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I’ll never forget something my father once told me when I was young. About ye small, as it were . . .
“The person that has the ability is ALWAYS expected to do MORE!” , he proclaimed.
In a tone f voice that brooked no further arguments, and of course, for yours truly, that meant I just HAD to question him.
And I would have anyway.
“OK, fair enough”, I said. “But then they should get PAID more! Or compensated accordingly” . . .
To which of course, there was no answer, and an annoyed look, and finally an irritated “that’s not how things work!”
Why, I asked.
Perfectly reasonable question you’d think eh.
And of course, there was no answer, except the usual “Who does he think he is to ask all this? He thinks he know it all!”
Know it all? Hey, I asked WHY, didn’t I?
He might as well have answered “No why”, as they do in mainland China. Mei Wei Shen Mo . . . something that annoys me greatly especially if the question is a valid one.
I’ve since learnt (and I was young then of course) is the reason people don’t answer these questions is because they cut DEEP . . .
Because of certain inadequacies THEY themselves have deep down inside (and I’m not referring to my father here – I am talking “in general” as it were) that get exposed when these questions are answered, or certain things they are themselves doing WRONG.
Anyway, I found this way of thinking to be highly socialistic and STUPID with a capital S.
Akin to what a colleague of mine in China told me years later when people were trying to mooch off me for this and that for whatever reason.
“It’s like a well full of water”, he laughed “Everyone shows up to fill their jug and leave after they’ve done it, and as for the well . . . “
And he laughed again.
“It’s EMPTY after a while”.
And though he said that in jest, what he said he was true, and it’s a way of thinking and philosophy that I embed into my daily life my friend.
No freebies, no “free” anything, and certainly none of the “you can do it, so you should help me for FREE” B.S.
Certainly no “you learnt X language for free, so you should teach me for free!”
And certainly not in terms of fitness either, but as for the expectation part, I’ve found it to hold true in life in general (though it’s not ideal, of course).
The 20% in any company, for instance, are the ones that really keep the company afloat and the rest of the slacker going.
This might sound insane, but its true my friend.
Do you remember that company I worked at? Yes, THAT company!
The same thing happened there. I was expected to bring in more sales “because I could” and “had the ability” and when I asked for commensurate compensation to be given, there was … you guessed it. Crickets with a capital C.
“Oh, he doesn’t have a choice”, was the thinking of the “powers that be” at that time.
In other words, they figured I had no choice when it came to jobs and it was their way or the highway.
Anyway, this sort of socialist thinking doesn’t appeal to me my friend. Sure, you can EXPECT more from me. No problem. And you’ll get it. But by that same token, you’ll be expected to COMPENSATE me – and WELL – for my services – or time – or products – or whatever it is you’re looking to get me to do for you.
That’s just how it works my friend. I’m not much of a fan of Marxist thought processes such as what he majority of folks seem to believe in . . .
Anyway, and again, back to fitness, I hear you say.
In terms of fitness, I’ve already covered the no freebies part (and how!) . . . but what I did not say up there is that fitness ain’t an unfair employer my friend.
It truly is something where you GET what you PUT into it – and again – how!
Napoelon Hill, I believe it was, spoke of the Law of Increasing Returns which was first brought up by the great Emerson in his essays on compensation.
He goes on to say that any service you render with an open heart (preferably an open heart) comes back to you somehow – and in an INCREASED manner. With compound interest added, as it were!
If you’re working hard right now on your fitness, for instance, but not seeing any results straightaway – well fret NOT.
Keep doing the thing, and soon enough you’ll have the power and probably MORE than the results you wanted when you first started, my friend.
And that’s how it’s worked with me in terms of fitness, as you know, and how it will work for you as well.
And that’s how it works in life in general . . .
Anyway, that’s a long enough post on all this.
Bottom line – if someone expects quality in any regard from you – be damn sure you can deliver it – and once you do – do so at a PREMIUM, my friend. There truly is no other way.
And when it comes to your own fitness, apply the SAME philosophies.
You’ll be nigh astounded at the results that come on down your way!
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As I grapple with an increasingly annoying web host who is seemingly doing all they can to (try and) RUIN the 0 Excuses Fitness biz (there’s a reason I use the term “ruin”, and I’ll elaborate on why beneath) – I’d like to talk about something else.
I don’t know if it’s a trend these days or what, but every time I bring up a problem with regard to anything – I’m given the standard stock response of “Sorry for the inconvenience” (I can almost see their grubby little fingers typing that response out as I type!) – and then after that this little gem!
No-one ever has any problems with us! It’s just you!
And lest you think it is just this web host, think again,
Think SEVERAL times.
I’ve been through a lot of web hosts, good and bad – and the ones for the fitness biz have always started out as great, and then (after they had my business) became the exact opposite and worse.
But I must admit THESE guys (and I won’t name and shame them for now here – but I’ve done so elsewhere) – take “poor service” to giddy limits.
Some guy at their customer service center coolly re-directed the domain to a competitor website – amazingly enough (or not!) with NO prior authorization from my end.
That’s right. They didn’t even bother asking!
Like a schoolboy doing all he can to “get the issue resolved as quickly as possible before the customer finds out”.
Before that, they renamed a few files on the 0 Excuses Fitness website to “Hello World”, and got back to me claiming the issue was fixed.
When I raise tickets, try and talk to them – the works – you guessed it – crickets.
I just wrote a lengthy two page post on this so won’t get into it again, but here’s the point I’m trying to bring up.
MANY companies are like this. It seems to be a “shame the customer” technique that may work for idiots, but it don’t work for anyone that has half a brain.
In China, my internet service provider often tells me the same thing when I complain about spotty internet at times.
“It’s just you! No-one else has complained!”
And yet when the dude who fixes it comes to my house to repair the connection, his phone is ringing off the hook with dozens of customers complaining about – you got it – the same damned issue.
And my Chinese internet service provider is not nearly, nowhere NEARLY as bad as these web hosts I’ve got now.
Anyway, end of rant there – and I’m not sure when the 0 Excuses Fitness site will be back.
We might just have to move hosts – YET AGAIN. Last major move was in 2014, and it looks like 6 years down the line, another one is in store.
No big deal. Happens. Hehe.
But the point is this, my friend, and it holds true for fitness too – it ain’t just you.
There are tons of people trying to get in shape – just like you.
There are tons of people dealing with the nonsense spouted by the so called gurus and experts on fitness that are getting nowhere quick – just like you!
And there are tons of people that don’t know how to engage in routines like the ones I wrote about yesterday on this here site . . .
It ain’t just you, and that is why I created the members only forum on 0 Excuses Fitness. Go right HERE to become a member (once the damn site is back up again that is).
And on that note, it’s off to deal with the increasingly recalcitrant web host . . .
P.S. – Contact me directly in case you’re on the outlook for products etc, and I’ll have to process the orders manually in that case. No problem though – go for it – I’ll be happy to serve ya that way too! ?
I’ll admit it.
Oh YES, I will.
I’ve been in one of my foul, foul moods as of the last couple of days. Day and a half, actually, ever since . . .
Even since, ah, but wait.
I wrote a post about the FACT that ignoring the negative in your life won’t necessarily make it go away, and in some cases will even excaberate the problem.
That caused a few people to unsubscribe from the list. One person (well intentioned) even sent me this “Can’t you be a little less grumpy at times?”
Well, she was right in a way, but she was WRONG in a bigger way.
I wasn’t being any grumpier than my normal “el groucho” self. I was stating a fact, which with all the hoo haa about everything going on, people choose to ignore these days, and “just think positive”, thinking it will “draw the positive” to them.
And the so called goooorrooooosss don’t help either, my friend, by propogating stuff that flat out don’t WORK.
As for proof?
Look around you, my friend. Look at what is happening not just to you on a macro level, but globally.
And as for this damned COVID19, don’t even get me started on the stupidity again. Apparently it’s gotten to the point where even normally sane people are buying into the insanity of “the world needs to stay locked down indefinitely” and to hell with why or the repercussions and consequences.
Deep breath ….
So you have probably noticed my two sites (at least the fitness ones) beiong up and down over the past day or so.
Actually, you probably noticed an OLDER version of the site yesterday without the most recent blog posts, and today, a BLANK page when accessing the site.
My host done moved servers for what seemed like the umpteenth time, and in typically professional manner and by their own admission they never bothered to inform any of their customers about it.
And for what seemed like the billionth and one time, 2-3 days of blog posts and site upgrades were LOST during the transfer, and the host could care less despite this problem occurring not once, not twice, but damn near every month.
If anything, their response is “so what. IT happens”.
And one fine gentleman on the support team took the time and initiative to rename the site main file to “hello world”, and then claim it was working when 0excusesfitness.com showed nothing but “hello world”, something my six year old could probably have done eyes closed.
And for those that didn’t know, they call this “tech support”.
Some will no doubt ask why I don’t move hosts given all these fools have put me through in 2020.
But I did my friend.
And the last one was just as bad, and in these times of lockdown and what not (indeed, they have a ready excuses “we’re working from home! Please understand!”) I am not sure a move would be the best idea.
What infuriates me is their stock “We’re sorry for the inconvenience” response to everything, which they just generate by pressing a button on their customer service app. They’re anything BUT sorry, and this problem reoccurs every month, so if they WERE truly sorry they would have fixed it, but nothing.
A law unto themselves a lot of these web hosts are, and while I’ve shortlisted another one, I’m not hopeful. But we’ll see.
In the meantime if you have any suggestions on this front, feel free to pass ‘em my way and we’ll go from there.
And on other fronts, and grip workouts …. Napoloen Hill correctly stated that every situation, every negative occurrence has a positive – and the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit if you look for it.
While I’m not sure this situation has any benefit whatsoever, I was feeling 200 on a scale of 1 to 100 on the grumps scale this morning, and I’m at 70 now.
Well, the only way I know how.
A hard, hard workout in which the jump rope darn near slipped out of my hand, and not because of the sweat either.
IT was because I couldn’t grip it any longer at a certain point during my workout.
The Gorilla grip fanatic could barely grip the jump rope!
Would you believe it if I told you that my workout involved nothing but this, and the numbers 1600 and 20?
A 20 minute workout for 1600 jumps, and a slight change in hand position that left me fried.
A small change that torched my entire chest and core, and upper back, and my grip … and that explains the numerous typos in this here email, more so than normal, hehe.
I’m not going to reveal what it is HERE, but rest assured it’s BIG my friend – it will work your entire body and fry that unsightly lard off in ways you never thought possible – in record fast time.
And I’ll reveal all on my groups and inner SHIP (circle) once the site is finally back online. UGH!
And so it goes for now, my friend. I’m so pissed I haven’t even turned on the air-con and I’ll do so now and might as well take a shower too, hehe.
P.S. – Napoelon Hill wrote about being tested, did he not? In his own words, there seems to be a hidden guide whose job it is to test men through all sorts of discouraging circusmstanes and heartbreaks to ascertain just how much they can take. The men that succeed are those that keep picking themselves back up and keep on keeping on, until they finally “reach” – and the gates of full blown success are thrown wide open – and in terms of hosting – and some other things right now – I sure do seem to be going through it!
P.S #2- Nothing new for me though, hehe, so rest assured. We’ll be back with a bang very soon – and how – and on that note, I’m out. See ya later!
P.P.S – And while I won’t name and shame the web host for now, I’ll tell you this – stay AWAY from companies that pretend to be based out of the U.S. and have their support sneakily and entirely based in India. I’ve written about how tech companies and BPO etc in general is quietly leaving India, and THIS level of service is one reason why, and believe me, with my I.T. background and work experience here, I KNOW (back in the day I actually worked for someone, hehe).
No it aint racism, so please get off your soap box(before you start). It’s me stating a FACT, my friend. Customer service in anything (or most things) in India atrocious if at all existent … Amazon India being the one exception to the rule.
I’m sure there are good companies there, but they are very much the exception I’d say rather than the NORM!
. . . I probably won’t be.
And these days, no matter how many times you message me or pester me up and down, chance are I simply either won’t reply or I’ll block you and delete you off my list or whatever for good.
In the past I’d sometimes relent on this particular policy of mine . . . ALWAYS and ALWAYS to be disappointed that I did. If my gut told me that a certain piece of communication was to be ignored, and if I ignored my gut – guess what eventually happened.
I got burnt.
Anyway, what do I mean. Why exactly am I saying this?
Well, it’s simple . . .
I don’t know if y’all remember this, but a while ago I wrote about a person that took trolling me to a whole new personal and racist level.
He was basically using the “can a non white person be American” garbage “logic” to troll me and while I initially got pissed off, I later just did what I do now up and ignore it (actually, I PROFIT from it too, hehe, but that’s a different story and one I believe I will talk about soon on the other site ?).
And though he himself up and blocked him after verbally abusing me online, he’s back as of now, and he’s been trying to get in touch with me with a friend of mine.
A good friend . . . with whom I rarely if ever see eye to eye on anything , hehe.
And when I received said message from my friend, I didn’t respond (for obvious reasons).
But I didn’t block him. OR delete him. Or put him on permanent ignore. Or anything . . .
Despite all our numerous disagreements he’s actually a smart dude that chooses to support the wrong people and take the wrong path in life, but hey, he probably thinks that about me too. And I’d be the LAST person to tell him that he didn’t have the right to live his life the way he wants though.
Not so with the other dude though.
And once it became nigh apparent that I wasn’t going to “forgive him” (a trollish way indeed of saying “lets start wasting time with meaningless conversations again”) he started trying to get in touch with me – again through other channels.
Namely, a girl named . . . ah, I won’t name her, but let me just say that the two of them “know” each other and the shenanigans they got up to – well, I won’t mention them here, but they’re not for the faint hearted to be honest (no, nothing R rated as far as I know, but on the scale of “how the hell can someone be so DUMB”).
And as far as I’m concerned, the reason she’s persona NON GRATA is because she contacted me a few years ago asking me to build her a website . . . for . . . you guessed it.
And while I politely declined, I never spoke to her after that (again, for obvious reasons) .
And as of late she’s back with a vengeance, much like dude I’m talking about is.
Probably the lockdown (though I hear the U.K. is technically and finally starting to get out of lockdown, hehe) and probably boredom from having no job or worthwhile means of employment and trolling outta Mama’s basement, or Cheung King mansions in Hong Kong, or the “government homes” (as dude puts it – apparently he’s on some sort of government welfare or what not after (again, apparently) getting kicked out of China) . . .
But whatever it is, it started with a lengthy Facebook message which I’d post here, but I deleted instantly.
Then this email a few days later –
My name is <I’m being kind, so I won’t name and shame> (I'm sure you've heard plenty about me!)
Can we talk please?
I need to talk to you about something. It's very important.
Please Email me back on this Email Address, which is: <bleep>
Look forward to hearing from you.
Many Thanks, <name withheld>
The subject line of the email was this “Hello Rahul. We Need To Talk Please?!”
If there ever was a limit to which the nutjobs can go to to WASTE time, I’m yet to see it. Hehe.
This lady (I’m using the term very sparingly, mind you) writes lengthy emails and Facebook messages to me and deliberately hangs out bait to the order of “we need to talk” when I don’t know her from Adam (or Eve).
At least I knew the other dude. With this gal, no way, Jose – all I know is what I heard from other dude, and the less I heard on that front the better. Believe me, you DO NOT want to know some the “shyt” (literally!) she got into . . .
Why not simply use the email or Facebook message to just up and TELL Me what she wants?
Ah, but that’s because she knows my response to the freebie seekers, lookie lous, Tom tommers and retards in general . . .
But she’s trying to get one last little time wasting dig in anyway.
Nice try, but no dice, but on that note though, it must be said that on occasion I do forget to get back to GENUINE emails – sometimes because I’m just too busy to do so – and sometimes because well, there are only 24 hours in a day and I only have 10 quick little fingers, and even those aren’t enough at times.
As I state on my sites, if the question warrants it I’ll reply through my email list for all to see.
And sometimes even if it doesn’t, hehe, if just to showcase the pure and utter idiocy people find the time to get up to.
Anyway, last, but not least, if you’ve emailed me and I have not responded within 24 hours (and if its something genuine), please DO BY ALL MEANS send me a follow up email ,and I’ll get back to you asap. Sometimes, there is just too much to do in any certain day!
And that, my dear reader is THAT. I’ll be back with more “explosive stuff” soon, hehe.
P.S. – The best darn fitness system on the planet is the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and I’ve even gone to the length and trouble of (nah, no trouble, hehe, I’m willing to bend over backwards and then some for you real customers out there) putting together a FAQ section in terms of all the questions I routinely get asked. Check it out – and if you have more questions ,shoot me an email, and we’ll gof rom there!
P.S #2 – Ditto for handstand pushups, pull-ups etc. I have books I sell SEPERATELY on Amazon with regard to ONLY AND ONLY frequently asked questions for these great exercises) – but if you buy through the website, I’ll include them for you at NO EXTRA COST along with your regular download. Check it out, and let me know your thoughts!
P.P.S – Stay tuned for how a certain little article I posted literally caused my site views (across the Internet, not just my own site) to shoot through the proverbial ROOF and them some, hehe.
Amidst the rising animosity between the US and China (and no, I’m not going to use the term “superpower” for the latter half of that equation, hehe) – something came to mind.
Something that everyone knows, and precious few people actually SAY it – mostly because they’re too SCARED of censure – or worse.
Something China related. Though I love the country for the good things it has, I have to be fair and call a spade a spade, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. If that ain’t your cup of tea, go elsewhere, but this needs to be said, and I’m damn well going to say it.
Every time the U.S. or any other country makes a mistake – or does something right, or does anything, for that matter, we have dozens of people yelling up and down to support either side of the “Argument” or what was done right – or wrong.
And that’s great. Such as it should be in a democracy.
But yet, when the topic comes around to CHINA, and when (for example) I as a foreigner say or post something about China that doesn’t fit in with the “bleating sheep” mentality that the Chinese have instilled in their own populace and that the current crop of expats there seem to have happily picked up – what happens?
The exact opposite of what you might expect.
Apparently its “kosher” to say anything – either positive or derogatory about ANY country – but when it comes to China, somehow we need to treat the rogue nation with kid gloves?
Let’s get this straight folks, the current mess all over the world was created by ONE country, and we all know deep down inside regardless of our political affiliations WHO created it (and if you don’t then you fit the “bozo” category to be honest).
And as Donald Trump has been saying all along (actually, people with any sense were saying it long before he did) – China has been systematically looting, copying and pillaging the world’s resources – physical, digital and otherwise in order to make gains for itself, and no-one else.
Take the current border stand off with india.
The Chinese go apeshit when the Indians build roads inside THEIR OWN territory and amass troops and make silly, bellicose claims of “humiliating India again” (newsflash – there were REASONS for the 1962 defeat of India, and it ain’t what most people think i.e. the PRC didn’t necessarily have military superiority even back THEN).
Same thing with Vietnam and their water. Or the disputed islands near the Phillipines, and ditto for Tibet, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and all the other regions they’ve forcibly or otherwise crept into.
And it’d be one thing if they did it for the common good. It’s a fact, for example, that people shy away from – is that when the U.S and West in general does well, the rest of the CIVILIZED world does well.
NOT so for the People’s Republic, my friend. Not so at all.
And the most irritating part is that when someone says something about it, the Chinese as a whole, and indeed the foreign parrots there (stooges it seems to me, some of them, the way they denigrate their OWN nations that are HELPING then and blindly tom tom the Chinese) rise “up” (I use quotes for a reason).
“How dare you say anything against China”
And funnily enough, this isn’t just Chinese people we’re referring to here.
Hey, by all means say what you like about my country or any other. Have your own thoughts and opinions, and what not.
But if you throw a hissy when the other person responds in kind – then there is ONE term for that- hypocrite – with a capital H.
OK, enough of that.
But it applies to fitness as well if you think about it.
The gym bros, for instance, see fit to strut up and down tom tomming their show muscles all day long “for the girls” (that don’t really care, hehe) and that’s fine.
But when you do the same, and go to a gym, for instance, and sieze a vacant spot and start doing your pushups, for instance, what happens?
You’ll have everyone and their Mama coming up to you offering you advice – mostly all unsolicited as I’ve written about before.
And God Forbid you talk about their gym. Their holy grail as it were (much like the PRC seems to be for most of the expats still there).
And that’s today’s rant, my friend.
Might not be a “pretty” thing to say, but it’s TRUE.
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Jump aboard now – and let me know how you do. I’ll share your story with the world!
Often times when you buy products online (and this holds true especially for information products) you’re not entirely sure as to whether the person is actually “doing” what they’re saying, are you?
You’re not entirely sure if the life coach you’re considering buying a book from has truly “been in the trenches” – or if he just got lucky and one of his books was picked up and got famous, and . . .
And so forth.
Now yes, we all make our own luck but this is not about that. There are many variables that contribute to ultimate and true success, and to me, one of the main things to consider is has the person been beaten down REPEATEDLY – only for it to have no impact, and the person stands back up and KEEPS on KEEPING ON?
I know of very few such cases, my friend, and the ones I DO KNOW of are the ones that ultimately succeeded – and in a lasting manner, and how.
I do not know a single successful person, for instance, who was the first to line up at the government office for their stimulus checks – all the while complaining about Donald Trump and how he’s hurting the nation, and other associated nonsense (while sucking off the very teat that he is providing).
No this isn’t about politics, but I’ve found that a vast majority of the people that “give advice” do anyting but follow their own advice – themselves, and this is TRUE my friend for people across all spheres of life, not just fitness or “life coaching”.
Well, yours truly has certainy been in the trenches and then some, and if you’ve been following my writings, you KNOW what I’m talking about!
This morning I woke up feeling great, but as I proceeded with my work, something strange happened.
The “great” feeling disappeared.
Well, it didn’t disappear so much as fade away, as I read some news (something I usually never do unless I’m bored) and I was left with a “deflated” feeling.
There have been some things going on in my life right now from a personal standpoint too that are taking “somewhat” of a toll, and yet, when I looked at myself in the mirror and said what Claude Bristol said so many years ago, I told myself I will GET THROUGH THIS.
I’ll get through what is making me “irritated” (I suppose that is the right term) at this minute, and it will PASS.
I pictured past successes.
I pictured myself climbing my favorite HILL, and doing the things I LOVE in life.
And very soon, the “descending black cloud of doom and gloom” was replaced by a neutral cloud.
I paced around the room some.
Did some pep talking.
And then . . . . dropped down, and banged out a 100 Hindu squats, making sure to focus on the DEEP BREATHING aspect of it.
And now as I sit here a good 20 minutes or so later, I’m still dripping with sweat, and I’m ready to GET HER DONE!
And that’s how it should be for you too my friend.
Visualization plus physical exercise makes an UNBEATABLE combo – and that’s what today’s missive is about!
P.S. – And when you’re looking for fakes, look past the mere WORDS of what theyre saying. As I keep telling my coaching group, mere words are one thing, but the FEELING behind the words can never ever be hidden my friend. And it’s true. More on this later, but if you’re looking to sign up for personal coaching where I get you in the very best shape of your life – both on a PHYSICAL and MENTAL level – well – sign up right HERE - https://0excusesfitness.com/coaching/
So this morning (afternoon), actually I woke up to a message from a friend with this.
And nothing else . . .
A few days ago, I got this message on my WeChat (the above was on my WhatsApp).
“Rahul Rahul. Do you have a few minutes?”
And then . . . CRICKETS.
NOTHING at all after that.
If there is something that I ‘hate’ (actually I hardly use the term so I should say “is a pet peeve of mine”) it is THIS sort of “phishing” communication.
And most of the time, if not ALL the time, the person is looking for one of two things.
Freebies. Could be free advice. Free “try your product before I buy) (sorry, but as I’ve stated multiple times in the past, there are NO free trials for either Rahul Mookerjee or 0 Excuses Fitness products). Or free something.
Or, “unloading their negative energy on you”.
I have written about this a lot on the old site HERE and also a lengthy piece on Medium, but given THIS site’s move towards more “life oriented” topics and the other site more towards fitness (but we’ll see – I write about what I like as I like where I like, hehe and can’t nobody stop me – as ole Stone Cold once famously said!) I figured I’d write about it here too.
MOST of the time it’s people that want to suck up your energy on long, meaningless phone calls with rants that make no sense.
In other words, they want to find a “complaint box” and given the polarized world that this is turning into, the fact is most people have nobody to really talk to about THEIR own things.
And when they see someone that is writing on the Internet, an outwardly friendly person that HELPS others, guess what happens.
The energy leeches show up. The energy DRAINS show up. As do the freebie seekers, and energy suckers, and if you don’t watch out my friend YOU TOO will become one of this herd and lose the positive vibes that KEEP these people coming to you.
I’ve written about a person before that wanted free training from me, and who said my exercise poses looked “gay”.
And it is precisely this sort of person I try and avoid. In the beginning I’d dignify their comments by responding (at least initially) before I realized playing the nice guy wasn’t going to get me anywhere.
This also ties more into what I keep saying about NOT offering free products.
These people that take the free products and advice will NEVER EVER value it enough to actually use it, and down the road, they will turn around and bash you for being a “so called fitness guru” or whatever it is they want to say when the FACT is that they never actually got down to brass tacks and DID the thing.
And I wrote about that on the other blog the other day . . . so for those interested, head over to the 0 Excuses Fitness site and check it out.
And while there ain’t nothing with a good rant every once in a while and being the shoulder that others can cry upon, what happens when YOU NEED the SAME?
I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve tried to talk about my OWN stuff, and the person in front of me could care less about what I’m saying - - but is MORE than happy to rant on about (if we’re talking expats in China which to be honest are the category that keep contacting me the most for obvious reasons) their own life, and how everything sucks for them, and how they’re doing precisely jack squat to change it all.
Like the person that was jumping up and down about his thoughts on “red China”. Sent me a bazillion damned messages daily. And so forth.
All the while while LIVING in China.
Like dude, get a life. CHANGE your country of residence (and believe me, he had the cash to do it) if hate your current one that much.
Stop being a hypocrite – and feeding off others energy and dragging them down (or trying to) to YOUR level.
I’ll write more about this later, but for now, the point is this – if you feel “negative energy” come on as soon as you see a certain conversation – or communication or feel that it’s “useless to try and talk to this person because he just flat out ignores what you say” (or gets away with, or tries to, as a person recently told me “I read everything, but I don’t reply!” rubbish) then just don’t TAKE that conversation any further.
Yeah. Right. Reads everything but doesn’t respond, because a lot of it paint him out to be a a hypocrite . . .
Anyway, enough of this. Point is, cut negative energy and energy drains out of your life as soon as possible my friend. You’ll be all the better off for it!
And that’s that for now. Back soon.
P.S. – and yes, these naysayers are just as active when it comes to FITNESS as well. Remember the case of the guy who showed up at the park one day demanding to know why I was doing pull-ups, and not “working my mind”. Uggggghhhhh.
P.S #2 – By the way, our courses on pull-up have been going GANGBUSTERS. From the initial “Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS” (by itself immensely popular) to an ADVANCED course on pull-ups – and more . . . be sure and check it out!
P.P.S – Be sure also to check out the 0 Excuses Fitness System right here - - truly the nigh on MOST comprehensive HOME fitness system you’ll EVER need!
P.P.S #2 – If someone’s actually looking to do business, chances are they’ll SAY what it is they want and not just “Hi Rahul”. Bear that in mind as you go about your dealings with others, my friend. And it’s true – nigh on EVERY time someone’s actually wanted to do actual biz, they’ve SAID it. It’s the “Hi . . . “ and then crickets sort you want to AVOID like the bubonic plague. Trust me. Ain’t worth it by a long shot!