Actually, he DID.
He understood it better than most, probably!
And he was spiritual without knowing it too ...
Of course, those were the hey days in the PRC, and this friend is none other than Major General Michael, him of the FAMOUS "You are both FIRED as SITE ADMINS and MAJOR GENERAL. Public posting to follow shortly".
It never did, hehe.
That was Michael, Rahul and Uncle Bob (and a late addition Ziv Glikman whose now the only remaining solider in that battle, and a bonafide STUD in terms of "whos who" in Dongguan and a great guy despite our spats in the "early days" for which I was responsible for the most part, hehe).
Thats always been me.
And I was that then x 10000.
I still am, hehe.
But doing the right thing, thats always been key for me.
So it was for Major General Michael, as when it came time to hand over Dongguan Expat FULLY to me, he did so despite me saying initially "I didnt want to buy it".
Folks were CLAMORING to get the site.
But he didnt give in.
He called me one fine night (when yours truly was about to set off on one of his truly infamous bordello jaunts as Michael put it "on the streets of Dongguan", hehe - STREET TOUGH!!! Thats been me always. I remember a friend Aaron back in the day telling me "So what if he's bigger than you. You're a damn STREET FIGHTER!") and said the following which was repeated on email the next day.
And as I am hit with an outpouting of emotion recalling Sunny Deol in Ghayal, and as I keep getting hit with these great reviews for the course DEAR or DEAREST to my HEART - Pushup Central, I gotta say it.
"Rahul, lets do this now! I want to do it now!"
Hey, I feel him.
When I want to do something, it has be done now.
The TIME IS NOW!
As Napoleon Hill says, when you get the urge - DO IT!
DO NOT STOP TO PONDER and think "what if"!
Else, it might well be FATAL to your success.
Now, anyway - when Igot back, the site was there for me.
Teh next day, he said this on email.
"No-one contributed MORE to Dongguan Expat than you, Rahul. I created it, WE WORKED on it, but YOU were the biggest contributor".
Fair's fair, bro.
And the General was a fair man, and still is!
I'd love to meet him TODAY and chill and drink a few cold ones with me like we both did back in the day, getting in each others FACES, REAL MAN STYLE!
Thankfully we're (if I may borrow a great guy John Walker's expression" "far more civilzed now".
But the BEAST lurks!
Anyway, down the line, I think I mentioned this before (yes, I did!) - I put a Tsingtao beer gal as an opening splash page on the site for no other reason than I love Tsingtao, and the dame was hot - looked DAMN GOOD!
Kinda like the girls I drank with so often back in the day.
Michael asked me the following.
"Great splash page! But ... is TsingTao giving you credit for all the publicity??"
He was right.
And Iremoved the page later after pissing a few uppity morons off (and Nazi feminists, how dare I put the image of a sexy hot woman on there, hehe. "I dont want to see that!") ... but it probably got a lot of eyeballs.
He said it in jest.
But here's the point.
I dont SHY AWAY from giving CREDIT where it's due bro.
I'll talk all day long about how great they are!
Well, you know that story too. Hehe.
I'll talk all day long about it and give it credit!!
People that inspired me?
I dont just give them credit here - FREE credit - and no, I dont expect nothing in return - they deserve it - and then some! And I give them credit in my BOOKS TOO!
That is how the Universe works - I wrote in a NON - FITNESS related book about an English expat coming "home" to his Indian "dream gal' - and how "life always brings things full circle".
I gave you the example of - well, in THAT book of Stallone in Rambo being asked by Colonel Trautman.
"When are you going to come full ciricle, John?"
And Michael ... (which Michael? I'm Michael too, hehe - not just in China, but on ANOTHER site too!).
There is a reason I chose the name.
The man inspired me, and still does!
(and it pissed off a lot of people that I liked him, but hey. So be it!)
"We all get on the roundabout , Rahul ... "
And as I come full circle, you do so TOO bro.
With the OLDEST exercise known to man out there (no, Bozo Schofield, not "that exercise").
No you know what fist pumps with old you know what's.
Come full circle, bro.
JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING!!
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