13 Days Of Social Media Isolation Post# 2 of 4
[Post #2 of 4] The curious and unexpected benefits of 13 days of social media isolation…
I didn’t expect to be so TIRED
Social media is – and has been – a huge part of my life for such a long time I couldn’t remember NOT posting/cracking on
As I said yesterday I didn’t so much phase out as cut myself off completely with every app deleted and a cursory check of WhatsApp twice a day to see if there was anything I needed to be aware of
– all was good as I said the team were fab –
I went straight on a 5 day ‘bender’ of motorcycling and racing bikes (that’s me in the video in comment #1)
My birthday was on the weds and then when I finally slowed down
I just crashed
I had zero energy and all I did for close to 5 days straight was lie here and play games
(I’m a catch arent i)
It was a sign that I needed to clearly slow down a but as my brain is NEVER off and when I gave it a chance it holy fuck it took it!
Yes I had planned to play all the ‘DOOM’s but I didn’t expect that was all I could in fact physically do for a few day’s
But this is the thing about lessons; they come when you least expect them
The forced downtime gave me time to think and get clear on some things I wanted from life as well as some things I simply won’t tolerate anymore – plus some goals that’s maybe I didn’t think I wanted but now do
The clarity isn’t quite there yet; I realise I’ve been distracting myself from what my subconscious has probably been trying to tell me for a long time but it’s all good – clarity comes when you least expect it!
I’ve said it many times before;
Your brain is smarter than you
So you need to take time OFF – time to time – so that when you are back ON you are able to do and perform and show up and be happy and all the things that make life worthwhile
Hard work is always going to be the ‘backbone’ of success; I don’t believe anything good comes easy
But equally you have to factor in time OFF and AWAY to be an effective entrepreneur and effective human full stop
Rest doesn’t make you weak; in fact if you DONT rest you’re more likely to fuck yourself up during these shitty, wierd and random AF times
So if you have been redlining for a while – which many of you have – give yourself permission to carve out some time for you to do NOTHING
Fuck the hustle 24/7 crew they are bell ends
Hustle and grind
Chill and unwind
(You need both)
Ultimately you can’t be on all the time, and if all you do is work what’s the fucking point in life?
Stealing and making my own from ‘The Shining’:
‘All work and no play makes Dan a dull boy’read more
13 Days Of Social Media Isolation Post# 1 of 4
[Post #1 of 4] The curious and unexpected benefits of 13 days of social media isolation…
As I mentioned earlier I said that I would share some of my takeaways from my time
Before I go on; I’ll state that I do love social media – it’s changed my life, almost mostly for the good
It’s a wonderful tool that if used properly, is one of the most useful ones you can leverage (along with email IMO)
Yes it can be used and yes it can take over your life if you let it (that’s something for a later post) but it’s is so brilliant if you’re smart with it
Today is all about one simple thing
Knowing that you are utterly replaceable*
And what I mean by they little asterisk is if you surround yourself with the right people, in the right way who have the right skills; your business – and life – runs perfectly well without you…for a while
It still needs YOU and YOUR magic, but it doesn’t need you – eventually – 24/7
This was the longest I’ve had off in I’m going to say 8-9 years; the most I’ve had away from any groups is a few days if that
This was 13 days and I deleted all the apps off my phone; if I was needed
Didn’t have my WhatsApp?
Then, by rationale, I wasn’t needed
I 100% couldn’t of done that without the people in this pic (isn’t it an amazing card/gift btw – there’s a mug too) and those people are in my life because I was me
Tega put himself forward off the back of a post I put in here 6 years ago and Sarah replied to an email I blagged getting sent out at a soft play centre
Everyone else simply appeared here, added value over time and then joined the fold when the time was right
Most of them didn’t do what they do for the biz now when I met them but they have innate talents and values and skills that can’t be trained (loyalty, hard work, honesty, empathy to name a few) and were willing to dive in and see what happens
Which leads me to the point of this post
Being replaceable; of course no one can be me (not sure they would want to tbh) but I can’t do it alone – I’ve tried that and it failed
Building a team is one of the best decisions you can make IF you want to ‘claw back’ your time and freedom as they do the things naturally that I can’t do
Equally I can do things that they can do and everyone gets more time, more £ and more freedom
Dumbest shit I see is people recruiting team members then moaning about the cost
It’s not a cost
It’s an investment in THEM and YOU
I gave everyone free reign to do and post what they wanted and – if they chose to – to step up (which they did)
As proud of them as I was before I left I’m even more so now
That and it’s taken a lot of pressure of just shoulders; dad is still on the final journey and there’s gonna be times when I’m needed here or simply won’t be able to ‘dan’
When that happens?
I know everyone’s in safe hands
Hope that’s given you some insights and maybe a nudge for those that are on the fence with growth of your teams; it’s a risk that’s always worth taking if you know how to do it right
– fortunately I do –
Next instalments are a bit ‘spicy’ but I’m not going to hold back as there were a few things that knocked me for 6 and took a few days to get clear on
Get ready for the rollercoaster…read more
Take A Moment Today
Please remember to be kind to you
IF you can and WHEN you can, take WHATEVER moments you can to do a little something for you
I promise you if you are constantly GOGOGOGOGO not only will you break eventually; but it gets harder and harder to get back up when you test – and push past – your limits
ON is important as OFF – I’ve learned this the hard way… That and life, fuck the WORLD right now, is a hard place
Take a moment today – my advice – and just do something small for you
It makes all the difference…read more
Figure Out What You’re Good At
Today I am rehabbing my dad, and I wanted to share a lesson from this
MANY of you reading this have skills, talents and expertise that – due to time – you have forgotten
Lately I’ve got back into doing into ‘hustle’ mode as thats what I built my entire business on
Hard work repeated daily (as well as being enjoyable it gives me purpose)
That – with a little bit of help with a rehab specialist – I’m helping dad get mobility back after the shitstorm of operations he had
Sounds daft but I had ‘forgotten’ that I was a pretty fucking good and highly qualified PT with 14,000+ hours delivered ‘on the tools’
I know what I’m doing and I’m smart enough to get help as well
Right now, life might be confusing as fuck for you
But take a moment to remember all the shit you are good at and see how you can apply that to your world right now
You have skills that can change lives and the only thing stopping you putting that out there is you
Yesterday I had a nice surprise
When I was on the phone with my mentees, the goat – aka my dad – just ‘appeared’ in the hallway
Not in a spectral force-ghost kinda way, mum said she was nipping out to get the shopping…
…and she came home with my dad
(I was hoping for snacks…but the goat probably better lol)
Now because the world is a cynical and jaded place when it comes to many entrepreneurial things – nothing is sacred – I’ll cover exactly what HE said to me:
1. ‘Can you make a few quid off me coming back’
2. ‘You should sell a thing you do on the internet I can teach goaty sales and we can spend the money on the nurses who helped me’
3. ‘Would your people from the internet want a book, I could write it called ‘the wisdom of goat…they can add it to yours’
Bear in mind he has been in hospital for 3 weeks, had 6 pages of procedures done and – I know I joke but he shouldn’t even be here now
(The doctors were genuinely surprised that he was there on the Monday after seeing him a week ago Friday)
He does crack me up with his cheeky and shameless ways
(TBH I’m probably going to do all of the above with him while I can because he wants to do it…I’ll do anything he wants – no questions asked)
So anyways I’ve learned a lot from my dad; but lately I’ve simply just been proud
I don’t know how he got through what he did, I’m not gonna go into detail out of respect to him – but he wanted me to share this
So I am
If I can pass on ONE piece of advice form him to you, it’s this
As long as you are still alive it’s your duty to keep fucking going – as best you can – for a as long as you can
I’m sure in the quiet hours dad didn’t want to keep going
But he’s a husband and a father and equally even at the age of 69 (#lol) he still wants to look after and provide – however he can – for his family
Shit proper choked me up eh?
So I’ll level with you; there has been multiple times both personally and professionally when I have wanted to give up
But I didn’t
Even when I was this *makes very small gap with fingers* close to saying:
– I’m out –
I keep going
Not because I was told to, but because the goat and mum and my sister lead by example
Everyone should of quit but no one did
Now I don’t know if it’s because I’m smart or dumb or some mixture that seems to work
But even when I don’t want to I keep going, and as much as I learned anything from goat it’s exactly that and I do
It’s that to you HAVE to keep going ESPECIALLY when you don’t want to
Because as long as your heart beats in your chest, you can still change your life for the better
And that’s that
I’ll be back to more ‘entrepreneurialy’ things from tomorrow onwards; but you’ve been patient with me last few weeks
– hence wanted to update you as to whats happening –
We ain’t out the woods yet (gotta help build him up for chemo next, dusting off my PT boots ) but I got him home and now it’s time for me to step up for him, my family AND you…
Right, I’m off to go get the shopping for everyone seeing as mother didn’t yesterday the little liar that she is…
Y’all have any idea how hard it is to bring home the weekly shop on a 170mph crotch rocket?!?
Speak soon & fighting the good fight
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
Pretty fucking simple reallyread more
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
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