This Could Be Your First Step To Greatness

Everyone has 24 hours in a day, so how is it that some go on to provide exponential value and become great? Here is the first step you might need to take:


Yes that means no Eastenders, no Big Brother, no Pop Idol, no Dancing on Ice.



I’ve survived for more years than I can remember with zero hours TV. From 2002 to 2008 I had NO TV in the house. Then again from 2012 to 2014 in that time I brought two kids on my own without it, so the kids aren’t an excuse.

When I worked as a Cognitive Behaviourail Therapy Programmes Trainer for the National Probation Service, helping to rehabilitate substance abusers, one of the things I learnt was about identifying and removing triggers. These principles can be applied to all areas of our life.

When you’re trying to lose weight the easiest way to avoid unhealthy foods is by not having them in the house.   Similarly when you have a TV in the the room where you relax the most you are more likely to channel surf and waste time.   I’ve done it.  

If TV is taking up a lot of your time.  A simple step like identifying and removing your triggers to reduce your TV consumption can set you on the path to greatness  

Become Great With This One Simple Step

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Non of this will work until you’ve decided how much you value your life and what you want out of it. If you want happiness know that happiness is rooted in leading a purposeful life. Especially in the latter years of your life you will get the most satisfaction when you can look back knowing it was meaningful.

The ONLY time I will ALLOW for TV now is when I’m sat at the dining table eating, which I don’t often do. Even then it will only be a useful documentary related to my interests, or the news, whilst I eat 15 - 30 minutes.

Besides wasting time watching some of those meaningless garbage deemed as entertainment makes your life UTTERLY and totally meaningless. Time is our MOST valuable asset exchange it for other valuable entities. If you don’t have time for your health, (your second most valuable asset), if you don’t have time to learn and grow. You don’t have time to spend with your kids, playing as well as teaching them. Then you need to exchange at least one hour from your TV viewing a day, for one or all of those.

If you don’t watch a lot TV and can relate to this post give me a thumbs up (Like the post), because I was told by the ex I’m abnormal (Just before I caved in to her demands of getting a TV) and it’s kind of stuck. I occasionally feel it too because spend too much time watching.

If you’re like me and don’t watch a lot of TV, and I think we need to define a lot, (less than 30 minutes a day) because an hour or more a day isn’t a lot in most people’s book, then give me a double thumbs up and share this post.

FREE Zero Investment How To Make Money Online …

.... Extremely slowly.  I often find those titles (without the slowly part) very misleading.  Sometimes they're simply used as 'clickbait'.   The truth is even though you can make money online with little to no investment, to do so will take a very long time.     The other thing is before you even try make money online you should have a field of expertise, in which case you should have had a real world experience through working in that field and earned some money as a result.  Otherwise what do you intend to contribute to the online space? What value can you bring?  The Internet doesn't need another fly by guru who is simply trying to make money by showing others how to make money.  Google agrees with that and that's why it doesn't rank affiliate sites well.

  I was inspired to write this by observing a recent product launch, by an experienced online marketer,  where it was clear a fairly decent some of money had gone in to it.   Something that new starters don't see or are not made aware off.  When you see ads pop up based on a website you've visited someone has paid for those ads to be there by running a Pay Per Click campaign.

​I started off on a shoe string budget and to some extent I still do run off a shoe string budget.  However I quickly learnt free things are very limited and will really slow your business growth down.   Continue visiting my blog or subscribe to my mailing list and I'll share with you the best of the free and other paid tools and software that give you the most bang for your buck.  Everything you will need to start and run your online empire. For example I pay approximately £200 annually and that covers my expenses for best conversion optimized themes, landing pages, and variety of optin forms.  If you went with LeadPages, it's approx £30 a month that's just for landing pages (last time I checked) then you'd have to pay for all the other things you could be paying over £200 a month.  Unless you had deep pockets or a massive capital that could kill your dreams of making money online right off the bat.  Some of the other software like ClickFunnels have great features and make things even easier,  if you can afford the £100 price tag go for it.   However always be thinking of ROI, like any good business man, especially when you're starting out.  Don't be like the reckless rich kid who just throws money at everything.

The bottom line: You can make money online with zero investment but it will take a really long time.  To make money online faster you will need some capital for software, hosting and cash flow for operational costs.  If you want to grow your business quickly then you will need to start off with PPC (Pay Per Click) campaigns, such as Facebook Advertising or Google Adwords. Trying to get rich off organic (free) traffic is slow and tedious.  Furthermore the FREE mindset is the wrong mindset to have, unless you're genuinely broke and can't afford anything.

How to Sort Ya Head Out!

The Importance of A Growth Mindset and How To Develop It

As I work on my mindset I realise just how important it is. Like a lot of people I used to think there are some truths but most of it iswas airy fairy.  However I'm beginning to realise it's actually the foundation of everything else and it's the first thing you need to tackle. When I'm in the right headspace, or the 'In The Zone', I can feel the fire in my belly, I can taste the success, it feels so real I can see it touch it almost.  It motivates me to work tirelessly.   Those are the ingredients you need to succeed in achieving your goals in whatever endeavour you are pursuing.

Your beliefs and minset shapes your reality.  I gave this example to my 12 year old daughter the other day. When we're crossing the road we cross it when we believe it's safe to do so. If however we saw distant cars, potholes or any number of other things and thought it's not safe we would never have the courage to even cross a road. In fact we could end up having an anxiety attack just from the thought of crossing a road.

There is a Bengali saying that goes 'It's not the tiger of the field that devours you but the one in the mind'.  Sometimes great achievers are seen as arrogant.  This is not always the  true, rather they have supreme level of confidence and belief in themselves.

How To Develop A Succesful Mindset

​I'll explain these further at a later date.




I do all those things by reading the Qur'an daily with understanding, once again I'll explain how that works at a later date. Think of it as active meditation 'Tai Lopez'.  You can also help to develop the right mindset by reading books that motivate and inspire you, books like 'Success Principles'.  

I also workout out, training  combined with caffeine work wonders for me too.  As Grant Cardone would say "Do whatever it takes",  to take you from a negative limiting mindset to a positive successful growth mindset.  

​One of the other courses that have really help hone my mindset was Tai Lopez's 67 steps, you can read my brief unfinished (just like this post) review here.

Finally, you can't pour water into a cup that's upside down.  You need to be ready to learn and take action. It will take consistency to see results.

Tai Lopez 67 Steps

Is Tai Lopez A Scammer? – 67 Steps Review

Tai Lopez is the kind of guy you love or hate.  The king of internet and YouTube trolls, but that annoying video of his worked.  It got me to try his 67 steps.  To give credit where it's due, I found it very interesting.  At first I thought this is nothing new I know all this.  However I'm only now beginning to appreciate what he's done.  He has summarised a tremendous amount of wisdom in 67 steps.  Although I'm still sceptical of him reading a book a day.  🙂

 His perspective on some of it is also quite interesting and opens up another avenue for thought.  I find it very useful to refer to back to his 67 steps to reinforce and internalise a growth mindset.  Treat it is as my dose of positive affirmations.  This has helped me to mentally stay on track and resulting in steady progress and business growth.  

This course falls in the category of developing the right mindset which is should be everyone's first priority. That is something else I talk about in one of my other posts.  

There is a lot to like about the course.  I particularly  liked  how he shatters some of the cultish beliefs and affirmations within in the 'Self Help' community, which was a bit of reality check for myself too.  I also like how he provides a pointers on how to discover you Orwelian Destiny.  Each one of his 67 steps provides some value.  If I went through them all this would turn in to very lengthy post, however I will add more when I have time.

It's not a get rich quick action plan.  It's designed to get your thought process in gear and develop the right mindset.   Achieving the right mindset is priceless.  For that alone it's worth it.

P.S.  Although I am a big believer in mentors and teachers, see Talent Code, because I believe they can shorten your journey,  and help you reach your destination quicker.  I couldn't afford his coaching programme at the time and didn't think I needed it.  I've already got tons of resources and that I need to get through and some very good teachers and mentors already.

1 How to Discover Your Life’s Vision and Live A Happier Life

Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting with two men who legs were exposed when a third man walked in and saw the legs of other two men. Upon which he immediately said ‘Somewhere down the line you two are related’. Hearing this the Prophet smiled, it pleased him so much that he went home and related the incident to his wife Aisha (RA)

This might seem like a strange narration and why have I mentioned it here and what is the take home point for this? It is that our Prophet recognised talent.

Each and everyone of you has something you are good at, the one thing your Orwellian Destiny. It is up to you to discover what that talent is and use it to best serve you in this world and the hereafter. Take for example, some people are introverts and they find it easier to sit at home and do dhikr, others are extroverts and they find it easier to talk to people and spread the wonderful authentic message of Islam, one of peace forgiveness and tolerance each of them can use what he/she is good at.

In fact we shouldn’t be so narrow minded and limited in our thinking. One could almost literally use any skill or talent they have to better the lives of humans. Contribute to and improve society thus paving their way to Jannah (paradise). Noman Ali Khan speaks about this often.

Studies have shown those who discover and align themselves with their vision for life live happier lives. So What is your vision of life and how do you find out?

Remember in order for you to achieve your highest goal your talent needs to meet with circumstances. Watch these FREE videos to get you started.

The Ultimate Social Media Marketing Software You Will Ever Need- Mass Planner 2 Review

Mass Planner Review

Review of : Mass Planner 

Use: Social Media Automation


User Freindly


Mass Planner has everything you need to grow you social media accounts on autopilot. It supports multiple platforms.  Updates and new features are being added almost on a weekly basis

Since Mass Planner is such a beast and has so many features it can be quite a big learning curve.  I think user interface could be improved but I can't think how they could do that and still have all the features.  The team are always open to suggestions and get back to you within 24 hours  

On average other similar software charge  £10 a month per platform.  By comparison if you were to sign up for all them separately with other providers  you could be paying upwards of £60 a month.  

Mass Planner at $10 a month or $44 if you pay for 6 months in one go, is simply a steal, an absolute bargain that's worth every penny.​

Summary: If you want to make your mark online you can't ignore social media.  Social media is growing like wildfire however with this growth comes competition.   Keeping your head above the competition can take hours of work a day with very little to show for it.   Save  them hours by using Mass Planner to grow your social media accounts strategically.   Mass Planner is the most feature rich, most powerful social media automation software I've come across so far.  It provides amazing value for money and great support.

  • Excellent Value For Money
  • Extremely Powerful And Feature Rich
  • ​Supports Multiple Platforms
  • Can Run Multiple Strategic Campaigns
  • Notifies You When Your Campaign Is Running Low on Content
  • Ability Automatically Add Hashtags
  • Ability To Delete Old Posts
  • Ability Re Add Published Posts
  • Post To Multiple Facebook Groups and Walls Automatically
  • Choose Posting Times Or Randomize
  • Randomize Number of Posts
  • Excellent Support
  • Updated Regularly
  • Too Many Others To List
  • Too many features make it a big learning curve
  • Being irresponsible with it can get you banned 
  • Can Be Used By Spammers
  • The software is run from your computer, so your computer has to be switched on.
  • No robust analytics

$9.99 a month or $44 for 6  Months (FREE 5 day Trial)

"It can now be said that a successful enterprise has to be social" 

Phil Robinson, director of relationship marketing for 1 June 2012

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Social media platforms give you access to a massive audience on tap.  As opposed to SEO and google, you can target audiences based on their interests and other variable simply by the things they share and talk about or the groups and they hang out it in.  

The only problem is building a following and having them come to you can be a very lengthy mind numbing task.  

Long before I embarked on trying to make any money online I enjoyed using social media, Facebook, Pinterest and even Hi5 if you can remember that far back.  

I could always sense that there was potential to make money from it.  So when I started ​learning about online marketing the first courses I studied were about social media marketing.  

​I tried following all the politically correct advice of putting out valuable content, but it was a real time drain trying to 1. Create or curate the content  2. Get it out spacing it out evenly through out the day.  Or posting at the best times.

Problem Growing Social Media Accounts

​Despite my best efforts acting upon all the best practices I learnt from the gurus my growth was still painfully slow.  

 Are you in the same boat I was?

Do you feel like you're wasting hours trying to grow your social media accounts?

Don't worry you're not alone.

 What I eventually learnt was the only thing that works is if you follow others and unfollow the ones that don't follow you back for platforms like Twitter and Instagram.  On top of putting out good quality content. That's the only way you'll get the attention of those that are likely to consume your content.

As I've mentioned opening paragragh, building a large social media following can be very laborious and time consuming with very little to show for it in the beginning. I've been there and done it and the time spent really bothered me too. 

I've lost count how many social media automation tools I've tried and tested and the hours I've spent following, unfollowing and posting to various social media platforms before Mass Planner. 

The worst part of it is when you see followers dropping off if you've not been able to the grind for a day or two.  It used to really mess with my head seeing my hard work go to waste.

 Followers dropping is something you will have to get used to but it shouldn't matter if you've grown your followers on autopilot.

Overall you followers should be growing.  Those that stay are more likely to be interested in what you have to offer.

On twitter you need to be putting out at least 30 tweets a day, made up of your own tweets and retweets,  for optimal potential for growth imagine trying to time all that and doing it manually.

I've been dabbling with Mass Planner for around 5 months and still I haven't harnessed it's true potential partly because it keeps getting updated with more features . Prior to using Mass Planner it took me 6 months of daily grind of up to 2 hours a day, to build my twitter account to around 1500.  

Everything In One Software

Even though I was using other free services like Tweepi, ManageFlitter etc. In fact that was chore in itself going from one site to another. 

With Mass Planner you get everything in one place. At the time of writing Not only my twitter but my Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus have grown in excess of 2000 followers in a month on complete automation.  I’m getting good engagement too that is increasing as I tweak stuff when I have time. I've still not harnessed it's full potential.  I’ve not even started using the Tumblr or Linked In features.

It starts and runs on your computer without you even noticing it. No more jumping from site to site changing different settings.

It's got a whole host of other features, but I'm sure you're not here to read about the features you can do that on the official Mass Planner Site​ Here


The support is awesome as well.   Any time I've had an issue they've always been freindly and got back to me within 24 hours with and answer.  These guys are not motivated by making money as much as they are about helping others otherwise they could easily charge a lot more.

It gets updated every few days to make it better and more powerful with more features. Once again all done automatically.


At $10 a month it's an absolute steal. Only $44 for 6 months, if you pay 6 months at a time. If you compare it to all the others and what you get this should be priced around the £1000 mark, that's no exaggeration, but I'm not complaining. I'm extremely frugal and pennywise and won't spend a penny more than I need to and this is worth every penny. I could write a further 1000 words telling you about how and why it's so amazing but you can do the research yourself, I don't like hard selling. In closing all I will say is every conceivable hurdle that there is in social media marketing and automation; These guys have got it covered.

The features and benefits are too many to list see my post on how to grow your social media followers. Mass Planner does all that and more on autopilot.

I’m creating my own Mass Planner Guide and Webinar based on what I’ve learnt, showing you some awesome features with tremendous potential that you might easily overlook like I did for months. Get Your Copy

  1. Save time

  2. Grow your social media following (I know a guy who grew his twitter account to over a 100k and makes £2,000 month just from selling to his twitter followers)

  3. Get your life back

Mass Planner is an absolute beast of a software. There is a massive learning curve, even if you have experience of other SMM software.  Like I've said after 3 months I’m still learning and tweaking stuff some things you can only learn through experience. Whilst the team behind it are always adding more features and making it better.

My Results

I gained over twitter 1500 followers in a month on autopilot without even trying.  Look at the last two days 1000 followers, it was actually over a 1000 but the it's a bit slow to update.  That’s was just after I implemented my tweaks.  I haven't implemented everything yet more to follow I'm expecting  massive snowball effect God Willing.  I’ll share these with you if you buy through my affiliate link.

Twitter Followers


Nearly 700 in 16 days, once again that's without even trying i.e. I haven't applied everything else I know about acquiring more followers.​

Instagram Follower

Full Disclosure I am an affiliate because I really believe in it, use it daily and love it. So if you buy with this link you'll be helping me for helping you, without any loss to yourself

Get Mass Planner.   Alternatively if you haven’t got the time to be messing around tinkering with software, obtaining images, writing up tweets, you can hire me to do it all for you.

I have no idea why other internet marketers aren’t promoting this product. I suspect it’s because the affiliate commission isn’t as high.

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How to Make Money on Facebook

Facebook like many things in life (such as wives) can be like a double edged sword. It has some amazing benefits and some major drawbacks too.

The Benefits

Communicating with family and freinds. I have some family and freinds who I’ve not spoken to or heard from in years, prior to facebook. Since the advent of facebook I’m communicating with them more often and we are able to get a glimpse in to each others lives. Facebook has made it easy. At one time if I wanted to show holiday pics to my relatives I would have had to make time to show them all individually, which in many would have been practically impossible. Now I just upload the album to facebook and grant them access and hoila! All done! Then there are other uses awesome benefits we’ll get too at the bottom.

The Drawbacks

Apart from the obvious, like security and privacy which I’m not going to get in to in this post. I assume you’re all responsible adults reading this post. The biggest for me and probably for yourself too, are distractions and suck up your valuable time.  I recently posted about this and some were surprised.  Don’t get me wrong it’s nice to have a laugh with freinds online a few minutes of the day, but when this becomes hours then it’s a real problem. When your freinds and family offline are feeling it.  When you’re neglecting your other duties and your productivity in other areas is dented, you need to take control and reign it in. The worst of the distracting nonsense is when someone uploads a picture of a cat and decides it's so awesome that they have to tag everyone on their freinds list. Then you start getting a never ending list of notifications from all the other retards with nothing better to do, so they have to comment, “awww… that’s so cute”.  Thankfully I don’t have too many of those.  Sadly I’m plagued with much worse the ‘Haram Police’ or the ‘Subhanallah, Mashallah’ folks. These guys feel the need to police the internet with things like this

Zakir Naik
Muslim Beards
Haram Eyebrows

I'm going to make a salient point... patience I'm coming to it.  Or they  highlight their immaturity and shortsightedness with with things like this...

Only because she spent an hour doing her I make up mate!! 

Merry Christmas

Benefits Continued...

Ok so now that I’ve wasted enough of your time let’s get to the meat (sorry vegetarians.. please don’t tag me on your vegetarian memes). These benefits should especially help out the folk that keep tagging me on their merchandise for sale. Just for information for you folks I don’t know too many guys interested in buying makeup. I’m sure most their wives buy their own make up. So stop tagging everyone and oh! I shop for most of my clothes at Primark I’ve no need for your expensive designer Arab (not Islamic) clothing.

There is a hidden community on facebook that is very valuable, where great minds meet and exchange information. Like your whatsapp group but with more features. They are called facebook groups. If you’ve tried joining groups and not found them to be productive it’s because you been doing it all wrong. Here’s the correct way. The criteria for getting the most out of groups are the following

Join only groups with large numbers, at least a thousand unless your area of interest is a very narrow niche, like South Asian Muslim Lesbian One Armed Ping Pong Players, or a very close knit mastermind with you and your mates.   The other thing to note is, if after a month or so you find that you're not able to provide or receive any value in that group because:

  • Their is not much activity.
  • The admins of that group are very selective of who they allow to post, usually their clique.
  • Sometimes they might allow you to post only if it serves their interest.  


 Some groups are set up just as a lead generation for the group owners. These are pointless.

Join groups that are active.  Check the groups to see if the people on their are genuinely active and engaged. Groups that are full of spammy self promotion doesn’t count.

Now if you’ve tried this manually it can be quite time consuming.  I have also noticed when you search within facebook you get very few results.

Here is a tool that you can use that gets results like this, it found 26 groups with over 5000 members in a matter of minutes, you can set the criteria to whatever you want. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for this tool.

Facebook Group Finder Mass Planner

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Now this tool is primarily for Internet Marketers, however it has so many benefits and so well priced I would have purchased it even if I wasn’t involved in Online Marketing.

Lastly there is facebook advertising which is relatively cheap and if done correctly can give you a very good ROI (Return On Investment) which I’ll write about that another time. I hope that’s helped if you have any questions or comments you can leave them down below. What things annoy you the most on facebook and what are you favourite advantages?