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What's Your Rate? Determine How Much to Charge Clients Using This Strategy

Make up your pricing for every client. There is no formula, no rules, and no perfect way to do it.<p>You just launched your freelancing career. Everything seems to be in order until you get that first phone call from your first potential client. The conversation is running smoothly until they ask, …

Business Strategy

20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

Charlie Munger

The Reasons We Work

Why do you go to work? Chances are it’s got something to do with money. But as most of us know, it’s more complicated than that. “There is a spectrum …

Sustainability

10 Super Simple (and Random) Acts of Kindness to Celebrate 'World Kindness Day' in Style

Lets celebrate! Start with these kindness ideas to get you going on this special day.<p>A few days ago I was informed that today is "World Kindness Day"-- a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. I must've missed the memo last year so I'm not holding back …

Positive Thinking

How to Live on the Road in an Airstream Without Losing Your Job

For the last year, my wife and I have looked at our daily existence—wake, office, exercise, bills and commitments, social engagements, sleep, then do it all again—and wondered, “What’s next?” Ours are already independent lives (Jen's a travel photographer and I'm a contributing editor to <i>Outside</i> and …

Travel
Self-improvement

Set Yourself Free: 5 Things You Gain When You Forgive

<b>“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is</b> …

How to Respond to a Verbal Assault Without Losing Your Cool

<b>“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” ~Shannon L. Adler</b><p><b></b>I answer the phone.<p>And then the yelling starts. The woman on the …

7 Simple Steps That Will Make You Remarkably Confident

Fear can kill your business faster than a bad economy. Here's how to stop it.<p>Would you like to be more confident? For most of us the answer is yes. Wherever we are in our lives and careers, we know we could achieve more if we could stop fear and uncertainty from getting in our way.<p>We can, according …

Self-improvement

A psychologist explains how successful people do more in a day than others do in a week

Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, oh — train for a half marathon.<p>These kinds of …

Self-improvement

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it makes …

Grow Yourself

Inspired by Corey Anton’s wax poetics. Where written and spoken words clash into visuals. My first attempt at Kinetic Typography, used with found …

How To Choose Your Sidekick, AKA Pacer

[<i>Editor’s Note: While some readers may prefer to run without crew and pacers, this article is designed for readers who are interested in employing</i> …

Learning To Embrace The Pain

The win was within my grasp, but I knew if I backed off even a smidge, he’d catch me. Every time I turned around, <i>Tom Nielsen</i> was right there, only a …

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The New Rules of Fitness

Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness went high-tech. Personal-metrics devices from companies like Polar, Garmin, Nike, and others became a billion-dollar industry. Nutrition took wild turns, too. Rocky-style …

Fitness

7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

<b>“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene</b><p>Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare …

Gratitude

In a lot of ways, this past year has been the hardest year of my life. Two years ago, I was deeply entrenched in a career as a runner and a lifestyle …

How To Keep Yourself Motivated When You're Not Feeling It

<b>“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~Unknown</b><p>I’m great with short-term goals. In fact, I prefer them. Work …

Motivation

Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit

Hundreds of vacant lots in Detroit, Michigan will soon be transformed into the world’s largest urban farm. Governor Rick Snyder has just approved the …

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Here's a delicious take on hummus with a decidedly autumnal vibe.

HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic, Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Store-bought pop tarts are decent, but not extraordinary and they always seem a little tough and chewy to me. Additionally, store-bought pop tarts …

TEDs Controversy - 3 Threatening Talks They Tried to Censor

Nobody can ignore TED, a powerhouse of fast, mind-blowing and paradigm breaking talks that last around 20 minutes. Experts in diverse fields such as …

Adventure Travel

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

Small Business

How Small Businesses Sell to Big Ones

It's often said that selling to a company is different than selling to a consumer. But early in my career, I learned otherwise.<p>I learned this lesson back when I was a young salesperson working for a tech company. At the time, I had lots of experience selling our products to consumers and …

Small Business

From self-judgment to compassion

We were three days into a weeklong meditation retreat when one of my students, Daniel, came in to see me for his first interview. He plopped down in …

Meditation

A Thoughtful Guide to Gaining Self-Confidence

“<i>Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.</i>” —Malcolm S. Forbes<p><b>The importance of self-confidence in our lives can not</b> …