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Why I Went Back to Working a 9 to 5 after 20 Years of Being Self-Employed

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Jun 28, 2022

Recently, I went back to working a 9 to 5.  After 20 years of setting my own hours while working as a tennis coach, hypnotherapist and writer, I decided I needed more structure and certainty in my life. I was fed up with not knowing when the next lesson, client or book sale was coming. It bothered me that I could end up working at 11 o'clock at night or on Sunday's. So, I took the plunge and...


Are you a Leader, Follower or Rebel? Excerpt from my new book ‘The Rebel Code’

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: May 30, 2022

Since the dawn of humanity, there have been three types of people – leaders, followers and rebels. Which one are you?   Leaders Leaders are driven by a need to acquire and utilise power. They want to control. Whether this drive is born of ego or nature is, sometimes, unclear. Either way, they excel at motivating others (either through fear or encouragement), fighting threats and maintai...


3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T LISTEN TO JORDAN PETERSON

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Mar 31, 2022

I'm late to the party when it comes to Jordan Peterson's work. Prior to last year, I hadn't read a word of his books and only given his speeches, and interviews, a cursory listen.  My first impressions weren't good. I didn't like his whiny voice or his pompous delivery (does he ever smile?).  And that might have been that if it wasn't for the new book I'm writing.  Noticing the success of 12...


How Much Money have I Made in 10 Years as a Writer?

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Feb 28, 2022

I've now been in the writing business for 10 years!!!  On the 8th February 2012, I pressed enter on my laptop, launching my first book, Screw The System. Since that moment, I've worked tirelessly to establish myself as an author. First, Screw The System was updated and then re-released as Escape The System in 2015.  Then, in 2018, I finished my second book. Originally slated as, How to Crea...


Why Education Must Be Transformative

by Joe Barnes

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Uncategorized

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Date: Dec 23, 2021

Recognising that the world is going through rapid and violent challenges, academic institutions are revolutionising the educational system to transform students into agents of change. However, the work starts with creating more inclusive and holistic educational systems. For example, it was not until 1970 that the passage of the Handicapped Children Education Act was legislated in the UK. Throu...


The 10 Essential Questions Every Entrepreneur/Artist/Coach/Side Hustler Needs Answered

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Dec 20, 2021

According to The Washington Post, 4.2 million people quit their jobs in October 2021. 'The Great Resignation' is here. People are no longer prepared to accept excessive working hours, broken promises and working for nothing more than their companies' profits and a pay check at the end of each month. Instead, they're becoming aware that the internet is making it easier to be an entrepreneur, ...


Why Starting Over Can Be The Best Thing That Happens To Your Product

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Nov 18, 2021

Imagine this scenario. Six months ago, you had an idea. It was a brilliant idea. While out walking your dog, doing the housework or enjoying a shower, you had a moment of inspiration.  In this moment, you came up with the title and concept for a new book, or an online course, or an invention with the potential to make you a fortune, or a new crypto currency that would empower some of the poor...


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...