Greg Knudtson

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How you can use the 5-hour rule to achieve your goals and improve your life

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence

As with most Americans, every Fourth of July, while I'm enjoying time with loved ones, fireworks in my neighborhood and barbeque off the grill, I take time to remember our founding fathers. It is humbling to ponder the sacrifices they made to secure our independence more than 240 years ago. As you …

The 5 Secrets of Very Productive People Are Just Common Sense

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than a decade ago, Microsoft got curious about how many hours per week workers are actually productive. They ran a survey prompting people to rate their workplace productivity, and the findings were pretty alarming.<p>In the U.S., …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Describes Effects of Space on the Body: 'We Simply Do Not Fully Understand'

Astronaut Scott Kelly, back from his year in space on the International Space Station, said the “permanent effects we simply do not fully understand” …

The phone case that turns your Android into a Game Boy is real

Hyperkin was just kidding when it posted an April Fool’s Day pic of an attachment for your smartphone that turned it into a Game Boy. Well, sort …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful | Inc.com

The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they're so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice …

Self-improvement

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Customer Service

How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the 'Paper Clip Strategy'

In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid.<p>Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too much of his performance. Moreover, Abbotsford was still a relatively small suburb back then, tucked away in the shadow of nearby Vancouver where most of …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

9 things managers do that make good employees quit

They really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don't leave jobs; they leave managers.<p>The sad thing …

I retired at 30. The best part isn't leisure — it's freedom. - Vox

When somebody finds out that I retired 10 years ago at age 30, the first question that comes up is usually, "How?!"<p>This leads to a series of skeptical questions about how anybody could possibly save enough in 10 years of work to live off for the remaining 70, or how I handle raising kids, health …

The Ultimate Early Retirement Checklist

It’s been 3 years since I escaped from the rat race and I still can’t quite believe it sometimes. Sure, I worked hard and saved a large percentage of …

Retirement

Why Millennials Are Better Off Waiting 10 Years to Buy a Home

A new Fed study finds most young adults require years of saving before they can afford home ownership.<p>In a report sure to make the real estate …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

How to sharpen a bowl gouge | Woodturning | Lathe | Turning

Print<p>Print<p>Sharpening a gouge can be tricky, but it’s a necessary and beneficial skill for woodturners to master.<p>In my teaching and writing, I …

The Most Productive People Have One Thing In Common: They Do Nothing

Sometimes, it's easy to feel completely consumed by our endless to-do lists.<p>We scribble out little reminders on random pieces of paper. We type out …

EHX B9 turns your axe into an organ grinder

New York's EHX (electro-harmonix) has designed an effects pedal that allows guitarists to dial in classic tonewheel and combo organ sounds from the …

Guitarist Randy Bachman Demystifies the Opening Chord of The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

You could call it the magical mystery chord. The opening <i>clang</i> of the Beatles' 1964 hit, "A Hard Day's Night," is one of the most famous and …

Opinion: 11 rules to guide you through this vexing stock market

For several weeks, the market has been trading in a narrow range. Many bulls believe the market is consolidating and will finish the year with a …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

5 Reasons You're Not as Great a Manager as You Think

News and Advice

You’ve spent a great deal of time, effort and resources establishing your brick-and-mortar business at a location with plenty of foot traffic. But... …

10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional …

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

BBQ

Why white zinfandel is cool again: 4 bottles to try now

You might think you know white zinfandel: pink, sweet, and often served—yes—on the rocks. Fans buy a whopping 10 million cases annually, but the wine has always had an image problem. Serious wine types rarely cop to drinking the stuff—too syrupy, too mass-market—but now, thanks to a crew of …

10 Ways to Make Ribs for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Get some grilling practice this weekend with these ten incredible recipes for ribs.<p>The Fourth of July …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management