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The Unexpected Upside of a Lean Season

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at marcusbrotherton.com. It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out.

Podcast #124: Self-Discipline & Personal Effectiveness With Rory Vaden

A few months ago I was talking to AoM food man Matt Moore when he brought up his friend Rory Vaden. Rory founded a multi-national coaching and consulting company that helps organizations and individuals improve their sales performance. He’s published two New York Times best selling books on self-discipline and time management, and he’s a sought after speaker.

TARVA restyle

Sarah gave her plain TARVA a restyle. To add the skirting, she first glued wooden slats onto the feet of the TARVA to increase its thickness and create a flush profile. For the skirting, she used baseboards, cut angular at 45° so that the corners meet.

How To Stop Thinking “What If” And Start Living Your Dream

When I was a kid, I was a child full of dreams. I dreamed of silly things like I wanted to be a Martian lawyer. I was so innocent that I was never aware how silly it was and just like other kids, I am careless and impulsive. I wanted to live my dream and so as a child I seek of every way possible.

Procrastination can be a form of intuition. #Truthbomb elaborations

photo credit: @yogamona_ …and by that I mean: Even type-A personalities and wildly productive grown-ups put things off. But what we might critique as procrastination can be a misdiagnosis for instinct. One of the effects of living in a hyper-productive society is that intuitive resistance can get labeled as procrastination.

You don’t need to finish everything you begin

There’s abundant advice, here on Unclutterer and elsewhere, on overcoming procrastination so incomplete work gets finished.

Built-in EXPEDIT entertainment center

We recently purchased a home and were looking to add some built-in features. After being inspired by a few post on IKEAhackers and realizing that I had two perfectly good EXPEDIT bookcases available, I decided to attempt the project on my own. I consider myself a fairly novice DIYer but learned a great deal along the way.

7 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid (And their easy Solution)

Have you ever thought about your money leakage? You work hard to get the precious paycheck. At the end of the month, you scratch your head in confusion. You are not able to diagnose the money outflow. Your self-confidence shatters in front of your eyes. There is no progress in your life. You start cursing your fate because you are not able to meet the demands of your family members.

Alternatives to the multi-generational survival tool

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. A whole lotta folks are way too comfortable with credit card debt, according to the “Generations Apart” study from Allianz Life. Nearly half of the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers surveyed consider plastic to be “a financial survival tool.” Guys, guys, guys: The credit card is not a superhero.

How to Cope When Little Things Overwhelm You

I have always been wary of the little things in life.

7 Ways To Embrace Your Anxiety

Anxiety gets a bad rap. At some point in your life, you probably have worried or felt nervous when facing challenges, making important decisions, or preparing for a big performance or exam. And like most of us, you were probably irritated or angry that you felt anxious. Experiencing anxious feelings is a normal and necessary reaction to stress.

Asking a Woman On a Date: Should You Call or Text?

You meet a special gal at a party and you really hit it off. At the end of the night, you got her phone number and parted ways. Now it’s the next morning and your thoughts are turning to her winning smile and the fact you’d really like to see her again. What should you do? Call her?

Podcast 22: Creativity! Listen to Rosanne Cash, Save Your String, Fight Drift, and a Lesson from the Writers’ Room.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” This week, we have a theme! Creativity. Update: Elizabeth and I, and our families, were recently in Kansas City together, to celebrate our mother’s birthday. We shot a quick little video to say hi to listeners.

The Importance of a Side Hustle and Why you Need to Start One

In case you haven’t noticed, the world today is evolving extremely fast. Technology is taking over and it is leaving a lot of people in the dust. It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to use our higher educations to get hired and technology is quickly consuming large parts of the job market.

Unitasker Wednesday: Pizza Cone Maker Set

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! This is one of those unitaskers that is either the best or the worst idea ever. Since it’s super early in the morning and I’ve just consumed a large cup of coffee, I’m voting for the worst idea ever.