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F**K The Lottery

screw the system winning lottery ticket

Ponder this hypothetical question. You walk into a room with two tables in front of you. On top of the one to your left is a winning lottery ticket for £10/$16 million. On top of the one to your right is a red pill marked Ultimate Prize. Beside it, is an explanatory note informing you that upon taking the red pill you will have complete mastery over your inner world. You are only allowed to choose one option.

Guest Blog: Coming Out of the Closet

A good friend of mine recently suggested that I shouldn’t be so attached to the opinions of others, and after much thought I have come to realise that for the SECOND time in my life I am ‘coming out.’ Who would have thought I’d be doing it twice in my life; but unbelievably here I am ‘coming out’……..yet again.

Why the System is Toothless (And what this means for YOU)

McLibel pair successfully screwing the system

You against the world! Scary stuff, huh? Have you ever had a dream of doing something out of the ordinary? Have you ever wanted to change something for the better?

What would be the typical response from the people around you if you voiced these plans? What would they say if you set out on a mission to screw the system?  

Are you 'Selling Sugar Water' or Changing the World?

Pepsi cola cap representing the safe path as oppossed to screwing the system

 "Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

- Steve Jobs

 

Get Rid of Self Doubt Once and For All

ball and chain you release yourself from when screwing the system

 'Often people just don't see what I see. They have too much doubt. You can't do your best when you're doubting yourself. If you don't believe in yourself, who will?'

- Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

Why it's Bad to have a 'Good Job'.

Sucker for the system flashing cash

'"So how's John doing?'"

"Oh, he's doing well. He's got a 'good job' working in the city.'"

Although fictional, this is an exact replica of many conversations I've had with people over the years. It usually takes place when meeting friends, old friends I haven't seen for a while and parents of friends etc . . . The term 'good job' and the message it conveys might be specific to the UK, but I'm sure every country has its equivalent.  

The Secret of Screwing the System (4 Must have Character Traits)

I set out on a journey to screw the system* 10 years ago. Aghast that my life could just pass me by without any great adventure or calling, I was certain that there was more to this existence than making money to survive and walking the well-worn path that most people seem to follow. However, the only foundation I had to build this new life upon was a vision.

How much Money do you need to be Rich?

If your salary was $160,000/£100,000 per year would you consider yourself poor? Probably not, but Felix Dennis, publisher and owner of Dennis Publishing (Maxim, The Week) would certainly think so. He is also an author, and it’s in his book, How to Get Rich, that he outlines exactly how much money you need to be rich.

What Everybody Ought to Know About the Easy Path

Please draw your attention to the graph on your left. The y axis is a difficulty rating scale with 10 being the highest, and 1 the lowest. On the x axis we have the years of a person’s life, starting with 25 and finishing at 75. The blue curve is the theoretical chart of a person who, faced with a life changing opportunity at the age of 25, decides to stick with the path they know (easy path). The red curve charts that same person’s progress if they were to grasp the opportunity and screw the system. Let’s explain.

Think like an Olympian

With the London 2012 Olympics upon us, many will be looking forward to watching some super human performances. But what does it take to be an Olympic champion? Besides innate talent, what are the qualities that enable people to scale the heights of achievement and win on the greatest stage on earth? Here, 3 insightful quotes, from 3 gold medal champions, go some way to unravelling the mystery of the Olympic Mind-set.

‘I am the most driven person. I want to make something of my life.’

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