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How to use the Power of Belief to Live your Dreams

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Jan 4, 2014

LUKE: I don't believe it! YODA: That is why you fail.  Cast your mind back to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In this film, a young warrior is sent to a wise master in order to develop his skills so that he can fulfil his destiny. The most important lesson that the master (Yoda) teaches his apprentice (Luke) concerns The Power of Belief. He wants him to learn that life isn't governed by t...


Red Pill or Blue Pill? Morpheus’s 3 Rules for Living the Life you Want

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Dec 9, 2013

The Matrix is real! I knew it when I walked out of the cinema over 14 years ago and my subsequent experiences only confirmed my initial suspicion.  Not that I believe we're human batteries plugged into a computer mainframe, but the metaphor is very real. A whole planet fed a false version of reality built on the lie that we're limited, unable to govern our lives and that the material is more i...


Why $65 a day buys you a Ticket to Live your Dreams

by Joe Barnes

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Pratical Tools & Tips

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Date: Nov 20, 2013

What's your dream? Maybe it's to write a book or start a blog. Perhaps it's to set up a business. Maybe you want to excel as a coach or become a sports star. Whatever it is, we all have to face the issue of how to support ourselves while we pursue this vision.For many, this is enough to put them off. They believe financial necessitites are too prohibitive to allow their ambitions...


Self Improvement is Masturbation: Tyler Durden’s 3 Rules for an Exciting Life

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Oct 28, 2013

Is your life dull? Are you weighed down by the day to day stresses of paying the bills, commuting to work and dealing with people you dislike?  Do you sometimes wish you could be another person?  If your answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then we've got the solution for you. Or more accurately, Tyler Durden does. His ingenious life philosophy is the antidote to modern living. In fac...


Stop Living Like you’re not gonna Die!

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Sep 23, 2013

My grandma is 96 years old and she's still deeply concerned by the cost of a loaf of bread. Despite being a danger to herself and other road users, she's only just stopped driving because she didn't want to pay a nominal taxi fee for the 5 minute journey into town for her weekly grocery shop. She treble checks bills, worries about the hot water being left on too long and nags my mum over insign...


Get a Life not a Career: Become a Hero not a CEO

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Aug 21, 2013

Our outlooks are all skewed. We live in a system where the amount of money we earn and the status we attain is prized more highly than our levels of happiness and the good we do. It may sound crazy, but you'll be held in higher regard if you're the CEO of a colossal company, making decisions that wreck the lives of thousands and cause untold damage to the environment, than if you're a char...


The 3 Things you Absolutely MUST do with your Time on Earth

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: Jul 21, 2013

I'm no fan of '30 things you must do before you reach 30' type lists. The idea that there is some universal standard of achievement and experience is too conformist for me.  So, I've come up with an alternative. It's not based on visiting a country on every continent of the world, learning to play a musical instrument or any number of equally interesting yet useless (unless you need a topic ...


Why you Should Feel Happy about being Depressed

by Joe Barnes

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Inspiration

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Date: May 20, 2013

"You might have a chemical imbalance."    "Perhaps you should go and see a doctor. They'll give you something for it."    These were the words of advice offered to me by my parents. Although spoken with loving intention, they represented a surface level solution for a much deeper malaise. I wasn't depressed. I was just totally uninspired by life and the options the system presented for my...


Are you ‘Selling Sugar Water’ or Changing the World?

by Joe Barnes

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Rebellion

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Date: Feb 8, 2013

 "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 This is the line Steve Jobs used to lure then President of PepsiCo, John Sculley, to work with him at Apple. It worked. Sculley recalls in an interview for the Bloombery Game Changers the impact this appeal to the 'bigger picture' had on his decision.  He left be...


Get Rid of Self Doubt Once and For All

by Joe Barnes

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Mind Set

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Date: Jan 7, 2013

 '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 Living a life free from self-doubt could be described as one of the holy grails of personal development. As much as people are drawn to the genre by promises of riches and success, many also seek sola...