Let’s get this revolution well and truly going.

You see previously if you wanted to change the system, you had to be prepared to take up arms and you needed to have a lot of muscle, money and influence.

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Now there is no need for a musket or £millions, you still need influence though. That’s what is great about today’s connected world, is that if you have the right message that others what to align to or they share the same values and desires, then you can connect with them online through social media and blogs etc.

So the need to make change happen by force is now redundant, you can make the change by spreading the message to your followers. The following will increase if enough people like the message and want to spread it to others for you.It takes time, unless you’re a celebrity, but if you want to do your bit to help change happen then you have to put the work in.

There are a growing number of people worldwide, who have (as I blogged about before) discovered, that we have all been fed a ‘crock of shit’. That the top 1%, who have all the money and power, are screwing all of us over and that inequality gap is growing wider and wider at an alarming rate.

There are a growing number of us fed up by being taken for a ride and are fed up with the ‘old school’ system, that has ruined the world and is still continuing to take it further and further down, for the benefit of a tiny, tiny select few.

Our freedoms are gradually being further and further eroded, especially as the establishment see the threat that social media and internet is becoming to their cushy little tea party,

What is happening with virtual currencies, the sharing economy, the likes of people such as Russell Brand and many others, who are now openly challenging the established world order, is that there is momentum growing, more and more people are start to look at things differently.

The current world order is driven by consumerism, by fear, by scarcity, by money, by profits, by anything but people. More and more of us now have grown tired of that and we now want to see a world based on communities, on helping others, on putting people first.

This is what is one of the driving forces behind the self-employment revolution and the rise of the sharing economy, coworking and social enterprise.

We are standing at the edge of the abyss, we are at a fork in the road for humanity.

It is time to tear down that world that has kept all of working as slaves to the system, so that top 1% can keep themselves at the top.

Most people will just work to scrape by in life, there is no more cheap food, no more cheap utilities, the scarcity economy has seen to that. So most people earn enough to survive, now relatively compared to billions in developed nations, most of us are doing OK. But increasingly all we are doing is to work all hours to then spend all our money on materials and just consume.

This is what the system wants us to do, keep consuming, buying shit we really don’t need. The endless pressure on all of us is relentless and if you haven’t got the latest this and that, then you’re a loser.

So it is time to stop this and time to start spreading the word and to stop consuming, stop worshipping money, stop work for others in shitty jobs that we hate.

It is time to stand up to all of this, stop buying your food at Tesco’s, stop buying Starbucks who never pay tax, stop eating junk food and processed food that is full of sugar and salt, which is going to turn out to be a bigger killer than tobacco.

It is predicted now that the younger generations will now for the first time have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

By 2050 1/3 of the US will be diabetic, yet we are feeding ourselves sugary crap on a daily basis and governments go hand in hand with giant food corps the world over to promote it.

There is still people clamouring for cigarettes to be outlawed etc, forget that, heart, diabetes, and circulatory diseases will dwarf that.

There is a globally epidemic relating to health, there is a global widening of the wealth inequality, the is worsening health, there is a rising population with dwindling resources.

There are now people being arrested in the US who feed homeless people because businesses see homeless people like litter and that they have a detrimental effect on the their business and profits.

So if you are sick of the way the world is run, don’t wait for it to change, start connecting with others on social media, influence friends, write blogs, share other peoples stuff. Take ownership, stop buying stuff you don’t really need, share and help others. Stop supporting the party political system regardless of their ‘flavour’ – they are all only there to serve themsleves, stay in power and do what their narrow base of financial supporters want.

If like me you have had enough of the old school world, then let’s start the revolution now.

Today was an off day and I don’t care

Today has been a funny old day to be honest. I woke up this morning feeling totally whacked and without any energy at all. I was up early yesterday, then went to bed late and to be honest, as a self-employed ‘JellyBeanpreneur’, I do work silly hours most of the time.

So it is no surprise that occasionally it all catches up with you, especially as I rarely take any days off.

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Now in the past, I used to feel guilty about just turning over and going back to sleep for a bit, although with 2 kids getting ready for school, sleep was not really what I had, more like disturbed napping between outbreaks of arguing.

Anyway at about 9am, I laid in bed, opened up my Chromebook to start doing some work and I thought nah, I really am not in the mood for this at all today, I just feel like shit and I am really tired.

As I said in the past, I would stressed about not doing work, I would have felt guilty and then later on I would have beaten myself up about the wasted time etc.

So I grabbed my phone and lay in bed playing Temple Run, which can be very addictive, and then after a bit got up, made myself some poached eggs on toast and then went back to bed.

I watched some Netflix for a while and then around midday had lunch and did some work then.

The most important thing was, that I relaxed, as I didn’t feel at all guilty and instead of being stressed or resentful about not being able to switch off, I actually then felt more motivated to do some work this afternoon,

The thing is in life, we often get so fixed on this idea that everything has to be done now, that you have to fill everyday and that you must keep going whatever. The reality is you don’t have too.

Now if you do nothing all day everyday, then apart from that being immensely boring, it isn’t going to get you very far in life. However, on the flip side, if you never have a break, never just say ‘fuck it I’m not working today’, then you are going to burn out.

There are very, very, very few things in life that can’t wait a day to be done and your life isn’t going to end if you have one day, when you’re not feeling at your best or most motivated, that you just do nothing, or do other non work things that you enjoy.

There is a real benefit some times to just switching off from your normal daily routine and just spending time watching a film, playing PlayStation, reading, etc. Anything that helps you take a mental break from it all.

So today was a great day – I just switched off and I did it without guilt, worry or stress. I’ll be right back on it again tomorrow and feeling refreshed from the fact that I put the brakes on for one day.