We all want the same things. We want to be healthier, wealthier, wiser, have more time, and better relationships. And although we want all those things, we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to getting them.

We stand in our own way. We say we want these things then, unknowingly, negate them in the same sentence. There’s just one powerful word standing between you and the things you want.

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Stop trying, start doing

The word? Try.

We say things like, “I’m going to try to go to the gym more.” “I’m trying to meditate more at the moment.” “I’ll try to…

You know those women who get pangs in their ovaries when they catch sight of a newborn? The types who spend hours imagining what it’ll be like to be a mother, and collect cute baby clothes years before they actually meet Mr. Right?

Yeah, I’m not one of those.

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While I’ll happily agree that babies are cute, I don’t tend to go gaga over them. Unless I have a close connection to the baby––like in the case of a close friend’s child––I struggle to feel anything I wouldn’t feel towards a human I’d never met.

And that’s okay.

You see…

Wonder Woman is like any other superhero movie. Overdone costumes. Sketchy plotlines. And cringy dialogue. There’s nothing that special about it really. Only there is. For women and girls, the world over the film was potentially life-changing. For many of us, Wonder Woman was the first film where we truly saw a badass female lead.

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When I first watched the Wonder Woman reboot in June 2017 I sat wide-eyed barely blinking throughout the whole film. I finally felt as though Hollywood got me. Like really got me.

I was 27 years old.

I liked the way that movie made me…

Being a vegan in a non-vegan world can be taxing. Everywhere you look people are selling, serving, and eating animal products. Most do so without a thought about where these products came from, nor how they ended up on their plate. As vegans, we know where these products come from. And frankly: we’d rather not think about it.

Veganism can be healthy, fun, and positive

With the constant dialogue around fishless oceans, forestless lands, and the plight of sentient beings: it’s no wonder we can feel a little overwhelmed at times. For those of us who are highly empathetic to others suffering — which, let’s face it…

Through my podcast, I’ve been able to connect with successful influencers with online followings into the hundreds of thousands.

In a world where almost everyone wants to be an influencer, competition is fierce. We’ve all heard the typical advice for gaining more followers. Normally tips centre on beating the unpopular algorithm through hashtags, posting times, and engaging. Surprisingly though, the influencers I spoke to didn’t even mention the algorithm.

I asked them what they do differently. Here’s what they told me:

Content is your currency

That’s advice from Remy Park, better known by her online persona, veggiekins, who garners 172,000, 150,000, and 200,000 followers…

Last year I turned thirty. Looking back, there are so many things I would tell my younger self: don’t worry about what others think; you can do, be, or have anything you want; you create your own reality, and no matter how many dreams you achieve––happiness is an inside job.

There is a bigger piece of advice though, one that trumps everything else.

It was only a matter of time. Copycatting in the tech world is nothing new. And the newbie app, Clubhouse, was bound to face copycats and clones. A recent report found 33 social audio apps now exist with social giants like Slack, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and LinkedIn entering the audio race. With lesser-known apps like Sonar, Fireside Chat, Chalk, and Discord hoping for a slice of the audio pie.

In a competitive landscape, only the best social networks survive. Will Clubhouse outlast them?

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But first what is Clubhouse…

Unless you’ve been living outside the audio bubble, you’ll know Clubhouse is a (currently) invite-only, audio social…

Society is filled with lies and I’m here to break them down. But let me explain. I’m not here to talk conspiracy theories, nor imply that the government is anyway rigged against us. I’m also not here to argue against any enshrined laws––for the most part, it’s not laws nor the government that holds us back.

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Society lies in much more subtle ways. It lies when it says: ‘You can’t make any money that way.’ ‘You’re not talented enough.’ ‘They don’t need more singers.’ ‘You’ll never make it.’

You see, society is fine in the sense that it’s developed and…

There’s a big misconception when it comes to the vegan and plant-based world. Many believe that switching to a vegan diet is an expensive privilege. To me, the reverse is true. In fact, going vegan has actually cut my shopping bill, reduced my reliance on supplements, and stopped me from having massages every week for muscle soreness.

The shopping bill

When my husband and I shifted to a plant-based diet our shopping bill immediately went down. Why? Because meat products are incredibly expensive.

If you don’t believe me, let’s take a look at a comparison. At my local grocery store…

Having watched countless interviews, and studied the world’s most successful authors for years, it’s become clear that just one thing separates good writers from average ones.

Write right.

This one thing is the first and most important step for any would-be writer and almost every well-known author on the planet recommends it. Following this advice will improve your writing as it did mine. It’s the reason I run my own copywriting business and presumably the reason for my viral Medium story. For others, it might mean becoming published authors.

The most important piece of the puzzle has nothing to do with writing…

Chloé Garnham

Writer. Vegan. Podcaster. Traveller. PPL. LLB. chloegarnham.com Instagram: @plantypodie

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