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We can all learn something from the veterans in our lives

My dad’s service afforded me higher education, but military family finances aren’t always so fortunate. Currently in the throes of military money matters is

What could you learn from a vet? Hold that thought until later today, when retired U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven

I was too young, and my dad too tight-lipped on the subject of Vietnam, to understand much about his time in the U.S. Army. What I wouldn’t give to be 15 again, to ask him what he saw. I may have missed out on his war stories, but my dad, even in his final days, made sure I didn’t miss out on every VA penny due to me as a child of a fully-disabled vet. He wouldn’t be around to see me off to college, but his foresight saved me some $36,000 in tuition.My dad’s service afforded me higher education, but military family finances aren’t always so fortunate. Currently in the throes of military money matters is Adrianne Huls , the spouse of a San Diego-based service member. Even after moving seven times in 16 years, the mother of two admits relocating hasn’t gotten any easier, especially on the family’s bank account. But Huls channels the discipline required of military life into financing each new start, and shares her lessons with others.What could you learn from a vet? Hold that thought until later today, when retired U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven joins us live to talk about the simple steps you can take to overcome obstacles and achieve more.

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Three steps to land clients as a freelancer

Post ads on Craigslist. It’s time to ditch any preconceived notions you may have about Craigslist, because it’s a great platform for new businesses trying to

Send at least five outreach emails a day. Instead of spamming everyone you’ve ever met, try sending a few potential clients unique notes. Paired with a catchy subject line, this personalized approach will increase your chances of people reading—and responding—to your pitch.

Attend local, relevant events. Craigslist ads and emails are great starting points, but if you really want to build a solid client base, you’ve got to get out and start networking. Check out nearby conferences and workshops, and offer to speak at industry panels. There’s no such thing as too much face time.

It’s time to ditch any preconceived notions you may have about Craigslist, because it’s a great platform for new businesses trying to land customers . Just write a creative ad and watch the inquiries roll in.Instead of spamming everyone you’ve ever met, try sending a few potential clients unique notes. Paired with a catchy subject line, this personalized approach will increase your chances of people reading—and responding—to your pitch.Craigslist ads and emails are great starting points, but if you really want to build a solid client base, you’ve got to get out and start networking. Check out nearby conferences and workshops, and offer to speak at industry panels. There’s no such thing as too much face time.

Simple ways to focus your mind on the present

Spend time with nature. There’s nothing like a day at the beach or a Wi-Fi-free hike to

Give meditation a try. When you’re stressed out, squeezing in time to sit with your thoughts can seem impossible. But it’s in these moments that mindfulness can help us most. In just seconds, meditation can quiet your mind and refocus your attention.

Do something active. We all know about the physical benefits of exercise, but your neighborhood jog can also do wonders for your mind, like regulating your response to stress. Can’t get a workout in today? No sweat. Any activity, even showering, will do the trick.

There’s nothing like a day at the beach or a Wi-Fi-free hike to clear your mind . But if the great outdoors isn’t so accessible, do I have good news for you: Research shows even a brief interaction with nature can positively affect mental health. So go ahead—play with those pet store puppies. It’s good for you.When you’re stressed out, squeezing in time to sit with your thoughts can seem impossible. But it’s in these moments that mindfulness can help us most. In just seconds, meditation can quiet your mind and refocus your attention.We all know about the physical benefits of exercise, but your neighborhood jog can also do wonders for your mind, like regulating your response to stress. Can’t get a workout in today? No sweat. Any activity, even showering, will do the trick.

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Having a steady paycheck is great. So is having a job you look forward to every single day. But I think we can all agree that without the opportunity to grow, sooner or later it won’t matter how much money you’re making or how much you love your job— you’re going to check out . Thankfully, employers are starting to catch on, offering more growth benefits than ever before. Mentorship programs, for one, are in place at one in five workplaces. It may sound like a small step, but with the guidance of a more senior colleague on your side, you’ll be that much closer to getting where you want to be.

NASCAR driver Julia Landauer treats her racing career like a business

An advocate for women in sports, Julia Landauer was the first female Skip Barber Racing Champion at age 14 and is the highest-finishing female in NASCAR K&N Pro Series’

championship history. She draws many parallels between racing and business.

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