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The Lessons Learned from Sharing my Work with the World

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Jul 15, 2015

The date is the 18th February 2012, and my index finger is hovering anxiously over the 'enter' key on my laptop. I'm about to do it. After four and a half years of writing, editing, rewriting, taking breaks and pulling my hair out, I'm about to self-publish my book on Amazon.As soon as I press that key it's done. I've metaphorically stepped out of my bedroom and into the world around me with a ...


The Strange thing you didn’t know about Happiness and Success

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Jun 15, 2015

Take a look at the picture on your left. Two characters are looking at planks of wood, one sees four, the other three. Who sees the situation correctly? Believe it or not, they both do because the position you are in when looking at any object or subject will determine the view you take of it.  You would agree with that statement, right?  Of course you would, but do you apply it to every ar...


7 Strength Giving Quotes to Pick you up when you’re Down

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: May 7, 2015

Do you ever feel like the universe is conspiring against you? Do you find it hard to believe in a brighter future for yourself? Do you get overwhelmed by your circumstances and predicament?If any of the above apply then I've got answers.This time, though, they're not my own. They come in the form of 7 of the most strength giving words of wisdom you will ever read or hear. Furthermore,...


5 Deadly Beliefs that will Kill your Dreams

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Mar 4, 2015

  "The only thing standing between you and a life of freedom and greatness are the constraints placed on your mind by the influence of The System." - Escape the System You are great. You have the ability to do anything. Every desire for love, expression, experience and achievement can be realised but you must be aware of a monumental obstacle that stands in your way. The System. Let m...


The Lessons Learned from a Wasted Youth

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Jan 28, 2015

I turn 35 in a couple of months. I feel young but by the system's standards I'm not too far off being middle aged. Should this bother me? While I can't say getting older per se concerns me, what does bother me is getting older and not having done the things I wanted to do with my life. Now that gets to me. I look back over the years and, although I've been in a positive place for a good man...


Be the Baddest: Michael Jackson’s 3 Rules for Mega Success

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Dec 1, 2014

"You can't do your best when you're doubting yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?" -Michael JacksonThe media got Michael Jackson ALL wrong. They wanted you to believe he was a wacko, race changing child molester. They wanted you to forget his musical genius and instead, view him as a figure of ridicule.The system always does this to people who don’t conform. It d...


Why I paid $100,000 to look like this!

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Oct 22, 2014

Why, you might ask, have I posted this ridiculous picture of myself on my supposedly serious blog?  Do I need some attention? Have I decided to turn Screw the System into a health and fitness blog? Have I lost my mind? None of the above.  While I appreciate that there are thousands of guys on the internet with more photo worthy physiques, I wanted to let you know that I keep myself in shap...


Why it’s Bad to be Good

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Sep 16, 2014

Rebellion is taking a new form. The 60’s had the sexual revolution, recreational drug use and war protests, the 70s had punk rock and strikes and the 80s and 90s saw the growth of hip hop culture. But what have we got today? For better or worse (I’m inclined to think the latter), capitalism and consumerism are now the dominant socio-economic forces in the world. Although begrudgingly accepted ...


Why Earning $1500 a week isn’t Enough

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Aug 10, 2014

I'm gettin' paid!!!   The sun is out, the kids are on their school holidays and my tennis camps are packed. I'm making money. Maybe not BIG money, but I'm clearing over $1500 a week. Why am I telling you this?  Because I'm into the highest grossing period of my year, yet I couldn't be further away from realising my dreams!!! Sounds confusing? Let me explain my dilemma and in the process, ...


The 3 Steps to Becoming Great

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Jul 10, 2014

Legend has it that Michelangelo could stare at a rough slab of rock and see a beautiful statue inside. His job, therefore, was one of freeing the beauty within rather than creating something anew. He would take his tools, chip away at all the imperfections and smooth the rough edges until a glorious statue stood for the world to behold. People would marvel at his work and ask him how he was ab...