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Writer, Podcaster, Motivator, and Freelancer who wants to inspire others. Guinness World Record Holder, and Gamer.
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Yes, I am a nerd.

I’ve always loved zombie stuff, from the Resident Evil franchise to the Walking Dead TV show, and from Dawn of the Dead to 28 Days Later. If there’s a video game that’s set within a zombie apocalypse, I’ll almost certainly fall in love with it.

It might be a ridiculous thing to suggest, but I fully believe that there’s a potential for a ‘zombie apocalypse’ to occur one day. While that might not necessarily be an overwhelming uprising of undead shamblers, it could resemble something from our favourite pop culture sources.

Oh boy, is this…


Source: Vanity Fair

I first heard this speech several years ago, mixed in as part of a motivational compilation on YouTube. It immediately resonated with me and struck me as being extremely progressive, accurate, and relevant — even today. It’s a timeless speech that came from the most unlikely of sources, at a time when people needed to hear the words the most.

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin starred in a movie called The Great Dictator, and it was considered his first real ‘sound film’. …


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I’ve always loved writing prompts — they’re so effective at getting a creative mind working again when it feels sluggish and unproductive.

In the space of just a few words, you can get those cognitive gears whirring, and before you know it, you’ll have a few paragraphs on the page. When you’re handed an idea, it suddenly becomes much easier for the words to flow from your mind to the page. Even if you’re using the prompt as a foundation to create something completely different, what you write unequivocally starts with that single line of suggestive text.

With that in…


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At the end of January, I published an article explaining how I made my first $10,000 on Upwork.

Here we are a few weeks later, and I’ve just ticked over $16,000 — not a traditional milestone, but it’s a great opportunity to once again explain how I’m doing it. There are more freelancers out there in the world right now than ever before, and that number is growing exponentially. It costs nothing to give a little helping hand to your fellow hardworking individual, so here I am.

I got started on Upwork in 2017, and it was a very slow…


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If you’re trying to understand the importance of TikTok in the ever-changing Universe of social media, look no further than this example.

On the 18th January 2021, a charming New Zealander took to TikTok, hat on head and bevvies in hand, to make his first video. Within seconds, he’d shocked viewers by downing a sizeable glass in a single gulp, before moving on to vortex a bottle in mere moments.

It was a real blink-and-you’ll-miss-it talent that was an instant hit on the platform, which is chiefly driven by entertaining viral content. The video performed quite well, and within a…


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Do you believe that every human on this planet is born with an inherent desire to succeed?

I do, but I fully understand and appreciate that not everybody knows they want to succeed. I also believe that everyone has the innate ability to succeed, and how they approach life on a daily basis impacts that ability greatly. If you nurture that ability, you’re much more likely to achieve greater things earlier on, but it’s never too late, or too far away.

When you’re introduced to this world, you walk in hand-in-hand with the Clean Slate Protocol.

Yes, that’s taken from…


Otto Bovensiepen’s story is about to be told

Otto Bovensiepen following his capture in 1945 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

When Otto Bovensiepen was born in Duisberg, Germany in 1905, it was to a relatively unassuming family, in a modest setting, and with little promise or potential. He had an older sister, a younger brother, and his early years passed with nothing remarkable really occurring.

Throughout his youth, Otto was an academic child, enjoying his education and eagerly pursuing extra-curricular studies outside of school. When his schooling was over and completed, he pursued a career in law, working with the public prosecutor in Duisburg, before being called to the bar at the Ministry of Justice in Berlin, in 1933.

However…


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Do you know how many subscriptions I have active right now?

Twelve.

And that’s an entry-level figure as far as subscriptions go. I currently pay a monthly fee for streaming platforms, gaming, rentals, and shopping services. They’re mostly the run-of-the-mill subscriptions that everyone else pays for, but my God, do they add up.

I pay £19.99 a month for a videogame rental service, £9.99 a month for Netflix, £10.99 a month for Xbox Live, £7.99 a month for Amazon Prime… And so on, and so forth.

That’s before you’ve looked at things that aren’t necessarily subscriptions, like my mobile phone…


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In the last year, I’ve put a huge emphasis on finding my happy place.

I see it as being a goal of gross importance; finding that one location where I feel the most inspired, relaxed, or content. Recently, I discovered that there’s a wider movement focused around this concept, called shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing’. It’s a branch of nature therapy, and it literally involves going outside, surrounding yourself with nature, and soaking in the atmosphere around you.

So, that’s what I’ve been doing.

Admittedly, I already had a few locations in mind, as I’m a regular explorer of the outdoors…


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I’m now two months through my ‘write 365 articles on Medium’ journey, and it is going quite well, if I may say so myself. I had an extremely strong start through January, uploading more than forty articles in the space of just one month, and it was incredible. I’ve expaned on that through February, but, admittedly, I’ve slowed down ever so slightly.

However, I’m still on course to hit that gargantuan goal, and at the moment, there’s no sign of anything stopping me! So, if you’ve enjoyed my content, be prepared for more gaming, positivity, entrepreneurial, freelancing, and historical articles!

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