Category: Tools

What is a meta story?

What is a meta story?

What is a meta story? – In the previous post, 5 main things that leaders do every day, I mention tuning the subconscious mind for what you want by using meta-stories. The term comes from “Anything Fast” by Stuart Lichtman. An MIT engineering graduate, Lichtman created a computer system in the late 1960s – Arintel, to model human decision making behaviour.

After further studies in Psychology and Economics (why humans do what they do), Lichtman went on to develop techniques for the average person to easily program their subconscious. The Cybernetic Transposition Technique was born and at its core is the meta story. Here is how it can help you..

Use the Pomodoro Technique to focus and get more done!


The Pomodoro Technique. Recently I have been on an Aweber e.mail marketing webinar series and discovered a very simple, yet highly effective and fun way of managing time for work tasks and a variety of other activities.The Pomodoro Technique

The speaker shared this technique, which I hadn’t heard of before. On investigating further though, there is a fair bit of information out there on the Pomodoro Technique.

Aweber’s new email templates optimised for mobile


Just a quick Aweber update. The premier email marketing company has taken their service to Any Device, Any Template. Anywhere with email templates optimised for mobile.Aweber3

The company claims that 51% of people open their emails on mobile devices now. So if you seriously want to make an impact by email, then you must make them optimised for mobile.

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:

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.

Aweber Celebrates 15 Years


Aweber is celebrating 15 years of helping businesses create highly successful e.mail marketing campaigns and moreAweber1

If you have not opened your Aweber account yet ($1 to start) and/or want to see what all the fuss is about, including a personal 15 year anniversary message from one of the founders, run along and click the link below.

15 years for Aweber. Click here to see.

To your successful e.mail campaigns!

How to create and use Aweber forms

What is Aweber anyway?

Aweber is an amazing tool. Probably the no.1 e.mail marketing service out there. It allows you to capture names, e.mail addresses and other information from your website visitors.

Then when that list is building nicely, e.mails can be sent to the list (or part of it) anytime you want to. Broadcast fashion. E.mails can be all written ready and then at the click of your mouse, sent out at chosen time intervals or as an RSS feed of your blog.

Why you should use WordPress to create your website


Setting up and running a new business is a very exciting process but for all the excitement, fun and anticipation of success, it is also a process fraught with challenges. Time-wasting seemingly important activities, money-wasting pitfalls and technology glitches are just some of the obstacles that everybody comes up against now and then.

Engage your subscribers using Aweber


In a previous post, marketing to a new generation, I mention Aweber, a great service that for only $1 to try out, provides e.mail marketing services, newsletters, autoresponders and converts RSS to e.mail.Aweber2

It is well known that if you do not have a list of subscribers when it comes to marketing something online (whether for profit or not, it could just be ideas and information you want to get out there), then really, you have nothing.

Using Aweber is a very powerful and

Using a Gravatar for your personal brand


Using a Gravatar for your personal brand – I’ve talked about creating a personal brand in my previous post and how this can benefit you online. If you have an online business or are thinking of having one or intend to comment on internet forums and blogs, then using a good picture of you allows people to “see” who they are dealing with.  Using a Gravatar for your personal brand

Psychological research shows that people make more of a connection when they can see a visual image. Face to face is ideal of course, but when this is not possible, a good picture can help people identify with you and build all important trust.

In this post, I’ll share a very useful tool I have found-Gravatar