More on why I dont want and dont watch VIDEOS (and especially not profoundly moronic ones which most are).Written by Rahul
You on this list know why!
But I will say it yet again – videos are something Rahul Mookerjee does NOT WATCH.
I mean, I’d like to stay out of the “bozo” category, and the minute you stare non stop at anything that kills your imagination (TV, soap operas, inane and idiotitc promotional videos, or those “trying to make some sort of inane point in a long winded and overly showboaty manner” and so forth are PRIME EXAMPLES OF THIS) is the minute you slide further towards inertia and BOZO like behavior
And “boredom” and complaining galore too.
Michelle, a friend of mine (or ...w ell, FB friend) once told me this.
“I am not the type of person who complains about where I live!”
(That being the PRC).
Last night, she messaged me out of the blue.
“Hey how are you"
I could tell that part was a formality. She needed someone to .. .
“Have you watched the videos”, she went three times without even allowing me the chance to do so (becuase deep down inside she knows I won’t, hehe).
Anyway, she sent me three links one after the other.
Bear in mind this person only talks to me either when she sends lengthy voice notes – or – you got it – videos.
In the “friendship” thus far I think it’s the first time she’s ever typed because “her English is supposedly too weak” (but it isnt weak when she speaks, hehe)
So we got to talking.
“China is so boring!”
“I’m an interesting girl! I am not like most Chinese girls ! I travel all over world!”
And I tried to switch the topic to something interesting that being hiking.
“DG hiking is nothing compared to where I’m from!”
Apparently the “mountain” in her hometown in taiwan is far “better”.
It probably is, to be honest.
But really, hiking never gets boring my friend.
Neither does LIFE.
You have to FIND something to do. You gotta MAKE YOUR OWN LIFE interesting, no matter what.
I Could tell you a bazillion things to do within the confines of a room in that regard!
It’s not a matter of “boring”.
IT’s a matter of not being open minded enough to ... ah, but whatever.
What do I know, I told her.
And she bought it. Hook line and sinker.
“I’m just the fitness guy”, I tittered. “Maybe thats why I like hikes, foot massages (I dont, actually) and the like”
(I DO like body massages though)
(and thats why I put out a section on MASSAGE in the 0 Excuses Fitness book)
but really, the video she sent were LONG.
I watched about a few seconds of one.
That was enough.
Some inane nonsense about some tom tommers claiming “Taiwan is a much better place to live than America” – and then dissing America (curiously enough he’s American) in favor of China, Taiwan etc.
Punctuated by the most asinine and juvenile music ever.
So much for interesting and well traveled “different” ladies.
I rest my case.
And on a side note, as my friend from the Marines rightly said.
“Taiwan exists because of it’s friends. Simple. “
And it IS that simple.
Maybe thats what causes all the angst as well, hehe.
Anyway, thats that for now.
I dont like videos, but sometimes they’re necessary.
Last one I watched was of a guy taking apart a water dispenser.
Now that was cool. Learned me a NEW TRICK, hehe.
A do at home kinda thing.
And I believe I watched a Trump video (part of it) about going out and voting, but he made it interesting.
“Maybe you’ll vote for me, and maybe you won’t”, I remember him saying.
And after reading all this, maybe you’ll stay on my list, and maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll invest in the 0 Excuses Fitness System, or maybe you won’t.
Or maybe you’ll just send me more inane idiotic vidoes and wonder why I Dont reply to you.
All good either way, hehe ...
And thats truly that for now. Back soon!
Its funny how the human mind processes things ...
And how HABITS are formed.
For years and years and years and years, even when in China, I was of the opinion and bent of mind that the first thing you did upon waking up in the morning was (after coffee and a dump) was get into the SHOWER.
And stay there for a good 10 minutes or so.
This routine was so ingrained in me that I learned something new while doing it
That being, the benefits of COLD water showers in the EXTREME winters – not out of choice, but “necessity” (somehow those heaters in China find a way to give up when you need ‘em the most, hehe).
(It’s usually a small thing, but they usually give up when you want to take a QUICK shower and are pressed for time. If it CAN go wrong, probably will!).
I’ll write about that later, but for now?
When I first floated the idea of doing what the Chinese do, which is to steadfastly shower at night, and usually never before, I was looked upon as crazy.
“Thats dirty”, people told me.
When I Told the Chinese?
“How can you not shower at night! Thats gross!!”
Or, what Carol told me.
“I can’t imagine how you’d get into bed without a shower at night!”
(Not EVERYONE told me this sort of thing, but the vast majority of people in China DID, and DO until today, and those that didnt, probably just didnt and would anyway. Hehe).
Then when I went to the Middle East for an ill fated few months, it seemed like the “mid day time” (as they put it) was the time to shower, take a siesta, and so forth.
A two hour break between work seemed as alien to me initially as the shower at night first did, when I first got to know of it.
But I got used to it.
(Company I was at for a brief while did it’s damndest to pinch an extra hour out of its employees so in essence and really speaking it was a very hurried one hour break – I mean barely enough time to even sneak in a meal, because you were using company transport to go back and forth and other rubbish, but this isn’t about that ... but anyway ... point begets).
(The other hour they tried to pinch was mostly peopel sleeping al through it). Real work only started around 3PM ...
But again, and the point of all this
Yours truly for one doesnt shower in the morning these days.
I prefer to get my WORKOUT in first thing in the morning. And THEN Shower.
If I dont workout in the mornings, then I’ll wait until I do, and then shower.
Often times, if I’m exceedingly busy, it will be a long night shower.
Do I feel “dirty” in the morning?
I Dont think so, my friend, and I haven’t been “stinking: any either.
I could never understand how smells and stinks somehow miraculously make their way into a clean bed! (to manifest in the morning).
They DON’T. It’s a matter of HABIT.
Nothing against morning showers either, for those that like it.
But again, the point begets.
There isn’t “one right way”.
The point is, to do it
If you do what many peiople in China and India do in the winters, which being to NOT shower at all for days, and do so very sparingly so that a NASTY, NASTY, PUTRID stench comes out of the person – then I’d say hell no.
(and it’s both men and women. The women cover it up with perfumes and the like, but you can still “smell it”. UGH! And the men .... well, they dont even cover it up).
But otherwise ...
Fitness wise, SAME thing.
There is NO one right way my friend.
You may find that pull-ups done BEFORE your hill climbs work best. For you.
For me, they did for a while!
You may find that for a period you do NOTHING but Hindu squats
You may find that doing less is indeed more – as I’ve found!
And so forth.
Point being – do what works for YOU – and this is something I emphasize in all my books and courses.
And just do it!
PS – Picjk up the 0 Excuses Fitness System here.
One of the things that I always ask everyone (well, on my coaching calls that is) in terms of progressing at anything (life, fitness, workouts, relationships etc) is this.
HOW FAR AHEAD are you – right now – of both the herd and yourself?
Por ejempelo, lets say you got a goal to do 100 pushups at ONE shot.
Just up and down, up and down ... (no pun intended, hehe, especially given that email on supposed porno or what not).
Chest to the floor, back up. ALL the way.
A 100 of those suckers at ONE GO.
Now, you know the how of how to get there – or if youdont, Pushup Central will teach you. The techniques, I mean!
But really, when you DO the thing.
ARE you doing ‘em throughout the day?
ARE YOU doing what you can?
ARE YOU doing the isometrics if you can’t do a single pushup?
ARE you focusing on different variations?
Most of all, and this encapsulates all of the above – how much do you really want it?
If you do, you’ll likely be doing all of the above, and then some.
Ahead of yourself.
And the herd, that tries once a day and gives up.
I know which side I’d rather be on.
I dont know if you guys have noticed, but I have my writing done in advance too.
To prepare for that rainy day where I dont “feel like writing” (which of course never happens, but just in case).
Do YOU have that sort of seriousness about your LIFE – and BUSINESS?
To make plans -backup plans – and all of that in the flow?
No, that ain’t contradictory!
If you do, I can tell you which way you’re going in life.
And if you don’t, you are either stagnant, or going down, and they’re both the one and the same thing.
All fo rnow!
PS – It’s been said it requires 10,000 hours of practice to really get good at something. I often say that absolute mastery of an exercise is something VERY FEW, if ANY people can achieve, including the great Bruce Lee who did thumb pushups for hundreds of reps per set!
How about a handstand thumb pushup??
(Note – dont try it!)
And so forth.
Point is, if you want to achieve, then DO. And do more than the herd, and outdo yourself too. It shoul dbe a competition with YOU first, and then the rest !
In came a comment from Bozo Schofield, whining as usual.
“No-one likes you!”
“The gorilla, the marine, Chuck” ... and on went the list.
Dont know about gorillas and “Chuck” is what Itold him , but the marines and high powered lawyer may have a different opinion on this, hehe.
But anyway, here is what my Dad (with whom it’s well known I dont agree upon anything at all, except those few things that yes, he WAS right about – slipped in “in between” and quietly, hehe, that stuck with yours truly).
Back in the day, when I was working for Freddie, at least in the “initial days of the job” I was doing my damndest to stand out – and make a case for myself.
Freddie hired me on gut and because he liked me.
(sorry, bozos, hehe)
But, the reason he presented to his boss was my I.T. knowledge and he needed a website built, and so forth ...
... And I was starting to get a little too aggressive with my follow ups on this with my managers (well, with “the” managers I should say, since I reported directly to the GM i.e. Freddie) ...
And in a moment of self doubt (back in those days sometimes it did crop up, hehe) I mentioned it in passing to my father when he was asking about it I believe.
“It’s not your job to be liked”, he commented quietly. “You’re there for your career!”
Actually, it was emailed to me now that I recall ...
... and of course, much to his probable and potential consternation, his other piece of advice on “toning it down” was completely ignored (i.e .the part about “sometimes you have to bottle it up andbe politically correct” and “white lie”).
I went the whole humpty, as I always do, have done, and WILL continue to do as I mentioned in that last “there” e-mail ...
And it shows, doesnt it?
IF something is right, then I say it no matter what.
If I didnt do something, such as “get an infamous email sent way back in 2012” that I was accused of, then (maybe it was 2013) I WILL say I didnt, and I WILL stand my ground regardless of what jobs I might get canned for.
As I discussed with Charles Mitchell a few months ago, at the end of the day you have to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
The only way I can do that is if I a) stick up for what I believe in , b) do the right thing no matter what and c) STICK TO MY GUNS!
C) is often times the most important.
No, I ain’t “preaching” here, friend. It’s TRUE.
Fitness wise, same thing.
Despite the hordes gravitating to the gyms and weights in the hope of fitness nirvana, I WILL point them down the 0 Excuses Fitness route anyway.
Despite the nuts benching cows in the gym and hurting their shoulders beyond repair, I WILL continue to state the benefits of handstand pushups until the cows comes how to roost (was that rooster, hehe).
And so forth.
It ain’t about sales. I’d probably make more – way more if I catered to the sheeple out there
But I ain’t gonna do it.
Thats not me.
It just ain’t me!
Never has been, never will be.
What I give you is what I do – and what works – flat out works – better than ANY OTHER bodyweight exercise program out there even!
And I am prepared to go the extra mile or five more, hehe, to back that up!
All for now – back soon!
PS – Pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System here.
I’m not going to mention WHO.
Because if I did ... well, nothing actually.
But I ain’t gonna mention the persons by name on this one, if just to see how many of you have been paying attention to “el cavemano”. Hehe.
Over the months, years, and so forth ...
... And here it goes.
“You’ve spoilt my whole life!”
And so goeth the chant from two people, and also the one and only BOZO Schofield, and if you’d boil his insanity down to one thing, it is this.
“Rahul has always done what he wanted, and ultimately (even after he went through hell occasionally) GOTTEN what he wanted somehow”.
And it’s true.
Could be workout wise, me losing that spare tyre (or 10, hehe) I once had around my waist.
Could be financially, and pulling rabbits out of the hat when NO-ONE expected it.
Hit ‘em when they dont expect it, hehe.
My wife had THIS to say about me at that job I once worked at. THAT job.
Now, I had no inkling what this meant.
“It’s a Hindi expression”, she replied. “It means someone who can pull a rabbit out of the hat, or a Houdini when ALL is lost”.
I’ve always been a big game player.
I do NOT shy away from BIG challenges, but the small, routine ones?
As Dr. K famously said, I’m not much of a one for Mickey Mouse stuff, hehe.
And that shines through in BattleTank shoulders – and “Pull-ups – from STUD to SUPER stud within a matter of weeks” – and Animal Kingdom Workouts – and literally ALL my fitness stuff and other writing.
I go the whole humpty friend. I either do it or I dont. No middle ground!
But anyway, the same people who said what they did ...
The profoundly loony and moronic Bozo? Well, enough said on him.
The other person was one who always HAS to have her own way no matter what and make others do her bidding and a person who hasn’t earned a SINGLE dollar, rupee, RMB, or anything in her life – and yet tells others how to do it.
Like a bald man giving yours truly advice on how to grow hair, hehe.
The other person?
Well, despite her many stellar qualities she steadfastly refuses to either acknowlege or realize, she has to blame everyone else BUT her for her current position in life.
And I’m not going to get into specifics here.
But point begets.
If YOUR own life ain’t where you want to be, bro, then STOP BLAMING others for it either consciously or not.
YES, some of us have it tougher. Always have.
YES, the cards aren;t always dealt FAIR in life.
But guess what.
Thats how the cookie crumbles, brah.
If you take longer to get good at handstand pushups than I did, or do it much quicker – well – thats how it is!
From Christ to Edison to Ford, all the men that have really accomplished anything of note have done so ONLY after surmounting temporary defeat of the MOST frustrating, disappointing, obstinate and stubborn onces.
That is not me saying it. It’s Napoleon Hill in “Outwitting the Devil”.
And he was right.
Think of that line anytime you’re down, my friend, and if you’re truly a person that gets it, and one of life’s doers, you shouldn’t need any more of a pick me up other than this!
Gotta go now, but I’ll be back with more soon.
PS – Fitness wise, I already gave you the link for some inspiration. But life wise? Well, I’ve put out Gumption Galore, a collection of my best tips of yore ... and if you print that little sucker out and keep it by your bedside, I can guarantee you one damn thing.
You’ll never ever run short of inspiration again!
Most people that know me can’t figure it out.
And of course, they’re too lazy to actually READ what I write ...
... but I keep getting the talk about “why don’t you talk to me on social media!”
Or “why don’t you answer the phone!”
And some of these people are friends – or so they say they are.
And yet, they dont know how much I despise the dumbphone. Hehe.
Dont get me wrong. Sometimes, it’s good to pick up the phone and talk to someone.
But in the vast majority of cases, it’s NOT warranted, especially when what youre saying can just as easily be said on email, or text, or a simple “voice note” (that seem to be all the rage these days).
Instead, you have people “not reading because it’s too long”.
Or, people that “dont listen to all the voice messages because they get too many”.
And yet, when THEY want something, bang on target, here they are with the same thing ...
... Part of the reason for yours truly cranky caveman being the way he is is I get a LOT more accomplished staying to myself.
I get a LOT MORE WORK DONE!
I get a lot more workouts done.
And so on and so forth.
Going within is something everyone should do, and yet it’s roundly pooh poohed by most.
Big, big mistake bro.
And here is the point of me saying this.
My daughter is almost 7 right now. Great English skills, great life and marketing skills, great sales skills, and great at many things
Of course, yours truly’s family claims I had nothing tod o with any of the above, especially the first.
Anyway, that isnt the point either – point is this.
She constantly has people calling her up to “talk to her”.
Ostensibly to “make friends”.
But really, its because of what people often try and do with me in China, that being to “practice my English”.
For free, of course, and in return what do I get?
I’ve told my daughter to do what I did when I was young (which I figured out the best thing for me to do was to hang out with OLDER guys that KNEW MORE than I did in many ways, and I knew more than them in some, so it was a fair exchange), and was roundly pilloried by my mother for doing so.
“How dare you hang out with 12th grade guys? You’re only in the 8th grade!”
Or, my Dad when yours truly “pimply and gangly” wanted to get to the razor a few years ago and “stole” his Dad’s, because Dad wouldn’t give me my own
“I know you’re a big man with long beards!” he said in a sarcastic manner.
(while complaining about some meaningless “rubbish” about how I didnt do this well at school, or that well).
(Schools. College. Education. Formal education. Look around you right now, and tell me what use that fancy degree is my friend. Hehe. No, I’m not dissing education – the formal kind – but its really education you get from being in the trenches that truly counts in LIFE!).
Anyway, my daughter and me do NOT have that sort of idiotic excuse of a “relationship”.
We have a real relationship. She’s a special gal, and I give her all the advice someone should have given me when I was growing up ...
... and I dispense it to my list as well, hehe.
And thats what I wanted to talk to you now about. Back soon!
PS – Energy drains are one prime reason I rarely, if ever get on the phone. But I did do it once to make my 0 Excuses Fitness videos!
Check ‘em out right here. You’ll love ‘em!
(yes, paid product – sorry to the “Freebie seekers”, hehe, but thats just how it is. For free snippets, follow my YouTube channel).
PS #2 – And yes. If you want to succeed, ditch the energy drains. You truly are the sum of those people you hang out with the most – and on that note, I’m off to do some much needed meditation before the “fun starts”. Hoooo boy!
PPS - Bozo Schofield actually reminds me of a certain someone in my family, someone you'd think I'd be closest to (or anyone would), but am NOT. More on that later, hehe.
PPS #1 - I never met a certain Uncle in my family, who from what I hear is as much the "skeleton in the closet" as yours truly, hehe. He was termed as a genius for his eccentric ways. Yours truly? Well - YOU be the judge, hehe.
Saw the following “prime bozo” comment on LinkedIn, a social media network I usually avoid, but sometimes get on to share my posts etc ...
Here is what I saw
When we raised our minimum wage to $70k in 2015, productivity soared and revenue tripled. A lot of people interpreted that to mean people are motivated by pay.But that's not what we found. In reality, just removing money as a stressor let them bring their full selves to work. Research shows your happiness improves as you rise out of poverty but money stops buying happiness above the point where you are comfortable, around $75k or so.CEOs don't need an extra million. Low-pay workers need to be lifted up.
Im not going to mention the name of the person that said it.
But it's so glaringly nanny state like STUPID that I can't even begin to write about it.
Actually, I just did. Hehe.
I was going to reply to him there.
But there would be no point, as he wouldn't get. Plus, I dont deal too well with bozos that advocate a nanny state anyway ...
First off, here is the point.
You do not, no matter what, hamstring the RICH and “supposedly” benefit the poor.
I think this dude was talking about bailing big companies out, etc. But the point is this – when those companies get bailed out, in general, the economy does as well. So do the workers to an extent I'd think.
I dont know, but to me it's simple logic – if the money doesnt go directly to someone's pocket, then it probably benefits the workers in general. Maybe not in ALL cases, but most, I'd say
But that ain't the part I had a problem with.
The problem is this “low pay workers need to be lifted up”.
No they dont need to be lifted up!
This is the most STUPID thing I've heard in ages, and someone responded with the following -
“There is thing called scarcity thinking where you're too worried about resouces to concentrate or focus on other things. I've been there, and it's like a slow death”.
So said Madam Chloe ... (a person I know only fleetingly).
Again, one of the most asinine comments ever.
Here's a bit of a reality check, fellas and ladies, or the other way around.
MOST, if not ALL, Ceo's did NOT get where they were by whining on social media about needing support, not having money, being in a “scarce” mindset (which is the exact opposite needed!) and so forth.
Most LOSERS however did just that ... And stayed where they where.
Most successes you see today were bankrupt multiple times and were rejected in many ways, shapes or forms (and continue to be) – way more so than the whiners ever were.
If they only knew, heheh.
Second, that ole Deng Xiaoping saying.
“If some people get rich, it's a good thing!”
No, he did NOT, as I never tire of saying say “To get rich is glorious” (although really, if you do so on your own terms it is!).
But really. The wealth DOES trickle down, if you're keeping score.
Which the bozos aren't. Most of them need a good kick to the rumpus to get their ass in gear and make a life for themselves without whining about their failures or “why they can't do it”
As Connery famously said in “The Rock” (a potboiler if ever).
“Your best”, he sneers at Nicholas Cage (who was in a moment of indecision).
“Losers whine about their best! Winners go home and fuck the prom queen!”
Said like a champ, and it is TRUE bro.
“Carla was the prom Queen”, responds Cage.
Hehe. Said like a champ there too (Carla was Cage's love interest in the movie).
And thats al I gotta say about that. Back soon!
PS – Fitness wise, same thing. Most people need a kick to the rumpus to get started and keep going, not endless molly coddling that the whiners who claim “your advice on pull-ups doesnt help anyone” or thos ethat claim “you just say you just do it”. Hey, Nike said that too, and did pretty well, didnt they? If it's good enough for Nike, I'd think it's good enough for YOU reading this!
PS #2 – Here is where you can pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System – the very kick to your BOOTY you need to get your ass in high gear and make something of your LIFE, my friend – fitness wise, and LIFE WISE!
** Start Edit ** // from my coder days, hehe.
Research shows your happiness improves as you rise out of poverty but money stops buying happiness above the point where you are comfortable, around $75k or so.
I dont know which bozo researched that, but I'll tell you one damn thing. HAppiness isn't and shouldn't be dependent upon "how much money you have". It's NOT being happy in the HERE AND NOW regardless of anything else that keeps mos t people from even starting to get someplace in LIFE (or fitness).
CEOs don't need an extra million
But I'm sur ethey WANT it. And it's what you WANT is what you GET out of life, and fitness, NOT what you "need".
Try telling Bezos for one he doesnt "need" an extra million, and see his response. Hehe. If he's allowed to speak freely that is without the bozo "whiners" and SJW's getting their knickers in a twist (and the commie nanny state advisers out there).
Last, but not least, this moronic advice of "everyone should get enough to at least "get by on"" (whatever figure that is up to the poster apparently).
Well, first thing you know - everyone has differnt standards.
And second, and not least by a long damned shot - how did that work out for the Soviet Union?
Where people had literally no incentive to work?
I dont think it ended up too well, my friend.
** end of rant -cum- response, but really, it's true!"
// end code, hehe.
I forgot to link (and PIMP, hehe) 0 Excuses fitness right there, so I will do so NOW. HERE is where you can pick up the System, the best damned fitness system ever. And if you're part of the "how dare he charge me" group, well, goody. The system is NOT FOR YOU!
PS - YES!
It's been a busy few days!
And I've written so much int he past few days, that I see “writing” everywhere I go. And indeed, as I'm almost done with finishing my other book, I'm writing this to you for a break – and a change in pace.
And it reminds me of a whil eback.
Remember that trip I told you about to Dalhouse and Khajiaar in the Himalayas in India?
Well, the drive back and forth was around 15 hours, give or take, and in Indian conditioins thats like driving 30 plus hours STRAIGHT with unwavering focus and concentration (and to make things harder, we didnt have GPS, or auto steering, or any of that other rubbish back then).
It was a stick shift as well, the car!
And after the drive either way was done, I remember sinking down into the chair, and my hands would automatically “move” as if on the steering wheel.
When I looked at my wife, I'd have to consciously focus, so used to had I got by dint of sheer FOCUS and concentration over the past few hours (past many hours, I should say) that life seemed to have turned into a “road”.
OF course, the spell wore off after a good sleep.
But right about now, that is how I feel, and I've still got work to do. And I'm still going!
And I could tell you right now, and I'd be right, that THAT is the sort of energy advanced jump rope workouts give you (being that was the last form of exercis eI did before the writing spree).
You focus more. And better.
You keep going, like the ENERGIZER BUNNY!
And ... in all areas of life, if you get my drift, hehe.
And thats how deeply ingrained bodyweight exercise sshould be for YOU, my friend.
You shouldn't have to think about exercising – or doing Hindu pushups – or handstands.
You slip into position, and yo ujust do it, and anything else should feel strange.
Ditto for your normal routine.
EXERCISE should be a part of it, and LACK OF IT should make you feel lik eI did above!
That is how ingrained exercise is in my life, and how it should be for you too.
LASER SHARP FOCUS and bulldog tenacity.
Thats what it's all about!
I'll be back soon with more (especially FOCUS)! For now, it's off to finish the other book.
PS – Pick up th e0 Excuses Fitness System, truly the best damned fitness system out there RIGHT HERE.
I wrote about this in one of my emails, and posted it in one of my blogs (on).
Dont ask me which one – I bet the 0 Excuses Fitness one, but catch as catch can on that! ;)
And today, while meditating, for some odd reason her face and her WORDS (the latter was more important) swam in front of me.
I thought I'd complete what I was doing, and then address the thought (indeed, that is what I normally do).
Oddly enough, or maybe not, I was interrupted again.
And rather than search for and send the same commuinque out, here goes – again.
YEARS ago, I went on a trip to Dalhousie and Khajiaar in the Indian Himalayas. This was in 2010, I believe ... (before I went to the Middle East).
I'm not sure, but I think so!
We met a lady in the charming “hill station” (as theyc all it!) of Khajjiar.
And she was selling trinkets and other ethnic stuff, and other Buddhist style wall hangings, and things related to Vastu etc (which in China is known as Feng Shui).
Feng means air, shui means water.
Air and water.
The yin and yang, and indeed, and I'll reveal more later, this blend of male and female energy forms the basis of not just my own sprituality, but anyone that gets it.
Anyway, my wife got to talking to the lady.
And she took one look at me, and rattled off details about me that even yours truly didnt think he knew about himself!
“How did you know all this”, I Asked, both shocked and amazed.
She just smiled back.
My wife told me she was a seer later. (funnily enough, yours truly was called that a couple of years ago too!).
“Some people are born with it”, she said sagely.
“Yes, but how ... “ my logical mind couldn't comprehend it!
But it happened, and was true!
YEARS later, I believe in 2016 – we visited there again – this time with our 4 year old in tow.
And she had a gala time, and we found the SAME lady there, who miraculously or not, still remembered us!
And after some casual chatting, she looked directly at me, and laughed (when my wife asked her about me, and my “future”).
“Him? Hes never going to live in India full time!”
Or I belive what she said, and these were her exact words ...
“Rahul will live abroad”
Note she didnt say the former. I inferred it! There IS a difference! ;)
And oddly enough or not, isnt that exactly what happened? (and what has pretty much been happening ALL my life?).
Business wise, she said I'd do “something related to electronics”, and looking back, and right NOW, if you regard the computer to be an electronic item, and the pulses of data across the Internet to be ... well ... you gethte drift!
Anyway, I don't know why I felt compelled to share that my friend.
Perhaps because my biz (this one) is GROWING by leaps and bounds this year, and I'm HAPPY.
I'm always happy, of course! ;)
But either way, back to terra firma – make sure to pick up my latest course on jumping rope right here my friend – Jump Rope Mania!
Yours truly “seer” predicts it will whip you into shape in record time, hehe.
All for now!
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(I haven't gotten around to putting out the second Volume. Maybe soon. HA!)
Why DEFLECTING (or not acknowledging) the other side's irrational behavior can sometimes be the BEST thing to do ...Written by Rahul
And I mean consciously acknowledging, of course!
Anyway, I just asked my “wife” (if I can even use that term for her, hehe) the following.
“Do you mind running the coffee pot through the wash?” I mildy queried.
Being I did the laundry, and she was doing the dishes anyway, I thought it was a fair enough request ..
“No!” she yelled back at me. “You'll kill me if I break that thing!”
She meant it tongue in cheek, of course. But the gist of her entire argument boiled down to “what if I break it accidentally”, and “what your reaction will be”, and other such utterly irrational things ...
After all, she handles glass far more delicate than that daily!
Bad mood. Mood swings. Et al. All adds up to irrational behavior at times from the best of people.
Now, in the past this would have led to a shouting contest.
“How dare you react like that”, I'd have said.
She'd have yelled back with some insult or the other. Childish, but in the “heat of the moment” all matters.
And nothing would have come out of it – nothing productive that is!
And thats another reason why yours truly caveman avoids political debates as well. Or discussions with any but those that GET it. And can recognize FACTS and FACE 'em them fair and square!
We're seeing th epolitical drama play out right now w.r.t President Trump refusing to “vacate” the Oval office.
While I highly doubt Trump of all people will refuse to do this (he's too smart!) - I think the reason he is vacillating is because he wants to “win even after he's lost” from a persona l standpoint.
He wants to keep his most core supporters energized. He wants to get donations etc for either this “fight” in the courts (to be frank, it was always a losing battle with no evidence) ... and probably if you read the fine print, for further Trump political campaigns etc.
Now don't get me wrong fellas.
I love Trump.
Always been a massive supporter, and still am, but THIS sort of behavior and these antics?
I mean, to me its clear that there was monkey business going in in terms of the elections, but unless that can be PROVEN – well – the courts ain't gonna accept it.
And delaying transfer etc even during the best of times is NOT a very President like thing to do, regardless of political affiliations!
If this was a business deal, I'd be fully behind Trump doing what he is.
He's actually doing the right thing for the future Trump brand in many ways, but for the country right now?
I dont think so, my friend.
If you've lost, and you can't prove that the elections were rigged, well, by all means say they were.
But repeatedly delaying cruical transfer of power is NOT the best thing for the country – any country – especially in these times of the Chinese plague
And of cours,e the reactiosn from the pro Trump camp these days are ILLOGICAL to say the least.
Emotional “how dare you” responses, and insults.
And there's no point going down that line.
What does it accomplish – zilch all, I'd say.
And in my case, jumping back to the “S.O” scenario, she calmed down almost immediately thereafter.
Sometimes, my friend, it pays not to react!
And by hiding your strength, and biding your time, and doing so sensibly.
Anyway, I'd rather stay focused on my goals.
And one of them is something so “outrageous” that even my most ardent dectrators will be hard pressed to believe I pulled it off.
If those of you thought the 2018 'ending' was a miracle – well, you ain't seen nutting yet, hehe.
And no, I ain't gonna let the cat out of the bag just as yet
Tell the world what you're going to do, but show it first! ;)
Fitness wise, same thing.
“You! Fit! You can't even touch your toes properly!” I heard people sneer often because of my naturally tight hamstrings.
First thing you know, that isn't necessarily a matter of fitness. IT's a matter of properly stretching, and you'd be surprised to know some of the fittest people on the planet have the tighest hammies for one.
Not a deal breaker by any means.
“You! Lose that much weight! It'll never happen!”
And rather than get into the debate of if it will – channel that “emotion” (reaction) and make it happen – andthen enjoy the illogical “my jaw dropped” style responses coming your way.
They'll do all they can to discredit you and not believe it happened, and at that point YOU can laugh at them – and how!
And thatsmy point for now. Back soon!
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I still remember it.
Opening the envelope, and leaping for joy (internally).
The unthinkable had happened. I got a scholarship to an University – and given yours truly's truly “terrible” (according to most), in “12th grade”, who woulda thunk it?
Of course, they did say that I got the scholarship based upon my tenth grade grades which were (miraculously) 98 percent overall in my exams, and pretty much very close to 100 in certain subjects.
Of course, the lead up to this “miracle” was anything but spectacular.
Yours truly flunked all the “prep” exams that were held for this purpose.
Yours truly's “long suffering” Dad showed up and said the following “Good results in History and Math”, but “what about the rest”.
In a serious and stern manner that made me feel like Balaams ass was being led to the slaughter, hehe.
And in a manner that made me dig my heels in MORE (internally).
Hey, I never got the point of NOT being allowed to study what you “wanted”.
I liked History. I liked Math. I like the Arts. And yet, because those were “girly” subjects, and “there wasn't a career in them”, I was pushed into something I absolutely detested, that being the Sciences.
Anyway ... in tenth grade, I believe my Math score was 90.
That wasn't good enough.
My tutor remarked “we were expecting better of him”.
If there is ONE reason I detest modern day academics that prioritizes ROTE over everything else (creativity be damed), it is THIS!
And it's also why I tell my daughter that all I care about in terms of her life is that she should be fit, healthy as a horse, DO WHAT SHE WANTS – and be good at sales, COMMUNICATION and negotiation so she can truly “sell her way through life” as I do!
I started late.
Maybe thats a good thing in many ways as the struggles allowed me to learn more than I would have otherwise.
I had and have zero “support”.
But, I'd like for her life to pan out differently in those two regards.
Will it? Who knows. We'll see!
But anyway, with all the out of state tuition and all that, the scholarship was how I made it to Univ.
And of course, two years later I lost it.
I was back to my beer swilling “F grade” getting ways, hehe (nah I ain't “proud” of it, but it is what it is!).
Anyway, thats part of how I got to the US – or should I say “Univ” as that would be a better descriptor, really.
But here is the one university that I'll never regret going though.
The school of hard knocks.
The school of REAL life.
The pain of LEARNING – in the toughest manners possible.
“God gives his toughest battles to those that can handle it”
So said Sanjay Dutt, an Indian film actor I greatly admire (not so much for his movies, but his STYLE).
A true fighter, drinker, smokers, and womanizer til lthe end ...
.. and even the women that hated him had this one thing to say about him,
“But he maintains himself. He's in damn good shape!”
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PS #2 – Some of you seem not to be getting my emails – check your “junk” folder if you just signe dup and aren't getting my comminiques (sometimes I do use them fancy words, hehe).
Or, perhaps just re-sign up with a different email address ...
If all fail, let me know and I'll see what I can winkle out.
It an't no secret now is it, that yours truly hates (and never does) working a “job” or “for someone else” for that matter
And I don't think it's a secret either that I dislike dancing monkey jobs in general more than any other “job” out there!
Case in point being ESL in China.
English as a second language and first “indulgence” (which is basically what it is for the coddled brats (both adult or not)) learning the language.
“Grandmother” Ashley being one of those. I believe I mentioned her walking out of the class in a fit once upon a good ole time because I wouldn't turn the AC “down” in the middle of blazing summer (while she pranced around in a blue mini skirt of all things).
Now don't get me wrong.
She was a good “gal” (or lady, or whatever you choose to call it). Or parent. But with yours truly she had history, and that was affecting her more than it should. Hehe.
Anyway ... she tried to get me fired. Probably did. And I walked very happily, much to the consternation of those (unwillingly – there was no reason to do it!) firing their best teacher because he wouldn't sit in the heat.
Ah, life in China!
Anyway, she was probably a good parent too.
And that brings me to THIS.
Hanlin school in Dongguan, a place that I Still have nightmares about working in, despite my supervisor Alan (now thats a great guy right there! One of the best!) doing all he could to keep things professional and stick to schedules etc as agreed upon.
And I was teaching primary there I believe. First grade, I believe they called it, or something. I can't remember.
Let's just say first grade.
And the highlight of my crazy time there (a few months all in all after which I very happily bailed on my own terms) was during “PE” class.
What do I mean?
Well, they had me teaching a bunch of classes – all mostly boring for the most part. The archetypical “dancing monkey” BS
But (oh, and that reminds me – Gabriel – another great guy, and another one of my indirect supervisors there – very helpful man indeed!) ... PE class was anothe rdeal altogether.
Due to the craziness with schedules etc, I'd often have to go in at the last moment to teach (though Alan did all he could to avoid this, but it still happened).
And during PE class, we were supposed to make the kids “move”.
But that was it.
And after some routine football/basketball games, I did what I do best.
I got the kids doing pushups.
But I didnt tell them to do.
I was doing them as part of my own workout out there on the school lawn!
Indeed, I'd often do pushups and pull-ups at the school – even in the evenings when I arrived early for class.
Those evening workouts were known only to me and a few high schoolers who were out there at that point.
But the morning PE workouts – well – the kids joined in as soon as they saw me.
And I soon got them doing pull-ups as well – so much so that my “el groucho” cranky ass was actually photographed doing pull-ups with the kids and GETTING them to do them – and that photo was displayed very prominently on the school's marketing bulletin board outside class.
Along with a ... gasp. Yes. A smiling yours truly.
On occasion, I do crack a huge smile!
And the contrast between those two pictures is like day and night.
Well, not really. I believe I was smiling in the first set of pics too. Hehe.
But really, point is this, and it holds especially true today.
Kids are overburdened with way too much these days , my friend - -and a good exercise regimen is the best thing you can do for 'em.
Unfortunately, the Seargant General approach won't work.
You gotta DO yourself, and the little monkeys will follow along, hehe, and they'll have a whale of a time, and won't even know it!
And they will be building them Shoulders like Boulders from a very young age like my daughter is – or vice like grips like some of the heftier students at “Hanlin” were bulding! Hehe.
Last, but not least, proof? Well, I've got those pictures stashed away somewhere I believe, and I'll probably post them on social media or what not down the line.
I'd do it now, but three computer crashes later (all this year!) I've lost pretty much everything I had on my hard disk, so I can't do it righ tnow. But it's verymuch there! :)
Anyway, get 'em started young – and early!
And thats the message for this one. Back soon!
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I've written about this before, of course.
Get rid of (or make a decision to – and follow through) that which you do NOT want in your life, and guess what replaces it.
Emerson's laws said it best.
“Every excess is balance ... every debt is repaid ....”
And while I do not remember that great philosopher's words to a T, the sum and substance of it is this – if you get rid of what you do NOT want – then the equal and opposite reaciton occurs.
Guess what replaces it's place.
That which you DO want.
It's the “fear” of “losing” that stops people from doing the former, of course.
And I used to be one of those peopel a long time ago, and in some regards, still am (or was, until last year I should say)
Now, I function 100% PLUS on vibe
If it was 100 percent before, now it's AMPLIFIED.
If I get a vibe off something I do not even remotely like, or want, or prefer, then in the vast majority of cases I make a conscious choice to DROP that person – or thing – from my life.
If I can't drop it rightaway, I make a decison to do so, and follow through.
This holds for life. Relationships. Friends. (or so called friends). Contacts. And yes, business and fitness too!
Fitness wise, well, you already KNOW what I mean.
I never ever once went to a gym in my entire life – and for a damned good reason.
Now if they built them like they did in the days of Doug Hepburn, I probably WOULD GO!
And then some.
But the way it is now, you wouldn't and couldn't entice me to go there if you tried to.
Not even with free memberships as the lovely Carol once gave me (and I have to thank her – she tried).
The weather was insane in China at that point (my city) and she was trying to offer an alternative, so in that regards – kudos to her.
But yours truly climbs in category 3 and worse hurricanes!
Anyway, business wise as well.
It's no secret that the vast majority of the world loves to watch the one thing I dread.
“Watch that video!” my contacts keep telling me, before sending me another MINDLESS time wasting video – something which cuould be summed up in a pithy manner, and yet I get to see the person rant on about the obvious.
And when I say it in words, apparenly the impact is less for the sheeple, because “so and so” with X number of followers didnt say it on YouTube or whatever
And I've made the decision to stay away from videos, and for most part, voice notes which are all the rage these days.
I just saw a discussion on LinkedIn (that I participated in) on this where the vast majority of people is all FOR audio notes, and yet, yours truly?
And for a good reason. People tend to rant way too much on audio fo rsomething that could be said in one line or less most of the time
And of course, ignore the written word ... (convenient to do on audio).
Not to mention all biz is done ultimtely at the end of the day in writing (Freddie was damned right in that regard!).
And yet, despite the hordes moving to the opposite side, I stay on mind. Very firmly so, and I'm geting “worse” by the day, and BETTER at culling ANYONE, or any sor tof practice I do NOT like out of my life.
Including certain forms of social media as well (WeShat being one that I culle dbefore, got back on, but have culled for the most part yet again, and this time for good in many regards)
And guess what.
What I WANT is coming to me.
Without even trying in most cases.
More sales. More customers that get it, and want more. Customers that DO what I ask in my books, and get great results!
And in life, pretty much the same thing.
(Unless you count the bozos trolling me actively, but since they help boost sales, hey. I'm all for that too, hehe).
And so it endeth. Remember the lesson therein (again) – most valuable one for you!
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And, I should say, why I do NOT believe in coincidence – of any form, nature or shape.
At least not in the manner most people believe it to be.
Neither do I believe in luck the same way.
It all happens, but it happens for a REASON and sometimes, often times, we are UNABLE To figure out the logic behind it – as we should be!
The Universe works in ways that the human mind cannot even begin to comprehend, my friend, and once you have faith, you'll see what I mean – literally (and I mean REAL faith).
Faith from the inside out.
Anyway, back to it. Tracy, a friend of mine (not the student!) once made the following comment to me giggling as I ascended the hill with her.
(We were hiking together and at that point, she was kicking my RUMPUS. Royally!)
(Pun intended, hehe).
And she made the following comment.
“India man very hot! I hear this!”
(Now, her English wasn't and isn't the best, so I didnt equate hot with “handsome”. I equated it with energy – and perhaps the sort you're thinking about).
I didnt question her then on it, but years later, as I reconnected with her, I asked her what she meant, and she said that “if girls that you find sexy can be called hot, why not men”.
“I'm flattered, Tracy” I laughed. “But honestly, that was the last thing on my mind!”
(and it WAS the last thing on my mind. Haha).
Then we spoke about other things.
The esoteric. And coincidence, and of course, it started to fly over her head.
And at one point she made the following comments.
“You don't have any enemies in China! Don't pretend to be Indian spy!”
(this with reference to a particularly scary “hag” that once showed up in my dreams, and I knew – at once – what it meant).
“Tracy, if I was a spy, I wouldn't be using WeShat”, I grinned back.
But really, my friend.
Things happen for a reason. People are drawn into our lives for a reason. Positivity is drawn into our lives for a reason. And so forth.
Ever thought of the saying “where there is a will there is a way?”
Even when things seem impossible, there is always a “way”. It depends on how strong the desire and will behind the “way” is!
Faith, my friend, can indeed move MOUNTAINS.
Ever notice that when you really WANT or “need” something (really, really!) it just “shows up” there?
(At that point, your “need” beomes a “want”).
These may sound like mere words, but they're not my friend.
If you truly, truly want something badly enough, you will GET IT.
I don't care if it's fitness, business, relationships, or what not – you – will FIND a way to GET IT – if you have FAITH!
Faith, my friend, is the elixir that produces MIRACLES (No, that isn't the initial Napoleon Hill saying, but I believe I'm permitted to change it up a bit!).
Without faith, real faith, nothign moves. Or starts to.
And same thing, fitness wise.
You might not want to be “hot India man” - or “hot girl” - or so you think ....
Let's face it. We all love compliments.
And one of the main reasons we get into fitness is looks (though it shouldn't be the main reason).
But it is for most people ...
And to get in the very best shape of your life – curiously enough, and as you can see from my OWN life – LESS physical work is required than what you'd think.
Ford (and I said this in the last one) once said thinking was the hardest job.
And it is, hehe.
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PS #2 – I wrote about this on the other site, except from a different perspective, hehe.