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. . . but especially on social media I should say.
A while back I wrote that “infamous” piece about how I would not learn Chinese if you paid me to do so. And believe me, I MEANT EVERY WORD!
Perhaps that is why the article was such a resounding success in many ways i.e. came straight from the heart, and was true.
Believe me, my friend.
People can see past the BS, and while they may or may not like you (or hate you in my case) for saying it like it is, they WILL follow you to the ends of the earth to hear what you got to say if you follow that one rule above and KEEP IT REAL.
Ah, Keeping it Real in China. What a “nice” group that used to be before I gave it up. Lots of rants in there that would do just great printed out on a roll of toilet paper, as Uncle Bob once said about our communication (daily (hourly, actually, if not more) emails while bored shitless at the factories we worked at – long story).
That one article generate SO MANY comments that at one point I was literally hearing my phone beep every second. Believe me now and trust me later, yes, it did tick people off a lot.
I posted it in a China Facebook group of all things . . .
The irony. How dare I eh.
Well I did.
And the beeping is an exaggeration in that my phone is always on silent mode no matter what. But the point stands, as do the notifications I got.
And guess what, they weren’t all hate and the usual “your racist” nonsense (it still befuddles me as to how Im racist by choosing not to a learn a certain language but for the mainlanders it’s their way or the highway, much like the liberal lunatic left, so that don’t surprise me one bit().
Some of the comments actually made perfect sense including some of the responses to the “hes a racist” chants which I’ve covered before.
And I did respond to a couple of comments on that thread (no more tho).
But really, mi amigo.
Its far better in most cases to NOT get into a pissing contest on social media.
In most cases.
In that case, it was warranted to a degree, but even then, I eventually took the fight back to my own den. My own lair (which most of those people that comment up a storm are too LAZY to create or foster).
The same type of people that badger you incessantly with idiotic questions and yet when you ask THEM questions about their own life or situation, they never reply.
“Will India defeat China?”
“China’s a powerful country! Can India defeat it?”
(just a couple of replies to a recent post and the guy got on FB Messenger for them)
Look, dude. Get on Google for fuck’s sake and then Google it . . .
And when I asked him a question, of course. The question that mattered.
Resounding and ringing silence so loud it could have woken the dead.
As TEMB (who for whatever reason chooses to call himself “Eric”, hehe) said “no answer is often an answer with these nuts”.
And it is, in many ways.
I can’t stand people like that.
Nor those who say “I won’t discuss it publicly” and then pester me with 1000 voice notes for something that could be said in writing in one paragraph (usually the voice them justifying the non-existence of their point to themselves if that makes sense!).
Or those that say “my friends might see”, but I agree with you privately.
Dude (or lady) at least have the balls to say it publicly. There are extenuating circumstances on occasion, but far less than what most people make out to be, and the above two cases ain’t it for sure.
And yes, this email is mostly MARKETING, and I’ve already given you many different marketing tips, but before I cover the why, here’s something else.
Aside from fitness, I’ve made no bones about the fact that I AM a damned good marketer even if I say so myself, and CAN AND WILL Teach those interested tricks that will double, triple or even quadruple your sales in ANY Economy if I say so myself.
Believe me, if I can do it (and here’s proof) then YOU can too.
IF you’re serious.
And if so, I can help . . .
But back to it. Because . ..
It accomplishes zippo for one.
Not only are you getting nothing out of that effort (and in most cases heartfelt comments with emotion behind them) but you’re rarely if ever going to convince someone to change their POV on most things.
That emotion might be best spent doing what I am right now, or with your SO (or on him or her) or other things . . .
. . . Things that matter.
IN certain cases, yes. Perhaps getting into a bit of a fistfight online may help if the person youre attacking has a massive audience.
But even then perhaps not . . .
. . . And if you’re Bozo Schofield for one that claims . . . ah, but we’ll get there.
These are the two main reasons why other than waste of time, and one last “monkey in the wrench”?
Or was it spanner in the works, hehe.
It’s well known that a lot of people hate my very guts, and existence. Much like Major General Michael once told me years ago “Rahul you hate my guts don’t you” (I didn’t, really!) . . .
But curiously enough it is these people who can’t resist following yours truly.
“lets see what he’s got to say”
(because deep down inside they know I say what is TRUE and what I say makes perfect SENSE).
“Lets get a couple of tips for freeeeeeee!”
And so forth.
And as the liberal left no doubt latches on to this post with renewed vigor (believe me, I might as well not post it on social media as people are going to look for what Rahul Mookerjee is sayin anyway even if the social media post isn’t out there) hey – I welcome it! ?
Go for it!
Oh, and if you’re Bozo Schofield on drugs trying to convince me “I have no followers and can’t market worth a damn” with a sum total of two followwers on Twitter yourself, one being an alter ego of you, and the other being .. I don’t know, but the profile pic is so weird I won’t even go there … well, please Glyn.
Do it if you must.
But really, you’re making a massive fool out of yourself.
Which you are, anyway, so I suppose youre being honest in that regard and kudos for that! ?
And there endeth this particular rant. The haters will find reasons to hate and the DOERS that GET SOMEWHERE IN LIFE will LISTEN – and learn
If I were you, I know which Id choose!
PS – If you want to apply for life coaching, send in your application right here. Be aware that I’m usually dealing with several things at once, so if you’re not serious or if I get a bad vibe off your email, you’ll be blocked pronto. You can wail and moan all you like later, but sorry, I won’t be unblocking you . . .
PS #2 – Here is where you can pick up the 10 Commandments of Successful Sales (that works in ANY economy bar none).
PPS – A certain poster who specifically asked not to be named and so I wont name him wrote in to say I was a pompous ass for saying “masks aren’t necessary” and I didn’t “value human life”. Yada, nada, schnada. All I can say to that? Ho hum! Hey, pally. China spread the plague and then of course disappeared leaving the ROW to deal with it, and guess what, hiding at home ain’t gonna make it go away. Might as well man up and get rid of it the natural way which is to ignore it and eventually you’ll see it as just the flu or other common diseases. Really, my brother. All it is is a version of the super flu, and that’s it!
PPS #2 – Donald Trump is back in office (I mean, back in the White House). Yippee!! Here’s to the one and only Trumpinator!
And my thoughts on this little meme that seems to have sweeping social media as of late.
Basically a somewhat (not to me really as it’s obvious and common sense and has been for a WHILE NOW) “interesting” take on the EXTREME polarization that’s been sweeping the world and that I HAVE WRITTEN about it multiple times BEFORE . . .
(Yes, I told you so, and it happened. Yes, there are no prizes for being right, but there sure aren’t any for being wrong either, and I know which side I’d rather be on at the end of the day! ?).
I saw this first posted by a friend (typed out) and I thought he created it.
Apparently not though as I see the same thing in various forms and guises being spread all over the Internet (except perhaps of course in mainland China where of course “all is always well”, and the roses always bloom, and “there is never a problem”, and thus forth ) . . .
And since you guys on my list won’t get this if I attach it (believe me, yours truly would do so in a flying jiffy if it made his task easier), I’ll type it out too.
(On another note I was going to do up a “how dare I” email for y’all, but that will have to wait until this one, hehe).
Here goes then –
“If you go to the South West desert and catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen.
However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other.
The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy, and vice versa, when in reality the real enemy is the person that shook the jar.
This is exactly what is happening in society today.
Liberal VS conservative
Black VS white
Pro mask VS anti mask
The real question we need to be asking ourselves is whose shaking the jar and why”
And there endeth that one.
Now, really, I could have said this in a far more pithier fashion.
I mean, really.
“Why is the world so bloody polarized”
Well, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it againm and people are going to HATE me for saying this, but here are the facts boyo.
One, polarization and HATE is exactly what needs to be done in terms of marketing – for anything.
I don’t care if it’s getting re-elected, or selling fitness books, or even selling lemonade down the road and outdoing the other sellers by a huge margin.
You HAVE TO SHOUT from the rooftops, and how!
There ain’t no sense (and more importantly MONEY) in “being as shy as a dormouse” or “worrying about what others will think”.
Of course that needs to be blended in with a proper degree of ASSURANCE in that your PRODUCT is actually a GREAT ONE and that you can back your talk up!
Yours truly CAN. As you can see from the testimonials page. Yes, I’m bragging, and unashamedly so.
Donald Trump can too, and as I write this, the SAD news just came in.
HE and his wife have tested positive for the China plague, and although it didn’t look even remotely likely to happen a day or so ago during the debate, hey, what can I say.
Other than DAMN this damned plague and DAMN the people that created and wifully spread it to all corners of the globe.
He WILL Recover. We WILL Win this war together.
Anyway . . . that topic could go on forever. I’ll write more about it later, but for now. . .
Let’s talk about what is happening in the world NOW.
Left VS right.
Fitness VS “so called fitness”
And in all of this, there are two things that really stand out.
One, doing the right thing and being open enough to SAY the right thing and being unapologetic about how many people it offends is an art, bar none.
And if you can do so in a brutally honest fashion (manner! ?), all the better.
If you can say it like it TRULY is – believe me, very few people can, then you’re one of a RARE breed mi amigo.
And of course, people are too scared to SAY IT LIKE IT IS!
Take for example (a small example).
From what I hear, my daughter’s school lessons in India have been reduced to an ultimate FARCE.
The China plague means lockdowns again, and schools don’t look likely to reopen until March next year. Assuming full scale war doesn’t break out, and it most likely will, and in that case all bets are off.
And the fact is that online teaching just don’t work.
Especially not when it’s peppered with, as is going on in CHINA and India now, overly simplistic and in your face jingoism, religious ‘programming’ done on young, impressionable minds in the very nastiest manner possible and more . ..
Believe me, I could write tomes about what the education system in both countries has descended into as of late!
At least leave kids out of it! But they wont.
And that’s my point.
(Well, not really. The point there was that people are still forking out fees - that have been recently INFLATED! - at that for these idiotic and utterly USELESS lessons the kids hate, and so the schools keep doingit, because there are still tons of bozos out there that believe they ain't got a choice. Good news though, some people are apparently (from what I hear) NOT paying the schools anymore - hopefully that boycott movements keeps up!)
The world, my friend, is going to hell in a hen basket and has been for a while, and most people are scared to come out and SAY IT.
“I’ll offend people”.
“I’ll lose business”
“My friends may see that post”
“The backlash may be severe”
But when someone DOES come out and say it like it is, people brand it as stirring the pot, and in some ways it is, because it instantly gives people something to argue about SAFELY (hey, I didn’t say it, he did – there’s your scapegoat eh).
And of course, the other “side” will come out and tom tom their beliefs too.
Question is, who is RIGHT?
Should be bloody obvious (if you look at what is going on in the world today).
(Remember what I wrote about calling out a dude in my daughter's school for bullying once? NOBODY would dare to post about that (whatsapp I believe) and when yours truly did they all jumped on the anti-bullying bandwagon behind me. People truly are SCARED! And this coming from a person(yours truly) not even in India where her school while the rest of the parents WERE and bloody well could have spoken UP, but didnt!)
Unfortunately the wrong side thinks they’re right too (Nazis, anyone?)
And here’s the MAIN point.
Why do people CARE?
Because people globally are FRUSTRATED.
A lot of people are “tired of waking up to the same old shit daily”.
Deep down inside, EVERYONE (almost) wants change, and they want it NOW (2020 being the year of the survivor, and thus forth).
And when someone comes along and says it like it is, those INNER feelings boil up the surface.
What has been bubbling along in the subconscious is finally given a “vehicle” to ride out. And when that happens – watch out!
‘Tis unfortunate, but ‘tis true my friend. As my buddy from the Marines told me a coupla of weeks ago, the world needs a cleansing.
The Universe has it’s own ways of dispensing justice my friend, and that is precisely (in a way) what is happening right now in the world (and the “why” should be OBVIOUS again).
Anyway, that’s my take on it. It’s gotta happen my friend.
Best thing you can do is be on the right side of it.
And as Charles Mitchell said, be prepared for anything, both physically and MENTALLY, and if an ex cop with years of service on his belt says you better damn well believe it!
And he’s right, actually. That’s what I base my entire training system upon.
Look, pally. When someone’s got you to the ground in a chokehold, or arm bar, that bench ain’t gonna save your ass, and neither will the deadlift.
A strong grip, the kind you get from doing pull-ups right, and lots and lots of them at that might well break that chokehold and reverse it and then some . . .
And that’s the fact of the matter my friend.
Train RIGHT. Train hard, but RIGHT.
That’s how I do it, and that’s how YOU SHOULD TOO!
PS – My best wishes for the Trumpinator once again. I’ve posted everywhere but if there is ONE takeaway from all this I’d like y’all to share, it is that. Share away, and lets do this TOGETHER!