Monthly Archives : October 2016

September Review (Being an Accountant of Time, Statistics, and Achievements)


  (Let them eat steak! But not too much!) I’ve gotten pretty good at grilling steak, especially a thick ribeye. It doesn’t need much seasoning—in fact it’s best if you don’t overdo it—just a little salt and pepper. 4 minutes on one side. Flip. 3 minutes on the other. Make sure it’s the right color. Don’t over think it either,…

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How to Make Better Decisions: Why Living in Reverse is the Key to Moving Forward


Before you read past this first paragraph, I want you try something if you’re in a safe area. Stand up and walk 10 steps forward. I’ll wait until you’re back. (Important: If you’re somehow reading this while hiking a cliff, sitting near a fiery pit, crossing the street, or anything else dangerous, please do this later. Safety first!) Back? Okay, rewind…

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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner Talks Blogging, RVing, Money, and Fame


“How about Making-Cents-Dot-Com?” she says. I type it in. “Taken.” “Makes-Cents-Dot-Com?” “Makes Cents or Make Scents?  Might confuse perfume seekers. In any case: taken.” “To-Make-Cents-Dot-Com?” “Awkward. How about Just-Making-Cents-Dot-Com?” Bingo! I hurry to buy the domain from Hover.com, imagining thousands of internet sooners rushing for prized justmakingcents.com internet land. Then I google “just making cents” to see if it would…

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How to Be a Champion in Life (with Tips Gleaned from Coach Jay Wright)


“We practice to create habits that will enable us to play our best in the most difficult situations.” – Jay Wright, head coach of the Villanova men’s basketball team Up 10 points with 4:42 left on the clock, the Villanova men’s basketball team was poised to win its first championship in over 30 years… but then North Carolina started making…

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