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Matty Hayden a legend in world cricket, and a guy I’ve always loved.
A guy that wasn’t given a chance to succeed in India on their OWN turf and yet did it in a manner that boggled both expectation and imagination while the rest of the team fell around him like ninepins.
In cricket, you have THREE (well, mostly) sort of batters.
One, the technicians. The current Indian skipper Virat “hustler” Kohli probably falls into this category.
Then you got the swashbuckling pirates.
Sir Vivian Richards. Kevin Pietersen. Probably Glenn Maxwell in the current Aussie team, though I wouldn’t quite put him in that league just as yet. But I WOULD put him in another league I’ll mention below ...
(And Ricky Ponting, Aussie captain of yore. BOY THAT BOY COULD BAT!!)
Then of course you got the sheer MAGICIANS.
Steve Smith in the current Aussie cricket team looks closest to a magician than anyone else in the world right now!
(I’ve always loved Australia and especially their cricket team, hehe. And it looks like they’ve recovered very well from the bruising ball tampering scandal at the Newlands...)
Speaking of bruisers.
Thats the 4th category.
Massive, well built batters that just stride down the track, INTIMIDATE the bowlers, and simply smash the damn thing out of the park – or BLUDGEON would be a better word!
Matty Hayden falls into THIS category.
Big Matt the bat he was called, and for a good reason!
I dont know if you’ve seen him in his prime, and probably even now, but one look at his upper body – especially that massive chest and shoulders – well – I dont know if he knows who Doug Hepburn was, but damn – he could give ole Doug and some of the current WWE wrestlers some serious, serious competition me thinks.
Naturally strong man, BRUTE strength like my buddy from the Marines ...
Just RAW POWER!
And he smashed many a cricket ball out of the park!
I still remember a “lasting visual” of him getting into it with the Poms, James Anderson I believe it was, hehe.
And while Anderson and Paul Collingwood aren’t exactly “small characters” – well – Hayden positively DWARFED the three of them in that “stare down” (Ricky “Punter” Ponting looked positively TINY in comparison).
Whats thepoint of all this, you might ask.
This (yet another) trip down memory lane. Hehe.
Especially those of you not into cricket, and more into the “Red Sox”, hehe.
Well, its this my friend.
To build that sort of shoulder strength and POWER – like Doug Hepburn – or ole “Big Matt the BAT” – then you TRAIN that way.
And you dont neglect the mental!
Hayden would often sit on a cricket pitch for hours before the game, VISUALIZING and meditating, exactly the same as yours truly and many others who “get it” do.
Not what youd expect from a man known mostly for his “strength” and batting prowress.
He also cooked “dal” (lentils) in India I believe. I think he also has a cookbook out! Hehe.
Great guy overall – and a legend of the game.
And while I dont think he has an inkling of 0 Excuses Fitness and the lot, my point is this (back to it, yes).
To build shoulder strength – SIZE – and POWER like that – well – you follow and do what the greats did.
Grab this now, my friend. It truly IS the “best thing” in terms of developing those imposing shoulders, grizzly like pushing strength, and of course barndoor like “bat lats”!
PS – Here is what a customer recently had to say about Battletank Shoulders.
Another BARNSTORMER, Rahul!
Yet again the bodyweight guru smashes it out of the park with "the book" on building shoulder size and power.
Like Rahul's other books this one is elegant in it's "simplicity" (simplistic not easy).
If you like to "train savage" this is must have book!!!
Bravo Rahul bravo.
Indeed, my friend.
Indeed! (Review is on the Amazon UK page for you amazon fans out there).
PS #2 – Why this sudden trip down memory lane about Big Matt of all things? Well – that story about swimming with the sharks and the post I did on it – will never go away from my mind! True MACHISMO, and true “ do it yourself and save your life” kinda thang. Ole style Aussie, like it should be!
PPS – And while I have no idea if Matty Hayden did handstand pushups, I would NOT be surprised if he did. I repeat, I wouldn’t be a damn bit surprised if that wasn’t one of his favorite exercises.
And I’lltell you one damn thing – Doug Hepburn DID do them and has gone on record saying that THESE were the secret behind his prodigious STRENGTH and SIZE!
Believe me, it’s not just strength and size – it’s feeling as well! They make you feel like a BRUISER, like a KING amongst men when you do it right.
Get on the program right NOW, my friend.
It’s often said that once you’ve got momentum BUILDING – or BUILT up – at anything – you’re unstoppable.
Could be a cricket match (currently we have India vs Australia where India is chasing a mammoth score that the Aussies pulverized India for – btw – a shout out to the Aussie cricket team – I’ve always loved ‘em - - great, great “barnstormers” if I may borrow the term John!).
Especially Smith and Maxwell, but of course, Kohli and Rahul may have something to say about that! ;)
(Edit - just checked, and the "King" of one day chases is out, hehe).
We’ll see how it pans out.
In the meantime though ... I’ve been feeling weak today. That stomach bug left me a bit weak it seems, and though I slept most of it off, and woke up feeling fine, I wasn’t sure what to write to you about.
Guess what I did.
I (and I know many are going to hate me for saying this, hehe) ... JUST DID IT!
Built momentum with a few sentences and though today was supposed to be a writing free day, I’m back at it!
Same thing for workouts, bro.
You just do it. Despite the hoo haa that Charles, a friend of mine made about my “just do it” approach ultimately it’s what WORKS – in life – biz – fitness.
YOU BUCKLE DOWN TO BRASS TACKS.
And then YOU JUST DO IT, bro!
No whining. No whinging No Mama’s Boy Scofield drama.
You get down to it.
And you just do it!
I’ve written before about that, hehe.
How an Uncle of mine often called me a “wolf” for my lifestyle.
And he was right, of course. I prefer “caveman”, but lone wolf works fine too!
(The Bozo got that part right, although he used the term “loner” as if it was something to be ashamed of. Yes. Figured he’d say that. Bozos generally make those judgements!
Guess what – when you cut out bozos out of you life and become a “loner” and associate ONLY with those that are aligned with YOU and lift you UP as opposed to drag you DOWN – is the day your life will improve, and how!).
(You wont believe it – it’ll seem like magic, but it’s true. Cut what you dont want out of your life, and scary though the thought might be, guess what replaces it!)
And for a brief while there, I thought about becoming “Denzel” in Training Day and putting out “Wolf Workouts”, hehe.
Thats a rooster, dawg! Give me a wolf!
I love ole Denzel. Training day is one of my favorite flicks. Right up there!
And ... it’s workouts like I advocate – WOLF like workouts done on your lonesome without the bros primping and preening and posing and looking at the girls next to you.
It’s the WOLF like workouts that give you gumption – strength – character – and the DESIRE, WILL and power to face ANYTHING in life!
Ever wondered how most prisoners are in such kick ass shape? Charles Bronson for one?
And I’ll leave you be on that note!
PS – Pushups and Isometrics were part of Bronson’s routine. Dont believe me? Well – read his book – and no, I get nothing for promoting it, but what he said was true – and thats precisely what I have been saying !
PS 2 – NO, I do not advocate breaking the law to get in shape, hehe. I know that sounds silly to say, but trust me – with some of the nimrods out there on the Web readin gthis via Google or whatever – well – I had and have to say it! Hehe. Like I tell people to be “careful” when doing handstands. You would be nigh on surprised at how the elementary things need to be drilled into the vast majority of people!
Or realizing it, I should say.
But let me back up a bit.
Yours truly has always been headstrong to an extreme and especially if it is something I want.
No matter how trivial. I'll move mountains to get it, and I'm like a horse with blinders on when it comes to these things.
Always been that way, but it's really been this year, as both my businesses take off by leaps and bounds that I've realized the truism of the above saying.
Mike Mahler, I believe it was, him of kettlebell fame that once said on his site that “anything that came between him and his goal (back when he was setting up his biz) was OBLITERATED”.
And in my case, it's been Napoleon Hill's advice of “you truly are the sum of the people you hang out with the most” (or are other wise influenced by through any medium) that I truly took to heart in a BIG way this year (and again, it's not that I did not do thi sbefore – it's just been magnified this year).
And I've made no secret of that, of course.
Now, at this point I gotta say something.
NONE, or at least not most of the people I've “removed” from my life are either “bad” people or unsuccesful, or not motivated to do their own thang, or whatever.
Quite the contrary.
Most are great people.
And a lot of them are wildly succesful at what they do in their own lives whether they realize it or not (and those that dont, well, I've gotten tired of trying to get them to realize it, but thats why, of course I ... ah, but we're getting there!).
But when you're having conversations with people and increasingly feel a disconnect, or a feeling of being used as a sounding box for one, it's time to re-evaluate the relationship.
“He knows what he's on about”, is the silent cry that goes on in most of these people's minds, so when they want the real scoop or to rant about somethign they're too scared to do publicly guess who they come to.
Thats fine to an extent.
But when it comes to the reverse case, and yours truly needing to rant, nothing doing (or it has to be done their way or the highway).
Not to mention that the vast majority of people out there subconsciously sabotage not just their own success due to what they've been programmed with, but actively get on the “Crabs in the bucket” train when they see someone really going to town in every regard
And in the past, I'd give these people a slight chance.
Not a chance.
I could care less.
And it's only by REMOVING all negative influences, deliberate or not, conscsious or not that you can truly succeed at the highest levels.
Napoleon Hill said it best in Think and Grow Rich in that you can have ANYTHING your heart desires provided the desire is strong enough and the FOCUS is all encompassing, allowing nothing to come betwen you and the goal!
And it's true, my friend.
Most won't believe it, but then again, most won't succeed at the highest levels. You that WANTS To, well ... tough decisions need to be made!
And back to fitness.
When I got in the best shape of my life, I got laughs when I made the mistake of announcing my goal to a couple of people (I thought they were my friends, hehe).
(Par for the course, by the way ... and I've written about this before. Human beings tend to unconsciously point out the 100 reasons it can't be done, and neglect the one reason that it can!).
If I had told them at that point I'd be climbing hills multiple times a day, or doing 100 pushups perw workout, they'd have a coronary most likely.
(NB – I actually did 500 pushups a day for a while back in the day, but thats a different story, hehe).
Same thing with pull-ups and the advanced variations I've put out.
I didn't ask if i could do it. I just did it.
And when it gets to the point that you can't have a simple, casual conversation about bodyweight exercises without it being dissed, criticized and mention of gym shym being made (all to an innocous comment about “I did pushups and I feel great!”, for instance) then it's time to reevaluate.
In my case, what was ending up happening was I was subconcsiously getting irritated by these people, and allowing that irritation to sometimes take my mind over.
As soon as I PERMANENTLY removed these people from my life – guess what.
The flow not only came back, but increased greatly. Big time!
Do I mean we all have to agree on everything?
But there is a difference between being neutral and negative.
For instance, people often talk to me about their gym routines, and contrary to what you might think, I dont try and push my advice down their throats.
Never have, never will. How they train is their business - - unless they ASK, of course (and sadly enough many of these bozos ask, and don't listen).
But really. Unless asked, I'll actually even give them tips on how to improve in the gym, despite my dislike of modern day gyms.
THAT, my friend, to me is truly staying NEUTRAL.
If you get my drift.
And back to the central focus of this email.
If you're truly, truly looking to succeed at the highest levels at whatever it is you do, you must be ruthless in removing anything that even seems to appear between you and your goal!
It's only then that your faith is truly telegraphed to the Universe, and powers that be – and once that happens – watch out!
OK, my friend. I've got that off my chest haven't I. Hehe.
PS – Pick up the very best damned fitness system on the PLANET right HERE – the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
You guys have likely heard the name.
The man who started with nary a pot to piss in, and went on to become a multi-millionaire and has two home in two continents (and probably counting as we speak, hehe).
And then some.
A man that has motivated MILLIONS of peope globally.
A MAN that yours truly looks up to, admires, and always has.
And a man that was the basis for 0 Excuses Fitness in terms of a FEW of the other exercises – the main ones – and a man that I made my mind up to get better at certain exercises than he likely is. ;)
Hey, it's always about the “student” besting the teacher!
That is what I tell ALL my customers.
I don't care if it is Gautam who I once told could do pull-ups BETTER than I could if he just buckled down and did the thing! (which he DID DO).
Or if it's Charles Mitchell whose furiously working the exercises in Pushup Central (especially the fingertip versions ;)) ...
(As I told him – you can best me at them!)
He said he wasn't quite up to par as yet, but hey.
And I'm sure he'll get ther e(but I WILL be training too in the meantime, hehe. ;)).
But the point stands.
And as I've been comunicating with John Walker, the customer I speak so highly of, and the custommer that left me many a glowing review (with reason – and this is important – you'll see why beneath) ... a recent communique from him left me speechless.
Again in a good way!
He literally compared me to the legend.
Something I've often done privately (including with Ben Settle, another genuis and legend if there ever was one – not fitness related tho).
And something I never thought despite my books reachin thousands of people globally anyone would say.
Matt Furey, my friends, is truly a LEGEND.
Along with a few others I could name (Brooks Kubik being one!).
Anyway ... enough babble from me.
Here is the email and followeth my response too.
Dear RahulYou are most welcome my friend, I just hope that I've done you justice as I don't write a lot of reviews, that's because I do not put much faith in other peoples opinions (opinions are like arseholes "everyone's got one") and I do not take anything I'm told at face value whether it's good or bad.I tend to think most people are like minded and wish to make their own mind up about whether a product has true merit or whether it's just overhyped garbage.With regard to your books I'm more than happy to shout from the rooftops how great they really are, whether anyone will be interested in what I have to say is "unknown" but if it helps you in any way then I'm more than happy to write as many reviews as you want.I know there seems to be a lot of sceptics out there these days and if you try to give people your honest opinion they automatically assume you've had some kind incentive if the review is a positive one.Your books on your training methods are unique I have never read anything like them, the closest being Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey, however, Matt's book could only be considered "basic training" compared to the "advanced methods" you proscribe in your books and although I don't own them all (yet) I know from what I do have that they are the best training books on the planet bar none, thank you for publishing the best training material in the world.Warmest RegardsJohn.
REsponse beneath -
Once again, thanks!! Yes those reviews did justice and then some ... and well ... enough said on that - I'm equally eager for them books to reach you so you can start cranking the workouts, and DO THEM justice too! ;)
(As I'm sure you agree, hehe).
Yes, I agree. Opinion are indeed like A-holes, but when that opinion is backed by FACT (as yours are) and has the RING of TRUTH to it (as a buddy of mine once told me) - well - then they do count!
Yes, do keep writing reviews - either on Amazon or to me personally (whichever works better for you is fine - although Amazon etc is probably the best best as "more people" would see it there) ...
And last, but not least, thank you again! To be compared to Matt Furey and as you rightly say, the workouts being more advanced than what the LEGEND (Furey) put out - well - I am left speechless for one. In a good way! But yeah, thats why I mentioned Matt in 0 Excuses Fitness - he deserves the mention and then some!
And so it goes. Thanks again my brother - you truly DO make all of this worth it!
Well my friend, enough said on that one eh.
I'm out for now – back soon!
PS – I was just telling my daughter how to do Math (something about addition – the question was a great one) – and the first thing I told her ? Handstand pushups solve all problems!
(and those of you paying attention on the other site KNOW WHAT I MEAN! ;-))
Next thing I know, she's in a handstand, hehe, and the four “sums” seem to be over and gone by the wind.
Again enough said!!!
PS #2 – Pick up Kiddie Fitness for your kids right now, my friend. It truly is a better gift than smartphone, endless inane videos, and other such “nonsense”. Get them started now. Get them started on the right PATH EARLY – I did mine at the age of 6 months on the monkey bars, and have never once looked BACK!!
PPS - It isn't often that my hands "shake" while writing, but really. Matt Furey. He is a legend!
PPS #2 - Just remembered, you ADVANCED trainees will love the ADVANCED book on pull-ups - pick it up right here - Pull-ups - from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!
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!
PS – DO pick up Kiddie Fitness for your kids, especially i fyou're stuck at home with kids during the lockdown. Its far better than giving them a steady diet of the dumbphone for one. Trust me. Yes, the course ain't “cheap”, but it's something that will pay off in spades – an investment as it were. Grab this NOW for your kids my friend.
PS #2 – And as for some early Thanksgiving or Christmas shopping – well – good news – pandemic or not – e-products are always open – and HERE is where you can delve into some of OURS!
Or a pig, or a hog, or whatever animal you prefer. Hehe.
It can be hard to do at times, especially during holiday times and especially given that much of the World is currently under China plague lockdowns – and that during Thanksgiving, Christmas etc when you should be moving out MORE than less (due to the amount of food most people stuff down their throats at this time of the year).
And again, can be hard to do sometimes (not overeating).
Hey, I know it.
I've been guilty of this on several occasions and still AM.
And this ain't even about when I'm obese.
Or was ...
This is about the past two days when yours truly has admittedly been gorging on certain”ethnic” delicacies yours truly picked up ... that yours truly should NOT have been doing.
Big time. No. Tons of sugar for one, and tons of other stuf fI normally don't even touch.
Including “milk tea”, that new rage everywhere in Asia. UGH!
And I had it!
But really, it's simple to stop doing this – if you know HOW.
And this ties into the SECRET – the secret right in front of you and out in the open that I mention in the Simple and Effective Diet for one – a secret common to MOST high achievers, and a secret that the medical fraternity in general is vehemently against. Something we've been brought up NOT to do.
And yet, if you DO it, watch out. The results are nigh mind boggling.
And again, while the book is free if you buy the 0 Excuses Fitness System off the website, it can be bought solo as well if you prefer.
Herschel Walker, for one talks about and LIVES this secret daily, and so do other BEASTS.
Other “unstoppable forces of Nature!”
And back to knowing when to stop gorging. IT's got to do with how you FEEL my friend.
Something you already knew?
Not really brah.
Its about something you DID NOT think of (though perhaps you knew deep down inside).
That being not the physical “how you feel”, but how you feel MENTALLY.
Those that live in the flow, or us successful writers, and really, anyone that gets it knows what I mean.
If you feel RUN DOWN And lazy while eating, or after eating, you've overdone it, and you've eaten the wrong stuff.
If you feel full of VIM VIGOR and GUSTO like I do while writing, for instance, but the exact opposite after eating?
Well, you got it! Either overeating or the wrong stuff and usually BOTH.
Folks say they can “feel” a certain something (reference the last “you're always so positive” comment from Madam Tracy) coming off my writing.
And if THIS cannot be felt by you when you do something (and it was there before, but not after eating ) ... well ...
Sounds esoteric, I know, but this sort of barometer works far better than trying to judge “how many plates” and CERTAINLY WAY BETTER than the most idiotic calorie counting and “diet fads” out there.
If you're Mr Fast like I am, then your stomach likely doesnt have the 15 minutes or so it needs to signal “I'm full” to your brain before you over-eat.
But if you notice how you feel mentally ... well!
Last, but not least, back to ME. For once. Hehe.
(Bozo Scofield will probably have a corollary, but hey, hehe).
I plan on rectifying my mistakes starting NOW. I just ate, and I looked the offending items in the eye, and pushed them away.
I may have some later on, but only a tiny bit.
And probably not even that, but that will be THAT in that regard.
I've done my overeating.
And as I recommend in the Simple and Effective Diet, it can be GOOD to let GO once in a while and over-eat, drink, or whatever fancy you have, but don't do it DAILY, or else.
As for me, I've got workouts that will keep the fat away .... even when I do overeat, but wait.
Yours truly with his shitty genetics can actually FEEL the pounds piling on when I eat crap.
And though It can't be seen, I can already feel it in my obliques for one.
Bad choice, hehe, but sometimes we make 'em.
And I'll be HARD at work blasting away that fat with the very workouts that got me to the point where I ATE MORE – and literally weighed LESS!
Really, my friend. Proof's in the pudding!
Check it out yourself right HERE.
And I'll be back soon!
PS – That last bit shouldn't be taken an as excuse to literally gorge more and workout less (it's about weighing less, but naturally most people will workout less if they eat more). But you CAN do it – thats how efficent the workouts are. Now imagine if you followed a halfway decent diet – AND the program?
Well the results will beggar BELIEF – I'll say that much!!
Get on the program NOW my friend. YESSSSSSSSSSS!
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.
I remember Uncle Bob laughing about something once, way, way back in the day ...
.. .about a certain mutual friend of ours.
... the “Major General” (not really, hehe) as it were.
And while specifics aren't important, let's just say Michael did the very thing back then that I do now (and I daresay made a ton of money while doing it).
(Is it any surprise my English name is Michael? Or my other “names” are ... ah, but we'll wait until the other site is back up to go there. ;))
But either way, he made the following comment once ...
... “and get a real job” (he was referring to our friend).
Not necessarily in a BAD manner either.
But get this.
While both of us (uncle Bob and myself) were bored stiff in the corporate world aching for a change, the 'General' was living the change (self created for the most part).
He was working from home. Working his own hours. Drinkning a ton of beer and having a ton of fun (that bit applies to me too, but hey! ;)) ... and most importantly, perhaps, at the tim eI met him making more money than either one of us was for the “hours” he put in (and enjoyed!).
And so forth.
And I get the same thing thrown at me all the time.
“I'm working”, I'll tell someone. Could be anyone.
Where's your office? What do you do ?
I tell them.
Oh, you write. Great. But whats your real job?
And so forth ...
... Apparently writing and producing the amount I do on a damn nearly basis, and high quality stuff all of it isn't a real job?
What would these people tell me if I told them what Ford once told others?
“Thinking is by far the hardest job”.
Sitting still, focusing your mind on ONE THING WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS – and thinking – ruminating and on that ONE THING – for hours.
Is indeed one of th etoughest jobs out there!
And one that I can lay claim to being pretty good as of late.
Anyway, the same thing happens fitness wise.
Oh, pushups, you hear them sneer. But what about fitness?
You know you need the gym to get fit!
And so forth.
The comments pour forth from the brainwashed, and perhaps more surprisingly so, during the lockdowns everywhere, people haven't figured out to find a way, and are instead ranting on about closed gyms, “depression”, and the like.
Fiddlesticks my friend.
I just got a brief little stretching workout in that would floor most gym goers and Crossfitters from the word go.
Took me about 3 minutes in all, and I BE BUZZING now.
With energy, verve and vigor, and ready to go ... again!
Nah. Not what you think, hehe.
But really, the point stands
These preconcieved notions about “what it is” and what it “should be” are just stupid my friend.
Ditch them today – especially fitness wise. Best choice you'll ever make bro!
Quite a few many “why's” there!
But the point begets.
What point, you ask.
Well ... if you've been on my not-so-conventional list for any length of time you know what I'm talking about right off the bat, and won't need to read this (but might enjoy doing it anyway).
But anyway, on with it.
“Nice to meet you!”
(out of the blue, seemingly random, willy nilly)
But they don't do random, my friend. Theres always a plan, always an objective. ;) Sorry, but I borrowed that from the Bourne Supremacy ...
“You too, uh, where did you find me?”
Blah, blah, blah (or so it seems like to me).
And then it comes. And always has.
“So, what do you do Rahul (or Michael, as the Chinese like to call me)?”
“I'm a writer”, I reply.
“Great! How many people in your office?”
“Don't have one”
“Um... where is your office?”
“Don't have one”
“Um...where are your products?”
“https://0excusesfitness.com/products”, I reply.
“Um, but where are your products” comes the answer ten times out of ten, or perhaps 9.
And it's at precisely this point that I lose interest, and the reason I said “Chinese” up there is because I've spent most of my adult life there.
No, I don't necessarily buy into the myth of “gold digging Chinese femme fatales” either. They're more practical in general yes. But in all regards!
Anyway, intelligence is all for me, along with an open mind.
And for whatever reason in todays uber practical (so called) world I haven't encountered much of that, either romantically or in terms of what you'd consider “regular” talking.
For instance, I predict certain things will happen.
They do. Like clockwork.
I'll tell people about them before they happen.
They say I'm an idiot (or that I “dont know for sure”).
And yet it does. (I never say anything without reason ...)
And when it comes out in the news a day or so later, the “credibility” attached to the news channel (or not) makes them “believe” whether it's true or not (or not).
And so forth.
'Tis how the average human brain has been trained to function my friend
And I wouldn't say it's necessarily “wrong” either. If that works for the masses, so be it.
But yours truly would rather tune in, and talk to people that get it, and truly DO tune in too (such as you on this list, for instance).
And that in part explains my caveman like lifestyle, athough there are plenty of other reasons.
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A blatant pitch as any.
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And it is TRUE.
I don’t care if youre thinking life, or fitness, or business, this applies. And how!
Recently, a friend of mine commented on a new business venture I started a couple of months ago.
Actually, I should say an “offshoot” of an existing business, really. To be honest. Pun intended. In more ways than ONE! ?
Maybe I just started doing things differently (and remember, I KEPT doing them the old way too).
“Hmm”, he noticed (best intentions at heart).
“Why do you want to change things up if they aren’t failing?” he asked curiously. “Why the new slant?”
Well, I didn’t change things I replied. I merely added a new twist to it, a new business offshoot as it were …
More potential, more opportunities.
Yesterday, this person asked me how much money I made from the “new way” and old.
Old? Its going great, I said.
“And the new way” he eagerly asked.
ZERO, I replied.
And I meant it.
That new business, or offshoot of an existing one has netted me a grand total of ZERO as yet, and probably won’t net me anything until next year, recession or not, Chinese plague or not.
You could have deflated a balloon, so disappointed he was …
Listen, my friend.
Some of the most successful businesses were started when the person starting them was at rock bottom, and then some – or during some of the worst recession or global depressions ever.
I don’t care what your situation is right now, but it boils down to this – when you really, really gotta do something you’ll either sink or swim (as a former boss of mine said).
Might sound harsh, but the tough times are what separate the doer from the dreamers my friend, and the achievers from the has beens.
And you gotta take the LONG view here.
If you’re starting a biz in the depression, for instance (such as now, which is easily the most turbulent time of our recent lives … and EASILY a time that could lead to another massive World War (despite what the nuts on the left think)), then profit?
Forgetttt about it, my friend.
Unless you’re already established, or selling something essential, it ain’t gonna happen and even then it’s dicey and up in the air.
Down the line though, slowly …
Thing is, most people don’t GET to that point.
People don’t understand that businesses that LAST make SACRIFICES, often times for YEARS that the average joker isn’t willing to make.
Note I said WILLING, not able. Everyone is able. Where there is a will, there is indeed a way. For everything!
Often times, way back in the day I had to choose between putting food on the table and keeping my businesses going.
Not an easy choice, is it?
But it’s a choice we all face when we START something, and often times down the road as well.
It’s a tough choice, my friend, but you have to make that business a priority (no, I don’t mean don’t put food on the table, but I mean, that biz has got to come before anything else).
It is only IF you have this mindset that you can progress, and eventually succeed – lasting success, not a fly by night and “rapid” success that most people hope for.
Fitness wise, same thing.
Often times, while the most rapid succeses come within days or weeks (and usually they do if you’re doing things right) … the LASTING successes come from YEARS of hard training done right.
Muscle memory comes from YEARS of hard training done right!
So does your overall conditioning, how quickly you bounce back from injuries down the year, how quickly you get back in the groove, and so forth.
There was a point I didn’t do pull-ups for ages.
But when I started doing them again?
‘Twas like I had never stopped.
Sure, took me a few days to get back to 100 pull-ups per workout.
That’s a FEW DAYS to get back to something I hadn’t done for months, and something (a level) most people won’t reach in their entire LIFETIME.
Mostly for lack of real trying…. (and of course, hiding behind the big guy can’t do pull-ups silly excuses).
And so forth.
Take the long view, my friend. That’s how it works both in terms of life – and business – and relationships – and fitness – and damn near everything you dabble in!
Unless you’re Bozo Schofield, of course, but even he seems to have taken the long view to becoming the most useless and most ignored “troll of the century”, hehe. Or unless you aspire to him which I highly doubt!
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