The Hero's Journey

by James Swindells Self Improvement
So in this article I am going to go deep and attempt to define the undefinable. This invariably leads to problems as we have seen throughout history with philosophy, religion and science all coming into conflict with one another. I want to write about something that most people are consciously unaware of and don't know why they resonate with it, the Hero's journey. So first I have to ask why do human beings have this quest for the truth and this ...
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How to Develop the Ultimate Product, Service or Message

by James Swindells Business, Internet and Businesses Online
So if you are going into business, before you do anything you must have the right product, service or message (PSM). It's the starting point that is critical to get right If you don’t already have something in mind consider this: You need to come up with something that people need or want. This involves solving a problem. Remember the greater the problem the greater the reward for providing a solution. 1.       Find out what the market wants 2.       Go out and find it 3.       ...
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The death of formal education and the new age of entrepreneurship

by James Swindells Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
I’ve been on a mission lately to educate myself with a new set of skills to improve my life and income. I’ve been learning entrepreneurship which includes online marketing, sales, product development and much more. I was at an event with an online marketing expert called Tim Han and he said something that really stuck in my mind. He said that you should not go to university to study marketing because by the time it gets to print in the ...
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The Importance of Winning

by James Swindells Self Improvement
We have a fascination in society with winners, people admire them, imitate them and want to be just like them. It is a primal function where our chances of survival are improved if we align ourselves with the most powerful and successful members of the group. There is something called state transfer where the group would look to the alpha male and whatever state he was in, the rest of the group would automatically assume. You can see it in ...
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Everything you will ever need

by James Swindells Self Improvement
What every human needs has been debated and postulated on more than one occasion but what do we mean when we say need? Well the dictionary definition of need is: noun 1.    1. circumstances in which something is necessary; necessity. "the basic human need for food" synonyms:necessity, obligation, requirement, call, demand;  rareexigency "there's no need to apologize"2.    2. a thing that is wanted or required. "his day-to-day needs" synonyms:requirement, essential, necessity, want, requisite, prerequisite, wish, demand; desideratum "the basic human needs of food and shelter"  So in 1943 in his paper “A Theory of Human Motivation”, Abraham Maslow proposed his Hierarchy of Human needs. It has ...
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What every man and woman must know about dating and relationships.

by James Swindells Self Improvement
In 2004 the book The Game was released by its author Neil Strauss. It has since become something of a cult classic and the stuff of urban legend. The story tells the story of Neil Strauss, a writer for the Rolling Stone and the New York Times. At age 21 he was a virgin and was completely hopeless with women. He then stumbles across a community online who refer to themselves as pick up artists (PUA’s). These PUA all assume ...
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The Power of Psychological Subversion

by James Swindells Self Improvement
The power of psychological subversion is a hugely underestimated thing to the uninitiated. It is one of the most powerful and insidious ways of influencing others and getting your own way. The thing about psychological subversion is that if you are not aware of it, it can take a long time to figure out what is actually going on. It has many forms and guises and here are a few: Ridicule and make fun of your opinion or viewpoint. As Arthur Schopenhauer ...
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The Universal Truths and Principles that we are all searching for.

by James Swindells Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Here we go again with another article on one of my favourite subjects, the truth. I have already written two articles on it, one called The Truth and the other called The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The truth. In them I discussed the way we perceive reality through our five senses and how the information we received goes through filters and information is deleted, distorted and generalised on the way in and on the way out when we ...
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The Journey to the Illusive Financial Freedom

by James Swindells Internet and Businesses Online
So this weekend I attended another event delivered from Erik Ho. I wrote about his previous event Super Power Live here. This week the event was called Spiritual wealth. The event is a free event addressing the limiting beliefs around money and how being an entrepreneur and being a spiritual person are really very congruent and not mutually exclusive as some believe. So many of us have beliefs around money that have hindered us and stopped us from being financially free. This ...
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The Long Road To Global Harmony

by James Swindells Self Improvement
I had a few epiphanies over the weekend at the amazing H Akademy’s transformational event Super Power Live. The creation of Eric Ho, it was three days of life mastery and entrepreneurship. Most people that are aware of Eric Ho will know him as one of the sharks on Shark Tank which is the US equivalent of Dragon’s den. But he is also a philanthropist and has a passion for improving other people’s lives. He understands this is a personal need ...
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How to get lots of stuff for free that you keep ignoring!

by James Swindells Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
So today I attended the first day of a free 3 day course called Super Power Live. It’s delivered by entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” Shark (that’s the US version of Dragon’s Den) Eric Ho. Eric is a serial entrepreneur, and now delivers training on the how the mind-set, skill set and philosophy behind achieving your business goals. Day one concentrated on the mind-set. I talk about the skill and the will in my article Greatness. Well Eric and the business world ...
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Will you let history keep repeating itself?

by James Swindells News and Society, Self Improvement
So a few days has passed since the tragic events of last Wednesday 22nd March 2017 where we are led to believe that a man called Khalid Masood drove his car along the pavement of Westminster Bridge then charge the barricade of Westminster palace and jumped out and stabbed a policeman to death. 5 people lost their lives and five families lost a loved one and will be suffering tremendously as a result. The first question I want to address is ...
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What is NLP training?

by James Swindells Self Improvement
In this blog I want to talk about the often very misunderstood field of NLP training. So what is NLP in simple terms? Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) started in the 1970’s as the study of excellence by two men called Richard Bandler and John Grinder. NLP training started when they studied three therapists that were getting extraordinary results and tried to figure out how they achieved these results. To do this they modelled them, imitated and observed every tiniest detail until ...
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The Six Figure Mentors - All You Need To Know

by James Swindells Business, Internet and Businesses Online
What is The Six Figure Mentors? So I have been blogging lately on a number of subjects around personal development and health on the Digital Bloggers platform. And today I want to talk about that platform so you can decide if it sounds like something you would be interested in. I want you to make an informed decision and base that on as much information as possible. You see one of the first things you learn in marketing with The Six ...
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The Most Powerful Mindsets You Will Ever Need

by James Swindells Self Improvement
So in this blog I want to address common limiting beliefs that are in our society that hinder our personal growth and development. But I’m not going to focus on what’s wrong but suggest alternative mind sets that will drive us to the desired outcomes we are all capable of. So here are the most powerful mind sets that I believe should underpin everything you do and become your core philosophy. Anything is possible and the only limitations are self-imposed. Humans have ...
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Things you should know about your immune system

by James Swindells Health and Fitness
Your immune system protects you from a variety of foreign invaders and if it is well maintained can combat the majority of things that is thrown at it. But sometimes it gets weakened and that’s generally when we get ill. So I want to cover a few things you can do to keep a strong immune system and as usual I’ll be giving my pragmatic, multi-faceted approach. So what you put in your body physically, psychological and spiritually all has an ...
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

by James Swindells Self Improvement
I’ve got an obsession with the word truth. I have already written an article about it here and am going to write another one right now. People are so conditioned by society that they are completely convinced that their beliefs are true without ever scrutinising the information that they built it on. I’ve just watched a very frank, honest and unapologetic interview with world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. I’ll post the interview below but it appears that he is a ...
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What It Means To Be Human?

by James Swindells Self Improvement
So what does it mean to be human? Are we innately pre-set to be good or evil? How much free will do we have? Why do some choose to do the things that they do? Because our real identities have been hidden from us we ponder these questions and have been conditioned to have certain beliefs about the way things should be. If we look at humanity it is littered with examples of great feats of benevolence and triumph at one ...
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How To Win Any Argument

by James Swindells Self Improvement
Ok so I may have exaggerated in the title a little bit as you can’t win an argument with everybody. On emotive subjects where people’s beliefs are based on environmental conditioning as opposed to logical deduction some people will not be open to new information. The Meta model was designed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder to recover lost information that should have been part of the information an individual forms their belief on. Their view of the world is ...
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Health and Fitness: The Basics You Should Know

by James Swindells Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
"Then send them to the master of gymnastics in order that their bodies may better minster to the virtuous mind" Plato So far I’ve blogged about a lot of psychological and spiritual aspects of our lives and I’ve stated that the body is just a vessel to navigate and experience this plane of existence. But just like your car that you drive around in you need to look after it. Your body has a major impact on your mental state and if ...
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