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To open a link in a new tab so that you keep this one open for easy reference, on a Mac, hold CMD and then click a link. Some of below are linked, some aren't; if they're not, do a google search and it should come right up.
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Many of the below activities and organizations are Chicago-based but some of them do have a national, even international, presence. If you see something that doesn’t exist where you are, see how you can bring it to you OR start it yourself! There are a variety of other lists on the Mac & Cheese Productions℠ FAQ page: venue referrals, service provider referrals, coffeehouses, tech tools, Visiting Chicago, etc.
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RESOURCES
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Books
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Quiet, Susan Cain
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The Art of Work
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The Art of Non-Conformity, Chris Guilleabeau
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Daring Greatly, Brene Brown
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Rising Strong, Brene Brown
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The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
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Eat the Frog, Brian Tracy
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ReWork, Jason Fried
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek
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Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes
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Bossypants, Tina Fey
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4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo
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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, Eric Klinenberg
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Yes Please, Amy Poehler
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Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
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StrengthsFinder 2.0
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling
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Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day, Todd Henry
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Three Boxes of Life
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The Defining Decade
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Unplug Every Day: 365 Ways to Log Off and Live Better
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Videos
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The Power of Vulnerabilty, Brene Brown
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Why we all need to practice emotional first aid, Guy Winch
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Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
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As many TED videos as you can consume!
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The power of introverts, Susan Cain
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The Hero’s Journey, Jason Silva
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How to Be Alone
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The Secrets of Happiness – in 60 Seconds
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This Is Water
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Work As Play - Alan Watts
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Amanda Palmer: The art of asking
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Coaches & Mentors
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See the Mac & Cheese Productions℠ Service Provider Referral List on the FAQ page.
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Tech Tools & Apps
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This is a topic too big to tackle in depth here (I teach a 4-hour productivity workshop!) but here’s a list of Husband and I’s favorites to get you started
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Articles
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Some Friendly Advice
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A Complete Guide to Getting What You Want
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18 Things Children Can Teach Us About Happiness
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Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances to Get Coffee
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The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People
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How To Make Friends In The Post-Collegiate World
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The Art of Friendship: 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections, Roger Horchow
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The Busy Trap
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Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More
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How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond
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Find What You’re Meant to Do: Ask Your Friends
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59 Commandments of Networking
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You’re probably doing email introductions wrong
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A Deep Dive Guide For Your Dream Job Search
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The 7 Questions a Life Coach Asks to Get to the Bottom of Your Passion
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Fear, urgency, and figuring it out one day at a time
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The Unbundling of the Career And its impact on credentialing, side projects, incentives, side hustles and self-management
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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network
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Websites & Blogs
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Alexandra Franzen
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Altchuer Confidential
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Brain Pickings
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Danielle LaPorte
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Elephant Journal
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Escape the City
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Good Life Project
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Harvard Business Review
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Hey Shenee
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Lifehacker
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Live in the Grey
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Making it Anywhere
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Marc and Angel Hack Life
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Medium
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Mental Floss
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Mindbodygreen
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Screw the Nine to Five
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Seth Godin
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Smart Passive Income
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Superhero Life
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The Middle Finger Project
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The Penny Hoarder
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Unstuck
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Yes and Yes
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Career
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Art of Non Conformity
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Being Boss"A PODCAST AND RESOURCE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS Do the work. Be boss."
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Chicago Artists Resource
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CreativeGuild
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Freelancer Union
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Get Bullish
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Idealist
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Jane Addams Resource Corporation
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Ladies Get Paid"This is the place to kick ass in your career and find the women who will help you do it."
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NPO.net"an easy-to-use service that lets job seekers search by job type (full or part-time, etc.), location and type of work. Averages 1,000 new nonprofit job postings per month"
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SCORE"For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education."
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Small Business Association"The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses."
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The Muse"Find everything you need to succeed from dream jobs to career advice"
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