THE TRUTH BEHIND SOCIAL MEDIA STAR MAD MAN BRAD
PRIDE: DON'T LET IT GET IN THE WAY
When faced with the decision between sleeping on the streets and taking other peoples orders at McDonalds vs telling his parents about his living situation, Brad couldn't put his pride aside for fear of having that conversation with his parents.
As Brad explains, when he's been through some of those toughest times in his life, he kept it to himself because of the shame he felt.
It's funny what a lot of people do when they feel threatened or inferior in some way, but hopefully, by shining a light on some of these behaviours we can help those struggling out there to confront their insecurities.
GET YOUR HAND OFF IT...YOUR PHONE OF COURSE
When you are a social media influencer, work never stops. Social media never stops. But where is the line?
As a social media personality, Brad is a real people person and like's to be able to respond to everyone who gets in touch with him. However having such a big heart has it's own challenges, with many people reaching out to him for help with things like sharing go fund me pages and hard-luck stories. Unfortunately, you can't help everyone though.
This video is a view to social media entertainment that not many people see.
HOW TO CURATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
- Turn off notifications
- Distance yourself from your phone, not your family
- Politely say no
- Curate who shows up in your news feed
DEALING WITH SUICIDE
It's a heavy burden to bare losing a loved one to suicide. There are no answers and coming to terms with the fact there will never be any can be overwhelming and devastating.
Brad finds communicating and talking about these issues with his social following, somewhat releases that sadness, helping him process the grief from losing a loved one to suicide.
Joe Rogan once said, that the energy felt by the individual who has committed suicide, and the reason for doing so, does not ever cease just because they are no longer walking this earth. It is absorbed by those closest to the individual with those having to carry the burden for the rest of their lives. It's baggage forever. The pain never goes away.
ALL ABOUT MAD MAN BRAD
The best way to describe Brad Ward is a true Aussie larrikin. Mad man Brad as he is otherwise known, is an extremely popular character in the world of social media bringing joy to fans everywhere with his outrageous style.
From sleeping on the streets to a social media influencer with over 100k followers. Mad Man Brad, has walked some interesting paths, some which led him to be homeless and live a transiant lifestyle,
Facebook: Mad Man Brad
MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MATES
Losing touch with our mates is something that we always promised would never happen, but inevitable, as life happens to all of us, our priorities and relationships change and we as people change too.
BECOME A SELFISH PRICK!
At some point in your life, you are going to have to stop making excuses, stop looking at the world around you and blaming everyone and everything else for the situations you find yourself in.
YOU'LL FAIL ANYWAY, WHY BOTHER?
People are feeling more pressure than ever before, so clutching on to unhealthy coping mechanisms is the quickest and easiest way to help alleviate that pressure.
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