Category Archive for Personal Development | Yakezie.com - Part 2

Avoid Information Overload And Be More Productive

Let me start by saying this: I love the Internet. It’s amazing how much information is available, how easily I can connect to others (even those who are hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away), and the sheer range of information is at my disposal. There is an incredible range of opportunities available online, and the […]

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How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Douche

by in Lifestyle on Mar 14th, 2012
A cheesy marketer. Source: http://upandrunning.bplans.com/2010/01/15/spam-comments-and-more-spam/

I have been blogging for nearly two years now, and I have learned so much along the way. I still have much to learn, and I still consider myself a small blogger. I’ve never been that big on networking, and I have preferred to build small relationships here and there, and focus more on content. […]

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Why Are People Unhappy And How Can We Help?

by in Lifestyle on Feb 26th, 2012

How much money do you need to be happy and not worry about money anymore?  I’ve asked this question many times over the past several years, and the answers have ranged from about $35,000 to $500,000 gross a year, depending on where you live and what you are used to.  The range is wide enough […]

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Find Your Leverage And Change Your Life

by in Personal Finance on Feb 6th, 2012

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes Leverage can be defined as the power to accomplish something, or a strategic advantage. We’ve heard it used in many different ways. Archimedes, assuredly, used it in a much more mechanical/mathematical sense. Financially, […]

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Patience And Persistence: The Attributes For Unlimited Success

by in Lifestyle on Jan 14th, 2012

One of the best aspects of being a Yakezie member and personal finance blogger is building relationships with other bloggers and readers. Recently, more than a few bloggers have asked me why I take on certain freelance jobs and basically, why I blog when the money is so insignificant compared to my other sources of […]

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A Better Way Of Doing Things By Not Doing Everything

by in Lifestyle on Jan 8th, 2012

About the Author: Joel Ohman is a serial entrepreneur and a Yakezie member/sponsor. You may know him from some of his posts over on Credit Card Chaser (check out the new one on the 20 most expensive credit card receipts ever for a good laugh) or you may know him as the owner of the […]

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Feel Stupid Sometimes? Me Too And I Hate It!

by in Lifestyle on Dec 2nd, 2011
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I hate feeling stupid.  It drives me absolutely up the wall when I can’t figure out how to put the proper coding into my website for example.  I feel so lost when I don’t understand what all my fellow online friends are talking about when they speak in acronyms.  You know like, “What’s your CMS?”  […]

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Gain Time And Money Through Outsourcing And Trade

by in Lifestyle on Nov 23rd, 2011
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When I started out blogging, I was taking care of everything myself. I was writing 2-3 posts a week, submitting to carnivals, writing up weekend editions, guest posts, hosting carnivals, etc…. I was working a full-time job, and I had school on the side for at least half of the time, so the bit of […]

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