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fastcompany:

No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.
One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.
The best entrepreneurs have figured it out and just pound out the work they need to do.
But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they don’t like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying in college, means that you have someone else imposing work and deadlines on you, and you’ll get fired (or dropped from school) if you don’t do the work. So you put off doing the work until you can’t anymore because of the fear of being fired.
What does this say about us? It’s saying that we can’t trust ourselves enough to figure out how to motivate ourselves. I know, because I was in this boat for many years. It wasn’t until I started to learn to solve this problem that I found the courage to work for myself.
It’s solvable. It’s not easy, but it’s doable. And you can do it just as much as I can—I’m no superman, trust me. I feel lazy, I procrastinate, I fear failure, just like anyone else. But I’ve learned a few things that work for me.
What works for you will be different, but here are some ideas I use that might help:
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fastcompany:

No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.

One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.

The best entrepreneurs have figured it out and just pound out the work they need to do.

But many others put off their dream careers, or stay in jobs they don’t like, because they’re afraid to figure this out. Being in a job, or staying in college, means that you have someone else imposing work and deadlines on you, and you’ll get fired (or dropped from school) if you don’t do the work. So you put off doing the work until you can’t anymore because of the fear of being fired.

What does this say about us? It’s saying that we can’t trust ourselves enough to figure out how to motivate ourselves. I know, because I was in this boat for many years. It wasn’t until I started to learn to solve this problem that I found the courage to work for myself.

It’s solvable. It’s not easy, but it’s doable. And you can do it just as much as I can—I’m no superman, trust me. I feel lazy, I procrastinate, I fear failure, just like anyone else. But I’ve learned a few things that work for me.

What works for you will be different, but here are some ideas I use that might help:

Read More> 

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tango-mango:

Here’s another story – one that I was itching to write instead of the one I posted with the brownie sandwich cookies. It’s all about the frosting, which really deserves its own space.

Once upon a time, a long time ago I married this swell guy (we are still married, by the way) who told me from the get-go that he wasn’t fond of sweets. Despite the fact that he was perfect in almost all ways, I found this unfortunate. Even back then, baking was a passion.

When I made brownies I would wrap them individually and put them in the freezer for my own snacking. I rarely, if ever baked confections. However, every year when it came around to his birthday, I put my foot down. A birthday cake was in order. And, every year, when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted with what kind of frosting, he always told me he wanted “caramel frosting”. Wait – what’s that? What’s caramel frosting? I tried for years to come up with something suitable. I searched high and low (pre-internet days) for this mysterious frosting and every single time I tried my hand at it, it turned out crystallized and congealed and never wanted to spread.

One year I pleaded to his mother for what (I assumed) must be her famous caramel frosting recipe. She rolled her eyes and told me that my father in law, too, had always wanted caramel frosting and she had never come up with anything she liked. What? This caramel frosting desire was inherited, and evidently untold hours of aggravation had been spent looking for something suitable.

Yesterday I heard music float down from the sky and rainbows magically appeared when my eyes rested on this recipe for salted caramel buttercream. It is the holy grail of caramel frosting recipes — so delicious and spreadable two of us around here were licking the mixing bowl.

My search is over and now I am passing it to you. Salted caramel buttercream frosting recipe.