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You Have To Be A "Stupid Idiot" Before You Can Become A Smart Ass 

You Have To Be A “Stupid Idiot” Before You Can Become...

My computer died a tragic death and I cried for hours as if I was mourning someone's death at a funeral.Of course I'm...
how to deal with setbacks

The Simplest 5 Step Process That Helps Me Deal With Setbacks

“You have to keep pushing toward those dreams no matter what setbacks happen.” – Anthony Hamilton I've never been punched square in the face, but it...
9 Of The Biggest Truths I've Learned In My 5+ Years Of Blogging

9 Of The Biggest Truths I’ve Learned From 5+ Years Of...

I've been blogging since November 2012. I did start a blog in August 2012, but I shut it down the same week I began....
If More Women Were Confident, The Beauty Industry Would Be Out Of Business

If More Women Were Confident, The Beauty Industry Would Be Out...

https://twitter.com/TheoJEllis/status/965916463759613952In the past 50+ years the beauty industry has exploded.Back in the 1920's, 1830's, or 1500's, beauty standards, pressures and brainwashing was never so fucking...
NO, I Don't Want To Be Friends With You On Facebook

NO, I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You On Facebook

Most people who use Facebook are losers. I'm actually convinced it's true after using Facebook since 2009.Just the other week I had a high...
7 Genuine Reasons Why People Are Driven To Tell Lies

7 Genuine Reasons Why People Are Driven To Tell Lies

"There are three types of lies. Lies, damn lies and statistics." – Unknown I have an embarrassing memory of something I did when I was...
How Compassion Saved and Reshaped My Family

How Compassion Saved and Reshaped My Family

In the beginning A little over five years ago, I discovered my sister Gemma was addicted to drugs. They weren’t so-called ‘light’ drugs either. They...
Lying To Yourself Is More Comfortable Than Accepting The Truth (1)

Lying To Yourself Is More Comfortable Than Accepting The Truth

Have you ever watched The Matrix?Despite it being one of the best action films of it's time, it has some important life lessons...
I Was Friends With A Convicted Rapist

I Was Friends With A Convicted Rapist

WHAT THE FUCK?That’s obviously what you’re thinking. And if the roles were reversed… I’d be like WTF, too.It’s not exactly something you wake up...

4 Unique Ways Writing Can Inspire Self-Improvement

To become accomplished at writing takes time, dedication, effort and a lot of commitment.Being able to clearly and concisely deliver good quality copy is...
The F*** Up Education System Discourages Mellenials In 10 Ways

10 Of The Biggest Flaws Of The Education System

I walked away from the education system some years ago. During the same year I had an epiphany, and when I was made redundant.Before...
Why I Will Always Have Big Fucking Chips on My Shoulder

Why I Will Always Have Big Fucking Chips on My Shoulder

I’m petulant, I get mad, I’m anxious sometimes, and nothing is ever enough for me.These are some of my favourite things about myself.No, I’m...
The Biggest Personal Development Scams In The Past 18 Years

The Biggest Personal Development Scams In The Past 18 Years

"Curiosity pulls people into the scam." - Frank Stallone In the past 18 years, the personal development industry's been blooming like a flower garden.The...
5 Surprising Disadvantages Of Reading Too Many Books

5 Surprising Disadvantages Of Reading Too Many Books

Remember how it used to feel reading books back in the 19th century?Neither do I, because I'm from the future (the 21st century).Back...
1 of my biggest I never thought about it like that moments

1 Of My Biggest “I Never Thought Of It In That...

One day I lost my job at Mcvities. A biscuit company. Sounds delicious, right? Try smelling biscuits 10 hours a day and you just might...
The Story Of Why I Decided To Buy The Oneplus 5

The Story Of Why I Decided To Buy The Oneplus 5

Stories sell. Especially when it's raw, relatable and creative.It all started out on the knowledge platform: Quora.One day back in 2017 (maybe July), I...
The Brutal Truths That Nobody Tells You About Starting A Business

The Brutal Truths That Nobody Tells You About Starting A Business

Some entrepreneurs kill themselves by jumping off 100ft buildings, but nobody will tell you about that.Why? Because Entrepreneurship is the modern day version of...
The Most Straightforward Life Hacks For Introverted People (Without The Bullshit)

The Most Straightforward Life Hacks For Introverted People (Without The Bullshit)

Introverts are freaks of nature.You'd think that's true based on how society shuns introverts and puts extroverts on a pedestal.Problem is: taking advice from...
Bullying Is A Game Of Predator Vs Prey

Bullying Is A Game Of Predator Vs Prey

They were trying to kill him, and beat the living shit out of this guy.Who is “this guy”? Let me explain.-I remember walking through...
The Opinions Of People Who Won't Show Up To Your Funeral Don't Matter

The Opinions Of People Who Won’t Show Up To Your Funeral...

Imagine you're about to draw your last breath due to heart failure or a virus.And you're surrounded by your mum, sister, brother or kids...
S.P.E.A.K. - How To Stop Being A Submissive Little Bitch

S.P.E.A.K. – How To Stop Being A Submissive Little Bitch

Do you like being unhappy all the time?Personally, I don't.I know what I want and what makes me happy, and I chase my...
Nobody Gives A Fuck About Your Mediocre Life

Nobody Gives A Fuck About Your Mediocre Life

"Don't attract too much attention, and lay low. You don't want to be doing too well."These are the words of an old woman I...
The Creepiest Thing Society Accepts As A Cultural Norm

The Creepiest Thing Society Accepts As A Cultural Norm

There’s nothing more tolerated in our society than mediocrity itself. Imagine walking down the street and shouting;I want to get rich. I want to...
The 1 Thing That Stopped Me From Being An Entrepreneur

The Number 1 Thing That Stopped Me From Becoming An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is something I dived into before I knew what the F it even meant.As far as I could see it - I've...
7 Mediocre Things Only A Mediocre Person Will Tell You

7 Mediocre Things Only A Mediocre Person Will Tell You

Some words are like Tomatoes or Red Onions.The more you use them, the healthier your mindset becomes.On the other hand – some words are...
What Influences Self Esteem? Here Are 7 Legitimate Answers

What Influences Self Esteem? Here Are 7 Legitimate Answers

I was bullied and I never told anybody about it.Yep. I kept it to myself as if it was a best kept secret. It...
How To Be Ferociously Confident, Even If You Look Horrible

How To Be Ferociously Confident, Even If You Look Horrible

I can't just imagine the look of horror on the face of the doctor that delivered him. The trauma of seeing a baby come out...
Why You Should Always Be Yourself, Even If It Pisses People Off

Why You Should Always Be Yourself, Even If It Pisses People...

Back when I started Just Be Real, I wrote this post:Jobcentre Plus Is UselessIt's now a top post on this blog.And I've had people...
3 Reasons Why People Feel Joy When They See You Fail

3 Reasons Why People Feel Joy When They See You Fail

I'd raise my hand in school to answer a question, and everybody would laugh at my wrong answer. As If I was stupid or...
5 Guaranteed Ways To Keep Believing In Yourself, Even If It Seems Impossible

5 Guaranteed Ways To Keep Believing In Yourself, Even If It...

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given, than...