If Travis Barker really wants to improve and transform himself, the first step is to become aware of the weaknesses which may be holding him back and preventing his evolution: – his defensive attitudes – his fear of being dispossessed – his ambivalence – his radicalism – his over-reliance on his instincts
Sometimes Barker senses a conflict between his desire for social and professional success and his need for a stable, secure domestic life. Barker is deeply committed to both ideas and does not always succeed in reconciling their schedules and demands. Sometimes it feels as though Barker will never be able to find a balance. However, no job promotion will really satisfy Barker if he has neglected his most intimate needs and desires. Although it sometimes seems easier to Barker to climb the rungs of the career ladder out there in the real world, if he merely sacrifices his domestic life, he is only trying to fool himself. Barker should accept the fact that his domestic life is the true basis and foundation of his development. All his career endeavors and success will be even more rewarding if they are supported by a safe, warm personal life.