08.07.11

Gathering Your Thoughts

In the near future, I have to give a pair of presentations on similar topics, mostly related to online writing, mostly focused on methods for

08.02.11

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job,

07.31.11

Should I Move to Find Work?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.27.11
Passions, Obsessions, Time, Money

Powerful Meditation and Focusing Techniques

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.04.11

Ten Things College Graduates Need to Know About Finances and Careers

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

06.28.11

Career Dreams – In Three Parts

What will I do with my life? How will I leave my mark on the world? These questions have been a constant part of my

06.03.11

Your Job Is Not Your Life

A few days ago, I had a chat with a friend of mine who is struggling mightily with his job right now. He took a

05.10.11

The Second Job Paradox

Amy writes in: I’ve been a paralegal with the same law firm for four years. I love the job and the work that I do.

05.03.11

Got Unused Vacation Time? Put It to Use with a Personal Sabbatical

In September 2004, I was about to leave my first post-college job. My boss at that time – who happens to be one of the

04.03.11

Deliberate Practice: Improving Your Finances, Career, and Life

I’ve mentioned deliberate practice in the past, but after several experiences in recent days, I felt like it was a vital topic worth revisiting. What’s

Review: You Majored in What?

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

03.26.11

When Should a Hobby Remain a Hobby?

One constant theme of The Simple Dollar is my encouragement of people to try to find ways to turn their passions and hobbies into a

03.23.11

The Limits You Choose

A few days ago, Kenia left a very interesting comment on my earlier post What You Are – and What You’re Not: Great post, Trent.

03.19.11

What You Are – and What You’re Not

I’m never going to play in the NBA. That’s an unrealistic goal for me, and I knew it to be an unrealistic goal when I

Review: Evil Plans

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

03.01.11

Downgrading Your Job, Not Your Life

In March 2008, I walked away from a great job into a writing career path that, at the time, paid me about 50% of what

02.02.11

An Artist on the Side: Coppola on the Future of Artists and Artisans

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a great interview with Francis Ford Coppola over at the 99 percent. In this interview, Coppola talks about the

Review: Bait and Switch

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

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