How to be free in a world of seductive guises.

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Instead of buying it.

You have to take responsibility for manufacturing your own joy. If you try and outsource this skill, you run the risk of getting lost in the maze of depreciating choices.

I used to buy all my joy from the world outside. Money, Fame, Love, Relationships, Status. I had them all…


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“Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.” - Alfred Adler.

While reading Alfred Adler, the 20th century Austrian psychotherapist, i learnt why dealing with neglect in early life can end up…


And escape from the `master’ mind.

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If material success is not filling you up— you might be enslaved by your `master’ mind. You need to find a way to your `heightened self’.

On the summit of my success, i found the unclimbed mountain of my self.

…I had this shocking realization at the height of my…


Freedom and the 9 movements to get there.

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“Is it possible to wake up some mornings and feel incapable of loving…when you feel nothing…nothing at all.”- a text from a very happy, successful friend this morning.

I was there.

Caged in a gemstone mind.

With a glass full of goal coins and yet desperately thirsty for joy. Unable…


Notes while reading Carl R. Rogers — On Becoming a Person.

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Underneath all my research into resolving my self-doubts, fears and paranoia lies one central search…a search for uncovering my real self. This book found me and gave me some answers. So I thought I should share some of what I found.

“It seems to me that at the bottom each…


A SELF DISCOVERY NOVEL

Chapter 28: Nick Swims In The Weeds

A fantastical image of an eerie forest with mushroom headed goblins.
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“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”― Shakespeare, Hamlet

Nick rocked in his vintage Indochine bamboo chair as he pondered his gut-wrenching dilemma. Jordan’s career was at stake.

He had just finished a closed-door meeting with his legal team after reviewing the confessions of the three…


A SELF DISCOVERY NOVEL

Chapter 27: Nick Calls an Urgent Board Meeting

Firefighters pulling a hose and water spraying everywhere.
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“There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.”
Alfred Adler

“Gents, the latest attack by Elizabeth Zak is very damning for our reputation” –Is how Nick began his hurriedly called Board meeting.

Jordan sat surrounded by a group of grey-haired, semi-balding, furrow-browed, middle-aged men poring over the…


A SELF DISCOVERY NOVEL

Chapter 26: Marco Hits A Jackpot

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“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”
Desiderius Erasmus

Marco stared intensely at Hitler’s face on his dartboard when his phone rang. He let it ring as he was on a Bull’s eye hattrick.

Marco considered himself an ace marksman. Along with Wild boar hunting…


A SELF DISCOVERY NOVEL

Chapter 25: Elizabeth Returns

A Poster on the wall of a man with a red and blue painted face.
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“Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.”― Sir Walter Scott

Jordan was not expecting Liz so early and without any warning.

Liz was wearing a black suit to draw attention to her dead straight flaming red shoulder-length hair as she waited for Jordan to…


A SELF DISCOVERY NOVEL

Chapter 24: Jordan Pauses To Listen

Man intensely works on his laptop on a couch at home.
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“Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.”― Native American Proverb

The laptop crashed just before Jordan could save the last changes to his Year-end Board presentation.

He had worked almost all night on the deck, and the meeting was starting in 2 hours. "Ahhhhhhh! Holy crap, didly shit!" he…

Andy Travis

Curious about what makes us tick, tickle and other similar black holes. https://twitter.com/AndyTravis31 ; andytravis@email.com

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