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7 Self-Help Principles and Practises that ACTUALLY Work

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Oct 5, 2021

The self-help industry sometimes gets a bad rap. Rightly or wrongly, it can be viewed as exploitative and unscientific. You might have had your own experience of paying hundreds, or possibly even, thousands of dollars for a course that promised the world yet delivered very little.  Yet, despite the downside, I still love self-help for its optimism, idealism and redemptive promise.  More than...


The 7 Harsh Truths of Being an Entrepreneur/Artist/Coach (and how to cope with them)

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Jul 21, 2021

Positivity is great. You need to remain optimistic and upbeat to achieve your goals. But, how far does this extend?  Are you supposed to ignore the fact your entrepreneurial, artistic or coaching journey can, sometimes, feel impossible and pretend everything is ok?   No.  It would be naive to think you'll ride a wave of inspiration to the life of your dreams.  Instead, what awaits, are yea...


Are you Crazy For Following Your Dreams? (from my diary)

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Apr 3, 2021

I've been keeping a journal since September 2002. I don't write in it every day and its pages lack the titillation and gossip associated with some diaries. However, over the years, it's been a vital companion as I've transformed myself from lonely, directionless, psychosomatic illness suffering young man to confident, driven and dream achieving adult.   My journal is handwritten and spread acr...


How to Cope with Loneliness and Isolation

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Dec 28, 2020

Let me take you back to 1999. I'm in my first year at University, many miles from home and I don't know a soul.  I want to make friends. Furthermore, I'm hopeful I might meet my first serious girlfriend. However, something inside me is changing.  I'm starting to grow resentful of my peer group and questioning the university experience.  Why is it we can only socialise and be open when alc...


Excerpt from my New Unreleased Book: The Personal Freedom Manifesto

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set Pratical Tools & Tips Inspiration Rebellion

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Date: Dec 8, 2020

CHAPTER 5: CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE  Back in 1903, James Allen’s book As A Man Thinketh was released. The title is an abbreviation of a bible verse from the book of proverbs. In its entirety, it reads, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” To our modern world, this is a curious promise. 21st century life is about the material. We value what we can see, touch and, most o...


Guest Post: You Only Live Once

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Nov 7, 2020

(by Andy Beck) How many times have you heard that saying? And how strongly do you resonate with it? Not everyone does. And nor did I, for a long time.  30 Years of Normal Until a few years ago, I knew intellectually what "you only live once" meant. But I didn't feel it. This was probably due to my very "normal" upbringing and early adulthood. Preschool, primary school, grammar school, univer...


Book Insight: There is No Planet B

by Joe Barnes

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Uncategorized

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Date: Nov 1, 2020

Although the Coronavirus outbreak and, to a lesser degree, The Black Lives Matter protests, have dominated the news this year, the main story has gone ignored. The health of our planet is spiralling out of control. Temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting, methane stores are starting to be released, oceans are becoming acidified and forests are being chopped down at an alarming rate. If th...


Why are we all so Pissed Off with Life?

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Oct 13, 2020

Are you pissed off with life? Do you feel disillusioned with the world?  If so, you are not alone.  According to the World Health Organisation, close to 800,000 people die every year from suicide. (To put this into perspective, as of writing, 1,000,800 have died from Covid-19 and this has brought the world to a halt).  Again, according to the World Health Organisation, more than 264 mill...


3 Enjoyable Ways (that I’ve used) to Make Money and Support your Dream

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Jul 9, 2020

My dream to become a prominent personal development author, and speaker, had its inception back in 2002. Although I took little action at the time, my mind started pondering the practicalities of reaching this destination. The problem, as I saw it, was that it would take at least a year to write a book. Then, after that, I had no idea how long it would take to get a publishing deal and start r...


Why you Should Seek Fame, not Power or Money (Extract from my Diary)

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Jul 3, 2020

I was teaching a tennis student last weekend and she said to me, "I've got to find some way to be famous." Ain't that the truth. Fame, above money and power, is where the real juice is at because fame, unlike money and power, carries with it the implication of excitement and fun. You can be rich and powerful, yet still have a boring life. However, if you're famous, even if it's only in your ow...