Motivation Rule for the Common Man no.1- it’s a groovy setup

groovy masks hanging on wallDo  you dream of doing something awesome, big or small towards a Great Life, anything indeed, but when you try to motivate yourself into actually getting off your burgeoning ass and taking some kick-ass action, nothing happens, zilch? Somehow, for some damn reason you can’t identify, your motivation always fails to show up for the party? Goes AWOL?

Ever started on your creamy dream only to find that every day you had to try and motivate yourself more and more but the result was just less and less motivation and more and more prevarication? Ever found yourself long on tedious tasks but seriously short on enthusiasm, as in sod all?

There’s a strong chance it’s not your true dream you’re chasing, – in short, you’ve been swindled. These are classic symptoms that it never was ‘your’ dream in the first place, but some swindling parasitic desire foisted on you,  some cuckoo’s egg of ‘purpose’ or ‘meaning‘ you’re supposed to give a fuck about because it suits someone else. You’re a casualty of the great motivation swindle.

Too many great people like yourself are failing to achieve the success and Great Life they could be living and one of the main reasons is exactly because you have been swindled out of your natural motivation and without that crucial element you, your desire and sweet success are going nowhere. You’ve been swindled by many of the very people and resources that should have been the source of your motivation, scammed out of your natural drive before you even had a chance to storm your dream or version of success. Swindled by all around you, even though many of those very people and organizations truly believed that they had your interests at heart, and even more ironically were actually motivating you, but not to anything that would ever bring you happiness or a truly Great Life in your terms.

Motivation Rule for the Common Man no.1

Your motivation likes you the way you are, that’s why it’s your motivation
The more ‘you’ you are, the more your motivation will be ‘motivated’
It’s a groovy set up – don’t fuck with it

Is your motivation on board? Is it right there, driving you towards your fantastic dream or has it filed for citizenship somewhere the other side of the world to you?  Give your motivation a ‘shout out’ or list a ‘missing motivation ad’ in the comments below.

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My life is meaningful – Alternative Affirmation for the Common Man no.1

Frankly Frank thinking about life being meaningful

We’re taught from the earliest memory that to live a meaningless life is a squalid, uncontributing approach and that such behavior deserves the full might of society’s contempt…

Hmm.. I have another theory!

You see, parents and early education are just one of many stinky layers in this swindleous onion. At the core, is a never ending smorgasbord of deception screaming you need to forget going after some dumb little dream you’ve got stuck in your head and do some worthwhile endeavor, some ‘meaningful’ bollocks in your life instead. Like hell you do! Because what these flimflammers actually mean is for you to substitute their busted ass ideas and desires for your own.

‘My life is meaningful’ – my ass!

You need to realize in fact that the reason you’re so demotivated in the first place is exactly because of this motivation-murdering mountain of bilious bullshit you’ve been fed. Because before you even had the stirrings of something you could call a dream, certain elements in society were robbing you of your natural motivation and chance of personal happiness and success. But the key element they haven’t quite managed to eradicate yet (but they’re working on it – educators, psychologists, governments), the one essential that is really, truly you… is your true desire! Your core dream. Sure since you were a kid they’ve buried it under such oceans of garbage, continents of swindle, worlds of head-fuckage that it’s almost impossible to recognize. They’ve bamboozled your mind to the point that you think crap put there by swindlers and rogues, desperate to keep you trapped in Swindleville is actually what you really desire or what you should desire. But the reason this hasn’t completely worked as someone once famously didn’t say is because: swindlers, rogues and clowns can fool your desire and motivation some of the time, but only until you recognize it and then punch them in the face… hard!

An alternative affirmation for the Common Man:

“My life is meaningful. Okay, my life isn’t that meaningful. In fact, in the grand scheme of the world my life is meaningless. Therefore I embrace my meaninglessness. I love my meaninglessness and share it with others so their lives too can be meaningless. I choose to do things in my life instead because I fancy it, it could be fun, I could help someone, make some serious dookie, or indeed, just for the hell of it!”

Frankly Frank dressed as a carrot

Are you , to society’s mind a squalid, waste of ‘decent’ folks’ oxygen, worthy only of a uncivilized kicking? Or are you deep in the pursuit of a life of unparalleled meaning? Lay your thing down in the comments below and let the jury decide…

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Your pitiful present is your future – if you let it be!

your pitiful present is your future - Frankly Frank watching football on TVHow has it all come down to the fact that your pitiful present is your future unfolding while you watch? It may only be half time but state of play at the final whistle isn’t going to look that different unless you radically change your game plan.

Instead, hit the pause button and stop watching instant replays of other people’s successes when you could be playing out your own.

Think about it, how many people do you personally know that have broken through the swindle and are living a truly Great Life on their terms? Not many, if any perhaps? Ouch!

We’re not going to pussy about here, look around you! Honestly, how many people leap out of bed every morning so filled with excitement and adrenaline at the day ahead that they drop the ass out of their pants just trying to get dressed at warp speed in order to hot tail it out the door and be let loose on the world to create their great future? How often do you? At the end of the day, do you see rows and rows of relentlessly cheerful bastards panting with excitement to get home to… to… what? To blankly lollygag for mind-numbing hours in front of those bloody stadium-sized TVs everyone has? You too? If so, your pitiful present is your future, playing out in front of you, right there. The screens just keep getting bigger but are your plans for the future just getting smaller? Before long the entire population is going to end with giant TV screens the height of the fucking Burj Khalifa, still spewing out the same success-shrinking crap.

Success Rule For The Common Man no.3

The size of your TV has nothing to do with the size of your success.
And the number of channels of crap you can access is not in proportion to how far you’ve come in getting that Great Life you’ve been swindled out of.

If you seriously use these kinds of trappings to measure how well you’re doing towards the success you seek, then we need to talk, privately.

Your pitiful present is your future – don’t let it be!

You see, you’ve been swindled. You’re living a lie, a great, big greasy lie. Some scam merchant stole your success and your future and substituted a big old turd for both. As long as you continue to believe that  lie, it’s pretty safe odds that your pitiful present is your future. But you’re not going to, are you?  Because that pitiful life is a hideously pale excuse of a motherfucker for your true life, a piss poor imitation of the Great Life you could, and should, be living. In fact it’s pretty much the opposite of your true life.

So if you have any shred of wanting your version of a Great Life, you need to take a bloody big chainsaw to that TV right now, carve through one of the strongest swindling influences and hit your own Road to Success. And stop watching replays of other people’s successes – your lazy butt’s in this too!

Make a stand – come over to the other side. Come grab your Great Life now and ecstatically be part of your great future playing out in front of you!

What do you say? Is it fair to say your pitiful life is your future? Shout me down, state your case, scream for help! We’re all ears.

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Today’s Newspaper Headlines Fact or Fiction?

today's newspaper headlines

Today’s Newspaper Headlines:

‘Miracle immortality drug discovered that guarantees end to sickness and disease: 
3000 undertakers jobs under threat’

Today’s newspaper headlines may have been all but superseded in being the harbingers of news in this 24 hour digital age, but they still hold true to certain values so answer our world exclusive question and see how current your affair with the media is…

Q: On the whole are today’s newspaper headlines (and most associated media’s for that matter):

a) Complete fiction

b) Hysterical, scaremongering nonsense designed to depress, deflate and generally destroy the general population’s positivity before it ever has a chance of taking hold each morning

c) Unrelentingly misery, sensationalism and general bias

d) Complete bollocks

e) A carefully considered result of an intensive editorial process that ensures the final headline is so much more than the news behind it

Frankly Frank reading newspaper headlines

What do you think of today’s newspaper headlines? Fact or fiction? Understated or over-the-top?  Incisive or inciting? Total tripe or complete bollocks? (There’s no editorial bias here).   Letters to the Editor invited in the comments below:

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Balls of Steel-What’s your Audacity Capacity?

motorcycle stuntman and Frankly Frank paraglidingRe-published due to  banana fingers  hitting ‘publish’ instead of ‘draft’ – way to go!

Your audacity capacity is key to being successful in chasing down the Great Life that’s out there for everyone who has the motivation to hunt it down. Because anyone successful has balls of steel, whether they’ve achieved public or personal success, building companies or charities, scaling peaks or personal bests. And the exciting thing is, so have you!

It’s just as likely when you stride out there, settle into your oh so groovy groove and really get motoring, that you’ll find you’re capable of so much more than you thought, realize you dreamed far too small, realize that you’ve got balls of steel. Because guess what? Your audacity capacity is way higher than you ever imagined! You’re damn well capable of way more than either you or the swindlers have ever given you credit for. Imagine that?

Balls of Steel or Balls of Blancmange?

And you know in your heart, in your sane moments when you get away from the swindle merchants, you haven’t got balls of blancmange, that’s just what your corroded confidence is telling you. You can have exactly the same results as anyone else if you do exactly what they’ve done as audaciously as they have. And you could be as audacious as them, have their level of audacity capacity (and more!) if, and it’s a mofo cliff face of an if, if you can ditch all that success-swindling head-fuckage and feel good enough about yourself!
Because the end result of all this conflict is a lack of self-confidence, a lack of trust in your opinions, your ideas and your dreams, mainly because you haven’t got a monkey’s idea what is yours and what is some trickster’s swirling round in your head. So everything goes to hell along with your confidence and audacity capacity and then you really are up swindle creek without a prayer. So is it time to feel good about yourself? No it isn’t!

It’s time to feel great about yourself – monumentally, audaciously, unashamedly, GREAT about yourself! It’s time to ramp up that audacity capacity!

So what have you done in your world, in your way, that took balls of steel? Because we have all done things already that show we all have the capacity for audacity, big or small. Share them  in the comments below and inspire some poor soul lost in Swindleville to kick some ass and break out!

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Money is hard to come by… and other bollocks people tell you!

Frankly Frank with bill‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’ we’ve been told ad nauseam, ‘money is hard to come by’! This universally swindleous maxim is directly responsible for the financial illiteracy you suffer from every day and is a monumental hurdle in you chasing down your Great Life.

Understand just how monkeyed you are and where it’s got you.

To be fair, you’re in strong company, being a member of one of the world’s most over-subscribed clubs. Like the majority , there’s every chance that you’re trapped in firmly, fervently believing that money is hard to come by, that you have to go to work for a certain number of hours and days dictated by the company, for a certain number of years dictated by the Government. And while you’re there, you’ll do whatever the hell needs doing, not what you fancy because that’s how work works. After all, money is hard to come by and jobs are the meal ticket – right? Hmm.. problem is that in exchange you’re inadvertently giving up any chance of a Great Life and, very rudely,  probably won’t really have enough to do sod all with when you’ve finally chased down that ever receding retirement age except eat value food products and watch the TV by the dim glow of a one bar electric fire! And if you’re self-employed, you probably think much the same, except you’re the ‘company’.

Why am I so sure you’ve been brainwashed into thinking money is hard to come by?

Because that’s how you act. And if that’s how you act, then your thinking is in a rut deeper than the Marianas. Shit! Yeah shit! So try this on for size:

‘Money is easy to come by’

No it isn’t! Yes, it is!! There is another whole parallel universe with ‘some people’ making more money in an day than the vast majority of humanity make in a whole year. You know this, everyone knows this, and yet most people still keep acting as if it wasn’t the case. Now I am not suggesting that you can do that overnight, but how the hell can money be harder to grasp than a spitting python if some people can do that? How can it be that the only way to have two baked beans to rub together is to grimly hang on to a succession of jobs you hate for nine tenths of your life and end up with piss all, when they are living proof that the world also works the other way? So it must work both ways, it has to! Money and making money work the way you’re fucked-in-the-head brain has always been told they do, but it also works the other way too… for those who aren’t brain damaged.

So if they’re talking out of their swindleous asses saying that money is hard to come by…

maybe they’ve been lying about other things too? Maybe success isn’t hard to come by either… Maybe your ideas about how it works need clearing out because if you haven’t even started on your own Road to Success yet there’s likely to be other stinky, swindling misinformation holding you back, and if you are already ‘in the saddle’ then it’s very likely to still be affecting how far you think you can go… boy is your Great Life in trouble unless you can truly grasp the fact that you really can choose which statement to base your Great Life decisions on :

money is hard to come by  v. money is easy to come by

Let me know which way your financial  and success compasses are going to swing in the comments below.

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Nanny State – necessity or swindle?

Frankly Frank in crashed lorry“There goes my no claims bonus!”

You might feel quite reassured, safely cosseted living in this Nanny State. But have you ever wondered why trying to make decisions causes your brain to drip perceptibly from your nose? Ever felt totally paralyzed by worry, over-analyzing every detail or overwhelming inertia in life when trying to do… pretty much damn well anything that would lead to you getting your Great Life !

There’s an obvious answer. You could be a victim of the Great Life Swindle.

You see the swindle takes place so insidiously, is so cloaked in normality that you’ve probably never recognized it even though it’s slapping you in the face right now!

Answer the question below to see if you’ve recognized one everyday element of the swindle or if it’s sucking your vital juices dry.

Q: The Nanny State is…

1. An ever burgeoning health and safety goliath benefiting mostly those who are employed within its ever increasing borders.
2. Another method of removing all responsibility and therefore power from people.
3. A necessary structure to stop the general population’s daily attempt at unintentionally ending it all.

Which of these statements do you think is closest to the truth? State your case in the comments below.

Frankly Frank in truckFrankly Frank says: “This cosseting nanny state is getting ridiculous. It’s getting so a man can’t drive an unlicensed juggernaut through a crowded shopping mall while under the influence without wearing a seat belt!”

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Is Your Life Mutton Dressed as Lamb?

is your life mutton dressed as lamb - sheepIt’s a harsh but  all too true fact – there’s every chance you’re living a ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ life. And you’re far from alone. Too many good people can picture their dream life but are in cold reality, living out a very different image…

But what’s so wrong with the mutton dressed as lamb scenario?

And that’s a good question because sometimes to your fucked up head it still seems good… So you don’t want a crap life any more, you can clearly see just how much better, easier, more satisfying, enjoyable it could be but despite your very best efforts, and man have you tried, it’s proving near impossible to dislodge the crud in your head. ‘Normal’ life teases you like a housewife in whore’s clothing, promising so much and delivering so little. You try to break out, keep making changes, bust a gut getting fired up and then bust your balls failing to do shit you really don’t want to do in the first place. So you resolve to make up for you lack of action by the ingenious plan of getting up an hour earlier, and fucking around for two. But the results are practically non-existent. There’s no real appreciable difference in the way things end up and then after a while, it seems even that miniscule improvement has dwindled down.

What the hell was it that was going to be so bloody great anyway?

To your brain, worn down with all this struggle, it’s clear that the idea, the dream you had of a Great Life, was never going to work. It was just another hair-brained scheme, crack-head stuff!! If you added up all the time you’ve wasted trying to put your mad plans into practice, or even start, you could have done something ‘useful’ by now. Instead it’s just another of the numerous unticked plans on your innumerable unfinished lists. Man, your life is a mess of half-finished, half-baked ideas and no ease at all. You feel like you’re crazy, you’re always working things out, so how come you still need to work things out? Honestly, you’d better snap out of all this fucking around with stuff that’s only going to Nowhereville and knuckle down. Better a life of mutton dressed as lamb than living in chaos… right?

After all everyone else is doing that aren’t they?

And when you’re screwed and pissed off with it all, it seems to your addled brain that they’re happy, right? They’ve got a good handle on things, life’s going okay and they even have time to watch TV and go on package tours and hoover the car on Sunday morning. It seems better just to let it all go, the ideas, the dreams of success and go with the flow. ‘Normality‘ looks pretty good. If you’re honest in those moments, it looks crazy good! It looks so comfortable and so easy, and it seems far too dangerous, far too risky to keep on upsetting your chance of being a part of it. After all, you’re on to a really good thing here and if you look at some of the other poor bastards in the world, they haven’t even got the option of choosing whether to follow their dreams.  Your brain keep shouting ‘is it really so crap this sham, this facade, this mutton dressed as lamb life?’ You see, when you’re really fucked in the head, it’s easy to get confused and vacillate between dream and ‘reality’, between a Great Life and mere existence and sometimes it all sounds like the ravings of a booby hatch inmate. Perhaps it’s just easier to listen to those around you and forget all this swindle nonsense…

Like fuck it is!

Just look where it’s got you? Why do you do it, why do you listen? You know why really, because everyone does and because everyone does, you keep doing it, and the longer you’re here, doing it, the harder it is to stop – that’s being fucked in the head 101.

Are you living your dream life? Or are you living a life of mutton or lamb? Or maybe offal? Let me know in the comments below.


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Do you feel trapped in Swindleville?

do you feel trapped in Swindleville - monopoly board jailThere’s a strong chance you feel trapped in life. There’s an even stronger chance that  your feelings are right… you’re imprisoned in Swindleville!

And that’s a downright ugly place to be! …a  squalid shantytown of moulding faux-ideas, clapped out excuses and rancid lies. A wasteland of scam-infested, garbage-strewn putrefaction, extending equally to the resident half-life inhabiting this toxic swill – semi-human, pig-like creatures that scuttle on all fours in the shadows, subhuman effluents fuelled by booze and boredom. A Gomorrha of low-expectation tenements and monotonous fields of failure, disappointment and self-loathing – bewitching enough to ensnare your will to succeed, beguiling enough to crush your rush for that Great Life you’re looking for.

Are you right to feel trapped?

Can you even remember the last time you just did something, anything, without thinking? Said something, bought something, ate something, went somewhere…?  It’s no wonder you feel trapped – there’s always a giant raft of garbage in the background about whether it’s the right thing to do, fuckwit ideas about bank balances, good value for money, bloody fat content, social or moral responsibility and a million other farcical ideas you don’t actually give a rat’s dick about because they’re not your ideas. And the craziest thing of all, the most ironic, the real reason you feel trapped is that the vast majority of these second hand rules that govern your life, you don’t even agree with, don’t even understand! But the killer is, your fucked up brain tells you it’s easier, safer, to go along with them, to go along with the norm, along with some faceless swindler’s idea of how you should live, behave, damn it, even what you should think!

Is it possible not to feel trapped and escape the Swindle?

Hell yeah! But it’s going to take some grunt, a mighty fine network of others choosing to live their Great Life and more fun than a frog in a bumper car.

Are you up for it?

Do you feel trapped? Have you recognized you’re living in Swindleville? Or maybe you think living a half life, swindled out of all the truly great bits is just fine and dandy? Let me know in the comments below. (Incidentally if you are up for the half life option, expect some serious face slapping responses, you numbskull!)


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Winner Takes All – You’re off to Loserville!

Frankly Frank with roulette wheelThere’s a damnably solid reason why you haven’t managed to achieve winner takes all success. Why you yearn to have the top-flight, ball-whipping, orgasmic success  you see in others but always end up right back where you are, no matter how achingly hard you try…

You’ve been swindled into believing the biggest lie of all time. And it’s so perfectly wrapped in accepted society rules, everyday normality, backed up by the majority that you’d have to be a bloated, opinionated maverick desperate to live a life in exile to even think of opposing it. You’d have to be a mean, selfish asshole to be unaffected by the relentless diatribe of guilt that surrounds the winner takes all concept.

That’s right, guilt.

If you really want the kind of success where winner takes all and gives sod all back, then go for it. This is your Great Life at stake and it doesn’t need to consider ‘social responsibility’, ‘social norms’, ‘fitting in’, ‘good citizenship’ ‘guilt’, ‘shame’ ‘humility’ ‘morality’ or any other well meaning and not so well meaning hogwash. Not that I don’t believe in some of them, it’s just that every single one has fuck all to do with your personal success and pretending they have, would be adding to the swindle! Honestly, I’d rather pulp your genitalia in a revolving door than tell you it’s okay to listen to that toxic toss.

Because the bitch is, if you looked around and realized that the plan you are on (and we’re all on a plan), has lead you to live someone else’s big, fat, greasy lie and that you’re adding to all the success-swindling, life-stealing head-fuckage by being part of it, you’d jump ship, come over to the success side. Because on this side people are living it large, feeling truly awesome and yes, winner takes all – but on this side everyone’s a winner which is right on! Because one successful convert has more sheer joy in a day than a gross of goons have on the ‘swindle’ side in a year. And besides, if you don’t, you’ll be reincarnated as something small and loathsome, it’s a fact.

So does anyone really feel that awesome? Imagine if you felt like that? 100th of that excitement, 50% that fun even? Imagine you leaped out of bed, leaking perceptibly with excitement for what lay ahead that day, laughed as you threw your clothes on and had more energy than there were daylight hours for. It’s a fantastic picture. And it’s a fantastic winner takes all picture because there’s a fantastic life on offer that goes with it; a real blow your balls off, incredible, you-would-feel-like-a-god kind of a life – your life!

So here’s the shit we wish we’d known before we started out…

Success Rule For The Common Man no.5
Your success is not at the expense of someone else’s
… unless you want it to be.

Are you winning at life? Have you beaten the bastardly devious guilt trip or do  you believe that if you win others lose? Let me know in the comments below.


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