5-Minute Daily Confidence Workout

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(Note: This post contains an excerpt from the book “Instant Confidence” by Paul McKenna. If the owners, publishers, etc, of this book want this post removed please tell me & I’ll do so.)

Hello, this is the second technique I want to share (this is the last one as I’d like to get back to focusing on game projects & what not). The principle of this is ‘you become what you practice’, & by practising this you’ll become more naturally confident.

You’ll need a mirror & something to write on. I would recommend taking your time to get the hang of this technique before trying to do it in five minutes. There’s also no cool down period so you can do this as often as you please :). Continue reading

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Success Highlight Movies

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(Note: This post contains an excerpt from the book “Instant Confidence” by Paul McKenna. If the owners, publishers, etc, of this book want this post removed please tell me & I’ll do so.)

Hello, I’d like to share a visualization technique from a self-help book I’m rereading at the moment. The idea here is that we are continuously, unconsciously, making “mind movies” that determine our mood & subsequent behaviour. The nervous system cannot tell the difference between a real & imagined experience, so you can use this to help boost your natural confidence & other traits if you think about the right things. Continue reading

Thoughts on Myself – Aspirations

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Hello, this is going to be a very personal post (also I just realized this is my 100th post published. I seriously wasn’t planning on having it be about this; oh well).

Lately I’ve been doing some serious thinking about my life & what I want to achieve. Specifically, I’m a dude who wants to make games for a living & do it well. I want to create a variety of high quality games & stories, invent entire worlds for people to explore & play around in, have my own style that differs from the norm, & have my work get people thinking (I regard this last point as a trait of excellent art). I have some tough ambitions.

I’ve been taking a look at the person I am & asking “can I honestly do this?” I think I can (there’s no question that it is possible for me to accomplish them) but not as the person I am right now. There are some crucial attributes getting in the way, & its time I start changing this. Continue reading

Negativity Fast

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(Warning: Another post containing information taken directly from an existing book. If, by some weird chance, the owners find this & don’t approve of the text I’ve ripped straight out of the book please tell me & I’ll remove it.
Oh, & if you want to skip the life update, this information is found towards the end of the post)


Hello, yesterday I returned to Dunedin after staying with my parents & their dogs for a week. As can be expected with Christmas I’ve had many distractions. Over the past week my parents took me (& the dogs) on trips to various places in & around Te Anau, ranging from a day in Invercargill (about a 2 hour drive away) to a couple of lakes about 30 minutes away to the northeast. I also experienced hay-fever for much of the week & possibly a new allergy as I developed a rash on my hands (I suspect this is related to the dermatitis I developed earlier this year). Fortunately the rash seems to be dying down via creams & simply being away from Te Anau. Continue reading

Finding My “Authentic” Self

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(Warning: another long post. This also contains information taken directly from an existing book. If, by some weird chance, the owners find this & don’t approve of the text I’ve ripped straight out of the book please tell me & I’ll remove it)

I decided to reread a book from back in late high school, “Change Your Life in 7 Days” by Paul McKenna. I’m only on day 1 at the moment &… I’m stuck on something crucial. Continue reading