The Walking Dead….Brain Dead That Is…Is Waiting For You

…the other day I got sent a link to a product that was going to turn around my business.

And I’ll admit, it was amazing…but for the wrong reason.

It was hilarious.

Hilarious for the fact that firstly, that it was even for sale, and secondly, that the results looked terrible… if not, down right creepy.

What did the software do?

Basically animate a picture of your face into a talking mannequin…with all the personality of a Walking Dead character.

But hey….there’s ‘AI’ at work inside.

Now….there’ll be lots of folks that’ll throw their money at the seller, and go and make an army of the living dead for all their websites.


Because it’s easy to do, and doesn’t require you to get outside your comfort zone.

And then they’ll wonder where the cash is.

Easy…and….comfort zone.

Two things that the majority of people won’t go beyond.

It’s easy to do a Facebook live…it’s also hard to do.

It’s easy to get out of your comfort zone…it’s also hard to do.

Your success is always going to be on the other side of embarrassing yourself.

How willing you are to do that, will always be what separates you from the rest.

And not how ‘animated’ your website is.

Barry J McDonald.

PS – “They’re gonna feel stupid when they find out….they’re screwing with the wrong people.” Rick Grimes – Walking Dead.

Let’s Face It….You’re Your Own Worst Enemy

…you doubt yourself.

You put others on pedestals, and then gladly dig a hole for yourself.

You’ll throw hurdles in the way where there were none before.

And you’ll put that thing off until that ‘ideal’ right time that never comes around.

I did that for the longest time.

I didn’t write books.

I didn’t have a podcast.

I didn’t have a digital product.

Heck, I didn’t even do a Facebook live until recently.

I could have done any one of those things a long time ago.

The person that held me back, was me.

I wanted to have all of those things…and yet it was ‘me’ that held me back.


I was my own worst enemy.

And you’re doing the same too.

You could be a fiction writer, a pod-caster, blogger, or own your own high ticket digital product….but you’re stopping yourself.


You may have a list of reasons as long as your arm…but it’s you pulling those puppet strings in the background.

Ones that are tying you up.

Listen in to an old episode of the WriteCome podcast where I explain five things I discovered when I started writing and publishing books. 

Barry J McDonald.

PS – It’s time to wake up from all the bull you’ve been telling yourself.

“So What Do You Do Each Day?”

me, clearing throat, and not wanting to talk about the half hour I just spent watching funny stuff on Reddit.

‘I write stuff.’

“What kinda stuff?’ – imaginary person asks me.

‘Mostly brain farts, funny stuff, or how big of an idiot I can be at times.”

“And people read that stuff?” 

‘Some say they do…’

“OK…and the stupid stuff? What do you mean by that?”

‘Well there was that time I was almost pushed off a cliff by some crazy dude, or the time I woke up in a rolled up
carpet outside the back of my house….or then there was the time I got hit in the arse with a firework….’

Me pausing, as imaginary stranger cocks his head to the side, looking like a confused spaniel.

‘You’re an idiot.’

“That’s a bit hurtful….especially from an imaginary guy like you……”

‘And people follow you?’ Next you’ll tell me that they pay you for your stuff?

“Well it does hap….”

‘Wow….if you can make money online than anyone can.’


‘The next thing you’ll tell me….is that you’re giving folks access to all your products for one monthly

Me, looking at imaginary stranger, wondering how he’s just read my mind like that.

‘You are…aren’t you? You’re a bigger idiot than I thought you were.’

“Well I…”

‘I swear….if you can make money online, than anyone can.’ He looks around. ‘I’m outta here.’


‘How the hell do I get out of this blog post thing?’

‘Well you could click on the link here to see what I do….or just scroll down to the unsubscribe button ….have a good day!’

“Yeah, whatever! I’m off to buy a squillion dollar course from someone that actually knows what they’re talking about.”

‘Hey! Mind that step! It’s a long way dow…..’

Barry J McDonald.

PS – Aaaaaaaaargggggghhhh!

Cue – Ambulance siren.

‘Opps! Think I better close this blog post up right now….laters.’