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Jeff Steinmann is the author of How to Quit Working: A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom and a business and marketing consultant. He is a speaker and hosts the weekly How to Quit Working Show, which features lifestyle fanatics who quit their jobs to start a business that lets them put living first. Most of all, Jeff is a lifestyle fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding better ways to “do life.” You can get more information about Jeff and How to Quit Working at http://howtoquitworking.com.

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9 Successful People Explain What That Actually Means

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Everyone wants to be successful, but too often we forget to think about what that actually means. So we turn to money as the definition of success, but what happens after you achieve financial success? These nine millionaires tell us what success means to them.

1. Uniting people to...

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8 Things We Can Learn From the Events in Ferguson, Missouri

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 5:14 PM

If any change is to come from the death of Michael Brown, we, the people, have to change. We can look to politicians or the judicial system for change, but in a representative democracy, the government doesn't change until the people it represents change. Here are eight things we can...

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Shark Tank Contestants Share Their Top Lessons Learned

(6) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Starting a successful business is a dream for many people, as proven by the popularity of ABC's Shark Tank. The hit show can teach us many great lessons about entrepreneurship. When TJ Hale, author of the Ultimate Guide to Getting on Shark Tank and I asked former Shark...

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Five Life Lessons From Five Convicted Felons

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:45 PM

Over the past year, I met and became friends with five convicted felons. It's easy to write someone off because of their past. It's not as easy to listen, understand and learn. It's not easy to let down your guard, put aside your ego and be open to the possibility...

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9 Things You've Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 10:02 PM

Entrepreneurship is a natural human function. It's just an exchange of value between two people and human beings have been doing that as long as we've existed. As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. Many say it's too hard.

But...

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5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

(9) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 3:51 PM

We tend to seek happiness in the wrong place.

"As soon as I get that promotion, everything will be great."
"When I find a husband I'll finally be happy."
"My worries will be over when this business starts making money."

We're seeking happiness in achievement, which...

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What Old People Can Learn From Millennials

(20) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:10 AM

"I feel like my entire generation is being judged by people like her." the 22-year-old Target checker said to me as the millennial before me talked on her phone the whole time she was in line.

The mass-stereotyping of an entire generation has distracted us from the new direction...

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17 Lifestyle Fanatics Share Their Secrets to Success

(28) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Too many people settle for less than they deserve in life. This has lead to a majority of people reporting they are not happy. If we're going to change this, (and if we respect human life, we better) it's time to look for different ways of doing things....

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How to Succeed and Still Be Happy

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:57 PM

No matter how you define success, it requires hard work, disappointment, rejection and lots of failing. With all the hard stuff you'll endure, it's hard to imagine how to stay happy along the way. You can. The solution lies at the intersection of Eastern and Western...

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What Happens When You Quit Caring About Money

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Everyone needs money. We need it to buy food, clothing, shelter, transportation, get medical care and everything else we need to live. That makes it hard to not make money the No. 1 thing in life. When asked, most people would say that money is not the most important thing...

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Let's Stop Talking About Maya Angelou

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Let's stop talking about Maya Angelou and start acting like her.

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Humble beginning
When I heard of Dr. Maya Angelou's death on Wednesday, I learned through the magic of the Internet tubes that her childhood home still...

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How Acting Like a Dog Will Get You What You Want

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 5:08 PM

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This is Rushmore. He goes by "Rush" for short. In his little brain, getting in the car means something great is about to happen. Maybe a visit to Grandma's, the dog park, the lake or even the vet. All great...

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Use Your Bucket List to Design Your Life

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Janak and Nalisha Patel made some big changes in their life, and fortunately, they had their bucket list to guide them. They've been together since they were 17 and 20 years old. Like anyone that age, they had big dreams; they wanted to travel, have nice cars, a huge house...

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The Danger of Blame

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 7:01 PM

There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It's called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win).

Blameoin is a drug that makes you believe that someone else is always at fault and there is nothing you can do about it. Blameoin users blame others for everything.

"That's...
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Move Over Life: Breaking Bad Is On

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 1:43 PM

We humans are an ambitious bunch of people. We want to accomplish all sorts of things in our short time on earth. We want to write books, help others, learn sign language, learn musical instruments, skydive, start businesses, learn foreign languages, make a difference, break world records, ride in a...

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Smartphones: We Created You and We Can Destroy You

(10) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 9:26 AM

We are at a crossroads with smartphones. We have to make an important decision. We have to decide if we're going to let them control us or if we are going to grab them by the arm, swat them on the butt, and say, "Now listen, you're getting too big...

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Why You Should Never Make Your Bed

(15) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 8:29 PM

What do you really want out of life? Most of us just want to enjoy it. That means spending as much time living your life (doing all the things you love) and as little time sustaining your life (doing the boring things) as possible. I discussed the three...

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Redefine How You Spend Time

(4) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:48 AM

We are quick to say "life is short" or "live in the moment," but if we don't fundamentally change the way we look at the hours in our day, it's just talk. Here's a way of looking at your life that puts your most precious asset, time, before anything else....

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