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Why I Gave Up Trying to 'Fit In'

Fitting In

I was 4000 meters up in the Andean mountains when the realisation finally hit me. Attempting to ‘fit in’ just wasn’t going to work.

The year was 2007 and I was walking the Inca Trail. Frustrated with the lack of adventure in my life and, in the hope that I might make some new friends, I signed up to an organised trip to Machu Picchu.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Making a Living From Their Passion

What you ought to know about making a living from your passion

'If you don't build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs.'
- Tony Gaskins JR

3 Times I've had my Heart Broken and What I've Learned From It

Lessons learned from Heartbreak

I want to share something personal with you. I want to talk about an experience that's gut wrenching, motivation sapping and, in the extreme, makes you want to give up on life.

I am, of course, talking about those occasions when your heart gets broken.

Today, I'm going to tell you about 3 times this happened to me and what I learned from the experience. However, only one of these heart breaks was caused by a failed romance.

Are You Being Manipulated by The System?

System manipulation

Did you know that you only have 5% conscious control over your daily actions and decisions?

The other 95%, according to neuroscientists, is determined by your subconscious programming. This means that when you choose what to eat, perform in a presentation, compete in a contest, sleep at night and interact with loved ones, you have very little direct scope to influence the outcome.

How To Get The First 1000 Subscribers To Your Website

1000 subscribers to your website

The 29th December 2016 will forever be a significant day in the history of my life.

It was a Thursday, and every Thursday, I open Campaign Monitor (the email marketing company I use) and check how many new subscribers I get each week.

What I Learned from Meditating EVERY DAY for a Year

Meditating every day for one year

2016 is over. The year that saw Trump get elected and Britain vote to leave the EU has been consigned to history.

2017 is upon us. It's a new year, full of possibilities and yet to be determined outcomes.

As it begins, your thoughts may turn to what you're going to do differently this time around The Sun.

You may even set yourself some New Year's Resolutions or goals.

Why you're too Scared to make a Living from your Passion

make a living from your passion

The System has a strangle hold over our lives in two vital areas - personal and professional. 

Last month, I explored how it constrains you personally; influencing you to be anxious about the future, keeping you distracted through information overload, making you afraid to act for fear of what other people may think or say and encouraging you to spend your life chasing instead of living in the moment.  

Don't end up Sleeping in Bed with your Mommy

disease of civilisation
A couple of days ago, I read an article in the Sunday Times Magazine about depression (Entitled 'The Sad Lads'). It focused on 3 young men, all in their twenties who, inexplicably, started experiencing this condition.

The Insanity of Humanity

insanity of humanity

I'm currently watching 'Beyond The Flood'. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and focuses on the devastation being caused by climate change. For today, 30th October, it's free on a ton of different devices and on YouTube. My advice is to watch it.

The 5 Ways The System keeps you Trapped (and what to do about it)

Trapped by The System

Do you have any idea what you are truly capable of? 

Can you grasp the awesomeness of the life you could be living RIGHT NOW?

You, yes YOU, were born with the potential to be great and have all the resources needed to be happy, loved and wealthy. 

What, then, causes the vast majority of us to lose sight of the bigger picture? What causes us to lose belief in ourselves, suppress our calling and make the majority of our decisions based on a fear of what could go wrong, rather than the possibility of what we stand to gain?

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