Yesterday, I wrote about employers - both those I liked - and got along with like a house on fire (at least initially, hehe, before it "all fell apart as it always does" - Bourne was the best!! Ill say that till the day I pass on!) - and the Bozo sorts that asked retarded and ridiculous questions.
This morning, I remembered something interesting ...
Back in the day, at THAT job where I made all them sales "seemingly" out of the blue, willy nilly?
Well, we were dealing with a particularly tough client at one point (but I'll always thank him - oddly enough his name is John too - one of my great customers from the UK is named John too - but anyway, "client" John as I'll call him was a great guy).
Probably a guy you'd love to sit down with and drink a beer or two, as I'm sure most of my customers are (definitely John in the UK with his love for hard training, and "Stellas", hehe).
But client John was a TOUGH negotiator, and great story teller.
He probably met his match in me, as (later on) he told me "Rahul, you sold me when no-one else could!"
That was Rahul at the age of 26, still "raw" in the art of selling, but I've done it unconsciously since I was born - I've just refined and gone to a higher level now!
And I learned a hell of a lot from dealing with that client who didnt pay us a cent until we DID what he asked us to (I can understand his point of view - way too many times you send money, get ripped off etc and so forth).
Some of us just do it naturally, tho ...
And it was during a meeting with the boss in which we were going to decide if we were going to "keep" the client (he was giving us hell, but he was right!) that it happened.
I wanted to keep the client - and GET the job done - because I truly believed that if we could handle him - we could handle anything.
Much like the 20 odd list in 2010 - I believed if I coul get THOSE poverty condtioned minds to rise up - anything was and is possible!
Operations didnt want it. I can understand why, hehe.
Neither did "General De Facto" (though I think he was tilting more towards wanting it as I convinced him).
But, as operations said.
"The boss is on Rahul's side!"
He was (at the time).
I advised him to keep the client, and he replied with, well, WE took him on - so WE need to get this done.
He was right. Spot on. But what I am referrig to here is this - I sent offf one of those longgggg emails to the client.
The boss left our office, and went to his which was a five minute or so drive (10 maybe) away from ours.
And by the time he was seated at HIS desk, he saw the email from me!
A long email which I dont know, most would have taken at least 30 minutes or so to do.
And I dont know as my friend and "General De Facto" told me later.
"There's been no-one that can bang out emails quite that fast as Rahul!"
I always had the tools. But never the REAL confidence to go it on my own - if I had done that THEN - you'd probably be wearing 0 Excuses FItness T shirts by now, hehe. And thats something that will happen too in the very near future - so stay TUNED.
(Currently, the physical shop link is DISABLED on the other site - well, it's not disabled, but its hidden. We're selling teas there. But I plan on selling T shirts soon - and with everythign else going on - that will happen too very soon - stay tuned!)
(I've got the design in mind already and am working on it as we speak).
(When it's time, you'll see it!)
But anyway, thats what John (a customer who ordered the Fast and Furious ORIGINAL book - it's the original , which is what makes it different. Although it's mostly the same as 0 Excuses Fitness (well, the latter has more on pushups and nothing on dips I believe, while the former DOES have dips - and the latter doesnt have some of the exercises the former does, and vice versa) - overall, I'd say mostly the same - but it's different big time!) said yesterday.
(And it's different because it's the FIRST book I wrote, thats the FIRST edition that was EVER printed, and other than the reasons above (different exercises etc) - it's special, therefore a Collector's Edition and we have TWO left right now, so if you want in - jump NOW - because these will not last forever and I will not be printing this edition again).
"Mate, I can't keep up with all the other emails!"
"I've forgotten how fast your brain must work. In the time it took me to send you one email, you've sent me five!"
I'm high energy, high octane.
I've always been that way.
And I dont plan on changing any time soon, hehe.
Anyway, thats the blast from now. To get on the sort of workouts that keep me in this sort of shape both mentally and physically - well - the Rolls Royce is YOUR ticket, friend.
Get on the program now.
PS - The other workouts I do during the day, between emails etc? Lots and lots of squats (my hamstrings are sore today from 250 I pumped out, oddly enough while writing JOhn emails. Never an excuse!) - and workouts out of Animal Kingdom Workouts - a book you really must grab if you're REALLY and truly serious about your fitness and conditioning.
PS #2 - Only two copies of the collector's edition left for Fast and Furious Fitness, so if you want in, jump NOW in that regard (I know, I said it before, but I've been guilty of saying it less in the past, so I'm making up for lost time, hehe).
PPS - Took me around 7 minutes to tai-pe out this probably Tai-Po ridden 1000 odd words. . .
PPS #2 - While linking the books above, I remembered something. Dips are a great workout, and I've been meaning to write more about them too. I haven't written much AT ALL (other than whats in the book above I believe) ... but I need to (and will) rectify this in the near future - stay tuned!