4 Imaginary Problems You’re Experiencing Right Now (and how to fix them)

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It’s human nature to believe we’re just one small change away from greatness. If only we could do this or do that – everything would be perfect. Our wants, wishes, dreams and desires mix with our regrets, our pain and our envy to create the perfect illusion of a puzzle we must solve before we can continue on our quest.

It’s all lies. Here’s why;

A couple of months ago I wrote an article called ‘The Little Things’ in which I discussed how we are always looking at what we lack rather than what we have.

The powerful CEO who works 80 hour weeks and earns 6 figures a year is jealous of the 9-5 guy who takes home minimum wage and is free every evening to hang out with his friends and family. Likewise, the 9-5 guy wishes he could escape his bland career and earn a shed load of cash, even if it means longer hours and less time at home.

Who is right? Which person has the better lifestyle? What would happen if they swapped places?

Both, neither, the truth is they would find something else to moan about. That’s the way it is. Nothing is ever exactly how we want it. We need to tweak and fiddle around with everything because we’re led to believe our lives would improve, if only… something… was different.

Do you feel like you could do with a bit of good fortune?

Do you always focus on things you can’t immediately change?

Do you moan that certain tasks are too difficult?

Do you hold back in life because you never seem to have any money?

These problems are all in your head. They’re imaginary. They don’t exist.

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6 Survival Tips For the Recently Unemployed (or how quitting your job can rock your world)

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Have you ever been fired from a job? Not in a mutual termination, or a ‘sorry, we’re not renewing your contract’ kind of way, but a proper disciplinary hearing followed by a swift kick up the arse and a see you later (and never come back) kind of way. I […]

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Deus ex Machina – How to Create Something Out of Nothing by Playing God With Your Life

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If you don’t know the difference between your Pawns and your Kings, and you think a Queen is someone who brings the life and soul to a party then you probably aren’t too familiar with chess. It’s ok because most of us haven’t a clue how to play it either […]

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Are You Willing To Die?

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The first few metres are erratic. The cold, angular edges of the building threaten to tear his hands to shreds, but there is no going back. Fearful of being interrupted by the authorities, he sprints upwards; aiming to finish his ascent as quickly as possible. This is by no means […]

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9 Dumb Reasons Why You Fail (and the number 1 secret to success)

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It’s not nice being a failure is it? You try your best, but you can’t help shake the feeling you’re destined for the scrapheap. Every day is the same old shit and there’s not even a Groundhog in sight. It’s not so much the routine, although boredom drives you to […]

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The Little Things

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It’s 11.53 on a scorching Friday morning and for the second time in as many days; the air conditioning fails to satisfy its end of the bargain. Kevin, a smartly dressed man in his late twenties, with an impeccable hairstyle and a looming deadline, wipes the sweat from his brow […]

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6 Weird Ways Religion Is Influencing Your Brain (as proven by science)

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It should probably come as no surprise that my belief in a God resides somewhere between Father Christmas and England’s chances of ever winning another World Cup. Oh I’ve tried. As a wide eyed and impressionable pre-teen I was given a copy of the bible during an early Religious Studies […]

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What Really Turns You On?

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I know how you feel. It’s not immediately obvious, but you can tell something isn’t quite right. Nothing serious enough to warrant more than a passing thought, but it’s there, lurking in the background, slowly sucking the joy from your very existence. Am I getting warm? Also, although they may […]

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5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Are Full of Shit

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You’re not very happy are you? Be honest. There is something nagging away. As your friends are chatting, cracking jokes and enjoying a glass of wine; you’re trying to join in with the fun but something is holding you back. An invisible rope, fastened around your torso, tightening the slack […]

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Why Excellence Is a Full Time Job

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The 2014 Brazilian World Cup is one of beauty, prestige and flamboyance – where the true modern footballing greats gather in gladiatorial combat in a quest to discover which country can rightfully claim to be the best on earth. Andrea Pirlo is one of these greats; an Italian player who […]

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21 Quick And Easy Ways Of Freeing Up More Time

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Right, you bunch of lazy bastards. It’s time to wake up, slap yourself in the face and realise that you’re all living a lie. There is no such thing as not having enough time. It’s an excuse, an illusion. The truth is, either you’re terrible at organising your day or […]

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6 Amazing Lessons Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Teach You About Success

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Arnold Schwarzenegger polarises opinion. He’s a cigar smoking fitness fanatic with the most revered physique in bodybuilding history. He’s a fiercely loyal Republican who can count the Kennedy’s as in laws. He’s the farmer’s son from Austria who became an American – and to be honest you’re not sure what […]

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7 Underrated, Yet Inspiring Books That Everyone Should Read

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Books are awesome. Person does stuff – someone writes it down – others read it. It’s as simple as that. Every significant event in the history of mankind has been recorded for the benefit of those who follow. Every little detail of this planet we call Earth is contained within […]

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How I Quit My Job, Built My Guitar Tuition Business From Scratch And Gained 25 Students In Under 18 Months

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I’m no entrepreneur. It seems as though everyone brands themselves as one these days but I have no idea what being an entrepreneur actually means. The word conjures up an image of a smug guy in his early twenties, slick hairstyle, with an equally shocking suit to match. Either that […]

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Do You Work In Retail? 7 Reasons Why You Must Quit Your Job, NOW!

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When all is said and done, what we choose to do for a living is a clear reflection of the person we are inside; a window to the soul, a looking glass into how we perceive our own place in the world. There are high achievers and the unemployed, the […]

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