• 7 Tips To Kick Procrastination In Its Stupid Fvcking Face

    I shared this on my wall some time ago, and as I’m totally chilled AF (earned, check out comment #1 lol) felt this was a useful post for those who *maybe* need a bit of a nudge to do the things 😉

    Procrastination?

    It’s a right bell end isnt it

    We all – to one degree or another – suffer from it…even me lol

    Which is why, considering it’s Sunday, I’d thought I’d share with you how I get shit done

    These 7 little things I’ve done for a period of time that’ve worked really well.

    (Oh And I came up with seven because everything has to be seven when you’re doing things on the internet. lol)

    Shall we then?

    One: The 3 Second Rule

    I learned this from a filmed called ‘We are the Millers’. In the story, the main dude is talking to a younger boy who’s got a lady he likes – but too scared to talk to her. He basically says ‘you’ve got three seconds to catch your breath and go ask her out’.

    And it’s no different when it comes to doing stuff in business. If you come up with an idea, a concept or a thought where you think ‘fuck it – I want to do that’, you’ve got three seconds to talk yourself out of it.

    So what do I do?

    In those 3 seconds, I’ll quickly message someone who can help me with it, I’ll write a post on facebook or I’ll call one of my team members and say ‘fuck it we’ve got to do this’

    Bless them, both Tega my second in command and Dex my mentor have been at the mercy of the 3 second rule numerous times. I have an idea and I simply take action.

    Imperfect action is the key to success. Most of the things I’ve done, I’ve had no idea what i’m doing.

    I’ve just given it a go and figured it out as I’m going along.

    Two: The Dentist Appointment.

    If you’ve read my book you will be familiar with this one – it’s so simple but it WORKS

    I learned this from one of my very first coaches, John Logar.

    A Bit unusual but if you go to the dentist, you block out 1 hour of your time. That’s one hour you’re doing absolutely fuck all. Why? Because you’re having your fucking face drilled 😉

    No calls – No messages -Nothing.

    When I had my marketing agency, we blocked out one hour everyday (even if we didn’t need to) for new business development. And as a result, we built a huge business pipeline which is why I’ve managed to scale up so quickly.

    Before I knew it, we were making $50-60k a month. I’d recruiting team members to help and I was working just 2-4 hours a week.

    Use time blocking, turn your phone off, and get focussed. Use an alarm to tell you when to start and when to stop. This is extremely important for getting shit done.

    Three: My Sunday Braindump & 3-5 System

    This is the productive section of HTBFA and if you haven’t bought my book yet… it’s about £10 on Amazon.

    Equally this is the basis of my ‘I GET SH*T DONE’ planner which is a physical thing which you write in; was a bastard to make but it’s awesome

    Save me going over old ground, here’s a snippet from ‘How to Be F*cking Awesome’…

    ‘As I’m a simpleton, I get rather frustrated and overwhelmed with all the shit in my head. So I decided to do a brain dump. It took me 2 hours and resulted in a mammoth list of 169 things to do. I thought fuck this I’m never going to get this done – this is what most people do – they remain overworked, bitter fuck whitts. You my friend are not a fuck whitt. ‘

    Keith, one of my personal training clients at the time taught me a really simple system – not just that, but keith had a business that turned over 40 million a year, had a wonderful house, wife and lifestyle – I wanted to be Keith.

    The simple system was writing a list. A list with no less than 3 and no more than 5 important things I need to do for my business. And then I rank them.

    One: Super Important (tasks only Dan can do)
    Two: Important but doesn’t need to be done now.
    Three: Not time bound (someone else can do it)

    Four: Batching

    A lot of people try to do multiple things all at once on different days. Here’s a sample of a typical ‘Dan Week’…

    Monday – Planning
    Tuesday – Coaching Calls
    Wednesday – In person meetings
    Thursday – Copy and content creation
    Friday – Marketing
    Saturday – Social Media
    Sunday – Free Day

    This is one of the easiest ways to get shit done. If you know each day has a specific theme, it’s super easy to stay on track.

    Five: Goals

    I have goals written fucking everywhere. Little business cards with my goals written down which I’ve stuck everywhere round my house. Everything I do always goes through my filter:

    Am I being a busy fool or is this moving the needle?

    If there’s something that’s kinda working but really isn’t doing anything to develop my business, that’s just being a busy fool. You’ve gotta be honest with yourself. The filter is based on the art of Kaizen – continuous movement.

    I don’t try and smash out crazy to do lists or goals – everyday I ask myself ‘am I moving the needle towards the bigger goal?’

    Simple but easy to avoid.

    Six: Punishment VS Reward

    When was the last time you truly rewarded yourself or punished yourself?

    Case in point, by Friday I had everything I needed to do done – content created, emails sent, social media posts written. In my head I’d ticked off a shit ton of priority 1’s.

    So as had the whole weekend off and fucked around on jet skis with my old friends from school

    And I said to myself, If I didn’t’ get the work done, I wasn’t going to go out to sea. It was that simple.

    (And I would of been letting my friends down)

    It’s all about becoming self reliant and self aware. Be honest with yourself and if you struggle, find yourself

    An accountability partner
    A coach or mentor
    Join a paid group like EWD
    Social proof – whack your goal on social media and hold yourself accountable

    Be responsible for your own fucking life. Which brings me nicely onto the final point…

    Seven: Take Responsibility

    If you’re procrastinating and not getting shit done, that is 100% your fault. If everything is going well and you’re making money, you’ve got a great relationship and your physique/health is on point, that’s also your fault.

    Where you are right now is 100% your fault. No one else’s. You can influence exactly when and what happens to you. And to influence it, you must taking action.

    That’s it. Seven tips and a couple of resources (if you want them). All you need to do is re read this, take notes, pick a few points to work on and take action.

    Hope you find that useful, equally if you have any tips share them below – it all adds up!

    read more
  • DO MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES WORK FOR YOU? (And what do you think when you see them)

    Had an interesting conversation earlier with a friend who mentioned seeing motivational quotes from a life coach who was maybe 22/23 at best

    I joked back saying it’s funny when you see ‘Instagram models’ sharing something quite aspirational while bending over and arching their back like a stripper

    Sometimes you look at them and thing

    ‘What the absolute fuck are you doing sharing that’ lol

    (Especially if the imagery or that persons background is utterly incongruent)

    Equally there has been times when I have seen a quote or saying and BAM hit me at exactly the right time and made me thing about things in a different way

    What about you

    Like em?

    Hate em?

    Indifferent?

    Use em yourself?

    It’s so prevalent in the entrepreneurial world I’ve never given it a moment of my time therefore thought it would make for a good discussion….

    What say you?

    read more
  • You Don't Need Another Plan

    🙂

    What I mean is:

    ONCE you have invested…

    ONCE you have skilled up…

    ONCE you have had the clarity you need…

    IF you are using the fact you need another one of the below to get ahead

    You don’t

    Start doing THEN invest in more as/when you need

    (And if you want to give me £1000 for a consulting session, be my guest! 😘)

    read more
  • 4 Oct

    When You Were Younger

    Blog Post

    What did you want to be when you were younger (and share ‘young you’ pics fro trolololz if you dare)

    This was me at 31

    If just quit a slightly intense relationship (now friends again, me and my weakness for ladies that lift lol), my job as a PT back in london

    Had (I think) 5 grand cash saved and a few empty credit cards

    Since I was 19 all I had wanted was my own gym

    Had – of course – no fucking idea how to do that lol

    Anyways I ended up maxing out 6 credit cards and getting my my first one in Somerset

    (Have a few now – still running and not by moi – automated AF)

    Then I wanted to be a copywriter

    Then own an agency

    Then an author

    Now?

    Dan

    🙂

    But if you go waaaaaaay back to my teens (bar wanting to be an astronaut as a kid) I wanted to be an engineer

    An aerospace engineer to be precise

    Did my A-levels (non UK peeps higher education from 16-18) in double maths, physics and design…

    …really

    Was accepted into a 4 year degree to design planes n engines n wings n shit then (because needed to for family reasons) went into work, then headhunting and the rest is history

    Goes to show that you can always change

    Don’t have to be doing in the future what you are doing now

    Can always retool

    Can always change

    Just takes a bit of effort eh?

    Anyways – are you doing what you set out to to?

    Had your life taken the path you expected?

    What’s your story?!

    (And see if you can beat shiny chest dan for an old school pic!)

    read more
  • Two Methods I've Used To Change My Life

    Two simple methods I’ve used to change my life; and how YOU can use them to change yours

    There’s a question I get asked all the time

    ‘Aren’t you worried about about dying?’

    (and that’s really asked not internet BS post ‘people always ask me’ blah blah fuck off lol)

    My hobbies include motorbikes and jet skiing; the ones I have are massively overpowered and ridiculous fast

    I plan to add free-fall skydiving (the goal is wingsuit), drag racing and paragliding in 2019/2020

    Nothing much scares me

    I don’t fear death in the slightest anymore

    And as a result I feel a peace that I’ve struggled to find since a young lad

    Let’s face it we all have the thoughts where we thing ‘no one thinks like me’

    We all question our choices and past and run the ‘what if’ scenario generator in our minds

    Ya know what?

    Soon as I STOPPED that – I started growing

    I started enjoying life

    I started LIVING

    If you spend your life over analysing, constantly worrying or in fear you are using up a fuck tonne of mental energy that COULD be used to create the life/business/body/relationship you want

    Instead of squandering away the most precious resource you have – your time – on shit that does nothing for you

    There’s two zones that you need to, IMO, move towards

    Most folks?

    In the what it zone

    I would advise, depending on your tolerance to risk, moving towards the ‘fuck it’ or ‘plan it/do it’ zones that I spoke about in CWD earlier

    The ‘fuck it’ zone?

    That’s my happy place

    If I allow myself to think too much I simply talk myself out of it

    I:

    1. Get an idea
    2. Act on it

    Generally go with gut feeling and majority of the time it works out

    Sometimes it doesn’t and fucks up spectacularly

    But mostly awesome

    This is good for the procrastinators amongst you

    You don’t nee another plan/blueprint/course/coaching call you simply need to fucking ACT

    The ‘do it’ zone is better for the overwhelmed amongst you

    Y’all gonna need a bit of time to not stress yourself out; get a plan that doesn’t overwhelmed you together that ISNT perfect but DOESNT stress you out

    Doing something daily that moves the needle is you’re bag

    Stop trying to plan EVERYTHING

    Get an idea
    Get a basic plan/framework
    Do stuff
    Adjust workload up/down as needed

    Ultimately both work and you DO need to work to achieve better things and stuff and businesses and lives and bodies

    – nothing good comes easy –

    But as soon as you stop worrying about what could happen and just start fucking living and doing and enjoying the journey and NOT the destination?

    You will be amazed at how (relatively) quickly things change for the better

    read more
  • 27 Sep

    Can You Be F*cked?

    Blog Post

    When it comes to sex, honestly….can you be fucked?!

    This is something I’ve been pondering for a while

    (And felt ‘appropriate’ for a late night CWD discussion)

    I remember reading a blog from some tech billionaire dude and he spoke – eloquently – about how he sees Sex as a nootropic

    It was fascinating

    Cards on the table?

    A lot of what I have done in my past (lifting weights, clothes, going to bars/clubs, playing rugby, getting £££ – has (in part) been to attract the opposite sex

    (I was not confident in who I was or my personality back then and sought like a magpie to ‘feather my nest’)

    It was – at one time in my life – a big focus

    Yet now?

    I can’t be fucked

    (Forgive the pun)

    I’ve been studying philosophy a lot more, and reading books that – in part – discuss things like the meaning of life, having a purpose, consciousness and so forth

    And I’ve seen so many people fucked up by feeling they have to look or act a certain way, having hearts broken by infidelity, needing attention from what they go for (gender neutral AF there lol) or people playing games or just messing with their heads

    It’s important of course

    But – forgive the copy – fuck me, it sometimes seems more effort that it’s worth

    Yes it’s fun
    Yes I enjoy it
    Yes it’s human

    But we are programmed to want it

    We get a nice hit of oxytocin (don’t get that from ‘solo’ fun, #fact)

    Sometimes it seems it’s such a focus in society, yet there’s so much more important stuff (IMO, hence wanted a debate) in the world than rubbin midsections together

    It all seems so silly sometimes

    (I know quite a few very attractive, successful, eligible entrepesingletons who have remained horizontal jogging free for quite some time and they seem rather happy and it doesn’t bother them, they seem peaceful!)

    If you have been here for a while, you will remember the sheer fuck tonne of singlepreneurs there are

    We seem to be a rather challenging bunch

    That and – again from observation please do educate me if I’m wrong

    Many men seem to be operating more out of feminine energy

    And many ladies operate from a masculine energy

    People don’t seem to know what to do, where they stand or what they want

    (And it’s very easy to fuck up nowadays hence I know many who just simply don’t bother as it isn’t worth the drama)

    Confusing eh?

    That and our society is very ‘instant gratification’

    From porn that you had to find in a hedge when I was a kid now a click of your finger

    Tinder?

    Fuck me I hate that shitty app

    🙃

    Wanna know something – a programme called JAM by Chris Morris (channel 4, 15+ years ago) basically predicated this as a spoof and a satire on how morally bankrupt people were in the future

    Anyways lots of points above

    Sex is a part of life

    I believe in the 4 ‘pillars’ we promote

    – health
    – wealth
    – productivity
    – connectivity

    ^^ that last one (friendships, family, kids, relationships, sex)

    Is one I’ve seen many struggle with

    Don’t get me wrong reading back through may seem like I’m a bit bitter or something

    I’m not

    Happy as a clam, forgive the pun

    But I get so much more from helping others, from work, from doing fun things – that and would choose a ride on DucatiBAE over riding anything else

    That and have found the HTBFA course so fucking rewarding; I’ve not given anything else a second thought

    It’s been nice tbh

    Just been thinking more about humans, life, why we do the things we do – and don’t – and this was a musing sparked by seeing the throngs of folks doing the Saturday night mating dance

    Rather memes and some orange fudge

    Anyways wanted to get a discussion going, we are all adults – and I learn from you and we all learn from each other

    Interesting to see what the denizens of CWD think eh….

    As Always respectful chats, no slinging mud at anyone’s beliefs or genders

    Worlds a confusing place at times

    Talking and learning

    How we grow innit

    read more
  • [A valuable read for anyone who DEMANDS more from life]

    From cracked to crushing life; lessons from my pain for your gain

    I can still remember it as clear as anything; I had a pretty tough New Years and some personal stuff that was beyond kicking my ass

    I was on my knees

    Literally in fact

    Now as you know, I’ve struggled with my demons and he panacea was often at the bottom of a bottle of distilled grains or potatoes

    I quit the drink a year ago, but still had the urge

    If you have ever struggled with a ‘bad habit’? You’ll know what I mean…

    That ‘little voice’…

    The nagging ‘hunger’…

    The pull of something – or someone – that you KNOW is bad for you tagging you inexorably towards your own downfall…

    Yeah

    Fucker ain’t it?

    Anyways that first 6 months was PURE will power and spite

    Then what happened over New Years happened and then the familiar dark passenger came along for the ride once more

    I couldn’t of felt more of a last down…

    A liar…

    A fraud…

    If I tried

    Hardly a fucking ‘hero’s journey’ is it?!

    FML

    I realised I had come close to losing it all – and possible my life – not even 6 months prior to this

    Aaaaand they do say breakdown comes before breakthrough

    So I did

    🙂

    I had so much pent up rage and anger and sadness and regrets as well as felt my life was no longer my own to control

    I felt taken advantage of…

    I was mentally battered via supposed trusted confidants who had ended up being ‘snakers ’n’ takers’…

    I was pushed past my limits and I was fucking DONE

    C
    R
    A
    C
    K

    Roll forward to now:

    Life is pretty fucking good

    🙂

    In fact, life is FUCKING AWESOME

    Why?

    Because for the first time in my ENTIRE life I attacked the root cause of the head trash that was holding me back

    I had managed to achieve a surprisingly successful empire from pretty much nothing but will power and work ethic alone

    But at the expense of other areas of my life

    Now my mentor Dex has a huge part fo play in this, because we came up with a way to:

    Get my physical and mental health on point so I looked and FELT good with enough ‘gas in the tank’ to get shit done daily…

    My productivity nailed the fuck DOWN to work on only what I needed to work on…

    Reconnect with who I am as a person, what I stood for (and didn’t) and rebuild old relationships and create new ones from scratch…

    AND the big one?

    Business grew without killing myself in the process by a profit margin of 32%; as well as adding in 3 new streams of revenue, new team members, opening another gym

    Not bad eh?

    Ya see, I’m a complicated fuck

    I know this

    As flawed as the next man

    But I’m also – and some of you may struggle with this next bit – actually kinda smart…

    …ish

    😉

    Due the the fact I do have some lovely folks who have my back, and the crazy memory thing I spoke about; I remember all the things

    ALL
    THE
    BLOODY
    THINGS

    (Well the ones The Goose didn’t destroy the neurones for banwaysy lol)

    I see people launching and selling shit they ain’t even done before

    Let alone had success with

    Which is why I’ve done some things they way I’ve done them

    For example; ‘Espresso With Dan’

    Usually we open every 3 months, we decided 6 months was better this time

    Why?

    Because the first three months of the year I was a human fucking guinea pig

    Kill or cure

    Sink or swim

    Death or glory

    The next 3 months I was PROVING what we had created worked and massively improved the 4 areas that – from my perspective and 10’s of 1000’s of hours of coaching have taught me are crucial for a happy, productive and wealthy life

    – Health (physical, mental and spiritual – yes I said spiritual!)

    – Wealth (assets, cash, business growth, leverage and scale)

    – Productivity (getting shit DONE; having more time & energy to pursue life and business pursuits as well as personal development)

    – Connectivity (family, friendships, relationships – biz & personal, dealing with limiting beliefs/inner head trash. Being part of something bigger than you. Giving back & loving life)

    I have this, I think (in this really permutation anyways)

    Nailed

    And I wanted to make sure that I had conquered pretty much every fuckery I had let rule my life

    I took full control of ALL aspects of my life

    I OWNED it

    And I made it 100% what I wanted; healthy, happy, wealthy, fun, free and on my fucking terms

    I truly believe that ANYONE can take what I’ve learned and make massive changes in their life; because I would be an incongruent piece of shit writing to you now If I didn’t eh?

    This could end up being my ‘magnum opus’

    But I need people to come with me on this journey to prove what I have done for me and my private coaching clients can be done for YOU as well

    This WILL be a thing

    A BIG thing in my world moving forward

    And I would like to invite you – if you feel there is more to life than you currently have – to join me

    Is this free?

    Is it fuck

    But for this first ever group there will be a reduction in costs (in return for comprehensive feedback), free membership to ‘Espresso With Dan’ for the duration, and private coaching with me monthly to ensure we are on form

    Everyone I see is churning out the same old tired crap; and the system I’ve created IS different

    We attack the root causes FIRST

    Most people?

    Try burial a business on fucked up foundations

    My job is to gut the ones you have, and help you rebuild something that will actually LAST and allow you to build the life and business you want on top of them – as well as kicking the living shit out of the negative self talk, and helping you get control over your thoughts and feelings

    Like I mentioned the other day

    Had bit of an epiphany

    My ethos?

    Fun and profits

    My group?

    Get shit done

    My mission?

    I finally fucking have it

    To create well rounded entrepreneurs who get to experience the life, business, health and relationships THEY want on THEIR terms – and have a fuck tonne of fun doing it

    And if that sounds like a ‘mission’ you would like to be part of?

    There’s nothing to pay right now

    We had 69 applications yesterday – I sent this to my list after the massive live stream I did

    Going through them tomorrow

    If you would like me to send you the link to find out more?

    Drop me a comment below

    Not interested?

    At the very least learn from the fact that it’s never to late to change and take ownership of your life

    Own it
    Get help
    Take action

    And if I can help? Lemme know

    read more
  • 20 Sep

    Embracing Change

    Blog Post

    You CAN change…

    …if you want to

    This pic?

    Was me 3 years ago to the day

    It’s not secret I have had a long running issue with the drink that – I’m proud to say – I’m 11 months (a year I will be behind proud!) sober

    I used it to mast a lot of self worth…

    Self doubt…

    And self hatred….

    Since I was in my teens

    And I was fucking good at hiding it as well! I could nail a bottle of vodka a day; and still run multiple businesses, have a life, go to the gym – proper functional alcoholic lol

    But ultimately it was going to bring me down

    Last year?

    It nearly did

    I almost lost everything

    See, when you are ‘normal’ (well as normal as I can be lol), and you don’t think you are going to amount to much – but you keep fucking trying and one day

    Fuck

    Suddenly you’re a thing

    It messes with your head

    I never expected to have ANY of this

    I don’t feel ‘special’

    I’m still the same Dan I was since I was a kid

    People I’ve known since the start of this ‘online thing’ are surprised I’m still ‘me’ if that makes any sense

    I share this with you today because many of you will think you aren’t worthy of X or Y

    And – quite frankly – that’s bullshit

    If vapid celebrities, compete fraudulent fucksticks and utter cock wombles with staged photos, lambos and models can make a shit tonne of cash?

    Why the fuck can’t you?

    And that’s the thing

    IF you believe you can and IF you put the work in

    You can

    In a shit place right now?

    YOU CAN FUCKING CHANGE

    You know what did it for me?

    Asking
    For
    Help

    Which – you have as many people who rely on you as I do?

    Is hard

    Bastard hard

    I didn’t want to appear weak
    I didn’t want to let people down
    I didn’t want to worry people

    But that ^^^ ?

    Was all in my fucking head

    When I finally asked those close to me for a hand – it was like a fucking special forces team swung into action

    From my family, team, mentor, friends – you name it – they picked me up…

    Dusted me off…

    Smacked me around the head…

    Then put white arm around mind and said ‘let’s share the load for a bit’

    And the rest is history

    Without those people (and you know who you are I’m not going to tag you – ya know I love ya more than anything) I don’t know where I would be today

    You NEED people around you who give a shit
    You NEED to be with people who will help you when you can’t help yourself
    You NEED people who don’t judge and just want the best for you

    Those people?

    Are worth their weight in gold

    In this group?

    1000’s of them

    The amount of times I have seen complete strangers swing into action in this group for someone in need

    Insane

    And if you need a more focused, more caring, more giving version of this group?

    That’s what ‘Espresso With Dan’ is, And what it’s all about

    We are shutting up shop tomorrow night – and I’m conscious it’s not for everyone for a variety of reasons

    But if you could do with a bit more support in life and in business right now?

    You’re welcome to join us:

    www.coffeewithdan.com/joinewd

    And if not? Please – I implore you understand this; you can be, five or take, anyone you want to be

    Just don’t try do it alone, OK?

    Dan

    PS ayes I do have a Big assed hairy chest( I used to care what proper thought of me looking the way I do

    Shaved it off for years

    Now I don’t give a fuck and love WHO and WHAT I am

    ^^^ I couldn’t say that a few years back

    Amazing how things can change eh?

    read more
  • 16 Sep

    The Story of Two Dan’s

    Blog Post

    Vindification of an (ex) scumbag; the story of two Dan’s, D.R.S. and how a to be a man

    I WILL FUCKING END YOU

    Is
    Legit
    100%

    What I said to Danny Clarke once

    Danny?

    Came from the world of MLM – which for me is already a red flag

    Danny made a mistake

    Danny was coming from a dark place and took actions that – in all honesty – weren’t ‘him’

    Dan (aka me) has been mentored well

    If someone screws you for a $

    You spend $5 to get it back

    (And please note Danny never did that)

    But if I think you have fucked me, taken advantage of been a sneaky fuck – to me or any decent human

    I will fucking come after you in more ways than you don’t want to know

    I’m old school

    I don’t like bullies

    Liars

    Cheats

    I will proactively go out of my way to fuck you up so you don’t do it to anyone else

    🙂

    (Side note – if YOU have ever been hurt – PM Me – I enjoy fucking over bad people ha)

    Anyways

    Danny – as he said on a post – did something that wasn’t him

    I – as a man – will ALWAYS give someone a second chance if they apologise

    Danny did

    And danny is – and I’ve not told him this – is someone I would genuinely like to class as a true friend one day

    Because when you fuck up

    You have two choices

    Man (or woman) up

    Or be a little pussy (or soft cock)

    I’m proud to say Danny chose option 1

    And as well as being a fucking epic customer and client

    He took the time to figure out where I am

    My room

    And send me a very expensive bottle of champagne

    Fair play my man

    And to the rest of you?

    You will fuck up
    You will do dumb shit
    You will do things that morally don’t align (time to time)

    BUT

    If you are a good human?

    You can always fix it

    Carry on

    read more

how to be f*cking awesome

BE F*CKING AWESOME, LIVE LIFE
ON YOUR OWN TERMS, MAKE A
DIFFERENCE, AND BE TRULY FULFILLED

#BEMOREDAN

SIMPLE WAYS TO BE MORE

F*CKING AWESOME
coming soon