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7 practices to unlock your true potential

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The way of the Warrior is the path to discipline, restraint, focus and honour. The path is governed by morals and codes which allow those who walk it to live a life of wellness.

I’ve recently taken an interest in philosophy and wisdom from the likes of Stoicism, Buddhism, Sun Tzu, Miyamoto Musashi, Ryan Holiday and Robert Greene to name a few. These ancient wisdom's and teachings have allowed me to view the world differently and accept Dokkōdō.

Those who walk alone accept the way of the Warrior which is the resolute acceptance of death. …


Taking Your Power Back

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Anyone who has dealt with a Narcissist before knows that it is a full time emotionally draining and mentally taxing job. You can never be fully prepared for it, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) categorised as Cluster B Personality Disorders — according to the American Psychiatric Association, is a serious mental disorder where an individual has an inflated sense of self, a deep need for excessive attention, admiration and lacks empathy for others. They wear a mask of extreme confidence but underneath lies a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest criticism.

At their very core, they are pathologically…


On the journey I met a horse with no name and this is what I discovered

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In the desert, you can remember your name ’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain — America (band)

First part of the journey

What is this feeling, where am I? I ask bewildered as a vast desert surrounds me, with its barren landscape, full of dust, sand and deep curves. I can’t remember my name or how I even got here, I feel lost, confused and unaware of my surroundings.

Why am I here?

How did I get here?

What is the meaning of all this?

I look to my left and see a horse, just causally standing there. …


One Step at a time, one foot in front of the other

Let me start off by saying I do not actually enjoy running, I don’t enjoy the physicality of it and it’s absolutely not my favourite form of exercise or sport.

“Hold on, hold on mate, wait a minute, is this guy for real?”

“What is this guy on about? The title of the post insinuates running made a positive change in his life but he’s started off by saying he dislikes it? What type of Jedi mind trick is this?”

I know, paradoxical right? But bear with me for a second….‘let me land’ as the kids like to say. …


My experience thus far

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This whole writing journey has been a real eye-opener. To be honest, I often have to pinch myself and ask,

Is this even real?

When is this going to all fade away?

When am I going to lose my interest in writing?

To my amazement, I cannot formulate definitive answers to these questions and simply choose to keep going, keep writing and keep getting inspired each day.

The feeling I get when I write.

I enjoy writing as it gives me a sense of freedom and expansion to articulate myself better. I am not saying I dislike verbal dialogue. Still, there is something about written words that…


Resilience and robustness can only take you so far; something more significant is required to be unbreakable

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Resilience and Robustness are terms often used to describe things that can withstand harm without weakening. But what about those things that not only can withstand injury without weakening but get stronger when harmed?

How do we describe or coin a name for this phenomenon? Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains in his book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

He mentions:

“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, stressors and love adventure, risk and uncertainty.”

He coined the term Antifragile to describe how resilience resists shocks and stays the same but antifragile gets…


The psychology of why being the bad guy can be good sometimes.

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You need people like me so you can point your f*****’ fingers and say, that’s the bad guy — Tony Montana

If you’re not capable of harming, you will fall victim to anyone who is.

This is why we love the villains and anti-heroes in movies. It’s because they have the courage or, as some may say, insanity, to bring forth humans-beings animalistic nature in such a ferocious manner that makes them seem audacious and larger than life.

This concept allows them to be robust and signals to those around them that they are somewhat dangerous and willing to prove…


5 levels and strategies to come out victorious

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The goal of life is fairly simple, level up as frequently as possible. This, of course, means different things to different people but to me, it’s learning from the past and implementing those lessons to make a better future.

Each level has its own unique devil which you must battle and defeat. As you progress and move up, you start to become more resilient, stronger and experienced in battle.

It’s not about where you start but the unique journey through the various battles you face and ultimately where you end up.

Those who wish to complete the game undefeated will…


Home is where the Heart is

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When the pandemic struck in 2020, I remember my manager telling my colleagues and I, we would all have to work from home for a couple of weeks. I thought to myself,

“a couple of weeks, that’s light work, I can handle that”

But those first couple of weeks were gruelling! I was working 9am to 9pm with barely ten minutes to shove a sandwich in and call it lunch. Who would have thought working from home would mean working more than commuting daily to my London EC1 office? …


Why Yeezy is the last call for GAP

source: Complex.com, via twitter

Mid last year Kanye West announced his upcoming partnership with GAP by tweeting a potential logo for the collaboration. 2020 saw both power-houses agree on a 10-Year deal for a Yeezy Gap apparel line. But with almost a year gone by and no real show pieces or big announcements from either party, it’s starting to feel like this union might not be all that we’d hoped for.

It has been a troubling year for Kanye & GAP, with the whole Trump drama and ongoing divorce from celebrity wife Kim Kardashian, together with GAP’s identity crisis and decline in global sales…

Adekunle Jr

Writer, fitness enthusiast and avid reader. Sharing my experiences, journey and insights. Twitter: @adekunlejr_

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