Check This Checklist
Why your free Facebook group (may) be shit, and what to do about it…a 20 point checklist
Right, now – I get added to a lot of groups
And thats cool, if it looks vaguely interesting ill stay and have a nose around – as a rule I am less than impressed
Do I think I am the bee’s knees at FB groups?
Well, Im pretty good – but one thing I AM – is very, very observant (and I’m a little be smarter than people give me credit for ha)
So below is a little checklist I put together a while back about what you are doing wrong, and will help you focus on what you can do to fix it. I have spent a LONG time studying groups, tribes, social dynamics – Im quite a geek about this!
The groups that work have common themes of do’s and donts – this is a brain dump of the list, and if you have ANY problems with your group – whack them up below, and ill try give you some pointers as best I can
RIghty-o, here we go
1. you’re not consistent
2. you don’t show up daily
3. your sole purpose of the group is to make $$$
4. you lose interest
5. you mass add people without messaging them first
6. you haven’t spent long enough building influence online before you create a group
7. you try and take from the group (sell shit) before you add value (give shit)
8. you don’t put your hand in your pocket (i.e. you don’t do prizes, give aways, treat people) or give your time freely without expecting anything in return
9. you don’t enforce rules – have a clear ‘this is how the group works’
10. you don’t make people feel welcome; you allow cliques to take a hold
11. you don’t encourage/foster people who add value
12. you don’t call out people for not contributing or taking without giving
13. the the theme of your group is boring
14. you don’t treat people like people – no fun/personal stuff
15. you change what the group stands for too often
16. you promote too often
17. you let anyone in – you don’t have any ‘filters’ for who can/cannot come in
18. you don’t know what curation is, and what it means to the group as a whole
19. you are rigid; you don’t adapt with the group and its needs
20. its all about you, when the focus should be on the community
NOw, if your group is humming – people are commenting -good shit is going down?
Ignore the above
BUT, if its died off, you are losing interest or its just not working – run it though the above
have a question on FB groups or commutes as a whole?
You know what to do….its called comment below btwread more
I don’t Give A F*ck What You Think Makes It Work
THANK YOU for not fucking this group up (and why the fact I don’t give a fuck what you think* = makes it work)
The world – is quite frankly – lol
As someone who has made a pretty penny of odd words, I simply don’t have the ability to convey my thoughts
You see that’s are groups bigger than this one…
More popular than this one…
More successful than this one…
That’s for sure
But so far it’s remains day to day:
– spam free
– argument free
– dickhead free
AND it’s ALSO free
Which I think is pretty good tbh
We have worked hard to set both the tone and the ethos for the group
Yes some take advantage
Yes some are snakes
Yes some will only ever be here for their own good
Humans are humans and do human things
But as someone who has done this for a while, you have to if you run/lead anything is set the tone
What you do/don’t stand for
What you do/don’t belief
What you will/won’t do
And so forth
Do I have views or opinions that some of you would fucking hate?
Likely close to 100%
Equally there are some of yours that, quite frankly, might me a little meh
But do you see me wasting my time arguing with people online?
Do you see me calling people our and being deliberately polarising?
I simply can’t be arsed
My opinions, thoughts and feelings are sovereign and my right to have
– as are yours –
But much like your ‘esoteric’ porn searches; they are for you to enjoy and keep to yourself most of the time
Hence why we have such a diverse group
There’s plenty of people who I am friends with/follow who I think talk utter shite in some matters
And that’s cool
Because I can separate the person from their beliefs and – believe it or not – I’m an adult and can have a good conversation without resorting to insults
I know some groups are a bit more of a free for all, pitch whatever you want, lots of drawn out posts, non stop engagement coloured boxes
We have been around for 5 or 6 years now (I can’t remember lol) and bar a few very very rare occasions I’ve shown up here every day
We will still be around for many, many years to come
Because we set the tone right
If you want to run a group, a movement, have a following – doesn’t really matter
Getting the who/what/why bit right, plus leading from the front with those in the forefront of your mind is key
That and understanding you are dealing with humans
And humans are who frankly ridiculous
(The sheer amount of effort and energy they expend to touch another human in the place where they wee from is quite hilarious when you think about it)
Most humans at their core are good
Some were bad and have now worked hard to be good
And some are just complete scum
It’s up to you to define who you want to work with and why, and you attract the right ones from the above medley by setting the tone and leading from the front
Ultimately I judge people on what they do and how they do it, not what they say (or type on social media)
Hence the * at the start:
I simply don’t give a fuck what you believe in as long as you do good work, be as decent a human being as you can and try not to harm others
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It’s Never Too Late To Make It
You don’t want a “Dan” in your industry
Might seem like a strange way of starting a post, But let me explain
What I’m about to tell you?
Probably the most important thing I know and try and impart
Taking action will get you ahead quicker and more effectively than any other technique or strategy that exists
There, I’ve said it, its out
“The Magic bullet”
The “One Weird Trick”
“The Golden Key”
Everything I’ve achieved?
Everything I’ve earned?
Every success I’ve ever had?
All comes down to:
See an opportunity – take an opportunity
And that is why YOU don’t want a “Dan” in your industry
A “Dan” will see an opportunity, take action and make bank while you’re still wondering if it’s even an opportunity
It’s what I do, It’s how I’ve built all my businesses
If you take nothing else from all the emails I ever send you?
^^^That is gold
(And of course you have to have skills/talent/something useful to sell…that goes without saying – and don’t think you’d be on my list if you were the sort of scammy douchebag who does such things)
But enough about that, and more about this
Today is your last chance to grab The How To Be F*cking Awesome System for the frankly, stupidly low price of £595
After that it’s going up to £995
And I don’t say that just to try and strongarm you into getting your credit card out
I think you know that’s not my style
I say it because it’s true. Check back in a few days and I promise you the price will be up around a grand.
That and when we made this available before people thought I was making up what’s on offer.
There were so many pieces of training, resources and bonuses included (all of which have been kept inside the course so you get access to each and every bonus offered before) people simply didn’t believe that so much could be offered for such a low rate.
Because really and truly, we’re not just talking about another internet course that promises the world but only delivers meh…
We’re talking about
MY ENTIRE LIFE’S WORK
Distilled down into easily digestible “chunks” that you can implement simply into your own life and business
How do I put a value on that?
But what I do know is that I’ve seen courses that don’t even come close to The HTBFA System selling out for £2000 +
So realistically, I could charge that and then some for this
But I know that would put it out of reach for a lot of people that would benefit from it
So a price of around a grand is is a steal
A price of £595?
It’s like that for a reason
I know that the people who will make the most from this?
Are the people who are prepared to take action quickly
Like I was saying earlier
See it, like it, take it, do it
Those are the people that HTBFA is truly for
So I wanted the barrier to be as low as possible for them – for the last time – and at a time when you likely HAVE time to invest in you
Even if ALL you did was consume 30% of this system and implement 10%
(Which would be daft, but there are people who do this.)
Do I think you’d be in profit?
Without a doubt.
Clearly I want you to do more than that.
But worst case scenario –
Implement just 10% of HTBFA and I’d be amazed if you weren’t in profit in 8 weeks’ time.
So the question to ask yourself is:
Do you trust me to give you ALL my tools PLUS all I’ve learned (which has cost me a legit 6-figures+) to get where I am now, AND at a fraction of the cost?
If the answer is yes?
Click here to get started now:
P.S. £595 as a lump sum might be a bit of a stretch right now
There is ZERO ‘tax’ for instalments
In fact, I’m putting my trust in anyone who does this
If you want you can do 4 x payments of £150
Can’t say fairer than that:read more
How To Be F*cking Awesome System
Thinking about The How To Be F*cking Awesome System?
Well that’s handy
Because today I wanted to tell you a little bit more about The How To BE Fucking Awesome System
Or, more importantly, what you’ll gain access to when you invest.
Firstly all of the below modules:
– Work out what “Awesome” means for you – then make it a reality
– Build a profitable business
– Mindset tips
– Work out what to make and how to sell it
– How to make your business FUN
-Discover how to write words that sell
– Create your ideal lifestyle
– Learn how to gett out of your own way and GET SHIT DONE
– How to leverage social media
– Product creation
– Level up your biz and personal life
– My own particular take on sales aka “The Meredith Method”
– Become more productive than ever
12 Complete modules on everything from Getting Shit Done to Outsourcing and everything in between.
P.S. As you might know, last year I moved from The Sky Lodge in Brighton, back the West Country.
While I was packing my Brighton life into boxes I got a chance to get all the books, courses and trainings that I’ve invested in together.
Guess how much I’ve spent investing in myself?
Just over $70,000
(it’s in dollars because I just couldn’t find anything good UK based at the time and ‘learned my trade’ stateside – don’t seem to be as shy as us Brits about wanting to be more successful it seems! #shykidsdontgetsweets)
And that doesn’t even include all the mentoring and coaching I’ve paid for.
If you add that in?
Hundreds of thousands.
Honestly, it shocked me a bit when I worked it out. I thought “could I really justify spending that amount of money?
But then I realised. That $70,000 grand I invested in myself has paid off time and time again.
It is literally the cornerstone that ‘PLANET DAN’ is built on.
Without it, I probably wouldn’t be here writing this email.
CWD? EWD? HTBFA?
Probably wouldn’t exist.
So it’s not a case of whether I could afford to spend that amount of money, it’s really a case of “Could I afford NOT to spend that money?”
You might be thinking the same.
“Can I really afford to invest in The How To Be Fucking Awesome System?”
But here’s the thing, you’re not investing in a system.
You’re investing in YOU!
Just £595 or 4 payments of £150
Nothing hidden and all to discover
So ask this instead “Can I afford NOT to invest in myself?”
If the answer is no?
Then say YES to YOU and dive in here:read more
How To Do The Sh*t You Say You’re Going To Do
Simple, but so fucking easy to talk complete and utter shite to ourselves isn’t it?
So how DO you do the things you say you’re going to do?
Well I have figured out 4 areas you need to cover to achieve more from life
1. A goal
Simple but most people fuck this up; they either come up with some crazy-assed goal that they don’t achieve and get crushed, demotivated and tap out…
…or they totally lowball it and achieve what at best can be filed under ‘meh’ and wonder why they don’t achieve X or why and again
So when it comes to setting a goal; make it simple;
Something that you COULD achieve IF you stretched yourself 5-10%
2. Social Accountability
There are but a few folks who are disciplined enough to do what they say
On some areas of life I am less so (and actively working on it hence *this*)
However this does take time and for most people social accountability is extremely powerful
Yes you can tell a friend or partner
A coach or mentor is another viable option
However I find posting things on social media and saying what I’m going to do is best because:
a) if I don’t keep my word it makes any subsequent sales or marketing activities less impactful
b) I don’t want to look like a twat
So today we are going to leverage social media – because you don’t want to look like a twat, do you?
– What is the thing you are going to achieve
– When are you going to achieve it by
4. Emotional attachment to the goal and NOT the outcome
Now you will have heard me – and others – talk about ‘not being emotionally attached to the outcome’
That, is still true
(And coming from a hardcore corpse sales background, this was HARD)
However you DO need to be emotionally attached to the reason WHY you are doing the thing you are doing
Even simpler – WHAT IS YOUR WHY’S (plural)
– What is the altruistic reason you want to achieve the goal (family, spouse, charity etc)
– What selfish reason do you want to achieve the goal (looks, treats, holidays, status, etc)
If you define those four and DO THE WORK
You’re good to goread more
Dominate Your Newsfeed
If you are looking to come out the other side of all this craziness ahead of the game – now is the time to go all in on organic social media.
Everyone is online.
Everyone is bored.
Everyone is scrolling away.
All looking for something to plug into.
If you can take the time now to go hard and capture that attention
Even if you’ve had to put the brakes on your business due to shut downs you can get yourself positioned for re-opening and be bigger and better than ever before.
Already selling lockdown-friendly products and services or pivoted what you offer so you could keep going?
They aren’t going to sell themselves if you don’t talk about them.
It’s really as simple as that.
If you choose now to show up consistently for your audience.
Be the steady voice.
The place they can trust.
Take their minds off some of the crap that is weighing them down, it’ll pay off BIG TIME.
Not really sure what you should be posting, how to post it, where you soul,d post and why the fuck people would even want to pay you attention?
You’re in luck.
If you want to build a solid fan base who loves you and what you do, social media is one of the best ways out there to do it.
Especially if you have more time than money which is a situ a whole lot of people are finding themselves in right now.
This whole Planet Dan “thing” has developed through social media.
Over the last 6 years, my ad spend has been £0.00
Will that change in the future?
At some point I’ll possibly run some ads.
For now? Nope!
Coffee With Dan has over 16,000 people in.
16,000 GOOD people.
People who engage, share, support and inspire.
People who – beside the occasional rare numbnuts – don’t spam the fuck out of the group and cause trouble.
People who I enjoy spending time around.
From CWD’s small beginnings has developed a 7-figure business, a thriving membership community that takes things to a whole other level, book sales in the hundreds of thousands, courses that have transformed peoples lives and businesses and so many great opportunities.
All through organic social media.
I’ve earned my stripes for sure.
This…it’s taken time.
It’s taken graft and genuine care.
I’m not gonna promise that you can go from zero to achieving everything I’ve achieved in 6 weeks.
Or am I going to say you’re going to have just an easy time of it as I’vew had it.
Let’s face it, there are BIG changes going on in the world right now so it would be disingenuous for me to make big promises based on my experience.
There is going to be a different trajectory in the growth of your reach and the income you generate from it.
Depending on how things go and what industry you are in, things could go faster or slower.
What I have found is the best ways you can create a MASSIVE impact online.
The SOLID principles that never change.
Because people – at their core – are human.
So no matter what is going on in the world.
You can always rely on humans being human.
And if you know how to work with that, connect with them and serve them well?
You have the power to influence and create a positive impact in this world.
I’m not gonna show you any sneaky tactics.
I’m not going to tell you how to hack the system.
I’m sure as shit not going to tell you to schedule and automate the fuck out of everything.
Because all that sneaky bollocks and techie magic only screws things up.
You get ahead for 5 minutes till you get caught out and shut down because you’re playing in someone else’s sandpit.
You spend so long trying to do it the easy way without putting the work in, you don’t build up that genuine connection with your audience, you don’t understand what makes them tick, they know you don’t care about them and they rightfully reject what you offer them.
As always, I’m here to share with you the shit that works…and keeps on working.
So you can succeed and profit for a long time to come.
Instead of jumping from bright shiny object to bright shiny object.
Here are 5 things you MUST do to dominate social media in 2020 and beyond.
1. Commit to consistency
Heard me talking about consistency time and time again?
Well I’m gonna keep on talking about it because it really is that important.
You NEED to be consistent in the way you show up.
For your productivity – because consistency creates a habit
For your mindset – because it’s harder to get started again once you stop and you get all those shitty self doubts
For your audience – because you need to be a stable presence.
You need to connect with them.
Show them again and again what you’re all about.
Expect them to only see a fraction of what you’re posting and be there at the time when they are ready, willing and able to buy.
2. Give a shit about your audience
If they are giving you their time and attention, you should return the favour.
It’s called social media for a reason so don’t expect to just blast out your stuff and run.
The added bonus is you get to really know who is in your world, what they need and what drives them so you can create packages and offers they actually want.
3. Be infotaining
You want a mixture of entertainment and information that you’re posting as well as the occasional straight up promotion
Too much of one or another and people tune out.
Dull, predictable, seen and heard it all before.
Plus have you seen the state of the newsfeeds right now?!
Corona, conspiracies and lockdown galore.
People are uncertain, lonely, drowning in lonlieness and surrounded by crazy.
Bring some positivity, support and guidance into their feed and you can make a real positive impact – for them and for you.
4. Be YOU
You’ll drive yourself loopy if you try to be someone else.
Best you can do is a crappy second rate version of someone else’s personality that the whole damn world can see through.
Don’t get sucked into the need to copy “what successful people do” just because you’re scared and stuck comparing yourself.
Model what other people do and put your take on it for sure.
Just don’t try to be someone else.
It never works. If feels bad and you’ll only attract people you’d never get on with and wouldn’t even like you if they knew who you were.
Whatever personality you have – there are people out there who will love it.
Show up YOUR WAY and let the people who love you find you.
5. Share your story and your peoples stories
Storytelling is one of THE most powerful things you can do to grow a following that is truly connected to you and rooting for you to win.
It’s how we have communicated information since the dawn of time because stories stick in our minds.
Stories take ideas and concepts and turn them into something real and tangible.
They help us connect and they help us find the places we belong.
It CAN be intimidating to put yourself out there to start with but the more you do – the easier it gets and the happier you’ll be to be even more you.
Sharing stories of clients and group members you want to highlight is a great way to make your people feel seen and valued, and showcase how you help people too.
Combine these 5 things and you have a recipe for long term success whatever the platform.
Because you’ll have a strong audience that will follow you wherever you go and you’ll stay top of mind and top of their feed.
This ^^^ right there has been my advice for years.
And it will still be my advice for years to come.
Because it works.
It builds your following.
It maximises your reach.
It creates real connection and leads people to buying the things they want and need from you rather than anyone else.read more
You Can’t Escape Your Own Head
What goes on in our heads impacts EVERYTHING
You can’t escape your own head.
Believe me, I’ve tried.
(It was called ‘Grey Goose’)
The ONLY thing you can do is work with what you’ve got so that it fires you up instead of bringing you down and getting stuck in the cycle overwhelm, procrastination, limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.
First thing I’ve gotta say is no fucker is immune to this.
Not that motivational coach with the perfect life and a perma-smile
Being a human – it’s hard work.
Just because normal everyday existence of being a human isn’t punishment enough.
Some of us decide to become entrepreneurs
Crazy hours. Check.
Hard to connect with people not like us. Check
Opening ourselves up to massive criticism. Check
No guarantee of income. Check.
Daily battles with value and self-worth. Check
The list goes on.
No wonder most of us are tapped in the head.
Depression, ADHD, bipolar, suicidal feelings and more all effect a higher number of entrepreneurs than they do the general public.
That’s a fact.
If you’re going through things – know you are not alone.
Even at the lighter end of the scale
Stuff comes up.
We hold ourselves back.
We worry about what other people are going to think
We self sabotage every time we get close to our goals
The greatest tool we have – our brains
Is the one thing that truly works against us to stop us progressing.
With that in mind – here’s a few of my top tips for taking control of your mindset
#1 The power of the braindump
As I say, what is in our heads is what holds us back.
More often than not, we get so preoccupied with life and business that these thoughts start to fester away in the background without us giving all that much thought to them until they turn into massive monsters that blight up with procrastination, overwhelm, fear and more.
The first thing you need to do to tackle mindset issues is to get them out of your head and know what you’re actually dealing with
Regularly keep your head clear of all the junk and crap it picks up along the way.
You do this, with brain dum
Some benefits of doing regular brain dumps?
I’ve had some epic ideas because (for me) I actually am present with my own mind
That and the looped music helps ‘distract’ my brain and my subconscious can do its own thang
2. Problem solving
Similar to above – I’ve been able to come up with:
– copy hooks
– solutions to business and personal problems
– rationalise relationships (stick or twist)
It’s been very useful
3. Less rage/generally a bit nicer
I’m simple less angry
Don’t tend to go from 0-100 much
As a rule calm
– for anyone who has followed me for a while, this is novel eh –
4. Less stressed/sleep better
I go to bed kinda ‘empty headed’ now and as someone who’s mind NEVER SHUTS THE FUCK UP….sleep has been a bugger
Less so now
Here’s how it’s done…
1. Do a FULL brain dump BEFORE you switch off, get that shit out of your head and LEAVE IT
2. If you have a problem or something you need clarity on? Write it on a piece of paper to take with you – look at it at points
3. Either NO phone or on airplay mode
4. Have either a looped song, movie score or something like natural sounds (I like thunderstorms) on music
5. Take a book – paper one – with you that inspires you or is of interest; something you WANT to read as opposed to HAVE to read
6. Go buy a a pen and notepad, and a bottle of water (clarity dehydrated is nigh on impossible) and take em with you; any ideas that come up and
WRITE THEM DOWN
Not on your phone, go analogue
Then either a) go to a location where you don’t speak to anyone (I have a special place socially distant…you have to climb a cliff to get to it lol) or get yo ass locked in a room
#2 – Knowing when to go #ballsdeep & knowing when it’s time to pull back
As I say – entrepreneurs are a special bunch
We will give it all we’ve got and then some on top
And what happens is we will keep going and going and going until we break.
And when we start to break we keep pushing harder to punish ourselves and catch up.
It takes some time to learn to recognise the signs.
I have broken myself plenty of times in the past
I’ll see shifts in how I’m working, how I show up and the content that I put out.
Over time I go from full on content machine to full on sillyness and everywhere in between.
And by learning what makes Dan tick, I’ve come to see where I need to ease back, take a change of scene, mix some more fun stuff in my life if it’s gone a bit work heavy.
This is something I can’t give you an exact image of because it loooks a little different for each of us.
Here are a few signs to watch out for that give a hint it might be time to pull back and change things up before you burn out
– You content gets massively serious and dry OR you can’t do serious content and it’s all fun stuff
– You’ve stopped things like going to the gym and date nights because you’re constantly busy
– Your sleep pattern has shifted and you’re suddenly crashing early or waking up in the middle of the night
– You’ve been doing lots of videos, webinars and lives till now but you just can’t face hitting the button
– You’re suddenly eating everything…or nothing
As I say, how this shows up is individual.
If those come up, evaluate what you’ve got going on and how you can mix things up before you take yourself down.
And if you do go down – take a think back to how you were working and if any sign showed up so you can add them to your personal list of red flags
#3 – Remind yourself you’re actually fucking awesome
It’s EASY to crack on when life’s good; posts flow, deals seems to land with ease, shit goes your way
Then life goes – ‘Hold my beer’ – and decides to fuck with you
That’s when you want to say ‘fuck it’
– quit making the calls
– stop making the pitches
– gives less fucks about yourself
– ditch the diet and training
– content no longer gets created
And so on
I know because I’ve been there in my past
Staring in the mirror
Looking at my reflection thinking wondering what’s the point of going on anymore
THAT is the make/break point
When every fucking fibre of you is saying ‘stop’ – especially when you have every right to
When you take a step THEN?
That’s when you reach a new level of resilience and tenacity that you didn’t think you had
You find a gear that may not be the fastest or the most efficient but it’s has power and it grinds you through the shitty terrain and on to smoother roads
I have consciously decided to spend a lot more time on my own without electronic devices, people or any form of stimulus and aggressively work on my thoughts
Everything from triggers to limiting beliefs to self-sabotaging behaviours I have gone through each and every fucking and examined why I do the things I do and ask one simple question
Does this serve me?
For starters I have learned that you can ALWAYS find a positive even if it FEELS negative, and you will get what you focus on
Now I mentally walk through and WRITE DOWN (this is key btw) all the positive things that have come from the encounter, issue, relationship – whatever it is
And when I find myself on a little negative feedback loop?
I have them on my notes on my phone and if I find something shitty bubbling up with regards to whatever situation it may be?
I just read the corresponding note
Another thing I have found is that pain IS temporary IF you take action; don’t get me wrong when life throws you a curveball you are allowed to feel crap and throw yourself a little pity party..
But ONLY a little one and ONLY for a little while.
After that? The KEY thing to getting over setbacks is ACTION
Sitting around feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t do shit, and as hard as it may be? What you need to be is DOING and NOT thinking in times like this. Brilliantly, the more action you take the better you tend to feel as time goes on
#4 – Have A Support Network
Think you can just go it alone?
That we should have it all handled because hey, everyone else does
On top of all that
We beat ourselves up and we put ourselves down and we just don’t think we’re worth it.
We don’t think that we are worthy of help.
We don’t think that we deserve to be cared about.
We don’t think that we deserve support
We think that’s our job and our job alone.
So it can be so hard to ask for help, share the load, and delegate.
We take on more and more and more
Carrying a bigger weight on our shoulders
and I’m telling you now
if you carry that weight
if you keep on adding more and more stuff without getting any help without having any support without having people to help you figure things out,
It is going to break you.
Some point somewhere along the line that way is just going to get too much and it’s going to absolutely crush you.
The alternative is getting a support network in place
Support inside your business and sport outside of business because both sides are just important
and both areas are areas where you’re going to have things come up.
You’re gonna have problems, you’re going to have issues
If you try and do it alone You’re an idiot.
Yet, it’s something that we have a habit of trying to do.
We try to just deal with our problems
We are the problem solvers after all
We try to find the answer & a way forward figure it all out.
Because if we don’t, who will?
We convince ourselves that it’s not a big deal
We can handle it
That other people have got bigger problems
And if we just keep on pushing will find a way
So we push and we push and we push until we break down
And none of that is necessary
The thing is
On top of thinking that we should be able to deal with everything.
That we should be smart enough to do it alone.
You NEED to have support in place to actually be provide practical help, smart guidance, emotional support and different ideas is key to seeing you through whatever comes up.
Combine support with your own tool box of times and tricks to help you recognise what phase your mindset is in and the kind of action you need to take to get the most out of it and you can really power yourself forward
Even during times when most other people would fall apart.
As much as I’m a practical Get Shit Done & fuck anything that’s gonna try and stop me kind of person.
Without the mindset part?
There’s only so much a person can grind through whilst fighting their own head.
I know there are a lot of people struggling right now in the mindset department.
Even if business is operating just fine and works in lockdown, the whole isolation thing, fear for the future, missing family and trying to look after dependents takes its toll.
You got this.
A.K.A. me and the Planet Dan Team
We got you.
And we’ll be doing as much as we can to bring you all the best of our knowledge and skills to keep you going, and getting the best results you can even through trying times.
All we ask is you let us know when you find things useful and go take action on them.read more
Story Time With Dan
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I shall begin…
A few years back, before I was mega successful (lol), I was a strip club manager. A properly broke strip club manager too.
Now you might think that’s a cool job. It’s not. It’s a crappy job.
One night I ended up dressed in bin bags (it was a makeshift ‘bio-hazard’ suit) up to my knees in ACTUAL crap. Yours truly was clearing out a blocked tank known as a ‘macerator’ that was full of, well, crap. (Have I said “crap” enough yet? Lol)
Because it needed doing and no one else would do it.
Sure, we could have waited til the morning and got a plumber in to do it
If it didn’t get done RIGHT NOW, the club was shut for the night.
And if it was shut for the night?
The dancers, the bouncers, the bar staff, me – basically everyone
Wouldn’t have got paid
Not a penny
And that couldn’t happen
We all NEEDED the money
So, I did it.
Not my best ever night.
And while I was wading around in other peoples used dinner, I started to question my life choices
I was about one turd away from walking out and saying “fuck it”
But I couldn’t. And I didn’t.
You see, at that particular moment in my life?
I was skint, like, my Mum and Dad were sending me food vouchers skint
I needed this job
Anyway – I eventually cleared the blockage, climbed out of the tank, binned the bio suit and got myself cleaned up.
When something unexpected happened.
Something I will never forget
One of the dancers strolled over to me and pressed a £10 note into my hand and said “Thanks Dan”.
And that “Thanks” meant more to me than my wages for the night.
See, the thing that makes me happy more than anything?
Is helping people
Helping people achieve things they can’t by themselves
Helping people get out of their own way and “do the thing”
It’s just what I do and it’s what brings me joy
Anyway, back to the story
That £10 note?
I’ve still got it
In fact, it’s on my ‘wall of weirdness’/library thats behind me as I type this.
Like I said – at the time?
I was skint
I was, essentially, a poor
Every night before work I’d hang around round the back of pret waiting for them to bin the sandwiches they hadn’t sold just so I could have something to eat
So 10 quid at that point?
Could have made a real difference for me for a few days, It could have fed me for a few days.
But I decided there and then
That £10 note was the last handout I’d ever take, if I ever needed to spend that, it was game over.
I’d forget any dreams of “making it” and go and get a 9-5 and live my worst life.
So I didn’t spend it, I used it as a reminder that however tough things got, I wasn’t up to my armpits in someone else’s shit, and cracked the fuck on.
And it was that day that drove me to do all the things I’ve talked about the last few days
All the things I’ve achieved? All the times I’ve pushed myself beyond what was sensible?
All because I was never gonna let myself get back in a tank of shit.
Since then? Again without sounding like a show off?
I’ve learned a lot
I’ve helped a lot of people
And a couple of years ago I was reflecting on the journey.
All the things I’d learned, the mistakes I’d made
And I realised I wanted to build my ‘signature system’
I wanted to bring EVERYTHING I’ve learned together so it can help AS MANY people as possible
So that’s what I did
I built the “How To Be Fucking Awesome System”
And it brings together pretty much everything I know about business and life
branding and positioning
creating a recurring revenue stream/membership sites
overcoming procrastination and overwhelm
growing a team
systems and structure
balancing the 4 pillars (health/wealth/productivity/connectivity)
I told you I learned a lot eh?
It brings together the best of what I know
Shit that works
Shit that doesn’t
And I left NOTHING out.
Over the years I’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into my education and more importantly, I’ve spent 7 years actually DOING this stuff
Turning up day in and day out to GET SHIT DONE
And it’s all in this course
It’s the nuts even if I do say so myself!
Now, this hasn’t been on sale for about 18 months, but later on this week we are opening it up again so that you can (if you want to) benefit from the stuff I’ve picked up since “macerator day”
Wanna know more?
Good, coz I’ve plenty to tell you this week, right here.
P.S. When The HTBFA system was last available – it turned out to be our most popular “thing” ever – So keep your eyes peeled over the next few days.read more
It Gets Easier Everyday
This is the part that many simply don’t share
Every day – especially when you start out – is hard
It is hard for a while, longer than than you think, and utterly not straight forward
Pretty much every ‘blueprint’ or ‘business plan’ is a best guess – hopefully according to previous experiences
You have to do the work
You have to adapt it for you
You have to stay the course
The amount of time things take to achieve people massively underestimate
It’s quite fun having been around a bit
I remember seeing a post from someone who was a fitpro maybe a few years back with their ‘million dollar blueprint’ they were touting
They have not made a million dollars lol
Because if my hearings issues as a kid, I developed a RIDIK visual memory
I remember the things and stuff
What people day they achieve is often grossly over estimated
What I have now is (if you want to look at another way) slow and boring and at times tedious
Improved over time
Of course life and business gets easier if you improve over time
But it takes time
And probably gonna take a bit more time right now with what we have going on globally
Hence maybe be wary of those who are relatively new on the scene of that aren’t open with their past
They may be good
But more often then not many of their claims are a little bit ‘glossy’ and their background a little bit wallpapered over
Look for those who have shown a steady degree of progression – it’s amazing what people say that do but can’t (or that they are shady humans masquerading as ‘doing good’ now…)
Yes you can achieve many, many of the things you want
Just understand that it’s gonna take a bit of time and effort
It does get easier
Ya just have to do the workread more
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