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Sage lesson indeed in today’s email, so hang tight and let’s sget into it.
I remember reading this on Ben Settle’s site once ...
“My concealed carry instructor once said that “everyone’s goin gto do what they’re going to do””
(and being I read this a year or so ago, I do not remember the exact wording his instructor used – but basically what he was saying was “you can take a horse to water but you cant make it drink”. )
What do I mean?
Well, consider for example yours truly’s long, Jesus like (at a point, and getting there again now) LOCKS.
Complimented by a well hidden BALD Spot, hehe.
Hair that everyone (excepting a few people) have despised ever since I knew.
I remember a highly idiotic teacher in high school (we used to call him “The Watchman” for he was the one assigned to catch those in the habit of “bunking” (sorry, thats an old British term,hehe) class etc) looking me up and down in 12 th grade and having THIS to say.
“You want me to cut your hair off for you, boy!?”
Menacing, imposing. Giggle, giggle.
Or my Dad in eighth grade ...
Or my Mom throwing a fit about it when I returned from China for a brief sojourn in 2006 ...
Or my wife, who makes it a point to boot me to the barber every chance she gets (and she doesnt get many, but she tries).
Even I’m laughing writing this!
But reall,y point begets.
Amidst all this, I cannot recall a time where I’ve had short hair consistently for any length of time.
Regardless of the fact that according to these fine folks – “I look more handsome with short hair”.
I highly doubt people would getting their panties in a wad over it if that were to be the case.
And even if that were to be true, so what.
I don’t like short hair on myself, period.
So, I keep it long!
And thats as simple as it gets, and what it boils down. Given I’m hardly parading about nude in public, I think thats an allowance that can be made, no (is what I tell these people).
Not that it does a damn bit of good.
Because guess what.
Everyones gonna do what they’re going to do ultimately.
Me, you, them, everyone.
You can take a horse to water, brah, but you simply cannot “make” it drink.
Fitness wise, thats why I never try and “argue” my own point with people who’re clearly not interested.
When people call me up and try and “draw me” (bait me) into the “Deadlifts are better than pull-ups” idiotic discussion, I dont take it (I used to earlier, but now, no longer).
All you’ll get out of me is a simple “OK”.
And thats it!
For some reason, that infuriates these nuts more, hehe.
Andthey keep trying to press their own point of view to me, and it might as well so much water sliding down a duck’s (or a beached whale’s) back ..
If someone doesnt want to do something, they wont do it.
Fitness wise, if you here on this list WANT to make something off yourself, and your fitness levels, and indeed life in general, well, I’m HERE for you and then some and I’ll give you all the advice you need – and then some!
But if you’re inclined to do the exact opposite, well, then guess what.
Youwon’t hear a peep outta me.
Because, “they’re going to do what they will, and so will everyone, and ...”
Ah, but wait. We covered that one before didnt we??
And thats that for now. Back soon!
Ps – Pick up the best damned fitness system TODAY, my friend.
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.
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.
Ages ago, in 2014 I believe it was, I built a great website for a client of mine.
A world famous model.
And while he hasn't been modeling for a while that I know of, at least not in China, his name etc is very much still there on Google.
Canadian, ex Army (not sure if he was Special Forces, but he might well could have been).
Tall. Strapping. Everything you'd expect of a model ... and as he did the “Namaste” sign while handing me the advance cash for the website I was going to build for him, I was both somewhat flattered and honored by the gesture!
Its the little things that count!
No-one would have guessed it, but him.
Hence what I say about him probably being in the Special Forces. Those guys aren't just “buff”- they're smart too
Anyway, that was back during my “Fat” and not overly “confident” days if you get my drift.
And the life changing experience (a few months) that I've written about SO much with a certain peron that shall go unnamed here occured just a month later, strangely enough and turned my entire life around, but for then, I remember asking the model.
“Any chance I could ever be a model”, I asked him, laughing in the Metro.
I was expecting him to say NO.
And it wouldn't have upset me in the least if he HAD said that.
Instead he took one look at me and said the following.
“Of course you can! Just make a nice model card etc, get some decent pictures taken and you're off to the races”.
(And he actually sent me a ton of contacts etc to get this done, and I'll always appreciate that!)
And he was right. Years later, and years prior to this as well (my wife when she met me apparently told me the same thing and I WAS in shape then, so...) as people kept commenting about “if I went to the gym” or “you look like a movie star”, or “you have that X shape girls love!” or “your back is built!” I did actually briefly dabble in modeling.
And instantly gave it UP.
Yours truly “cranky” couldn't handle the constant demand for selfies, “looking good”, and the assorted BS that goes with walking the ramp, my friend.
Anyway, point is this.
Another dude I knew at the exact same time in that “Keeping it Real in China” WeShat group I once started was a model too.
South African. Tall. Strapping. Probably not from the military, but there was one key difference between dude above, and the dude I'm talking about here.
First was a FIT guy.
Second was a boobybuilder, who felt one fine day for whatever reason compelled to share the fact (in public) that he'd let his condoms “dry out so he could re-use them” . . . and posted pictures of the same in the group as well.
Anyway, that isnt what I'm referring to here either.
I asked him the same question I asked the other dude
And his response?
“Do you have muscles? Do you have a six pack ?”
“Unless you go to the gym daily and pump n tone, you can never do it!”
And so forth.
And this same scenario has been repeated several times over my life.
Moral of the story being?
First, business is more about people liking each other (once we get past the core competencies) than anything else. And second, some people will find any excuse to tell you a bazillion reasons why you CANNOT do the thing, while others will do all they can to uplift you.
Curiously enough, or maybe not, the self made lot fall in category #2, not ONE.
And thats why I still occasionally chat with my “once friend” Charles despite our many irreconcilable differences.
There was a period in his life when he was making money doing what I hate, despise and detest with a passion, that being teaching English in China, and I remember him doing all he could to “get me on the train”.
Which I did, of course. But left it shortly after I got on for reasons I've made very clear in past emails ...
If there is one thing yours truly simply WILL NOT DO in China, it is this – teach English there!
But I still remember Charles telling me over and over again.
“Again, there's no reason why you cant do it!”
And hes right. No reason. Except for the fact I did not want to do it – with a passion!
Pity he didnt apply the same logic to fitness, but hey, to each his own.
And that brings me to th ecentral point of this rather long winded DISPATCH.
Central point #3.
That being, fitness wise, I'd rather be the guy that tells you the many reasons you CAN do pull-ups, for one, and tell you whats holding you back as opposed to being the molly coddler who tells you what you “want to know” i.e. “oh, they're so tough!” ,or “oh, you're not fat – youre just “big”!”
And so forth.
I would rather be and AM the person that would FIGHT for the above and FIND reasons to tell you why you CAN do a certain thing as opposed to cannot.
Thats just how I've been all my life!
And perhaps thats why I've never had a dull moment in my life, hehe.
All for now – back soon!
PS – The new course on isometrics is done – except for the workouts part, and me getting all the pictures into the book. Will take another couple of days – but again – I want to make sure I get it done RIGHT the first time around – so rest assured – on the way!
(I am also re-doing some of the exercise descriptions to make it easier to understand from an isometric standpoint – so hang in there, folks!).
You CAN place pre-orders via email tho - here is the sales page for the book - https://0excusesfitness.com/isometric-and-flexibility-training/
PS #2 – In the meantime, feel free to pick up the system that will get you in the best shape of your life at “warp speeds” - the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
PPS – Been having one of those “annoying days” so far. Is it any coincidence that I got on social media for a sum total of 5 minutes last night, and ... !
UGGGGGH. Pity I cannot avoid it altogether, but I do my best to!
I'm sure to get a lot of asinine response sto my last email ...
to the extent of “how dare I support the rich!”
OR “don't you know times are tough!!”
Or ... “WAH! We need support, not you dragging us down!”
Well, goodie again, but I ain't dragging you down my friend. I'm exhorting you to RISE UP on your own terms and if you're too much of a PRIME BOZO to see this, well, my site ain't for you.
Neither are my products, and I wouldn't sell to you if you handed me money on a PLATTER.
Well, maybe if you put it on a platter, hehe. But NOT otherwise.
Now, whats the point here you might ask.
It's this ... that you SHOULD aspire to be the CEO you profess to hate
Let me ask you one thing (this is for the prime bozos, not those that get it).
“Don't you honestly want to live life on your own terms, free of WORRY and STRESS over monety of all things, but other things too?”
Show me a bozo that doesnt answer yes to this, and I'll eat my hat.
That I don't wear, hehe.
They're saying it, sure.
But they ar ejust SAYING it .
Do they really want it?
The majority DON'T.
If they did, they'd do the thing as opposed to whining on social media and doing nary a thing to improve their own lives (look at how many of these people have their own products etc, or a side gig that they actively promote etc (I know, how dare I. Moneeeeee!) and so forth).
How many are actually fit and healthy as opposed to LAZY.
I'd bet not too many at all. Probably 1 – 1 is my guess, and being I'm a math whiz, I'll let YOU figure that one out.
I dont normally use emoticons, but it seems appropriate here.
Anyway, we all hate that we can't (or are too scared to become).
Bozo Scofield hates me because I am what he never was, and never WILL be unless he stops being a troll and low life loser
The nuts that claim to “lift me up and throw me out of the window” would do better if they actuallyacknowledged they need to LOSE weight – around the MIDSECTION – and therefore get better at pull-ups which they want !
(And if they didnt, they wouldn't be trolling yours truly with idiotic comments).
In short, we hate that we AREN'T, and dont seem to be on a road to be either, hehe.
And fitness wise, same thing ...
Need I say more?
I think NOT, so I'll sign off – for now. Back soon!
PS – Zero to Hero contains an intensely personal and motivational story about TRUE HAPPINESS that I mentioned in the last email. In case you're tired of being a PRIME BOZO, check it out right HERE – Zero to HERO!
(dont write back WHINING about the workouts being tough. They're tough,a nd they shall REMAIN that way, bro!).
I gotta do it again ... last time. Promise!
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!
And go completely contrary to the advice that most gurus (so called) spout on this.
You keep hearing “segmentation” and segmeting i.e seperating people on lists to “give them more of what they prefer” to make more money.
And truth be told, there is logic to that.
For instance, if you're selling feminine items, for one, such as bras, underwear etc – you wouldn't want to come across as an uber macho “mysognistic” “male supremacist or “MGTOW” or whatever they call it (no, that last philosophy isnt what I mention in the second – far from it – but most people on the “outside” think it is...) ...
If you're selling products on pull-ups, and that alone, then you probably don't want to be talking about the benefits of lat pulldowns to those on that list.
(unless you want to do something I do VERY often to make more dough, and something marketing related, and unfortunately something most people don't do well at all, so I'll let that sleeping dog lie for now, hehe).
But segmentation isn't the magic bullet it's made out to be.
Nothing is, to be quite honest.
It's about showcasing YOU, if I can put it in one word (or a few) – and I get that most people reading this won't believe me, which is fine. I'm not trying to convince you to do that.
But anyway, on the other site, one person wrote to me about “how he shouldn't have to read about what I was writing about” (I was writing about something RELATED but not what “he liked” or “claimed he liked”).
Probe people's minds, and you'll find that they WANT the very thing they claim to despise (for instance, the nuts claiming that “weights are where it's at” and that “pull-ups areOK, but the deadlift RULES” while secretly poring over yours truly pul-up books) ...
... And thats people in general for you.
Way, way too scared to acknowledge what they truly want, even to themselves, and thats why when you ask people what they WANT, you'll come up with a blank in MOST cases.
No, “more money” doesnt cut it either!
And back to the topic at hand.
It's impossible for me, for one to talk about pull-ups or getting better at them without talking about PUSHUPS in tandem.
Specifically Hindu pushps and handstand training. (and pushups).
And if its impossible for me, yours truly pull-up “Master” in many regards, you'd better bet your bottom dollar it can't be done.
The two are mutually symbiotic.
Much like if you cant stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen!
And so on both the sites (0 Excuses Fitness and this one), you'll see you sign up for ONE list.
Because fitness is an all encompassing thing, my friend.
And the sooner you realize that, the better.
And those that dont', well, the unsubscribe link is right ther.e
Anyway, enough on that. HERE is where you can pick up Jump Rope Mania! - a course I've been meaning to put out for ages, but dillied and daddled on, but finally got around to a couple of days ago. Have at!
PS – Be sure and pick up the course on pushups as well – goes with the above!
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.
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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.
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