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By John Wesley

7 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’ll Never Be Successful (And How To Fix It Right Now)

It's frustrating isn't it? You've set big goals for your life.

Viking Mythology: What a Man Can Learn From Odin

When one hears the word “Viking,” it almost instantly conjures images of brawny warriors wielding fierce swords, riding in waves of long ships to pillage and plunder unsuspecting villages. It’s an accurate image, though not a complete one. The Vikings, more than almost any other people that actually lived in history, have taken on a mythological reputation.

The EDM Cinderella Story — How The Glitch Mob Exploded

(Photo: Ralph Arvesen) Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this post, we discuss The Glitch Mob’s path from unknown band to playing sold-out 90,000-person (!) arenas.

Getting Lost in Just Doing

By Leo Babauta Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that’s awesome?

One Way To Use Someone Else to Strengthen Your Good Habits

In Better Than Before, my book about habit change, I outline the twenty-one strategies we can use to change our habits. Don’t be alarmed: twenty-one may seem like a huge number, but it’s actually good — it means that each of us has many options from which to choose.

How to Learn About Entrepreneurship Without Spending a Cent

As part of the promotion for this year’s B-School program with my friend Marie, I wanted to point out two very clear things: 1. I think this course is fantastic, and well worth the cost. If you like the idea of establishing a freedom business, like I’ve done and so many AONC readers have done, this is a great way to get going in a structured program. 2.

Flatbed Truck & Grand Prix Racer

Materials: 1/4″ plywood, IKEA Kitchen filler pieces, pine shelf cleats, screw hole plugs, trim The edged curve of the kitchen fillers provided a nice detail for the front of the flatbed truck cab. The existing width is 2 3/8″ which is ideal for the scale. The wrapped thermo-foil white provides a smooth clear finish. The other components blend in with the surface.

How to Keep Your Goals From Taking Over Your Life

People make goals for all kinds of reasons. Some simply want to feel a sense of personal achievement, while others are trying to discover the meaning of life or make the world a better place.

From kitchen stool to sofa tables

Materials: FROSTA stool and BILLSTA table top I used two FROSTA stools and two BILLSTA table tops to make a nice set of sofa tables for the living room. 1. Take the legs off the stools. 2. Shorten the legs from one of the stools to make one of the tables lower. 3. Screw the legs on the table tops (the pre drilled holes will fit) 4.

Music and its relationship with organizing and productivity

There have been many studies over the years about the effect of music on productivity in industry. One study has suggested that music increases productivity when workers are engaged in repetitive tasks that may not be intellectually stimulating. The findings of another study show that music has a positive effect on a person’s emotional state and can help with self-motivation. Dr.

Storage bench-on-wheels

This storage unit was first used as a table, but when I had a new and bigger table this was unused so I let it evolve in a storage bench-on-wheels! Materials needed: - IKEA MALM storage unit - Old leather jacket from thriftshop (can use any kind of material) - Pillow from garden seat - 4 rotating wheels Tools needed: - Tack gun - Scissors - Screwdriver & Screws Step one: Make sure the pill

4 Steps To Overcoming Your A.M Overwhelm

This morning, I felt on edge. It ‘s just two days before I make the biggest move of my life and I’ve got so much to do. I’m facilitating my first online class for over thirty extraordinary individuals on overcoming imperfections and there’s also a book launch that I’m helping a friend with that will be released early next week.

Advantages of online grocery shopping

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As someone who doesn’t like to shop for groceries (or lug them all from my car to the house), the thought of finding a service that helps me avoid the check-out line altogether is very appealing. A service that would put my groceries away would be even more amazing, but I won’t get carried away.

How to Unlock Creativity

I have always wanted to be an artist. I deeply admired the lives of the painters, the writers, the firestarters, the life wranglers. I longed to be one of them. I longed to fiercely create, to share my voice boldly, just like they did. However, for most of my life, I never felt creative. I remained behind the scenes, insecure in my voice and expression, disempowered.

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we've always been dreaming about. But that’s not true.