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Why Watching the News is Bad for You

  This morning on the way to school drop-off I instinctively turned off the radio when the news came on.  Then I immediately realised what I had done and started thinking more deeply about why watching the news is bad for you. Well watching the news, it’s not going to kill you or anything like that but it’s certainly going to stop you from getting things done. I should know because I was one of those people that lived for the...

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Are you missing the Rat Race Rebellion?

The Rat Race Rebellion has begun, and people are throwing down their pens in search of a more meaningful life. No longer do you need to feel chained to your desk, in return for a steady paycheck. Thanks to the Internet, you’re choices are growing exponentially every day. You see people are making money online in ways you never thought possible. The Rat Race Rebellion has Begun Imagine playing video games all day, every day and making money from it. OK, maybe...

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No Work Life Balance – Living for Fridays

Are you living a life with no work life balance? Perhaps you’re living for Fridays and dread the Mondays. If this is you then, then I’ve got some bad news for you. You’re in the Wheel. A repetitive cycle that never stops until you finally make the decision to do something meaningful with your life. Now if you’re in a job I don’t mean to trivialise what you do, but… Very few of us grew up thinking we’d actually be...

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My First $10,000 Month Since Leaving the Wheel

Well, here I am again, seemingly losing time and failing to post regularly to this blog. This time, it’s been 2 months since my last confession and it’s been because I’ve been busy again. You see for the last 2 months I’ve been renovating my house and then was consumed in the process of finding a buyer that could actually afford it. Two failed contracts later and I’ve finally been able to put up the SOLD sign. Yay! for me....

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One Step You Can Take Before Leaving The Wheel

OMG this struggle to earn money is never ending and really does get in the way of a full life. Here I am, nearly one year out of the corporate wheel and now find myself in a completely different one. The Money Wheel. The Money Wheel is that wheel that keeps on turning, throughout your whole life. Think of it like one of those old water wheels, but instead of using water to drive it, imagine it being powered by your...

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What’s your Biggest Regret?

I recently discovered an interesting YouTube video titled “What’s Your Biggest Regret? (Nobody Wants To Admit The Worst One Of All)” and I took a moment to watch this video even though I felt I knew how this video was going to play out. You see people are predictable when asked a question like this because we all have regrets. And when you take the time to stop to think about your biggest regret, something usually pops into your head. Perhaps this...

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Can Anyone Write a Book and Self-Publish?

When I started Leaving The Wheel over a year ago, one of the first questions I wanted an answer for was ‘Can anyone write a book?’ You, see amongst all the bravado of leaving the corporate world for good, I needed to answer the same question over and over again, ‘What will you do?’ And even during the early stages of this movement I believed I had a book in me on this topic. So I preceded to tell everyone I...

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How to Start a Blog and Make Money

One thing has been obvious to me in the last  year, and it’s you need money to survive. Long gone are the days where you can trade your way through life and although there are still small communities that work off a barter system, in the real world you still buy things with money. We now trade our time for money and usually, this time is spent on unfulfilling work, working with people who we tolerate and not necessarily want to spend a third...

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Getting back on track in 2016

Well, here I am again after a long absence from this blog. I feel an apology is in order because I left in abrupt circumstances and although I tried to get back a number of times, the idea well was so dry I couldn’t get past a few paragraphs. I’m sorry for leaving you hanging. So what happened? The simple answer is I got busy. Busy trying to keep my head above water in this ambitious challenge of leaving the wheel....

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The 5 Steps You Need to Escape the Rat Race – An Introduction

Have you wondered why you do the things you do? You know the same things you do every day and I mean every day. Some call it a routine but when you take a step back you suddenly realise it’s the very thing holding you back from having a meaningful life. You see once you are caught up in this wheel it’s hard to get out because that’s the nature of a wheel. It just keeps going around and around. How do...