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Next Level Links Volume #1

Hi all, today is the last of the ProBlogger week of challenges. If you fancy finding out more about it, please see click me here.

Today’s challenge is to produce a link post. This is a post that includes links out to other content on the world wide web. A link post, highlight other content on the web that you think is suitable for your readers to know about.

Today’s challenge came at the right time as it allows me to reintroduce a roundup post that I used to do at Next Level Guy when I used to scramble to put out content. Before I would do a roundup of things I was reading on the web and this new series will be similar.

This new series will be produced on a semi-regular content and will include links on a range of topics that I feel are suitable or would benefit my readers in some way. I hope you enjoy it. There will be no real structure to this, it will cover a range of topics of interest to me that I feel are beneficial and will cover all areas of life. The links featured may or may not be recent posts, they may be years old, on a random or specialist topics, on a guest who is to come on the podcast or someone who I just like to follow. The only reason for their inclusion is that I know it well benefit you. Please feel free to send me a link to check out using the contact form on this website.

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Suicide Squad: a quick review

Suicide squad. It’s pretty terrible.

A clusterfuck of bad acting, terrible casting, pointless bad ‘lady’, little character development so you don’t give a rats ass and a horrible story.

It teaches that some can’t act, some have a very limited range, some need to be the centre of attention and they left the best character to an outside arc. After all the build up, time, promotion etc, this is a serious letdown.

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What do you want to change in your life?

Today is challenge 6 of the ProBlogger week challenge. The challenge? To pose a discussion piece, a post that starts a discussion with my lovely readers.

This challenge series has reinvigorated my love of blogging and made me passionate to develop and expand on this blog, in terms of the podcast as well as articles and review too.

However, I want to ensure that people who are coming to this site find it helpful and it is not just a place for me to waffle my weirdness out into the world. I would love it if people enjoyed it and some felt it helpful and useful with the content that I put out.

Therefore, I have made two very simple polls, which you can find below, for you to fill in and help me shape the future interviews that I do and articles as well as which review products I will be sourcing in future.

Therefore, poll 1 is all about you, it will only take you a few seconds to fill in. I would love to know what area of your life that you are struggling with. You can select multiple options or alternatively add your own selection in the option below.

 

 

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What do you think about the Next Level Guy Show

To day is challenge 6 of the ProBlogger week challenge. The challenge? To pose a discussion piece, a post that starts a discussion with my lovely readers.

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How to be unhappy and what to do about it

Another day, another challenge in the ProBlogger challenge. Today’s challenge is to produce a how-to post, a post that explains to the reader how they can do something in a structured way that the author can teach the reader to do … or at least claims enough skill at the tasks to teach another.

 

Today has been a brilliant day. I have just returned from a trip away. I attended a powerlifting clinic after an overnight stay. Everything was great, I learned a lot and met a lot of great people and on the way back, I realized something. Something that shocked me when I took account of it … I am really happy at the moment. Yes, some small areas of my life could be better, but you can’t be perfect. I’ve not always been happy, though. For large chunks of my life, I was seriously unhappy and moderately depressed. I was subscribed medication and CBT. I was told to snap out of it and just get on with it. People listed my good attributes and how I had so much going for me but, to be honest, I never really accepted it as I didn’t feel real, I just felt a phony at the time. I was really unhappy with my life and I didn’t know what to do, nothing really worked and it seemed likely to never get better anytime soon.

Yet, as I type this, I am happy. I am smiling all the time, looking forward to things, enjoying life. My mind used to race faster than Usain Bolt, throwing out problems, analyzing things and overthinking like an out of control machine. Now, I feel calm and collected and in total control.

 

How did I get here? Quite a few things seemed to have come together to have this effect and I would like to suggest some tips that worked for me:

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What death taught me

Today is challenge 4 in the ProBlogger challenge. Today, we are asked to make a story post, a post that offers a story about us as a blogger, an event, the business, a story of some description and how it affected you. Today, my time is short, I arrived late after my transport to my hotel for an event was delayed and my time to write, to blog has been severely restricted. So I thought I’d mention some thoughts I don’t think I’ve ever really discussed with anyone else.

I once did a skydive. I willingly jumped out of a plane and freefall for a few thousand feet before gliding down to earth when the instructor pulled the parachute. We fell ten thousand feet from the plane door to the ground. Why? It was linked to a death and my way of paying a thank you for those who helped my family in the darkest of times.

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It all started the year that I lost three grandparents to various cancers and diseases. Not a calendar year but a stretch of time over two that lasted a year, but I won’t get fussy with descriptions. The deaths were of my beloved grandparents, people who had shaped my life in ways I appreciated and in many other ways that I only knew about after they were gone. I suppose it is true, you never know what you have until it is gone.

The deaths struck me like a thunderbolt. I had been 22 when I went to my first funeral, a family friend. I sat in the pew, surrounded by my school friends and others I had grown up with, seeing the devastation that it had caused to the departed’s family and felt like I wasn’t meant to be in attendance as if I was imposing on their grief in some way. I wondered how I would have reacted in their place. I didn’t have long to wait.

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A review of ‘The Next Level Guy Show’

Today is day three of the ProBlogger ‘get your blogging groove back again’ challenge. The challenge? To punt out a review post that will shake the world to its core … or just something for you to read while having a cup of tea and a skive from work. If that’s what you want … grab a biscuit too, you’ve earned it … read away my friend, read away!

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‘Product’:The Next Level Guy Show‘ podcast

Why review this?: Currently, I do not have any review products of which I can analyse like an electronic Sherlock Holmes. Some are coming soon but I don’t have the time-frame or the product to review right now. So I have decided to do a quick reflective review of my new podcast, to see how things are going, where things are going bad and how I can change things to prosper in the long run … and tick off the latest challenge. It may be cheating on the challenge but I think it may scrape by within the terms and conditions of the challenge! Time to begin …

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What is the Next Level?

Today is day 2 of the Problogger ‘Get back in your blogging groove’ challenge and the challenge is to write a FAQ post, a post that answers a frequently asked question and post it up in 24 hours.

For me, this challenge was hard to find a suitable topic for. I do get a lot of questions from people but it’s rare to get anything relating standard questions just now as I am slowly rebuilding up my audience. Therefore, I have decided to pick the main theme for my blog and to answer the main question most will consider when they read the name of my website … ‘what is the next level?’ and how does one know when they have reached it and how to know when they are a Next Level Guy? So let’s get into it …

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