This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

This week we learned how to get a bartender’s attention without being a jerk, set up the ultimate all-in-one retro game emulator, pondered the fleeting nature of time as we get older, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Getting the attention of the bartender at your favorite watering hole can be a daunting task, especially after work or on the busy weekends when everyone’s out for a drink or three. To make it a little easier, we sat down with a couple of bartenders who have been slinging drinks for years to get the best tips. Here’s what they suggested.

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your home.

Learning to use a water stone is the best thing you can do for your knives, especially nice ones, but learning how can be tricky. Luckily, this (very detailed) guide from KnifePlanet teaches you how, from start to finish, and includes a simple method for making sure you’ve sharpened enough to make a difference.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you off guard, probably because it’s such a powerful and bizarre concept. You can’t add more time to the clock, but by understanding how this phenomenon works, you can at least try to make life seem like it’s passing by a little slower.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Driving laws in the United States can vary from state to state, and it’s tough to be sure if it’s legal to, for example, drive with a dog on your lap or with earbuds in (not that either are a good idea,) drive for Uber, or too slowly as well as too fast. This map shows you all of those, and more.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

While email has certainly destroyed the fax machine, most of us still need to send one, maybe two faxes a year to weird, outdated institutions. Thankfully, you can do it with nothing but your smartphone. Here’s how.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

If you want to play all your favorite old games on your computer, RetroArch sets up a slick, all-in-one interface on your for any retro game you can imagine. RetroArch is easily the most powerful, cross-platform option for doing so, but it’s obnoxiously difficult to set up. Here’s how to do it.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Hot peppers can make you feel like your mouth is on fire. The American Chemical Society explains the science behind that burn and why drinking water is one of the worse things you can do to ease that pain.

Some job interviews questions can be tricky. You want to be honest, but you don’t want to share too much, either. The Muse shows you how not to answer the question: where do you see yourself in five years?

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Workouts that include dedicated chest routines will improve your upper body strength, posture, and confidence. Unfortunately, many ladies discount these chest-acular benefits from fear based on misguided notions. Here’s what you need to know about chest exercises and how they actually affect your—ahem—ta-tas.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Buying headphones is an incredibly personal decision, but there are still a few models that are so popular, you have to try them out. Today, we’re comparing three of the world’s most popular cans.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

Running in the cold isn’t as tough as it looks. With the right gear, your fingers and ears can stay toasty while you jog through a winter wonderland.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

In the never-ending battle against security threats on the internet, there’s a new enemy spreading rapidly: Malvertising, or malware downloaded to your computer when you view an ad, even if you use an ad blocker. Here’s what you should look out for, why it’s a problem, and how to protect yourself.

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December #MyAvonStory Twitter Chat Recap: Three Must-Haves for Earning Your Own Income

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Disclosure: As a paid Blogger Ambassador for Avon, I will be discussing many aspects of Avon’s brand; from the entrepreneurial side, to career, to beauty tips, Avon staples, and more in a series of posts. The opinions in these articles are mine and are not indicative of the brand.

Avon Brand AmbassadorIn our second #MyAvonStory Twitter Chat, host Jen Groover discussed how entrepreneurs can earn their own income on their own terms with their own businesses. She was joined by two Avon representatives, Milagros & Carlos Garcia,  stars of Avon’s Beautiful Stories video series, who also shared their tips and have insight on how they create an income by selling Avon. If you missed the chat, or you are looking for a recap of what was discussed, I’ve got for you the three must-haves for earning your own income that serial entrepreneur and expert, Jen Groover, shared with us during the chat.

In order to earn an income on your own terms, you have to be able to know and understand what that means and looks like to you:

What does earning income on your own terms look to you? Is it making money with your own business and calling all of the shots? Creating your own work hours and schedule? You need to know this before you are able to actually be effective. For me, earning an income on my own terms means being able to take care of my family consistently while being able to invest in my business and save money. Those are terms that aren’t negotiable, and to be able to feel like I am successful, at minimum, those are my benchmarks. It took me about two years before I was able to earn an income on my own terms, so it is something that must take patience and perseverance. But in the end it goes like this—your terms, your rules.

Once you’ve identified the what, you have to get a clear understanding of how this adds value:

I like how Jen puts this in her three must-haves. This is something we usually forget when empire building, but it’s critical for our success. How does earning income on our own terms (I listed my terms above) add value? Why, if I weren’t able to earn an income that can take care of my family, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. My family is my WHY. So this adds value to me because it fuels me to keep on keeping on. Even when I have a bad month or I don’t reach my goals for the quarter, I have to keep pushing. Because my business is bigger than me—bigger than my dream. It is all about my family.

The final step in this process is to “always innovate”:

I call this “Change the game”. WE can’t just be in the game or follow the rules of the game, we have to make our mark and change it. You do this by being innovative. Being creative. Being proactive. THAT is how you get to the next level, by doing things differently and standing out amongst all the rest. Being an entrepreneur means you are always willing to up the ante. Status quo is a NO. Innovate and create situations that benefit others.

I get so much inspiration from our #MyAvonStory Twitter chats—if you aren’t participating, you are missing out. The final Twitter chat in this series will take place on January 21st, 2015 at 12:30 pm EST. Make sure to join us!

About Jen Groover

Jen Groover is a serial entrepreneur who’s gone from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights. Her success began with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, and has evolved into an entire lifestyle brand, which can now be found at several prominent retailers. She’s also behind Leader Girlz, which teaches young girls the importance of empowerment through play, and her newest brand, Empowered by Jen Groover. Groover is also an author, speaker and media contributor.

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