Monthly archives: January, 2014

nachapp update


As posted in Get Organised in 2014 with nach, I am trialling this online productivity tool free Productionfor 30 days. Need for achievement (nach for short) is a handy little app that works on all your devices, PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, whatever you use to access the internet.

You can access it yourself here: for your own 30 day free trial. What I think is great about it, is that it will hold you accountable. Well, it will help you be accountable to yourself!

The way it does this is by sending you e.mails or SMS messages to prompt you about the steps you said you would take that day toward a goal and also a weekly update and summary of steps taken and/or missed that week.

I haven’t tried the SMS messages yet but the e.mails are working well. You get a little prompt into your inbox with regard to what you said you were going to do that day and if you are in the habit of checking your inbox in the morning or throughout the day, it does act a little like a wake up call.

So if you are ever prone to put things off, this one could be for you!

Here are a few tips on getting started:

Edify, don’t Vilify


Just a quick post today but a good point that I have heard some successful people making recently……Try to minimise the negative talk about others and try to talk people up instead.

Like your mother said, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all! Bad mouthing is something that happens all the time in many environments, working, social or otherwise, but it rarely does us any good.

Attacking somebody’s character does nothing for our own self-esteem. It might make us feel superior for a moment but longer term, talking people down just creates a negative vibe all round.

Edifying and talking people up does the opposite. Finding the good in others and building them up is positive all round, for them, you and others. The caveat of course, is if there is an injustice that needs dealing with. This can be done properly in person though, leaving the petty talk and bitching at the door.

So just a short post today but while you are here, why not check this one out: Principles of Persuasion.

Back soon!

p.s. Don’t forget to claim the free reports at the end of Principles of Persuasion.

It Can all Change in a Day


It can all change in a day says Jim Rohn, the classic mentor who sadly passed away in 2009. Jim’s stuff is so great. I’d recommend anyone to check out more of his videos as you may find the day that turns your life around is a day that you listen to this great man.

Here is a classic clip below. Wow, disgust, decision, desire and resolve. 4 key emotions that can make all the difference and make you decide “enough is enough!!”

If you want some change in your life, you’ve got to check this out…

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Going from Learning Mode to Action Mode


Do you ever feel that you want to take action but are stuck in learning mode? You know you need to take action, you need to get into activity to make good things happen but the learning feels good doesn’t it? Learning about the thing you are going to do is comfortable and it is easy to kid yourself that while you are learning, you are in action.

Get Organised in 2014 with nachapp


Just discovered a cool new app to boost your productivity that can be accessed from all your devices, PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone etc. It’s called Need for Achievement. nach for short and you can trial it at

You can start a 30-day free trial without having to input any debit or credit card details. I have just done this after searching for a simple, easy to use online system for reminders and goal-setting.

What I’ve found in nachapp looks very interesting.

Bring on the Snow!


Some of you may know by now that I love snow! Whilst many people are bemoaning the bad winter weather, I get all excited about the possibility of an escape to the mountains and the prospect of ski slopes covered in deep fresh powder.Alpbach

A ritual that I develop at this time of year is regularly checking into the snow reports and webcams on the Ski Club of Great Britain websiteIt’s so exciting to see what new snow has fallen or is going to fall, see it on the webcams and plan a resort to visit.

Happy New You!

In my previous post, Don’t make New Year’s resolutions!, I talk about moving towards goals in constant incremental steps. This video from the great Tony Robbins fits nicely after my last post.Tony Robbins

Though originally sent out for 2012, this clip is just as relevant for starting 2014 the best you can.

From his comments on the two kinds of motivation, push and pull and towards the end, great stuff about will power not lasting but rituals can last a life-time, check it out!

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions!


In the last few days I have been asked this a lot: “So Dylan, have you made any new year’s resolutions?”. My reply, “no, I don’t like them”, has surprised a few people. I don’t leave it as blunt as that, I go on to explain what I mean and this is it: