85: How Can You Trust Someone With A Mental Illness?

85: How Can You Trust Someone With A Mental Illness?

By definition, those of use with mental illness think differently to ‘normal’. With that in mind, how can we know if we can trust someone with mental illness? And as a sufferer of mental illness, how can we gain the trust of others?

In this episode I talk about judging people based on actions, not labels.

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83: How I am Overcoming The Fear That Held Me Back For Most Of My Life

83: How I am Overcoming The Fear That Held Me Back For Most Of My Life

A large percentage of my life was lived in fear. First for my physical safety, then for my emotional stability and finally for peoples perception of me. Fear and anxiety has held me back for far to long, and has caused me to miss out on many opportunities.

In this episode I break down how I am systematically addressing fear and anxiety in my life and how you can follow my lead, as well as discuss the importance of acquiring positive role models in my life.

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79: Understanding Grief, Emotionality and Dissociation

79: Understanding Grief, Emotionality and Dissociation

In this episode I deconstruct the the impact of grief on my mental state and its relationship to dissociation. The catalyst being my dog Max. He suddenly became very sick and may not make it.

This has caused me to introspect, both on how I am feeling about his situation, as well as how emotionally poignant events impact my mental state as well as how I respond to them in turn…

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76: On Effective Weight loss, Being Triggered & An Ask From You

76: On Effective Weight loss, Being Triggered & An Ask From You

Effective weightless involves a process that is both sustainable and able to be integrated gradually into your life.

In this episode I share the approach that is working for me, and suggest some of the pitfalls that you should avoid if you want to succeed!

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75: Troy Fumo - On Overcoming Anxiety & Winning MMA Championships

75:  Troy Fumo - On Overcoming Anxiety & Winning MMA Championships

Troy Fumo joins me to discuss his recent MMA championship victory.

We talk about overcoming anxiety, motivation and mental state, as well as his inspiring personal journey from being housebound with anxiety to risking it all in the cage in front of 1000’s.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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