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A happy man jumping in the air
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You see that man jumping for joy above? That’s how I feel after I’ve snagged a freebie. I tried taking a picture of me doing the same jump but I kept messing up the shot.

Anyway, that’s me, minus the ripped shorts and white socks, that is. Just imagine a thinner version with joggers, black socks, longer hair, and sitting down at a desk with half an arm raised (I hurt my shoulder so can’t thrust it up like the dude above).

I digress.

I love freebies. I remember when I got a free knife set as part of some…

Step 5 can help you find your writing voice

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It’s been over 14 months since the World Health Organisation declared an international public health emergency over the outbreak of Covid-19.

Our mental health has taken a battering, and it feels like we need to redress the imbalance a little.

Coping with the fallout of the past year hasn’t been easy. It wasn’t for me, and I count myself lucky to have a support network comprising family and friends and… Netflix.

We need as much help as we can get right now.

Of course, there are things you can do today to ease the toll it’s taking on your mind…

A killer headline is important but is nothing without the life experience to go with it.

I took the above from a Tim Denning piece from 2019. I copied and pasted it onto a blank page and stared at it for a really long time. It resonated with me so much that I had to use it for the title of this piece.

It was true then, and it’s true now.

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If there’s one thing my (relatively short) time as a writer has taught me, it’s this: a good headline is important — necessary even — but if the content isn’t engaging it doesn’t matter how good the title is, your readers will switch off.


And yes this is coming from a man.

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Warning: the following contains spoilers for the film Promising Young Woman. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop. Do not proceed. Bookmark this article and come back to it after you have.

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I have a confession to make.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a reaction like the one I had after watching Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman (PYW). I’ve seen the film several times now and on each occasion, I felt like punching my face as a form of penance for having the same anatomy as the repugnant assholes portrayed in the film.

Reading the…

Here’s how you can be, too — in 10 minutes.

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Money advice is way too complex these days.

I mean, who’s got time to read about IRAs and 401ks or spend time looking up the best superannuation fund at the moment? Or how to set-up a SIPP?

(If you didn’t have to Google that last one, then good for you!).

I always found it hard to know what is considered good money etiquette these days, you know, treating your money good.

People need things to be broken down for them. …

Totally agree with you. The tub scene blew me away.

Getting recommended by Medium doesn’t mean you’ve become a great writer. Here’s what you should do when that happens.

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I recently wrote a piece called 5 No-Nonsense Lessons About Podcasting over on Better Marketing (a publication you should definitely check out for tips on marketing matters), and the next day my Friends at Medium sent me the following:

I spent more than two years hosting a podcast that never got a ton of subscribers. Here’s why that’s OK.

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A black and white photograph of a microphone
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Have you ever wondered how many people listen to podcasts?

According to the latest figures here and here, a lot of us do. Like really a lot.

Let me break it down a little for you.

In 2006, 22% of people in the U.S. said they were familiar with podcasts. That figure jumped to 75% in 2020.

Here’s another one for you.

While 11% of people in the U.S. said they had listened to a podcast in 2006, last year that figure was 55%.

Can you see where this is going? Podcasts and podcasting are huge in the U.S.—and other…

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”

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So says Christopher Lloyd’s “Doc” to a somewhat bewildered Micheal J. Fox’s “Marty McFly”, in Robert Zemeckis's 80s classic, Back to the Future. Having spent the majority of the movie trying to get back to 1985 from the year 1955, our intrepid time-traveler is once again thrust into another time-traveling adventure which depending on who you believe, may or may not have severe consequences for the space-time continuum.

Like Marty in the Delorean, 2020 has left me somewhat bewildered too. I wish I had a time machine and could go back and undo watching Coffee & Kareem.

2020 may just…

There’s an art to choking people to the point of submission which paradoxically, can help you lead a humble and far less egoistic life.

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Okay, so that headline might be a little misleading.

Whilst technically I did start learning how to choke people out, I should point out that’s only part of the bigger story here.

Perhaps the title should have read: why learning how to submit* people was the best decision I ever made? Better? Probably not.

Whichever way you look at it, both sound pretty bonkers and a little terrifying if you ask me.

Don’t exit in fear…

Amar Dhillon

Martial artist, writer, and podcaster @theflixters. Passionate about personal development, film & TV, philosophy, and reaching the Highest Good. Let’s learn.

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