

Have you ever considered how your life might change if you became a freelancer? It’s nice having job security. You know you have a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks, a set schedule, good benefits, and two weeks of vacation each year.

Agree? “Life is a Train of Moods Like a String of Beads,” or, “We Bring Our Own Weather to the Picnic.”

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson In other words, we bring our own weather to the picnic. The post Agree?

Podcast #267: The Technological Forces That Are Shaping Our Future

We’re living in a time in which the landscape is changing quickly. Thanks to technology, the steady jobs that provided a living for our fathers and grandfathers no longer exist, and jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago are now providing paychecks for hundreds of thousands of people.

“The Habit of Daily Exercise Was Probably the Most Important and Unexpected Thing I Learned at Business School.”

Interview: Kim Scott. I’ve known Kim for many years. She and I (and my husband Jamie, too) worked at the Federal Communications Commission together.