72: Weekends Don't Exist (Ch: 6.7 How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

72: Weekends Don't Exist (Ch: 6.7 How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

Weekends don’t exist, at least not for those who want to make a change in the world or for those with a dream.

If you have a passion project, a business that you are building up, or a dream that you want to follow, you need all the time you can possibly get your hands on.

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71: The Problem With The Modern School System

71: The Problem With The Modern School System

I have worked as a teacher for nine years. In that time I have had experience in many different schools, across all age ranges, systems and demographics.

Unfortunately, for the most part, there is a lot to be desired. Students are regularly disengaged. They dislike the system and often ‘see no point’ to what they are learning …

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70: Are You A Wage Slave?

70: Are You A Wage Slave?

85% of full time workers are 'not engaged’ by their work. In effect they either hate what they are doing, or merely tolerate doing it.

This terrifies me. For years I was in this situation, until my mental health and a study opportunity forced me out of full time employment.

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69: Take Action And Correct Along The Way

69: Take Action And Correct Along The Way

It is far better to get a project 80% completed and released to the public than it is to try and get it to 100%.

The better approach is to create a minimum viable product, and adjust where necessary. This approach will have you moving forward exponentially as you will see what is working and what isn’t far quicker.

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68: The Real Problem With The Gillette Ad

68: The Real Problem With The Gillette Ad

My response to the ‘controversial’ Gillette advertisement.

I take it down a path I haven’t seen many people exploring.

Namely that regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, Gillette wins. They have got the world talking about their advert and by extension them.

This will result in a massive sales boost. I predict that many more companies will come out with similar social justice adverts moving forward to capitalise on the growing culture of extreme outrage at opposing viewpoints.

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66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

It wasn’t until I tried writing that I saw major improvements as a direct result of treatment.

Unlike talking therapy, I found that I could express myself far more freely onto a blank page. When I sat down to write, I didn’t have to worry about what the page thought of me. It can’t judge. I could ramble, reiterate and back track without concern for transmitting understanding to someone else.

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65: Why Persistence Is The Key To Success In All Things

65: Why Persistence Is The Key To Success In All Things

Unless you have persistence, constancy and discipline, the chances of your dreams eventuating into reality fall to almost zero.

It takes time to learn the lessons, develop a practice and hone the skills necessary for success in any area.

In this episode I share my journey both in my writing and personal life - where I have come from, to where I am now, to where I want to be - focusing on what it takes to see real results.

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64: Hoarder (ch 3: Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood)

64: Hoarder (ch 3: Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood)

I realised just how bad Dad's living conditions were about a year after his death. I was talking to a cousin of mine who had recently become a police officer. It’s not often that you get a chance to have a firsthand glimpse into the seedy underbelly of the society you live in ...

In this episode, I share Ch 3, of Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood,

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63: Become Present State Aware (ch 1.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

63: Become Present State Aware (ch 1.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

One of the best ways to reduce the severity and duration of a panic attack (or anxiety in general) is to become present state aware.

This involves taking slow and deep breaths, while focusing your attention onto your senses. What can you see, hear, taste, touch and smell right now? Focus on that!

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62: Guarding Your Mental State This Christmas

62: Guarding Your Mental State This Christmas

Look after yourself as a matter of priority this Christmas.

The added social and financial pressure of this time of year can be the tipping point for those of us with mental illness or a history or trauma.

In this episode I discuss why this happens, and what you can do to manage yourself this festive season!

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61: Vagabonding and Following Your Dreams (w/Fred Saleeba)

61: Vagabonding and Following Your Dreams (w/Fred Saleeba)

Today I am joined by Fred Saleeba. He shares the his journey of escaping the monotony of regular life, into one of vagabonding - travelling the world for the sake of travel, no destination, no base, just for the experience.

This interview gets quite personal with Fred discussing issues with (and how he is working on) self confidence and forming new relationships.

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60: This Story Is About You ...

60: This Story Is About You ...

Believe it or not, I wrote this story about you. Yes, you. The person reading this right now. True, I don’t know your name, where you were born or what you do for work, but that doesn’t really matter.

I am going to be honest. I like you, the real you that is. The you that exists beyond those small details.”

Listen to the rest of your story, as well as find out about the release of ‘How To Get Your Sh!t Together’

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59: Believe People When They Talk Trauma (+ Patreon Supporter Questions)

59: Believe People When They Talk Trauma (+ Patreon Supporter Questions)

This episode has three parts:

1) I give a preview reading of my next blog post titled “If someone opens up about their trauma - believe them!”

2) I answer three Patreon supporter questions

3) Updates on the progress of How To Get Your Sh!t Together, as well as some other housekeeping.

Enjoy!

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58: The Problem With #NotAllMen (w/Matt Antonello)

58: The Problem With #NotAllMen (w/Matt Antonello)

After posting a picture on social talking about the risk factors for suicide, I was DM’d by multiple men.

They told me that due to the new PC culture, they felt victimised and unworthy of support - particularly relating to mental health, and that this was contributing to their suicidal feelings.

This podcast is my response for them.

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57: How To Avoid Being Triggered By Social Media

57: How To Avoid Being Triggered By Social Media

Social media is a double edged sword. It is an amazing tool to catch up, connect and dispel feelings of loneliness, however it comes at a cost.

It exposes you to the unfiltered thoughts of others. On occasion, this will be triggering. Worse still, you never know when this will occur.

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56: Don't Let Chronic Illness Stop You From Following Your Dreams (Interview With Kelly Paris)

56: Don't Let Chronic Illness Stop You From Following Your Dreams (Interview With Kelly Paris)

If you suffer from a chronic illness, but don’t want to let that stop you from following your dreams, this episode is for you.

Kelly Paris joins me on the podcast to discuss how she manages her chronic illness (fibromyalgia +) yet still manages to follow her dreams.

We discuss the importance of finding a good therapist, focusing on your ‘why’, taking rest days when needed, learning to rely on yourself, as well as looking for the ‘yes’ rather than focusing on the ‘no’ …

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55: The Five Mental Health Musts!

55: The Five Mental Health Musts!

The following five things have done wonders for my mental health - they have become daily musts. In this episode I discuss why they have made such a massive difference in my life, and why you should try them for yourself.

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54: How To Manage Mental Illness In Relationships (and 3 more questions from Patreon supporters)

54: How To Manage Mental Illness In Relationships (and 3 more questions from Patreon supporters)

As a small thank you to my Patreon supporters, I answer their questions as a Podcast, Blog, or Video.

Today I am answering 4 questions here:
- How do you manage relationships when one person has a mental illness?
- I struggle to talk when I am depressed. How can I express myself better?
- What can I do if my illness cannot be treated?
- How can I find work with acquired brain injury, and how do I deal with societies focus on perfectionism?

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